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post #1 of 25 Old 03-21-2011, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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What is the oddest thing your horse has ever done?

I was just wondering what are some out of the blue things your horses have done. I personally don't have anything. My old trainer told me about a horse she used to own once. She said she was out for a trail ride and with no warning he just stopped and layed down in the middle of the trail flat out, he did it slowly enough she could just step off. She told him to get up and she got back on and went home. He had never done it before and never did it again. She also told me of how a friend of hers was out riding once on her little gelding who got really scared of (i can't remember what) he literally sat down with her still in the saddle. Something happened and she ended up with a big scratch on her knee but they said it was really funny to see.

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Well the pony I ride can be sour sometimes. So when I had him out for the lunging lesson we were going to do, no matter what I did, he was giving all the signals constantly, that he was going to kick me(or attempt it). The only thing he did quietly was let me pick out his hooves at the end of the quick grooming session. I naturally rewarded him with a mint.
Well, he pulled a Jackal and Hyde. He went from being bratty to an in-your-pocket-good-natured-I-love-you-so-much-and-trust-you-with-my-life-pony. It's the only time I've seen him pull a 360.
He stayed good for me all night and was willing...till I put him back in his stall and he tried to be herd boss and kick me out away from his hay because HE got to eat before ME haha.

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Just yesterday I was cooling out my filly after a good lunging session near a large field. Two boys were playing baseball in this area (I didn't know this, until it was too late) and one of them hit the ball all the way over to where Sour (the filly) and I were. It rolled towards her and she very neatly and cleanly hopped right off of the ground with all four feet in the air at the same time- jumping over the ball. Sour is normally a very hot and skittish horse so I expected her to try to run away with me, or atleast go into a hissy fit, but no! Instead she calmly walked over to the ball, picked it up between her teeth, bobbed her head a few times and tossed it back towards the boys! It was the funniest thing I've ever seen!

Guess I'll be signing her up for baseball next season

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My husbands horse took a bite of my Buick. He was grazing in the yard and the next day I found horse bite marks and scraped paint. Horse- Hm I wonder if this red car is apple flavored?
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When I kept my horse near the paddock by the road, everytime he would see me walk to the gate on the drive way he would stretch out and pee.

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-21-2011, 01:53 PM
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My mare is known for laying down for a nap when she's tied to the hitching post. She lays down and stands back up with such grace and no tension in the lead. lol She's sooooo lazy! It cracks me up.

Oh, and falling asleep like this:




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Oh, and when winter came, my four year old son and I were goofing off in her pasture splashing in puddles with our mud boots. Tenacity stopped grazing, came all the way over to us and started splashing in the same puddle with her hooves. She soaked us and got a kick out of it. She played in the puddles with us for about ten minutes. I'll never forget that day :)

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post #8 of 25 Old 03-22-2011, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Just yesterday I was cooling out my filly after a good lunging session near a large field. Two boys were playing baseball in this area (I didn't know this, until it was too late) and one of them hit the ball all the way over to where Sour (the filly) and I were. It rolled towards her and she very neatly and cleanly hopped right off of the ground with all four feet in the air at the same time- jumping over the ball. Sour is normally a very hot and skittish horse so I expected her to try to run away with me, or atleast go into a hissy fit, but no! Instead she calmly walked over to the ball, picked it up between her teeth, bobbed her head a few times and tossed it back towards the boys! It was the funniest thing I've ever seen!

Guess I'll be signing her up for baseball next season
That sounds really cute would have loved to have seen that

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My mare is known for laying down for a nap when she's tied to the hitching post. She lays down and stands back up with such grace and no tension in the lead. lol She's sooooo lazy! It cracks me up.

Oh, and falling asleep like this:



That is hilarious, haven't seen a horse do that before

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Oh, and when winter came, my four year old son and I were goofing off in her pasture splashing in puddles with our mud boots. Tenacity stopped grazing, came all the way over to us and started splashing in the same puddle with her hooves. She soaked us and got a kick out of it. She played in the puddles with us for about ten minutes. I'll never forget that day :)

That would be funny to see a horse her size jumping around in puddles

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post #9 of 25 Old 03-22-2011, 12:01 PM
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I can't pick out one weird thing my horse has done. The poor lad is messed up in the head. xD

He does tend to stare off into space and ignore me when it's time to come in for dinner. It's like he's off in his own little world. He also stares at things that aren't there. He'll be standing in the pasture, dozing off and all of a sudden, he'll cock his head and prick his ears forward, staring at the ground... when there's absolutely nothing there.

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I don't know if this is weird or not, but my horse rolls after she gets ridden, every single time. She just doesn't like being clean, she'll do it after baths too.
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