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    12-29-2012, 04:46 PM
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Weanling
Question why does my horse GRUNT when being ridden? Lol

I have a foxtrotter gelding that grunts when he is gaiting!

He has a super fast walk that to-die-for smooth.... his head naturally bobs up an down, and he has these cute little grunts.

Should I be worried? He does that whether I'm bareback or tacked up.

I'm a very light person so I know that's not the prob- and he's very strong.

Thanks :)
     
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    12-29-2012, 04:48 PM
  #2
Started
My gelding "sings" to be too hahaha, I mean for like 2 minutes straight then he's ok after that
     
    12-29-2012, 04:50 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I have a horse that used to blow through his 'false' nostrils. I think he did it to scare the rider. Then I think he did it to pacify himself. Your horse could have an old injury to his throat or larynx, or he just likes the noise and is pacifying himslef
     
    12-29-2012, 04:51 PM
  #4
Yearling
Hubby's TWH does it too! We also call it "singing". It cracks us up. We were concerned at first but the owner we lease him from says he has done it since he was very young. He is 26 years old now.
     
    12-29-2012, 04:54 PM
  #5
Weanling
Oh- thank goodness it's nothing to worry about!

I'll let him grunt away. It's too cute. Lol
     
    12-29-2012, 04:57 PM
  #6
Weanling
Could also just be him breathing out with a little force, like when tennis players grunt when they hit the ball. Horses are funny creatures! :)
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    12-29-2012, 04:59 PM
  #7
Trained
My friends foxtrotter does that too. She also whistles when she's laying down in her stall. Still haven't figured out how she whistles.
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    12-29-2012, 05:01 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Olive does this too! He will go on and on and never fails to make both my trainer and stop and laugh! You should have heard the clinician I rode feign a few times this summer....I had to remind him I had an ear price in and him laughing so loud hurt my ear!
     
    12-29-2012, 05:09 PM
  #9
Green Broke
We call it their motor! Usually done when cantering, but is sounds funny, you can hear us coming.
     
    12-30-2012, 11:22 AM
  #10
Trained
My mare does ! The vet said she would outgrow it, 3.5years later and she hasnt ! My trainer says she's just whining ;)
     

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