The Sarabear Chronicles: Part III

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mean Girls

Well Miss Sarabear may be settling in okay, but it seems that some of her pasture mates have opted to stage a protest.  Rina, in a bout of teenage drama, has decided that Sara's presence here is unacceptable and ruining her life. Really.

Rina has a very large personal space, and gets very cranky when a member of her herd trespasses in said space.  It would seem that Sara missed that little tidbit of important information, and had the misfortune to wander just a teensy bit too close to her new leader.

Unfortunately, when Rina explained this egregious error in no uncertain terms [photo right], Sara compounded the problem by rather desperately lashing out in self-preservation before fleeing the scene. Uh-oh: contact. Houston we may have a problem...


To say that Rina was put out by Sara's audacious behavior would be somewhere along the lines of calling a backhanded slap to the Queen of England "an unfortunate incident" (you know, the understatement of the century).

Rina has finally stopped chasing Sara at 5 minute intervals, and has opted to remind Sara of her place only periodically and at a much slower speed.  I have also noticed, however, that this is now done from a much safer distance :o)

Now that Rina is offended by Sara's presence, Lady [Photo right] has decided she feels exactly the same way. Hmmm, can you say brown noser?? 

Taya only makes ugly faces at Sara when Rina is looking, otherwise she is pretty much ambivalent. She is pleased, though, that she is no longer the resident peon and has been spotted practicing her important new status by butting in front of Sara at the water trough every chance she gets. 

 Seems Bella doesn't really care one way or the other either, except to be happy that Rina is no longer chasing her around the haypile.

Ahhh well, such is the life when you're a horse.  I think it's time for a nap...


  1. Whether it's human or horse, I guess girls will be girls :)

  2. Isn't that the truth? Welcome to high school :o)

  3. This is my second episode of your horse tales, and I really am enjoying them. I hope the rest accept Sara as time goes on.

  4. Thank you Ratty. They seem to be getting better; I came home yesterday to Bella and Sara hanging out in the front yard munching grass together (there's hope for Sara yet!)

  5. I never would have guessed that horses acted that way towards each other. Crazy! It is just like high school - well, except that most teenage girls don't bite each other!

  6. Lots of drama, isn't there Beaded Tail? Although you're right in saying that high school girls don't bite each other (except for maybe a scary select few), past experience prompts me to say that spiteful words are probably a pretty even trade - don't you think? :o)

  7. True! Sometimes words hurt more too.

  8. Hmmm, this puts soap operas to shame! girls, girls, girls, why can't we all just get along???

  9. Thanks for following my blog. I love all the pictures and look forward to reading yours =D

  10. Meghan: Girls in groups of more than two never get along - it's enough to send you over the edge (or at least off to grab some Tylenol :o)

    Sydney: Thank you for your kind words. I'm just happy to have finally figured out what to DO with the 9 million horse pictures I have!

  11. Sounds like they are just working out who is in charge and who isn't. Too bad they can all just get along. But I bet a couple of those mares will end up best friends.

  12. You are exactly right Marg; otherwise known as pecking order. Rina is at the top (a.k.a. the Alpha Mare). Rina, Lady and Taya are all but inseparable, so I am really hoping that Bella and Sara will click. "Everybuddy" needs a pasture pal, don't you think? :o)

  13. Loved the pictures, sorry there was an incident, but I must say it made me laugh about how human it all seemed. lol

    Merry Christmas

  14. Thank you Sandy; it's almost bizarre sometimes how closely their behavior can mimic ours. I'm glad you got a kick out of the pictures. Personally, I spent most of the time alternately laughing at their antics or shaking my head over the drama of it all.

    Merry Christmas to you too! :o)

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