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post #1 of 16 Old 07-31-2008, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a monkey man scaring your equine friends???

Surely you will get a kick out of this story! I have hesitated in telling, only because I believe you should always know your audience. However, I truly believe all parties involved are no where near this forum!!!

When I first tried out my horse in December, I was told, he had sold to a lady who was interested in showing in the ApHC State Show (I believe) for a total of a week. She didn't keep him because "he has no whoa....." NOT TRUE!!!!!
Anyways, a couple of months later, the same man took another horse to show her, and the mare (who according to the seller, has never had an off day as long as he has had her) bucked HIM off! He apologized and said that obviously he couldn't sell her at that time until she had more work. The lady told this man that it was no surprise to her....her horses told any new horses about the "monkey man" that lived in the wooded area around her property (which was the issue with my boy not stopping while she had him a week).
Well, my friend is a trainer working with mainly problem horses locally....and this lady heard about her through the grapevine, bringing two horses for her to work with for a minimum of 30 days each. Both horses have "witnessed the monkey man!!!" They go "crazy" when they get around home base. One horse is now starting his third month at the trainers and the second is starting his second month with her. Both horses are doing well.....but when they get home, they will be living with the dreaded "monkey man" in their presence again!!!
My interpretation is that either this woman is crazy herself and monkey man does not exist....OR he is out there somewhere!!!

Hahahah.....she can't ride and needs SOMETHING to blame it on!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 09:43 AM
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Wow... that sounds scary... a monkey man in the woods! We have a "crazy man" in our woods, he's real though, and he's insane, he burries his money in mason jars and he hides behind trees and watches people... but he's real... wow... a monkey man...

Does he eat the hooves off horses? I think you should call the national enquirer out to interview these horses!!!

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 10:03 AM
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Bwahahaha! Monkey Man!?!?! That's too funny! I"m guessing that the lady is nuttier than a squirrel turd!!! :P

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post #4 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Nuttier than a squirrel turd!!!! Too funny!
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 03:43 PM
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OK -- this is wacky but maybe the woman just can't be with horses. Here's my tale of a guy I met:

He always wanted to be around horses, ride, groom, pet, whatever... when he finally had an opportunity, the horses would freak out. Over the years, he has NEVER found a horse that he can approach. Dogs and cats love him to death. He is gentle and slow, unobtrusive but firm. Considerate of animal body language. He's been introduced to the calmest horses that never have issues, but when he shows up, the horse will run, kick, bite, weave... whatever. When he was a young man, he went to a psychic with him mom because his mom is into it. He's not, at all! But here's what the psychic said:
You like animals, don't you?
Yes.
But you can't be around horses right?
Right.
That's because in a past life, you worked in a glue factory and the horses smell the death. You will never be able to work with or near a horse.

It's the wierdest thing, but I know this guy and what I've seen backs this tale up.
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 04:18 PM
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that is very wild... I would be so sad if someone told me that!!! Poor man.....

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post #7 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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That would be disappointing to be told you smell like death! I would rush home and bathe in bleach!

I think we have her figured out.....she doesn't smell like death, but apparently her horses ARE afraid of her! She brought several books to my trainer friend to "share." These books were all written in the 50's about horse training. She made some suggestions on what training techniques my friend could benefit on using with her horses! Such as tying nose to tail....Snatching hard on your horse's face to make him come to you....you get the picture!

Now, we can all imagine the style these training books used!
I feel bad that my boy had to spend a week with her before I got him!!!
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 08:45 PM
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hmmm I think the only monkey around is a monkey lady! Lol

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post #9 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 08:58 PM
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both those stories are totally bizzaro!!

Northernmama's story got me wondering what I was in a past life..haha!

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-01-2008, 09:16 PM
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yeah, I tell you those monkey men are scary as hell!! Just watch out, they can gobble up a whole person
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