Vail Daily letter: Tales from the trail |

Vail Daily letter: Tales from the trail

Lisa Currey
Vail, CO, Colorado

I thought folks would appreciate some funny experiences my brother sent to me. He is a ranger, riding horseback, at local county parks in the Golden area. Sometimes, you have to laugh! Happy trails:

Out in the park, riding Cooper (my horse), I came across a young guy walking a dog.

Young guy: “Excuse me, but why do dog owners have to pick up their poop, but horse owners don’t?”

Me: “Because that’s the park regulation.”

YG: “But what’s the reason?”

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Me: “Because dogs are carnivores and horses are herbivores.”

YG: “So?”

Me: “So horses’ poop disintegrates in a week, but dogs’ poop takes a couple of months.”

YG: “What’s a herbivore?”

I rode back to the parking lot at the end of the ride. Cooper was a little sweaty, and this lady comes up to me:

Lady: “Excuse me, but what’s the matter with your horse’s fur?”

Me: “I’m sorry, I don’t understand.”

L: “Your horse’s fur is all funny.”

Me: “Sorry, I still don’t understand.”

L: “Is he shedding?”

Me: “No, it’s the middle of January.”

L: “Well, his fur looks all funny.”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, horses don’t have fur. They have hair.”

L: “Oh, whatever.”

Lisa Currey


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