"Odd" grooming behavior; tipping nose? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

"Odd" grooming behavior; tipping nose?

This is a discussion on "Odd" grooming behavior; tipping nose? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-27-2011, 10:28 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drizzy    
    if they do this consistently they're probably a little girthy. Or they could just have thin skin and a little more sensitive in those areas.
    Wouldn't they show some sort of discomfort signs, such as pinning their ears/trying to bite if that were the case? Creampuff is one to bite -- without hesitation. Ben will also happily let someone know when they're making him uncomfortable and sore. (Both have done this to me when I first started to handle them.) The other horses at the stable are also more than happy to snip in a "HEY, buster, that hurts."

    When they do it, their ears are erect and alert. That's what tosses me off about it. :/
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-27-2011, 10:39 PM
      #12
    Foal
    My guess if you tack them up and they turn around to see you, they're somewhat girthy. Not I want to take a chunk out of you, but they're just letting you know they're watching. They could even be ticklish, or they want you to brush harder there. Or it could just be a learned behavior they got from one another if they're close buddies. Left the guy I was riding by a new mare for 10 minutes and she had taught how to paw in unison with her. Hahaha
         
        01-27-2011, 10:50 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drizzy    
    my guess if you tack them up and they turn around to see you, they're somewhat girthy. Not I want to take a chunk out of you, but they're just letting you know they're watching. They could even be ticklish, or they want you to brush harder there. Or it could just be a learned behavior they got from one another if they're close buddies. Left the guy I was riding by a new mare for 10 minutes and she had taught how to paw in unison with her. Hahaha
    Perhaps their watching me could be? These horses know, "Saddle = WORK!" They're trail horses and each one will go out once or twice daily (not in the winter; too dangerous with all of the ice and inexperienced riders we get). We actually have one horse, a sturdy Walker named Thunderbird, who will look "sad" when he sees a heavy-set person approach. There was one instance where a larger person approached. Thunder, who was asleep, looked at the person and then lowered his head in "sadness." It's like he knows that people with bulkier statures will be on him, meaning he has to work a little harder than the other horses. Haha.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0