BANGS — Dale Black of Bangs is not sure if he has a trick horse or a problem horse on his hands.
The dilemma became apparent a few days ago when Black was sitting at a table on his back deck with his neighbor, Frank Biffith. Black’s horse, Bert, decided to join the party.
“I was sitting at the table on the deck with Frank when he looked over and said, ‘I think that horse is going to come up here,’” Black recalled. “And he did. I think the horse was hand raised. Now I don’t know if I have a trick horse or a problem horse.”
Black, who owns about 100 acres on Keys Road, has several horses that the family rides, but, when one of his horses came up with a bad foot, he decided he needed another horse.
“I’ve only had him a month and a half, I think,” Black explained. “I was looking for something I could ride now. So I went down and looked at him and decided he was pretty quiet. So I rode him a while and thought I liked him, so I bought him.”
Black is not sure if Bert, who is kept in the backyard for now, will be a problem, but Black has put up a bar across the steps to the deck to keep Bert where he belongs.