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post #1 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I went over to spend some bonding time with macie. Groomed her and took her for a walk like we always do. I was getting ready to put her back in the barn and i turned towards her to give her a pat on the neck and tell her she was a good girl and she put her neck and head down on my shoulder. Was that a hug? It felt like it. I am so excited that are bonding might be working.
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 03:32 PM
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aww thats cute...bonding is always good and horses interact closely with their herd mates so maybe her resting her head on your shoulder is her way of saying she accepts you as a friend. Phantom often rests his head on top of mine or pushes his forhead into my back and naps when we're just chilling together... . Just make sure she knows that you are the boss and if she does something bad it wont be tolerated. Good luck bonding is SO MUCH FUN.

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank u. I have been working on letting her know I am boss at the same time we are bonding. Like not letting her push into me when we are walking and trying to keep her from stepping on my feet. It has been goin well.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 04:20 PM
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That's great! It seems she is comfortable enough with you and is displaying an action of trust towards you. Stoeka also did that, where I would be stroking her neck facing her and she would lean her neck lightly on my shoulder. It was sooo adorable....

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post #5 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 04:22 PM
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Awww, that's sweet! My mule, Blackjack, will rest his chin on my shoulder and I then scratch his eye ridges. He loves that!
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 05:01 PM
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thats so cute! my horse timmy always rests his head in my arms when he's tired and falls asleep if i rub his neck too
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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Whenever I'm grooming Willie he likes to put his head on my shoulder. Of course it's usually when I'm grooming his neck because that way I'm close enough. I think he just gets lazy and doesn't want to hold up his own head. :3

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 06:03 AM
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haha very cute but not a hug ;) You can't humanise a horses reactions, but you can say it was a hug like she meant to hug you, to make yourself feel good :P
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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I does make me feel better (and maybe a little more relaxed) so we can just pretend:) lol Whatever helps right:p
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-15-2010, 11:37 AM
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Thats adorable, and very sweet. Sometimes when Im grooming Love Story she does that... Lazy mare LOL

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