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    12-20-2012, 05:45 PM
Do horses wish to kill their owner?

Hello, I am from Romania. Here we have a wisdom that every horse wish to kill his owner and will try that at less once a year. Is that true?
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    12-20-2012, 05:56 PM
I don't think it's true. I've had my draft cross gelding for almost two years and, even though he's as green as grass, he takes excellent care of me. He's very careful out on the trail or in the arena, is respectful on the ground, and has never ever offered to bolt or buck. He will be four in May.

Now, the only horse that could be perceived as wanting or trying to kill it's owner (or any human) would be one who has not been taught respect for humans.
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    12-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Well I guess that depends upon the temperament of the horse and the way the owner treats him. I personally believe that most horses are like children and only aim to please and be loved. There are always exceptions to every rule though. I don't like to think that my horse would ever intend to harm me, although he does have his moods. Why do you ask? Do you think your horse has honestly, deliberately, premeditated to kill you?
    12-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Females or males are more dangerous?
    12-20-2012, 06:09 PM
Stallions tend to be more difficult to manage because of their size, power and raging hormones...unless you bring them up right. I know a couple of stallions you would swear are geldings til you saw their man-parts.

Depending on the mare, some can be pretty nasty when they're in heat.

Geldings tend to be pretty relaxed and easy-going.

But, it all depends on the individual horse.
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    12-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Well the fact is this... I wish to buy a horse, only my grandparents had and have horses. In that village people use to say that every horse wish to have his owner dead. Lol.

The horse that they do have now, he show me no respect, like he even don't care if I am around him, he only listen of my grandfather, and he is not a problem maker so far because he worked like 5 years in the forest for some gypies (horses are used of getting the cut trees in the street), and I think he really appreciate what he have now: lot of food and little work.
He like doing hard work tough ... I saw him caring around 3 tons of something, he even enjoy it.
    12-20-2012, 06:18 PM
Any horse you work you, you need to earn it's respect and trust before you can expect it to listen. My boy would just about run over me when I first got him. The first two months I had him, I did nothing but groundwork (lunging, walking, grooming, etc).
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    12-20-2012, 08:33 PM
Horses don't want to kill you. They don't even have the same concept of death that we have. They may try to exert dominance over you, but if they are trained, they will accept that you are the dominant "horse" in the herd. They do not sit around in a human fashion dreaming up ways to cause you harm.

If they do sit around and dream, it is most likely about tasty sweet things to eat and green pastures. They are animals that have been domesticated for thousands of years. Extremely aggressive animals have been removed from breeding herds for thousands of years.

They don't want to kill you. It is nothing but a wives tale.
    12-20-2012, 08:39 PM
But if you don't know what you're doing around them and haven't earned the horses' respect, they might walk right over top of you and you might think they'd like to kill you. In reality it's just because you don't understand how to behave around a horse.
    12-20-2012, 08:41 PM
They certainly can kill you. It is just not something that they particularly want to do. It would not be premeditated murder.........

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