Hoarse Liar

A traveling salesman stopped alongside a field on a country road to rest a few minutes.

The man had just closed his eyes when a horse came to the fence and began to boast about his past, "Yes sir, I'm a fine horse. I've run in 25 races and won over five million dollars. I keep my trophies in the barn."

The salesman thought it would be pretty valuable to have a talking horse. He found the horse's owner and offered a handsome sum for the animal.

"Oh, you don't want that horse!" said the farmer.

"Yes I do," said the salesman, "and I'll give you $10,000 for him."

Recognising a good deal, the farmer said without hesitation, "He's yours."

Writing the check, the salesman asked, "By the way, why wouldn't I want your horse?"

"Because," said the farmer, "he's a liar - he hasn't won a race in his life."