Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Horse Trading

The farmer's friend went to look at a horse who her buddy traded 5 hens for. The buddy said the horse was only 15 years old or so but the farmer's friend said they must have been counting in dog years. And since it didn't have teeth anymore, nobody could tell how old it is anyways. The friend looked at the horse and said it was only about 300 lbs underweight and needed a hoof trimming and should get a special diet on account of the lack of teeth. The friend wanted to take the horse because her buddy didn't have any money to feed the horse or really a place to put it. The buddy said she consider selling the horse for $200. I guess those were some specialty hens she traded it for in the first place. The farmer's friend didn't take the horse. Then the friend's friend needed a horse for her gelding who was mean and wanted to knock down her barn every time he came near a mare, even though he was gelded and he probably wouldn't have known what to do once he got near the mare. So she had him out in a pasture all by himself and he needed a friend. This lady went to get the horse from the buddy and traded her three roosters for it. I think she got the better deal because the buddy spent five hens on him and this lady only had to spent three crummy roosters for him. I guess that would be what you call "horse trading" or maybe "horse for hens and then roosters for horse trading".

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