I never really understood why, but Stoeka had a weird fear of strangers (especially black
) that walked by in the distance in the fields or by the roads. Everytime she saw them, she would stop dead in her tracks and spend a few seconds breathing in short, sharp bursts with her head high up staring at them.
Eventually I would be able to get her to walk on again but she would carry on trying to look at them, as if she was too scared to turn her back on them. You also can't lead her within 20 metres of whatever person/people are spooking her. :roll:
Another fear she had, although not strange and probably quite common, is of cattle or donkeys.