I'm here to tell you that goats don't have nuthin' on horses. You show my horse Piper a mud hole and she's like a pig in a wallow. I tell her she's supposed to be an equine, not a swine.
And then you get to the destructive part. I know some horses like to chew on wood, but I didn't know that either of my horses liked it since we've never had wood fencing here.
The above photo shows what Valentine did to our brand new support beams between sunset on Saturday and Monday afternoon when Stable Boy went out to work on the barn. Every single beam she could reach. Dirty and Destructive. Are you getting the picture here?
It's a good thing he caught Valentine in the act so he knew it was her doing the damage. Otherwise I might be minus a horse. He has a higher tolerance level for Valentine than Piper. Probably because Piper, AKA "Miss Curious George- I'm into everything", is usually the one breaking or damaging something that Stable Boy ultimately gets to fix.
Stable Boy is not a happy camper.
On a more positive note, Stable Boy stayed up till midnight last night installing an outside flood light and the east wall of the barn. In the photo below, Stable Boy and his buddy are installing the soffit under the overhang. They are out there in the dark right now trying to finish it. I think it looks great!