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post #1 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Peeing in front of you=trust?

So, tonight a woman who does Parelli consulting came to our barn, and just for kicks, I had her evaluate Blaze and I. Hey, it was free! Anyway, we filled out that Horsenality chart and did this series of tests, like walking between two barrels, walking over a tarp, doing a figure 8 around a couple cones, putting a big exercise ball all over his back, backing into a stall,and running a lunge whip with a plastic bag attached to the end all over him. I'm proud to say he was a calm and willing all-star with everything but backing into the stall.

ANYWAY, right before we left the little indoor barn, Blaze peed while we were standing there talking. She got this surprised look and said that horses really need to trust a person before they'll pee in front of them. Personally, I think that's total BS and couldn't find anything online about it. Has anyone ever heard of this? I've heard that dogs and cats wont' expose their belly unless they trust you, but horses and peeing? If it's true, then Blaze must think I'm his birth mother or something because that boy pees while tied every single time I'm around him, while grooming. Ick.

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 10:54 PM
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Never really thought much about it, but I could see how it might be true to some extent. While peeing a horse is somewhat "immobile" (too strong of a word, but you get my drift I hope). So the horse would have to feel that there is no danger around. Completely opposite to a nervous horse who will poop on everything in site.
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post #3 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 11:11 PM
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I see lots of horses peeing at any time, not just when they're comfortable around certain people.
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post #4 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 11:17 PM
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Cant say id really believe it,
my horses have peed infront of me.
Foxy used to do it on the way back from most rides.......Banjo never used to....once he saw foxy do it he started to aswell lol nothing to do with trust in me im afraid
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post #5 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 11:20 PM
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i think ive heard about it before...but i dont know if i really believe it..

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-23-2008, 11:24 PM
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I don't believe it. Why would a horse pee in a trailer then? They are not comfortable then?!
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post #7 of 16 Old 11-24-2008, 12:17 AM
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We have a draft mare at our barn who pees at least once on a trail ride always in the same spot. Doesn't matter who's ridin' her, what other horses she's with, nothing. She's wants to pee, she's gonna pee. lol
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post #8 of 16 Old 11-24-2008, 12:38 AM
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What about poopin, cause my horses poop every time I put them in the cross ties?
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post #9 of 16 Old 11-24-2008, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. I really don't buy it either, especially since I couldn't find anything to back it up. Seriously, if bodily functions=trust then Blaze really loves me. Yeesh

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post #10 of 16 Old 11-24-2008, 08:02 AM
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i think peeing is peeing with horses, bladder full it is coming out. Sonny doesnt pee in cross ties but he sure lets a good poo fly-each and every time

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