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    06-19-2009, 07:03 PM
  #11
Yearling
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!
     
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    06-19-2009, 07:16 PM
  #12
Started
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
  #13
Weanling
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
  #14
Weanling
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 boots....lol
     
    06-21-2009, 03:01 PM
  #15
Yearling
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
  #16
Foal
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
  #17
Foal
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
     

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