I forgot to mention, when we were out at Mom and Dad's over the weekend, Joel and dad moved this concrete statue of a horse, maybe 3 feet high... it had been up near the porch. They moved it down into the yard by the bird feeder.
Now this horse is posed reared up on its hind legs. Still, it's small, concrete, and doesn't move. I wouldn't have thought that real horses would pay it any attention.
Well let me tell you, they got pretty riled up about it.
Prancing, running around with their heads held high and their tails sticking out, stopping and snorting at it... it was hilarious.
Here's a few pictures I took while we were out there for those of you looking: