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Top Ten Similarities Between Your Horse and the Easter Bunny
 By Polo the Weirdo   •   22nd Apr 2017   •   1,358 views   •   0 comments
Top Ten Similarities Between Your Horse and the Easter Bunny

With Easter just around the corner, we all have a lot of questions in our minds. How many Easter Eggs will I get? Where will they be hiding? Where can I hide them where my siblings can never, ever (ever) find them? Did we really find all the eggs from last year, and if I find one of those this year, will it still be safe to eat? And, lastly and perhaps most importantly, is it possible that my horse is actually the Easter Bunny in disguise as a horse?

Itís not. Sorry, but horses are way bigger than bunnies, and if he was just a bunny in a horse suit, your vet should really have picked up on that a very long time ago. Nevertheless, there are a number of similarities between horses and the Easter Bunny that may have you staring at your horseís maybe-slightly-too-long ears very suspiciously.

1. Those ears. You may have often wondered, after comparing your ponyís ears with those neat little things that you see on Thoroughbreds at the race track, if your pony is in fact part mule. For your own peace of mind (I mean, some mules are really talented, but they sure can be stubborn!) you probably try to ignore this suspicion, and assure yourself that it isnít true. However, mules and donkeys are not the only animals with long ears. Bunnies have long ears too. Easter Bunnies.

2. Bunny-hops. Have you ever given your horse a week off work, then taken him out on a windy day when there are other ponies galloping around the arena and someone cutting weeds over the fence? If you have, then (unless youíre blessed with an impeccably well behaved pony) you have probably experienced a gait akin to a series of bunny hops. Of course your horse doesnít buck! He just has an Easter Bunny complex.

3. Making things difficult to find. Like the Easter Bunny hides eggs, I swear that my horse likes to hide my motivation. Whether itís having a big roll in the muddiest patch of the paddock just before you catch him, or galloping away as fast as he can the second you pick up the headcollar, you must have experienced at least one of the numerous ways in which horses craftily grab all our motivation to ride and stash it away on the highest shelf way out of reach. Oh well. Maybe weíll find it next year.

4. Possibly Imaginary. Sometimes our horses donít really exist, because our parents donít buy them for us. And thatís just sad. Like the Easter Bunny, horses should not be imaginary.

5. They bring joy. When theyíre not hiding things from us or being imaginary, both horses and the Easter Bunny bring us a lot of joy Ė horses with their bombastic personalities and amazing riding experiences, and the Easter Bunny with chocolates. Horses make you as happy as chocolate, right?

6. Ironically, neither have anything to do with eggs. Think about it. Bunnies donít lay eggs, they donít eat eggs, and they donít come from eggs. Why do we even have Easter eggs?

7. Both take advantage of chickens. The Easter Bunny uses chickens (chocolate ones, I imagine) to give us Easter Eggs. Horses usually use them as back warmers, fly eaters, and excuses to spook at.

8. Fluffy. During Winter, unless you clip your horse, it may come to closely resemble a bunny. Or have a family of bunnies hiding in its coat. Either way a fluffy horse has something to do with bunnies.

9. There is always evidence left when theyíve been somewhere, yet you never actually see them. Whether itís flour pawprints or a trail of shredded rugs, youíd think youíd be able to track the fluffy critters, but theyíre just never around when youíre looking for them.

10. Both deserve a nice big slice of carrot cake for Easter. Whether itís for delivering your Easter Eggs, or taking care of you every time you ride, your pony Ė like the Easter Bunny Ė definitely deserves some treats for all he does for you. So gather up those carrots youíve been saving for him, and check out these recipes to make your horse a sweet Easter treat! (http://www.aboutyourhorse.com/easy-make-horse-treat-recipes )
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