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        07-05-2013, 08:07 AM
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    Body language question

    I'd like someone to translate why when on the trail and we pass other horses, my cute little horse arches her neck/head real tight. Why does she do this?
    Thanks so much!
    Becky
         
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        07-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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    Is it possible to get a photo of her doing this? That might help to get a better explanation. Thanks!
         
        07-05-2013, 02:48 PM
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    That is a posture horses adopt when first meeting another horse if they are unsure of their position, or want to express excitement and possibly a willingness to push for dominance. If you allowed the horses to sniff each other , nose to nose, I bet your mare would squeal and maybe strike out with her front foot. That's why it's never a good idea to allow two strange horses to "meet" on the trail.
         
        07-05-2013, 05:39 PM
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    Thanks!
         

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