Majority of bottle fed foals are the most obnoxious of horses because they have little respect for people.
I have many horses and ponies do the same, it is the sugar they like.
I had one mare who loved a mug of coffee as long as it had no sugar in it. She could take the mug in her lips and tip it to fill her lips.
Hm. Well he's not really obnoxious at all, and he does respect people quite a bit.
He's just happy and confident, and often inquisitive and curious. He's only 6. (: I just suspected that maybe he'd been bottle fed because he took the bottle in his teeth like a pro. ;) But I suppose that doesn't mean much, anyways.
It must have smelled yummy to him. :]
Very nice picture of your horse
Thank you, I took it last night. :)
My girl likes to mug my fiance for some rum and coke. The dog loves it too. She also sucks on the hose (no metal tip) and bites my plastic water bottles. I think she would like most things with sugar. Just a little lick!
How silly(: The tea isn't really overly sugary, but he liked it lots anyways.
Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman View Post
Don't know if it has to do with bottle feeding. My mouthy Arab took anything in his mouth.
Once, at a show, I saw this rider on a big bad QH, taking a break. He had a bottle of coke. Gave the bottle to the horse, horse took a sip...."have a coke have a smile"...he curled his lips from the strange taste
That's funny! :] Mudpie can be "mouthy" at times. He doesn't bite or do anything bad, but when he gets bored he'll mess around. He's in an outdoor stall, and the hose is through some panels on the other side of the fence. He'll reach through and (I assume) okay with it, and he'll turn it on. I'll show up to little rivers through his stall, and a flood in front of his gate. xD I always joke that he's "watering his grass" because all the grass in front of other horse's stalls is dead, except for his nice little green patch. ;)