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post #11 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 07:13 AM
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haha my old gelding was fasinated by grass hoppers and the minis. one day I tied him to the hitching post to hose him off and there next to him was a grass hopper. his eyes got wide and he started to try to get closer and when he was just about right next to it it flew away. he also used to escape his pasture and visit my friends moms minis
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post #12 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 09:35 AM
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Selena was hilarious! "Oh, what do you have there? Are you going to share with me? Why isn't this food?! Get outa my space!"
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post #13 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 09:39 AM
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If you try and lunge him to keep his feet moving so he won't roll, he makes a big LEAP into the air and nosedives into the dirt and rolls.

I would like to see that.
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post #14 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 09:40 AM
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I had one of those once. He would walk around and you could almost gear him saying to himself "dur dur dur" He was fun, but dumber than a box of rocks.
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post #15 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse View Post
He got so attached to my trainer's barn cat once, and when the cat walked away he screamed and screamed and SCREAMED again for hours while I was riding the other horses.
My former mare (she was very smart) was very attached to a barn cat, only one of the barn cats.
She'd let the cat, with claws, jump up onto her.

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post #16 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 11:05 AM
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I don't know if my mare is a genius or an idiot. She will untie the cross ties. She won't let you do any sort of work because she is liable to pick up your hammer, your screw driver, your hat and toddle off with it. When we bring the tractor in to rake the pasture she will stand in front of it and try to eat the bucket. Her expression for all of these is "durpy dur".
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post #17 of 46 Old 08-08-2012, 11:08 AM
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I think Ruger would love one of those Jolly Balls! Has it's own little handle for him to pick it up and throw! I got my horse one, she never touched it, but out dog loves it! lol
Years ago, we had a horse who loved balls, he had a basketball he had flattened and would play with it all day long
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post #18 of 46 Old 08-09-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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We have a jolly ball....We chucked it outside and they flattened it and then never touched it again D: Dangit!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #19 of 46 Old 08-09-2012, 01:39 AM
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Came here to read about short bus horses, but all I see here is stories about playful, naturally curious horses who like to interact with the environment, figure out their own use of our world (which, to me, reads SMART), and trust their people deeply. ;) Never underestimate the reasoning that might be going on in their minds. :)
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post #20 of 46 Old 08-09-2012, 01:45 AM
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LMAO I'm loving all this stories! There used to be a horse at my barn Named Honest we called him Doug because he was just like the dog from UP named Doug. Dodo brain had no attention spend at all. You'd be riding him and if he caught sight something he stop dead and just stare at it "wow what is that!" lol He was a funny horse!

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