A Horse's View: Newt and the box trick


Dear Diary…I can’t even explain this new ‘thing’ I am learning to do. I’m just going to put some pictures in here so I can try to remember it all. Newt, the horse, signatureStacy's horse Newt 2 Stacy's horse Newt 3 Stacy's horse Newt 4 Stacy's horse Newt 5 Stacy's horse Newt 6


  1. Anna Berlinger on January 15, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Newt, at least your Mom didn’t try to make you step over it backwards! I just kept sidestepping around it. NO WAY! – QH Duchess

  2. Gerry Gonesilent on December 25, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Newt! The answer is….flip the box and step inside! That’s ALWAYS it…my Mom doesn’t understand that I know how to flip everything!!! But, I wonder what she’ll think if I do it just for kicks.

    the 1/4 horse, Morgan

  3. Sara McNeil on December 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Newt, what size is this box? My mom wants to build one for me. I am not sure that is a good thing.

  4. johanna on December 23, 2014 at 2:54 am

    lol-newt you rock! that is some fancy tiptoeing!
    my mom taught me to go up and down the stone porch steps and into the human’s barn. i was interested and curious about human stalls, so i did it without hesitation 🙂
    –Babe, the 1/4 horse mix

  5. Lynda Lafontaine on December 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Fun pics and captions..if only we could really hear what they think.

  6. Christine Carr on December 22, 2014 at 5:51 am

    “Dear Newt, I have same problem with my human. She seems to think that I am incapable of stepping OVER the box. Does she not realize that I can either go around it or over it? Seems like a silly thing to step ON the box but hey, the faster I do it the faster I’ll get out to the pasure to be with my friends, so I’ll do it.” – Dixie the Quarter Horse

    • Stacy on December 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Dixie…my human had the same issue. I repeatedly tried stepping all the way over the box. It was a stretch…but I could almost do it. Going around seemed the most logical…but these humans aren’t always logical, are they? -Newt

      • Christine Carr on December 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        LOL. Good to know I’m not alone, Newt! and you are right – Our humans are not always logical. -Dixie

  7. Snoopy on December 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Dear Newt,
    Wow, that looks like fun! I love to climb on boxes, but my Auntie Niki and MomToo won’t let me. They say it’s not safe. Pfft. If you can do it, maybe I can, too. Maybe you can talk to them and show them I won’t get hurt.
    Snoopy the Quarter Horse

    • Stacy on December 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Snoopy- I spent a lot of time pawing the box to make sure it was safe. I know mom said that it was ‘reinforced’ but…they are only human. Mom lets me go really slow, no rushing allowed, so it feels pretty safe.-Newt

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