Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
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Horse body language I'm not understanding...
So my neighbor's horse, who I take care of and I have a good relationship with, is acting kinda weird. I've searched the internet up and down to find what he's doing. So, he has always loved to be pet on the neck. When I'd pet him on the neck he'd slowly start to close his eyes and bend his head down, then slowly lay it on my chest. Well, about a week ago I was petting his neck and he let out a low and short nicker. I really didn't think much of it because nickers are friendly. Right? Well, then he'd put his neck around my shoulder and then try to lay his head on my back and let out a low short nicker. So, I kinda backed off about 10 feet and turned around to look at the another horse. Well, he comes over and does the same thing again. Now, after about 5 minutes of rubbing his neck he does this. I thought he may have a sore one side so I went to the other side, but he did the same thing. And when he does it, he tries to pull me into his chest, which I thought that if he didn't like it he'd be pushing me away. I don't really understand what he's trying to do or say. Anyone have an idea?
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux