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.