Vachel ain’t fallin’ for no tricks.
This strip was actually inspired by a farmer who told my friend Anya and I that his enormous horse, Aggie, was happy to haul logs around as long as the farmer convinced her it was a game. Aggie, like all horses, was also far too cute when she ate apples.
Thank god I sleep soundly and don’t have such inspirations. I almost feel worse for Vachel that Blake.
On second thought, the glee Vachel gets in it doesn’t look TOO much like suffering.