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        07-22-2009, 06:11 PM
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    Trained
    I didn't know she could bend that way!

    My husband and I went out to worm the horses on Monday. As we were getting everything situated (2 people vs 3 very nosey horses) Vega goes from standing on 4 legs, to taking her one back leg and scratching her head with it. She reminded me of a dog

    It was an awkward, yet cool thing to see.

    I've seen photos/statues of foals doing something similar but I always thought it was just because they are quite a bit smaller and I thought more flexible. I have never seen a horse doing that until Monday.

    Has anyone ever seen their horse do something they didn't think it could go?
         
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        07-22-2009, 06:33 PM
      #2
    Started
    Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!
         
        07-22-2009, 08:23 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Yup! I've seen both do this and gotta agree it does look very awkward.
         
        07-22-2009, 08:31 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Yep i've seen both stormy and comanche do it....but god forbid you ask stormy to bend at the neck because the lazy ding-dong thinks she isnt flexible enough.
         
        07-22-2009, 09:18 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
    Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!
    that is quite impressive!
         
        07-22-2009, 09:45 PM
      #6
    Foal
    There is this little appalosa in the field with my boy. He is always scratching his face with his back feet. It is funny to watch.
         
        07-23-2009, 12:13 AM
      #7
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by appylover31803    
    that is quite impressive!
    Thanks! I got bored and started doing carrot stretches with him Turned out he didn't need them, he's freekishly flexible and can bend like a pretzel!
         
        07-24-2009, 08:59 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Hahaha THunder does it all the time, I love watching him do it, it's hilarious!
         

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