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post #11 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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I do, and one got in the habit of staring in the bathroom window early in the morning waiting for breakfast. Like most people you get up, go to bathroom then go feed horses. Oh did I mention my bathroom window doesnt have a curtain and is right next to the toilette ? scares the heck out of an over night guest. Course I just lay in bed and laugh the first time cause I know whats coming.

OMG! You are so bad! I love it!!!!

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post #12 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 06:31 PM
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That's hilarious! Where I board at I can let my older horse out to graze. There is no gate at the end of the driveway but he will not go anywhere and is super easy to catch. I'll let him out as I'm doing chores and hanging about. I don't ever have to even halter him to take him out to the pasture in the mornings and back to the barn at night. He just follows. Several times I have brought him home to my house in the suburbs. I have a medium sized yard and I bring him into my back yard. My kids give him a bath, feed him treats and he grazes a bit and often just lays down to sun. Quite likes watching the kids in the pool and on the trampoline! He is very easy going, and completely laid back. I don't have a trailer right now so haven't done it in a year or so.
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post #13 of 25 Old 12-17-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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^^^ Oh I can see it now! Kids jumping on the trampoline and the horse like, wth! LOL.

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post #14 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 AM
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My horses were my "lawnmower" for a number of years. Always under supervision, though.They did like to prune trees & rosebushes-then back to their pens.
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post #15 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well yesterday the culprits decided to taste my grasses again! Gah, thought they didn't like them the first time!! Well, guess my new girl had to try. I chased them off then giggled about it. Gotta love them horses.

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post #16 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 12:09 PM
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Our property is gated so they are able to come out in the yard and graze. It is always under supervision because we would rather they not go in certain places, such as the garden.
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post #17 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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Yes, we used to do this all the time when I had horses at my parents. We did have to sit out there with them and make sure they didn't get into trouble. Our mini followed the dog into the horse one day and my Arab was just a couple steps behind. One Thanksgiving, my first horse had colic that morning and the vet came out and treated him but told us to keep an eye on him so my dad stuck him in the front yard so we could see him from the table. He greeted all our guests with the dog- none of them knew what to think!
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post #18 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Ha ha ha, in the house??? OMG!

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post #19 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 11:12 PM
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I let my 2 horses out to graze on the lawn. I usually let one roam around freely but the other one is behind a temp. electric fence that I will move around every other day to get the best grass. I enjoy them being out and I usually sit on the porch swing reading while they are grazing so I can keep an eye on them and be close by if anthing happened.
post #20 of 25 Old 12-18-2012, 11:21 PM
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My yard is quite big & fenced & gated, so occasionally I will let the horses graze for a few hours. Also if I have petunias planted, I cover them, horses love petunias, eat them right down to nubs, even in the hanging baskets.
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