A Series of Messages from My Barn Owner

All this rain has caused the tree in Levi’s stall to droop to the ground. #horsesofinstagram #blmmustang #barnview

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Because of all the rain, the tree in Levi’s stall had drooped to the ground and the B.O. asked me to move him for a bit into another stall. I warned her that he might get into stuff in that stall as it’s next to where the chicken coop used to be and there’s a bunch of random stuff back there now. I did not, however, anticipate quite his reign of destruction.

I put him the the other stall around 2:30 with a trough full of hay and a bucket of beet pulp. By 4:00pm, I had received this email from my barn owner.

I told her that if she had to, she could move him back and if he was trapped by the tree, he’d survive a night. I figured we’d fix whatever needed fixing tomorrow and we went to dinner. On the way to dinner, I got another email:

followed not 10 minutes later by this single line:

Thanks to daylight savings, we were able to make a trip to the barn to fix the tack container after quickly shoving down some food.


He is such a freaking brat. And he had food and 2 jolly balls, a treat roller ball, and one of those apple bouncy toy things. But those apparently aren’t as fun as tearing apart containers and pulling down gutters.

We did actually manage to re-assemble the cabinet and Levi was moved back to his old stall, but man, it’s a good thing he’s so cute.

34 thoughts on “A Series of Messages from My Barn Owner

    1. Olivia Post author

      He ripped the roof off, and those things are like puzzle boxes. Without the roof, the doors fell off and then he could knock all the shelves down.

    1. Olivia Post author

      I’m not sure how smart he is, but when presented with the opportunity to destroy something or put it in his mouth, he will pursue that.

  1. irishhorse

    Levi was proving to you that those storage sheds aren’t that sturdy! Love it. When playing in the shared space Major has tried to demolish his neighbor’s rubbermaid tote (filled with extra hay, some grain), many times. Only once has he gotten the top off. Then he lost shared-space playing privileges. Good thing Levi has been banished back to his old stall!

  2. Alex

    Wow, what a “special” pony. Good thing you love him. That tends to make the s*** that they do disappear from your mind after a bit.

    1. Olivia Post author

      Yeah, except he’d ignore the thing you wanted destroyed and go chew on a car or something. He cannot be trusted.

  3. sarahczspots

    bahahaha If he and Copper were ever together they could really do some damage. I have to keep an eye on him for things like that, though he left his wrap on his leg intact for two weeks of stall rest? Horses are so weird.

  4. Stacie Seidman

    Oh my… He’s so naughty! I had a horse like him. Pulled the water pipe off the wall once and flooded the entire 20 stall section of barn he lived in. But I think horses like that tend to be pretty smart, so maybe his naughty is a good sign!

    1. Olivia Post author

      Levi did previously pull his automatic waterer off the fence and drain a week’s worth of water, but it was a paddock so nothing flooded.

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