He’s exhausted and knows the wife is waiting at home with a hot dinner. He keeps hitting the horse to make him go faster. At one point the horse stops, turns his head around and says “how about you get down and help?”
Farmer jumps right out of the cart and legs it. His trusty hound follows him, equally spooked. They go on for a while until they finally feel safe and sit down by a tree deep in the woods.
“Fuck me sideways, never heard a horse talk before” says the dog.