horse is looking at my feet!!! why? - Page 2

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

horse is looking at my feet!!! why?

This is a discussion on horse is looking at my feet!!! why? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse sniffs my shoes
  • Why horse sniff my boots

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Was he a trail horse? I've used my horse for leading trail rides, and when we'd stop, he'd look back to see if there are any horses behind him that are lagging!
Sponsored Links
    06-19-2009, 07:16 PM
I wouldn't worry about that, my horse does that too, he likes to sniff and rub on my boots. Look on the bright side, he can flex beautifully, lol
    06-20-2009, 07:09 PM
All the horses I've ever worked with have done that to one degree or another. It's like they're checking out where those cues come from. I let them sniff or nose my foot as much as they like, but no chewing allowed!
    06-21-2009, 01:56 PM
My gelding does this when new people are on him and he's not sure, he will turn and smell there feet...very interesting but I don't think its anything to worry about. That's really the only thing they can reach when your on them, might be a way they are still making sure its you up there or someone else who has interesting
    06-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Oh my horse does that all the time! Usually he wants his face scratched or he is just looking. Its only when were standing still-trust me tons of horses do it! :)
    06-22-2009, 02:02 AM
My girl checks my feet out every time she sees me whether im riding her or not and sometimes she trys nibbling I can pop her and she just comes back for more. I think they are checking out the smell of SHOES maybe its a sign our shoes smell lol.
    06-22-2009, 03:44 AM
Ahahaha, my off-the-track standardbred mare does it aswell lol, and this horse I used to ride a little welsh pony, well he would turn around lick and suck on the end of my shoes, maybe its just something that makes them happy LOL :P

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

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


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which boots to use for a horse with flat feet!? Jessamine Horse Tack and Equipment 5 11-25-2008 08:26 PM
Horse will NOT pick up his feet for picking. creepalurkin Horse Training 18 10-16-2008 01:05 AM
What has your horse picked up in his feet? horsestar8100 Horse Training 10 08-04-2008 03:39 PM
My horse jumped 3 feet! Gingerrrrr Jumping 4 05-02-2008 08:38 PM
No feet..No Horse !!! RAQUETTE Horse Health 0 06-18-2007 07:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0