July 27, 2011

Goat Rider





Photographs of Goat Rider © July 2011

26 comments:

Dani said...

Maybe the chicken is removing insects from the goat whilst she is catching a ride...?

Theresa said...

Too cute Leigh! Our goats have once in a great while jumped on the horses backs while they are sleeping, believe me, it doesn't last long!

Jane said...

I feel like you need a little jingle to accompany this post. A theme song ;) Like the old speed racer song that sticks in your head.

Nina said...

Chooks are very amusing creatures, for sure. I love the fact that ours seem to be able to get out of any enclosure but can never figure out how to get back in!

Dr. Momi said...

...and the goat doesn't care at all. Love it :-)

Richard said...

Cute pictures, and you really have to watch those roosters!. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa

Mr. H. said...

I have heard that they make chicken saddles...now I know why.:)

Woolly Bits said...

and I thought the song was called "ghost rider" - my mistake:))

Sherri B. said...

I burst out laughing and am still smiling..That looks like a Barred Rock, we have two and they are quite the characters and explorers, so maybe that explains 'hitching a ride' on the goat express! hahaha!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

As I write this and am peering out my window, my two roosters are sitting in a wheelbarrow surveying their kingdom...the laughs never stop...RIGHT!!!

Renee said...

is it just the one bird?

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Too funny!! That chicken is a highjacker!

Leigh said...

Dani, could be. The chickens are always inspecting the goats for the occasional bug or stray seed. One thing that hen has figured out is that if she gets up onto a goat's back, it's easier to get over the fence!

Nina, they truly are. We have escape artists too. The Ameraucanas wait until they see me coming, then run to the gate. They know I'll let them back in!

Dr. Momi, not in the least! They actually stand still so she can get her balance. :)

Richard, our rooster used to love the goats and followed them everywhere. One day his hormones kicked in and he's been a chicken man ever since. :)

Mr. H, chicken saddles! That's one I haven't heard of. Must look that up!

Bettina, LOL, I thought of that too.

Sherri, good guess. She's actually a Barred Holland, but few people are familiar with that breed. The Barred Hollands are very inquisitive too.

Wild Thing, they know the best spots for these things! I'm impressed your two roosters get along.

Renee, yup. It's all the same bird. She's very frequent at this, so it was easy to snap a few pix.

APG, LOL, and the goats don't mine!

Lynda said...

Aren't animails just wonderful fun! I had a hen, Cynthia, that used to ride around on our boar hog's back...he loved her because she kept the bugs off and he kept her company (she was the one the other hens picked on). I could watch the two of them all day...that was a long time ago and I miss them both.

Carolyn Renee said...

Got the themesong from Rawhide going throug my head now.

Red Hill General Store said...

That is too adorable. And what a patient goat!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this is so adorable!

Tree Hugger said...

Bet the goat doesn't mind since she's getting her tail-end & back scratched by the chicken's feet!!

Leigh said...

Lynda, how funny. You know, our goats never seem to mind the chickens. Must be mutual!

Carolyn Renee, LOL. That's a good one too.

Red Hill, they all are! When that chicken hops up, they stop and stand still for her.

Alicia, I agree!

Mama Pea said...

And they say goats are the silly ones?? :o}

fullfreezer said...

Too funny!!
Judy

BrokenRoadFarm said...

LOL!! Those are great!!!

HangKebon said...

Cute! hahaha....thanks for following my blog,Leigh...lovely blog u have here...:)

* Crystal * said...

LOL Love the pics!!

My lamancha seems to encourage chicken riders....he lays close to them & seems quite pleased when they hop on....so perhaps they do help with bug control? lol

Leigh said...

Mama Pea, Judy, and BRF, never a dull moment with critters!

HangKebon, thanks! And thank you for following mine as well.

Crystal, how funny. Maybe he wants to be a working goat! You know, pull a cart, a wagon, a plow ..... ;)

Susan said...

I have pictures of one of my goat kids riding the sheep (we called it sheep surfing). She would jump up when I threw hay to avoid being trampled by the mob, and eventually someone would drop hay on the back of her ride, so she could eat breakfast high and safe. It was hilarious to watch, and the sheep never seemed to mind.