B- Nice ride today, Ranger. You did very well, with no limping at all.
R- I feel good Beel.
B- We've gone out, what, four times this week?
R- Many walks Beel.
B- That's right. More than two, is "many".
R- Sometimes one is two many Beel.
B- Yeah, yeah. But you act like you're feeling good again. We went out for three hours today, counting the picnic, and you were still trotting to get home.
R- Home is good Beel. Food is at home. Water is at home. Standing in the shade is at home. Not walking up the mountain is at home.
B- Well, you haven't seemed to mind going out lately. You don't run away (too much) when I show up with the halter. That reminds me. Why have you started walking away from me, rolling in the manure pile, and then coming back to me to get haltered before we go out? It's really kind of annoying.
R- Rolling feels good.
B- But then I have to brush you, a LOT, before I can saddle you.
R- Brushing feels good.
B- Well, just stop it. Maybe I need to send you to a trainer like our daughter is doing with her horse. It's learning lots of new things. Like lowering her head to be haltered and walking nicely behind the person leading her. You know. Manners.
R- Nope. I do not need man-ers. I am a horse. I have good horsers. That other mare must not know she is a horse.
B- She knows she's a horse all right. She's just a polite horse now. She doesn't go out and roll in the dung when we walk up to catch her.
R- That is sad. Not a horse.
B- SHE'S not sad. She's happy that she knows what's expected of her.
B- Maybe we should send you to a trainer. For say, one lesson?
R- Like I sayed earlier Sometimes one is two many Beel.