Would your horses allow this?

Pumpkins on posts


I drive by this farm frequently and I am impressed with their seasonal decorations. Pumpkins in the fall, Christmas lights at just the right time. But… as I admire this I realize that MY horses…well, they are just trouble! These pumpkins wouldn’t stand a chance!

In fact, this blog might inspire me to buy some pumpkins and set them up…as well as a hidden video camera!!! My money would be on Popcorn. He is generally the leader when it comes to trouble. Don’t believe me? Check out the following video of him corrupting my other horses! But before you do, please answer…would your horses allow this?

Makes me miss Vaquero watching the video though:(


  1. Wess on October 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

    My current 2 year old,(this past April) Summer, would knock off every pumpkin I am certain, and would match Vaquero in wallowing in mud, however her sandy soil on Galveston Island doesn’t make such mud, yet she packs the sand all over her. The dust baths, or wet sand packs, must help give mosquito relief.

  2. Karen Forehand on October 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

    My 8 yr old gelding is way to curious to allow those pumpkins to stay on the fence posts! My 26 yr old mare that just passed this spring would love to roll in the mud although compared to Popcorn, she was an amateur!!

  3. Lee on October 22, 2013 at 7:17 am

    One of mine would probably ignore them (the one nicknamed Eyore)-but my big grey nicknamed Tigger definitely wouldn’t! The nicknames totally describe their different personalities!

  4. Madelein on October 22, 2013 at 5:35 am

    No, not only is there a chance that he’l try to eat it, anything thats horizontal with funny sorts of things on the ends, he considder as a jump! lol

  5. Terry Gray on October 22, 2013 at 5:30 am

    AWA NOt a chance they would knock them down eat at them and then play with them make a big mess for me to clean

  6. Amanda Jean Dorn on October 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    My mare would. She’s kind of a pansy, or maybe just a ‘lady’. I can put decor, and leave a halter and lead in her pen and she won’t touch it.

  7. Andrea Strop on October 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    We have four horses. Chesapeak always causes the most mischief. He would have to see if he could eat them. At the very least he would knock down each and every one and do his very best to get his friends into his game. He wants to share the fun ๐Ÿ™‚ if they taste good though he would keep them for him self ๐Ÿ™‚ . Mo would be scared because it is something new and out of place. Frosty and Jaz could care less. But when mud starts flying. It’s a free for all. Who doesn’t enjoy a good romp in the mud. Would be a fun site to watch. Now for your video ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Dee on October 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    No way, my horses would have them gone before I could even finish putting them up!!!

    The Mud…….My old man Beau would be covered from head to toe!! That’s the first thing he does when there’s a puddle followed by running and kicking up his heals. You would never believe he is 28 yrs old ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Darlene on October 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Not a chance….they could not rest until all were destroyed.

  10. Linda wollebak on October 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Nope they would eat them or fiddle with them somehow!

  11. Kjell Kallman on October 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    My daughter Nora has a mare that does the same thing. Usually when wearing a winter blanket!

  12. Lynda on October 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    My husband put these beautiful solar lights on top of the fence post lining the driveway.
    His gelding breaks one at least once a month, and the husband gets mad.
    I told him it wasn’t a good idea, he said the horses won’t bother them. famous last words.

  13. Leigh on October 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    No way my horses would be eating them off as fast as the pumpkins are put up.

  14. Shauna on October 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    No way. My mares get into garbage and string it allover after they nose through it like transients and eat what they do… Lol

  15. nancyfarber on October 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    no way. when i let my horses graze in the yard the eat my tomatoes right off the vine!

  16. Debbie Cormier on October 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    My Snickers was a mud mutt – it would take me an hour to get him clean enough to ride!!

  17. Emma on October 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    No chance! My four year old gelding has to put everything where he wants it. He dumps his food out everyday and will pull the caps off of the t-posts. Those pumpkins would be gone in less than a minute.

  18. Erin on October 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I think it would.. She doesn’t mess with much.

  19. dea on October 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    this is great! loved the video. to answer the question- my guy sure wouldn’t allow it! It wouldn’t take him long at all to go test to see if they were food and when that test is over, he would play with them I’m sure!

  20. Robin Marks on October 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    OMG that was a hilarious video…thanks for sharing that! You just gotta love em =D

  21. Brenda on October 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    My neighbor put a bird feeder by the fence & my old gelding Joker had his tongue inside eating the bird seed then ripped it off the fence. My gelding now got a sump pump outside the fence & drug it around by the cord. He also took his 3 week old sister swimming in a pond. He always gets 3 steps outside the barn & rolls in the mud.

