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    07-22-2009, 07:11 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, 07:33 PM
  #2
Started
Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!
     
    07-22-2009, 09:23 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Yup! I've seen both do this and gotta agree it does look very awkward.
     
    07-22-2009, 09:31 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, 10:18 PM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents    
Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!
that is quite impressive!
     
    07-22-2009, 10:45 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, 01:13 AM
  #7
Started
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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, 09:59 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Hahaha THunder does it all the time, I love watching him do it, it's hilarious!
     



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