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    02-20-2010, 01:03 AM
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Weanling
Talking What is the oddest thing your horse is afraid of?

IDK if this is in the correct part...sorry if it is...

But What is the oddest thing your horse is afraid of?

Mine is newspaper. Honor can walk by a screaming child, or a cat, or something any other horse would flip out at,and remain completley calm... but newspaper just freaks him out!
     
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    02-20-2010, 01:09 AM
  #2
Yearling
COWS!!!

He had been used as a competitive trail horse for a while before I got him and was never afraid of cougars, bears, hikers coming out of nowhere, you name it. But for some odd reason, he is deathly afraid of cows. I usually make sure there are none when we go on trails haha
     
    02-20-2010, 01:22 AM
  #3
Green Broke
^ my old hrose was afraid of cows! We even tryed putting him in a PEN with cows....he was fine until they LOOKED at him... those darn cows with their lazer beam eyes.

The weirdest thing.... I would have to say...... that evil troll in the wash bay, or the dragon in the trailer, or maybe the horse eating shadow monster?
     
    02-20-2010, 01:32 AM
  #4
Weanling
My lovely, sweet, chilled-out horse has become so bored in our little indoor (actually, so have I...) that he's imagined up all sorts of arena monsters.
The mounting block (which isn't at ALL scary when I mount or let him look at it) can make him bolt sideways across the arena, as can either of the far corners, and a small hole in the wall. Oh, and the chairs by the door, if there's a person in them.
The corner thing I kiiiiind of understand, because we had an unfortunate parrot incident there once. (Long story). The rest? Pure silliness.

OH! And if we pass a broken wooden pallet on the side of the road he does the abrupt shoulder-drop thing. Only pallets, nothing else - not deer running out in front of him, ATVs, bikes...and the pallets in the arena are harmless. :)
     
    02-20-2010, 01:40 AM
  #5
Trained
My mums horse is terrified of cats, even if they are just sitting there !
     
    02-20-2010, 02:54 AM
  #6
Foal
Recycling bins! We've rode past barking, charging pitbulls and a LOUD, sputtering, dying van, but Woodmont is TERRIFIED of recyling bins. We're always brave and walk by those SCARY bins, but with lots of huffing and puffing and prancing. Lol.
     
    02-20-2010, 03:54 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Flag poles... even ones w/o flags....

Oh and me.. he flinches every time I move around him like I beat him or something... ditsy horse
     
    02-20-2010, 04:12 AM
  #8
Yearling
My horse does mini spooks when we're riding when a leaf blows in front of her feet. A leaf. Yeah. XDDD
     
    02-20-2010, 06:45 AM
  #9
Foal
My horse spooks at nothing :L but something he ran around the feild for 5 hours flat one day just staring to the left of him and when I chacke d there was NOTHING there normally he's sooo calm
     
    02-20-2010, 07:03 AM
  #10
Foal
Hahah wel as I have mentioned before I live in rural spain so don't know if you guys will know what im on about but anyway furia is petrified of contadores (water meters) they are at the front of a house (quite far out) and are just a square concrete box with the meter in and she hates them!!! Hahaha
Not forgetting the horse eating monster that hides in the trees, in the air and on the ground hahahahaa
     

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