  22. Louise on October 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    That was the best video ever!!!!! Loved it and laughed so hard!

  23. Billy Henderson on October 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I always heard if a horse was born in June it would wallow in the mud….I am not saying that is true. I’m just sayin…

  24. Melissa Ruh Walton on October 21, 2013 at 9:46 pm


  25. Nancy Gornichec on October 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    My husband’s mare would probably let it alone, but my gelding wouldn’t, for sure!! He’s an appy, nuff said! Lol

  26. Patsy on October 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I think the pumpkins would get nuzzled out of curiosity and wouldn’t stay in place. Awesome video

  27. tamara on October 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    My horse would run around snorting and blowing about those pumpkins. He hates change. But because they’re orange he might check to see if they’re carrots once he calms down. Then the pumpkins probably wouldn’t last long.

  28. Laura Flores on October 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Mine could care less… Now if it was a black trash bag, a mailbox or a butterfly look out. Those things come complete with bloody fangs. I love my mare.

  29. Sarah on October 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Hah my gelding Red attacks the peach tree that grows close to his pasture . He’s so ornery that he’ll rip an entire branch off the small tree and shake it until the peaches fall off and then proceeds to chase them down and chew the fruit off from around the seed . He never ceases to amaze me !

  30. Waneta on October 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Ha! Not a chance, I own the most curious, pushy and playful Haflinger that immediately destroys whatever he can get his mouth on.

  31. Linda Hill-Duplechin on October 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    No, my horses would not allow this. Would have fun with it, though.

  32. Julie Hankins on October 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    No chance my mustang would be the first to have to bite each one, then just as Popcorn, he has corrupted my others they follow him. So nothing stands a chance they even pick my buckets up and throw them….lol

  33. margaret on October 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    My trouble makers would never let me decorate my yard much less their fence. Every year my horses break out and chew on santa and the reindeer or trample my snowmen. But I must agree i would love to try to decorate the fenceand set up a camera I am sure it would be good for manh laughs!!

  34. idea027 on October 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Loved the video! And to answer the question- mine sure wouldn’t! He would have went and knocked them all down in the attempt to see if he would want to eat them, then he would play with them I’m sure!

  35. LeAnn Hutchison-Bill on October 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Nope!! The pumpkins would be history in minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Charyl Murray on October 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    That would be my Tivio! So, no, the pumpkins wouldn’t stand a chance. He would knock them over first, then if it fell in the paddock, he would roll it around with his nose and then stomp on it. No doubt!

  37. Jo on October 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I have two horses that just love to get into trouble those pumpkins would not last long

  38. buckskinchick83 on October 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    omg LOL so funny. My horses would never leave stuff alone- they are buggers…I wish Popcorn could teach my water sissy horse to like water.

  39. Marlene Howell on October 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    There’s no way! In the first place, my donkey would be the first one to think they were toys, and the others would follow closely behind! lol

  40. larry on October 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    My Daughters horse is a reg. quarter horse, Halter bread, out of Impression and two eyed Jack. Her name is Jazzmine, Yes She most certainly would. Though she might eat tem lol

  41. Mae on October 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    My horse would not allow! LOL.

  42. Meg Welch on October 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    As for the pumpkin thing, no my horses wouldn’t let them sit there. I have one named Rebel who like Popcorn leads the other two into trouble, or does it by himself it doesn’t seem to matter to him. He would have those pumpkins smashed and my Paint loves the mud like your horses, I have a beautiful red and white overo before a rain storm and after I have a pig with a white nose. They are all so funny, enjoyed the video thanks for sharing!

  43. Stacy Johnson on October 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    My horses would NEVER allow the pumpkins. I think my 20 year old MAYBE would tolerate it, but the 7 year old would smash them!!

  44. Grace Trosino on October 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I had a grey Haflinger who loved the mud, I think the greys need extra protection,mud. They are sensitive to bugs, sun.

  45. Tasha on October 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    hahaha nope!

  46. Les Roy on October 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Not a chance lol I have minis but they would knock them down to eat them

  47. Britta Mc Kenzie on October 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I drive by there all the time too and have wondered the same thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ To answer NOPE lol my horses wouldn’t leave them up either ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. Lanora F. Doud on October 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Not a chance

  49. Lauren on October 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    No.. my horse is the biggest pig ever!! He loves to eat. So the poor pumpkins wouldn’t stand a chance!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. davesgirl09 on October 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    My first horse was a grey… I don’t need to say much more than that hahah!

    • Nikki Bieber on October 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

      (Y) hehehehehehe…. ive got a a Grey! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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