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        02-17-2010, 09:30 PM
      #11
    Foal
    ^ that sounds so awesome. I would be creeped out, but would love it haha.

    Hmm. Well, I remember my horse wanted to tackle this 10 year old kid for her angus burger. Hah, he wouldn't dream to hurt her, he just kept blocking her from getting away.

    Also, while Cattle penning, my horse tries to make friends with the cows. We gave up on penning since he wanted to be with the cows rather then chase em.
         
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        02-17-2010, 09:34 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Lol, yeah my student thought it was really cool and says it was awesome. But I admit it, I'm a total chicken :) It was a bit funny though: the student calming the teacher lol!
         
        02-17-2010, 10:30 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Once I was riding Caleb on a loose rein and he decided to be a goof and play with a plastic step ladder. Not a good, high quality one, just a cheap plastic one from wal-mart or somewhere, anyway, he started by picking it up and tossing it a few times. After satisfying himself on testing its durability for being thrown, he decides to try his other favorite test, the "let's-see-what-it-does-if-I-step-on-it-test."

    Now, I should have stopped him, I should have not even let him touch it in the first place, but how could I ruin his fun? Of course, not having stopped him, something went wrong.

    I think his thought process was along these lines:
    Step test commencing
    All clear to step
    Proceed with caution
    Stepping commenced
    Critical error!
    Pull out!
    Error!Unable to pull out!
    Attempting emergency disengagement!
    Disengagement failed!
    Activating idle mode until human intervention
    Stand by for clearence
    ...

    So...yes, it flipped itself as he stepped on it and got stuck on his leg! Caleb is either extremely irrational, or rational, depending on his mood. That day, thank goodness, he was being rational. He tried to step out of it, when that didn't work he started pawing, then he went still and waited for me to help him.

    It took three of us to get it off, I was worried we'd have to cut it, but in the end it came off with pressure on both sides. I was worried he might have cut his leg, but he was fine. He gave the step stool the nastiest glare from the corner of his eye when we started going again, after that he kept going as if nothing had happened.
         
        02-17-2010, 10:41 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Lol, that's hilarious! I could totaly see my horse doing that but he would have FREAKED! Glad he was ok, though :)
         
        02-17-2010, 11:10 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Well, Caleb is a Perch and Arabian cross, so for the most part, when he's in his better mindset, he has the arabian intelligence, and the perch levelheadedness making him really easygoing and fun. When he's in a bad mindset, he gets very high strung and takes on alot of the negative behaviors usually asociated with his breeds. At the worst he gets impossibly hardheaded, flighty and like I said before, irrational.
         
        02-17-2010, 11:27 PM
      #16
    Pro
    Weanling
    I have lots, but I don't have time to say them all so I'll just say my most recent one.

    I just brought out a warm wet piece of paper towel to clean Pro's eyes. Afterwords I set it down and when I looked pro just bent down and before I could stop him the paper towel was in his mouth and he ate it. He was fine afterwords....It was sick because he's eyes were pretty goopy:)
         
        02-17-2010, 11:29 PM
      #17
    Banned
    Hmmm.........i was riding my pony in our pasture a while back, and our neighbor started to shoot his gun. See, our house/ranch place thing(lol) has our neighbors pasture behind ours, and their house to the left of ours. Our dog pen is right by the entrane to the horse pasture. So, anyway, the neighbor was shooting, and I was riding around in the pasture. The brown dog we had started freaking, and wiggling out fast under the dog pen and into the horse pen(they're connected), and started running full speed to the other side, heading for the gap under the fence to ge into the neighbors pasture, and then on through that to who know where. So riht as he got almost to the middle, and kicked Belle into a gallop and cut him of. I slowed and got ready to jump off, but then he turned and ran again. So I went after again, he was running next to us(left side) and tried to turn. All of the sudden I heard/saw a brown lump go under Belle, some thunping, and a dog come out the other side. I slowed a bit and looked(Belle is fast), and saw him get up and run away, so a galloped up next to him, calling his name, slowed, did a running dismount, and grabbed his collar, and walk him and my mare back to the gate and gave him to my dad, got back up on Belle, and continued working on sidepasses and backing. Lol. Quite the adventure/thrill, if I do say so myself!
         
        02-17-2010, 11:32 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Pro: lol! He must have wanted something warm :)

    Masatisan: That sounds like a great mix. They both have qualities that the other lacks. If he is the horse in your profile pic, he is beautiful!!! I can really see Arabian but with some draft substance.
         
        02-18-2010, 12:19 AM
      #19
    Foal
    My parents had two TWH a mother and daughter. Well the mother died when she was like 32 or something and Brandy, her daughter was getting pretty lonely. So I had broken my leg and my dad was home with me and he looked out the back window and saw this woman walking in the back pasture. So he went back and she is tells him she's looking for this loose horse that looks a lot like the one in the fence (Brandy, our horse) but that one is in the fence. She tells him that there is this horse that comes up to their pasture (just through the woods, not that far) and just stands there and grazes by the other horses, doesn't try to get in the fence or cause trouble. So my dad was like...hmm.. He checked the fence and couldn't see anything that stuck out but the next day my mom was home. My dad left for work and then my mom watched out of the back window and brandy ducked the fence and was walking up the through the woods. So my mom yelled out to her and she turns around and gets back in the fence before she gets back there and just looks like "what I wasn't gone" We found out that she would listen and knew when my parents left for work and then would duck the fence behind this over grown bush and would go up and hang out with the other horses, then would sneak back in before they got home to feed. Pretty darn sneaky she was. Lol.
         
        02-18-2010, 03:21 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    When I first moved to my current place about a decade ago, my neighbor had two horses. The chestnut one was (and still is) full of mischief, and could do an amazing "dead horse" act. The first time I saw it, I was completely fooled. I work from home, so would be outside occasionally during the day, and of course had the neighbor's work number just in case there were problems.

    So picture this: midafternoon of a hot summer day. I step outside for a break, and as I often did, I walked over to the fence to see if anybody needed ear-scratching. And out in the middle of the field, there's the chestnut lying, head back, no sign of breathing, and looking all bloated. So I think "Omigawd, how am I ever going to tell K?". But I look a little closer, and I see a barely-opened eye following me, as he's watching to see how I'd react
         

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