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post #1 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Normal people don't get it, LOL

So I took this friend of mine to the barn. We were running errands so I stopped to pick up some stuff for this weekend. We ended up "chatting it up" with Selena

It just cracks me up because I know this mare so well, I know exactly what she wants as if she'd screaming it at me with a megaphone. She gets expressions just like a human does. She's particularly fond of the "Bitch please" expression.

I just thought it was so funny that throughout that entire session of playing with Selena, I talked to her like she was a human and my friend looked at me like I was insane. Once Selena "asked" me to scratch her in her "special spot" on her neck. My friend was baffled. "How did you know that's what she wanted?" She asked me, and I realized I could think of no viable answer besides "She told me!"

It's such an interesting thing that we take for granted. I know when Selena needs time to run around and play before riding. I know when she wants to quit. I know how she feels every day, what treats she wants, where she wants scratched, which horses/people she likes and doesn't like, what stall she is comfortable in most.

Normal people just don't understand....Or maybe Selena just has me wrapped around her finger.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 12:37 PM
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Well I get it My Desi will tell the other horses when their turn is done with me. She will walk up to me and put the part she wants scratched in front of me. Her eyes and ears say so much! So do my other horses. Maybe I am crazy, but I talk to all of them and I listen to what they are trying to communicate back. is official.....I sound like a crazy horse lady!!!
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I don't know my horse well enough to understand him like that yet. I know all 4 of my dogs like that though. I can be heard telling them, "Don't use that tone of voice with me!"
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 12:42 PM
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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I so get it! Ha. I can always tell when Philly is going to be a brat while riding just while grooming her. She just has that "don't expect me to be good today" expression. I also can tell when she wants her favorite itchy spots scratched. Heck I can pretty much tell what she wants all the time. My friends who don't ride along with my boyfriend think I'm crazy how I can read Philly like a book and how I have conversations with her and how I say she "told me"! Ha. I guess I'm just a crazy horse person!

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I'd rather talk to my horses than to most people......... just sayin' ! :-D
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Normal? please explain.
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse View Post
Normal people just don't understand....Or maybe Selena just has me wrapped around her finger.
Um who says THEY are the normal ones????
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Casey does that also! She will move around until I stand by where she wants to be scratched and sticks out her nose, gets a dreamy look in her eyes, and waits for me to scratch her! She showed some of my non-horsey friends also, and they know nothing about horses. Casey did the same thing she normally does with me, and then realized they weren't scratching her and so she turned her head and just did one little itch with her teeth (gets it all slobbery), and looked at them and .. They got the message! To funny.

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-12-2012, 01:29 PM
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gets a dreamy look in her eyes
I love that dreamy look!
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