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post #2291 of 3149 Old 10-11-2012, 04:08 PM
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Be patient and it will definitely pay off pretty soon. :)

I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
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post #2292 of 3149 Old 10-11-2012, 07:49 PM
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My minis are excellent tag players. I haven't played with Wyn a whole lot yet, but I have no doubt we will.

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post #2293 of 3149 Old 10-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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I actually just came in from playing with Quoya and Chica. :)
I think it's good for everyone involved to do games with your horses..
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post #2294 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 02:02 AM
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I only ever jump in to whine, but here goes.

The cool roommate [I have two] is moving in with a mutual friend. They told me tonight and it just really, really sucks. I thought roommate and I were set to find a different place when this lease was up, but apparently not. I've always had crazy roommates [legit crazy] and I finally got a cool one, and she's gonna leave me with the other awkward as heck roommate and fingers crossed we find someone decent to take roommate's place. I feel betrayed.
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post #2295 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 04:37 AM
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Argh, some people. I was leading Snickers down a narrow forest road with a fencing on one side. We were on the side of the fencing when a car came up from behind. I asked Snickers to stand still right by the fence, so that the car could get past us easily, but apparently it wasn't enough, as the driver sped up right when she was driving past the horse and I saw her cursing and using explict, rude sign language. O_o Snickers is very safe and brave around traffic, but this made him startle and he swung his hindquarters towars the car as it rushed by and for a second there it seemed that he could get hit or kick the car. Some people... It was so incredibly rude and unsafe!

Meh, but drivers around here mostly are clueless in how to act around horses. In our first barn there was a large highway just by the arena and often truck drivers would honk loudly just as they were passing horses and their riders. Most had gotten used to it, but there still was an accident from time to time when a horse spooked from the sudden rushing and honking sounds.

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post #2296 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 04:45 AM
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Hmmm I've had that with Brock before - and it was at the equestrian centre so I assume the driver knew at least a little about horses!! Brock isn't scared of cars at all but he took an objection to being revved from behind and threw a kick which nearly took out the front lights on one side.

Still, it's better than the person who refused to stop their car when a loose horse was cantering across the road back into the centre, after getting loose in the park last year - they very nearly caught her hindquarters and would have if she hadn't spun out of the way at the last moment... thankfully I'd managed to herd her away from the main junction but the crossroad was pretty busy itself. Someone's top show horse too, would have been worth a fair bit and her groom was freaking out (not particularly helpful in the circumstances). But thankfully all ended well in the end. We'd all worked up a fair sweat though.
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post #2297 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 10:43 AM
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I'm irritated! This whole week has been full of unwanted coincidences, due to which I haven't been able to visit Snickers since last Sunday, and today it happens again - our department at work has to wait for a document to be received, ALL of us, not just one person, one document I won't even see because it's out of my responsibilities! And because of that stupid piece of paper I've already missed my bus and won't be able to see Snickers today AGAIN! For the fifth day in a row! :@ :(

Thank gods, I am definitely seeing him tomorrow and the day after tomorrow for long, happy hours... And I know he's ok also without me in the pastures with his buddies, although he always acts very impatiently and longingly after I return from several days without seeing him...

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post #2298 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 11:54 AM
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oh life. it always has a way of interfering with what we want to do most. So I'm in school for history and was wondering if any of you are history nerds as well. It always has fascinated me the role that the horse has played in the development of man and the following cultures. any comments?

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post #2299 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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I see a lot of you talking about horse "games" and playing with your horses. I'm curious what you mean by playing. I've always raised and trained work horses, and never really played much. I have a feeling that Mellzy might get bored at some point, so anything I can do to keep her interest would be a plus. Anyone care to enlighten me a bit more?
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post #2300 of 3149 Old 10-12-2012, 03:37 PM
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do you know how horses play with each other? Its with body language. Like when I play with my horse this is usually what happens: I put her in the arena, take off her halter, and give her a chance to go goof off quick on her own and then if she doesn't I will use my body language (and usually a loud "boo!") to get her to run. Then I will run around with her in the arena pushing her to different areas and asking her to do different things with my body language. It is really incredibly fun.

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