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    01-03-2012, 12:57 AM
  #21
Foal
Ya know, there have been WAY to many things I have seen weird horse people do, and it would be hard to name a few. But one, there is a lady at the barn I work at who, when she washes her horse, always has to first stick the hose nozzle in the horses mouth and spray it. One time she forgot to do it first, and the horse went bonkers on her. When she did spray his mouth, he was perfectly fine.
The things we horse people do for our horses enjoyment... -.-
     
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    01-03-2012, 01:02 AM
  #22
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Originally Posted by grayshell38    
I didn't see this as a "stupid things people do", rather, a "strange" things people do, thread.

One strange thing from my stint at a boarding barn, a lady wouldn't let her horses have any kind of salt or mineral block because "1. It had arsenic in it 2. It is nothing but rust, which is why it is red 3. It has a whole bunch of inhancers that make horses addicted to it. So they eat enough of it that the low amounts of arsenic eventually kill them."
Lesson learned. Salt kills. Lol
OMG! If that's the case then Aires is going to die soon because he is terribly addicted to his mineral and salt blocks. Lol I got him a 50lbs salt block and a 50lbs mineral block a few months ago and they are both pretty much gone (got the salt block first, then the BO suggested a mineral block because he was teething and licking the bars of his stall, so I got one of those too). Oh well, at least he'll die happy.

I think the strangest thing I've seen was the girl at our barn who would literally take two hours to groom her horse before saddling up and riding for 10-15 minutes, then taking another two hours to groom him after she was done. She had one antsy, pissed off horse by the time she got him saddled. I often wonder if she was trying to work up her courage to ride the whole time she was grooming him, though. That was the feeling I got, that her extensive grooming was busy work to avoid something she was dreading.
     
    01-04-2012, 07:26 AM
  #23
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Originally Posted by Blackcat    
I don't know if this is normal but my stepsisters family used to save their old cigarette butts to feed to their horse as a treat.

I have never heard of this! It can not be good for the horses.

I read other post about worming with tobacco, but seeing as she said they would take to butts to feed their horse I am thinking they are just nuts!
     
    01-04-2012, 07:40 AM
  #24
Green Broke
Hahaha this thread made me laugh.

I once knew a woman whose horse SO owned that relationship. He had a super expressive face. She'd go up to him, cooeing, but her hand on his head with a crystal in her other hand and 'read' him... as in.. he doesn't feel like being ridden today.
She once told me off for using my dressage whip to get more impulsion in a trot- purely tapping, not hitting, so I told her- get on. So she did, my horse wouldn't even walk xD I suggested she may want to attach a crystal to my whip....that way she oculd tell me WHY the butt wasn't moving like it should be ;)
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    01-04-2012, 08:22 AM
  #25
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Originally Posted by wild    
ya know, there have been WAY to many things I have seen weird horse people do, and it would be hard to name a few. But one, there is a lady at the barn I work at who, when she washes her horse, always has to first stick the hose nozzle in the horses mouth and spray it. One time she forgot to do it first, and the horse went bonkers on her. When she did spray his mouth, he was perfectly fine.
The things we horse people do for our horses enjoyment... -.-
I do that, although don't put it all the way in his mouth, just in front. He splashes it around and slurps it.
If I don't, he doesn't go bonkers, but he does keep trying to get at it until I do. Once he's had his slurp, he doesn't care anymore.

It takes an extra 5 seconds, and makes him happy. And since I usually hose him off after a good ride where he's worked hard, I figure why not - it's his little reward.
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    01-04-2012, 10:00 AM
  #26
Foal
Horse people are just weird anyway. I've met sooo many people who know every single thing that there is to know about horses and NOTHING anyone else had to say would change their opinion. I just smile and walk on, looking for something new to learn from someone who might have a better idea than mine. I know that we're all strange, some stranger than others, and that there is no such thing as normal, but some horse people just believe in themselves too much. I love reading this thread. Thanx
     
    01-04-2012, 10:09 AM
  #27
Foal
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Originally Posted by Blackcat    
I don't know if this is normal but my stepsisters family used to save their old cigarette butts to feed to their horse as a treat.
That is HORRIBLE. Poor horse! This should be posted on the "never do this" thread lol.
     
    01-04-2012, 12:07 PM
  #28
Started
I know of a lady here that will only feed alfalfa cubes because "hay is too messy". Uh... wth?
     
    01-04-2012, 06:42 PM
  #29
Yearling
Well there was a Clyd (i think or another very large horse breed) who was close to 18.3hh and he had a little foot ball (like for dogs) and othe rdog toys and he loved them, when he was outside me and my friend would toss it around the stalls when all the horses were outside.
     
    01-04-2012, 07:10 PM
  #30
Trained
My cousins pony used eat hamburgers and drink milkshakes
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