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        06-28-2010, 03:42 PM
      #11
    Foal
    My horses, a paint and an Arab, just place themselves in the middle of the paddock and... well just stand there. Sometimes the Arab will seem a bit tense but she'll not move around, just look and move her feet a bit.

    I have never tried riding in a thunderstorm and I don't really wish to try :-D
         
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        06-28-2010, 03:45 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Thank you both
         
        06-28-2010, 09:30 PM
      #13
    Banned
    We have no idea what breed he is (we think he may have a bit of Arab in him), but he gets very spooky when there is an approaching storm, but when it starts raining, he paces his stall until you give him a bit of hay to settle him down. I also pet him, groom him, anything to get his mind off of it.
         
        06-29-2010, 12:45 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Thanks Angel,
         
        06-29-2010, 12:51 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    None of my horses seem to care when they are out in a storm. If they are in the barn they are a bit more fidgety. And I can always tell a storm is coming by watching them in a lesson. I can't explain it, they aren't behaving badly, there is just something more alert about them. They move a little differently and seem a bit distracted. I know they can sense it even thought they don't really react to it.
         
        06-29-2010, 12:55 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    She's a Quarter-Horse and Paint
         
        06-29-2010, 01:00 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by apachiedragon    
    None of my horses seem to care when they are out in a storm. If they are in the barn they are a bit more fidgety. And I can always tell a storm is coming by watching them in a lesson. I can't explain it, they aren't behaving badly, there is just something more alert about them. They move a little differently and seem a bit distracted. I know they can sense it even thought they don't really react to it.
    Yeah, I know what you mean.
         
        06-29-2010, 01:06 PM
      #18
    Started
    I had a horrible experience with storms last summer. I was taking out a small trail ride with only 4 other people and lightning struck out of nowhere. I immediately hopped off my horse and turned around to get the others off and saw all of the horses coming right at me. It scared them to death! One little girl broke her arm and a little boy got a mild concussion. He was wearing a helmet, so thankfully it wasn't any worse than it was. The other two weren't hurt at all. This was an out of the blue thing. It began raining halfway through the ride when the only direction we were headed was home, and it hadn't thundered at all. It was just one of those freak things you can't help. If it starts to thunder, hop off your horse at once and head back to the barn. Horses do not like storms!
         
        06-29-2010, 01:20 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barrelracer892    
    I had a horrible experience with storms last summer. I was taking out a small trail ride with only 4 other people and lightning struck out of nowhere. I immediately hopped off my horse and turned around to get the others off and saw all of the horses coming right at me. It scared them to death! One little girl broke her arm and a little boy got a mild concussion. He was wearing a helmet, so thankfully it wasn't any worse than it was. The other two weren't hurt at all. This was an out of the blue thing. It began raining halfway through the ride when the only direction we were headed was home, and it hadn't thundered at all. It was just one of those freak things you can't help. If it starts to thunder, hop off your horse at once and head back to the barn. Horses do not like storms!

    Okay. Thank you very much BarrelRacer892
         
        06-29-2010, 01:23 PM
      #20
    Started
    No problem. At home, my horses will stand out in the middle of the pasture when it's lightning like crazy. Sometimes it'll scare them and they'll run around, but most of the time they just ignore it. Just don't ride in one, like I said. :]
         

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