From Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II

Horse D’oeuvres

Every day, my horse needs to be courted

Before he’ll deign to let himself be caught.

His enticements need not be imported;

Some carrots from the garden? He’ll be bought.

Better yet, apples from the neighbor’s yard

Or cubes of sugar from the coffee tray.

Could be worse; he might require caviar.

Then I’d have to content myself with hay!

Lawrence Schimel

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