American Humor: What Grandpa Learned From Horse Behavior

The Last Laugh column shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader submitted American humor. This issue Joe Novara shares stories of his grandpa comparing everything in life to what he learned from horse behavior when raising horses.


| December 1999/January 2000



Winter horses last laugh

"You might be in veterinary school, honey, but you can still learn more from watching horses than reading books about them."


ILLUSTRATION: DAVID BRION

Last Laugh shares MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader submitted American humor with other readers. Joe Novara shares his grandpa's stories of what he learned from horse behavior when raising horses. 

Grandpa, why do you need a 100-channel satellite dish if you only keep it tuned to the weather? I asked, staring at the TV perched on his refrigerator.

"Are you kidding? That's how I know how much to eat."

My grandfather's answer had something to do with horses and horse behavior. I knew it did. It always did. He has bred and raised horses all his life and somehow he thinks they hold the secret to healthy living.

"You might be in veterinary school, honey, but you can still learn more from watching horses than reading books about them."

"I'm sure you know more about horses than I ever will. Grandad. But I still don't see the correlation between the Weather Channel and your eating habits ."





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