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post #1 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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More help about leasing

So I've posted about wanting to give up my lease in a previous post. And I think I'm going to. Thank you everyone who commented, it helped a lot. Now in wondering if the horse I lease will miss me if I leave? He nickers to me when I drive in the driveway and he runs up the the fence line. He follows me everywhere like a dog, he gives me kisses and sleeps with his head on my lap and a lot more. If I leave will he be upset at all?
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 08:47 AM
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Nope. Horses just don't react like that. They certainly can show affection, and form attachments, but they are very much creatures of the moment. They certainly remember things, like the reaction my mare had the day I brought her home, after she had been away from the property for four years, but they don't think "Oh, I don't see So-and-so anymore, I will be so sad."

Y'know, my horses nicker when they see my car coming (usually because it's feeding time) and they usually get pretty excited to see me. But then again, I've had other people feed them, my dad had to do it for all the months I was in the wheelchair recovering, and they nicker when they see people coming (even total strangers) ... the ungrateful monsters (kidding on that last part). It's just part of being creatures of habit, living in the moment.
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post #3 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 08:58 AM
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Agree with above, horses don't have that kind of thought process. You are putting human emotions into an animal it's called anthropomorphism.
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post #4 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 09:10 AM
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Nope, their minds don't work the way ours do. He will be just fine.
Nonetheless, he will be happy when he sees you again though, of course!

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thank you! That will help me move on from him, even though I'm scared another horse and I won't connect as well
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 12:22 PM
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He won't pine over you, but he will remember you.

I leased a horse who's owner hadn't been out to see him in 4years. They used to compete together but she retired him when the stress of showing was too much. She came out one day and whistled from the top of the field. This usually hard to catch horse came running to see her.
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 12:32 PM
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^I like the way you put this, Apuesto, and I totally agree.

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post #8 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I just have never had a horse enjoy my company like he does. I hope I can figure a way to keep him
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 02:04 PM
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Thank you, I just have never had a horse enjoy my company like he does. I hope I can figure a way to keep him
I wouldn't worry too much about that. You'll find that there will always be horses that are near and dear to our hearts, but that the next great one is just around the corner. I had a great horse for years, my Heart Horse, the One! After he died, I thought I'd never have that same attachment again.

To be honest, I never did. But I have my monster pony, who in my heart, I know was picked out by my big red horse from beyond the rainbow bridge. And my little diva mare. They are special to me because of who they are, not because I am still yearning for the same attachment I had for my old guy. I don't know where I'd be without my golden monster pony, what we share is something I didn't share with my first horse and that A-OK by me.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-11-2017, 02:51 PM
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They do remember you if they see you again, but I don't think that they sit around pining for someone. My horses are always happy to me me (the lady with the food).

A good example. After weaning my mares filly and they both got over the initial separation anxiety, they didn't mourn or pout about being separated. They both just went on with their new lives in separate pastures. I have since then (about two months separation) brought the mare over to where the fillies are and they instantly knew each other and were pretty excited to say hello to each other. After that, I rode my mare a bit and she was concentrated on that and then back to her pasture where she just went about her own business. She was not upset at all and neither was the baby.

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