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post #11 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 01:32 PM
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I enjoy stories where the horses in question spook at their own farts...
I've yet to experience the hilarity but I look forward to it.

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post #12 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 01:36 PM
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Wet boxes.

Indie will stand perfectly still for trailers, flapping tarps, dogs, cats, (we're iffy on llamas LOL), most moterbikes, hurricane weather... all that good stuff.

But every time we see the SAME wet box that has slowly been decaying on the side of the rode for the better part of a year she just freaks out. It hasn't moved at all, and is in for the most part the same shape. But that wet box is just the scariest thing she's ever laid eyes on. She holds her head up, snorts like a dragon, and prances like a parade pony with her tail high in the air ready to bolt at a single moments notice.

Oh.. and scary black trash bags. Not the ones that move... the ones filled with trash that just sit there and stare at us menacingly.

Indie swears they want to eat her soul.
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post #13 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 01:48 PM
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my draft spooked at a beer bottle on the ground the other day and about ran me over trying to get away from it. i had come home from a long days work and grabbed a beer and headed to get her and groom her... i sat the bottle down and was grooming her and she looked over at the beer bottle and bolted...mind you it had been there 15mins...when i got her to calm down i made her come back to it and she picked it up between her lips. crazy horse!

another thing is she gets scared when my mini bull bellows. all my animals including my bulls and cattle are hand fed babies. she is in the pasture with my mini bull and one of my heifers. he doesnt make a lot of noise and they are fine, but when he sees me coming with a feed bucket he bellows....and she jumps out of her skin everytime. its actually funny. this has been going on for over a month now. you'd think she'd realize its her buddy that she snuggles up with at night....
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post #14 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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My friend used to have this horse with navicular that would spook all the time..

In the same day, he spooked at a horse blanket, but then.. There was a plastic bag, and it blew across the path. He was totally fine! He just flicked a ear at it..

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post #15 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 07:44 PM
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A few years ago, we were trail riding past a large murky pond. We were almost past it, when a bullfrog croaked. My horse jumped a few feet straight up, came down, and walked calmly on as if nothing happened. It was pretty funny.
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post #16 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM
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Walka jumped 6 feet sideways at a horse eating stump. Very embarrassed when he sorted out what it was.

T use to spook in place at round hay bales, but now that I put them in the front field after the grass is gone, she is over it.

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post #17 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 08:04 PM
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My big fearless gelding is terrified of goats. Swears they're going to eat him.

He spooked the other day at his reflection in a puddle. My friend and I were walking up to the front of the barn to groom our boys and we walked by this tiny (not even a foot across) puddle. The sun caught it just right and all of a sudden Aires was on my other side acting like he'd just seen the Loch Ness monster in that puddle. I wasn't paying attention really, so I didn't see what he spooked at, but my friend was behind us and couldn't stop laughing. Yeah, she got her come-uppance when her gelding spooked at the exact same thing when they walked by!

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post #18 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 08:28 PM
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Spike is great with large dogs, many times we have ridden by a house where a big dog comes running out at us. Once we were chased by a pack of 5 big husky types, no prob. He is also great about cats slinking around, even rabbits suddenly running out from underfoot.
But he just about came undone the day a tiny white chiuahua came running out from a garage yapping its head off at us! lol
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post #19 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 08:38 PM
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Their shadows. Seriously. They see them day in and day out in their turn out. But when I take them out walking and they see that black devil stuck to their feet, I had better be holding on tight because they suddenly think that they can fly!

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post #20 of 45 Old 02-01-2012, 08:45 PM
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My steed loves to spoke at lamp posts. Also he spooks at the muck heap and when he farts,LOL! But he's perfectly fine when the guy who owns the barn revs the engine of the tractor at him. and me and my friends even play chicken with our horses and he's completely fine! He sure is my special goon!
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