He did it! He ROLLED infront of me!
 
 

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    11-16-2008, 07:16 PM
  #1
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He did it! He ROLLED infront of me!

Okay, this does not sound like a super excited thing for you, but to me it's a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE step.

A little background:
At the old stables, before I'd groom Sonny and tack him up I'd turn him out into the arena to roll. He LOVED doing it and would roll probably 5 times if not more. Well as he was out in the arena to roll, I would stay in for maybe 1 roll, then go out and gather the grooming supplies, tack and so on so I had everything right there so I could quickly get him ready without having to walk/run back and forth.
Well as I was getting my stuff, the old BO used to ask the same two girls to set up stuff in the arena (jumps, ground poles or whatever) and by the time I normally gathered everything, they were already done setting up everything. Well when I'd go to get him, he'd kinda be shaky, but nothing that I was worried about...normally if a ground pole drops loud he'd spook, so I'd ignore it as nothing. Well one day he was turned out to roll, and I got my stuff gathered abnormally quick, I stood watching him roll. The girls were in setting up the arena, and as Sonny went down to roll, the one girl (the youngest of the two) RAN up to him and spooked him. I did not say anything, but continued to watch....Sonny ran off then went to the opposite side of the arena and tried to roll again...the girl ran to him again and spooked him . I SCREAMED at her (so loud that the BO who was outside and halfway down the hill could hear me and came running thinking someone got hurt) and I told her to leave my horse alone (well I told her alot of other stuff, but Mike wouldn't want me to say them on here ).
So, after that time, Sonny would NEVER roll, or lay down infront of me or anyone else because he thought they would spook him. So after talking to the girls, one told me that the girl used to spook him all the time, first two times was on accident....then the other times was on purpose. So THAT is the reason why he was shakey when I went to get him and why he stopped rolling infront of me and when I turned him out to roll.


Well...he ROLLED out in the pasture with my standing fairly close!!!!!!!! That means he's starting to gain his trust in people again!!!
Sorry I had to share! I'm happy

And to make this even better....I GOT IT ON VIDEO!
     
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    11-16-2008, 07:21 PM
  #2
Started
Can he seriously get any more adorable?? I saw his tongue stick out right at the very end! Lol. Don't you love how he rolled with the blanket on?
     
    11-16-2008, 07:28 PM
  #3
Foal
Good for you! I love it when you make it past a trust issue with a horse. You start to gain so much more from then on.
     
    11-16-2008, 07:31 PM
  #4
Yearling
Thats so great!

I would have done a lot more if that girl was spooking my horse like that... Poor sunny its good to hear he is getting over it.
     
    11-16-2008, 07:41 PM
  #5
Yearling
Misty never used to roll infront of people, now she is like hey mum look! I am rolling in the muddiest patch of the field! AND I am rubbing in sooo well on my face and in my mane, you will have fun grooming me tomorrow! :roll:

Glad he trusts you
     
    11-16-2008, 07:52 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by travlingypsy    
Thats so great!

I would have done a lot more if that girl was spooking my horse like that... Poor sunny its good to hear he is getting over it.
Oh trust me......I wanted to, but I got yelled at from the old BO for yelling at her .

Oh and the worst part about it....she didn't realize that spooking him was bad She asked why I was so mad at her
     
    11-16-2008, 08:30 PM
  #7
Yearling
You got yelled at! Geez some people I say. At least you stud up for your horse and stopped her. And she should have known better bt at least you were able to tell her that it was bad.
     
    11-16-2008, 08:36 PM
  #8
Trained
Aww! I'm glad to hear he's trusting more!

Cute video. I like when they roll lol
     
    11-16-2008, 08:45 PM
  #9
Banned
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Originally Posted by travlingypsy    
You got yelled at! Geez some people I say. At least you stud up for your horse and stopped her. And she should have known better bt at least you were able to tell her that it was bad.
yep I got yelled at for yelling at the girl. Let's just say the old BO hated my horse (mainly because she was upset that I didn't buy one of her horses even though I was offered any of her horses besides the one she loves) and didn't really care too much about him
     
    11-16-2008, 08:48 PM
  #10
Trained
Glad to hear he is getting better give the big old guy a hug for me!
     

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