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    09-05-2012, 07:41 PM
The silly things we do....

I bought my first horse in February and I try really hard to remember she is a horse and not a pet for me to spoil or pamper.

She is turned out 24/7 and has the best care possible.

But sometimes I find myself doing the silliest things.

For example, I stopped by the barn on the way home from work today. When I arrived I noticed that it was about to rain so I grabbed my umbrella from the car. The evening barn help was already there and had just filled the feed buckets at the fenceline of all the paddocks. My Izzy had just started eating when the skies opened up and it began to pour!

I approached her at the fence, opened the umbrella, and held it over my head, her head, and her feed bucket.

It rained so hard that the paddocks were under a couple of inches of water in a few minutes. But I stood there holding that stupid umbrella over her feed bucket as she ate. My back, my legs, my neck got soaked as the torrential rains continued but I stood there until her bucket was empty.

Now I KNOW she couldn't have cared less whether or not I was keeping the rain from filling her feed bucket...and if I had not been there she would have been just fine, but it made me feel better to keep her food and her head dry as she ate.

It was a little over the top, I know. But I actually enjoyed my time with her, just watching her.

What silly things have you done for your horse?
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    09-05-2012, 08:02 PM
Haha I woulda been all "Screw it!" and bolted inside.

Might have left the umbrella spinning on the ground behind me.
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    09-05-2012, 08:05 PM
I do silly things for my horses all the time. I have no problem with loving and spoiling them to DEATH as long as they mind their Ps & Qs. I almost always have a treat for them, but only if they're polite or do something that earns a treat, not just for breathing. I love to just sit and watch them interact and I love to brush and pet and rub on them. There's no shame in any of that!

And I grab all of 'em and herd them inside when the weather starts looking yucky. I can't remember the last time one of my horses stood out in rain, hail or snow.
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    09-05-2012, 08:06 PM
If I didn't have a stall that I fed in, I would do that.
Well, I wake up about an hour early before I need to in the morning so that I can thoroughly groom Bunny (and of course as soon as I'm home from school she's covered in mud again from rolling), watch her eat her break feast and then I take her on a mile or so walk so that she can say hello to the horses down the road before I leave for the day.
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    09-05-2012, 08:18 PM
<.< My horse would have bolted at the first sign of the umbrella. Lol
    09-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Lol! That's sweet :)

I do some goofy stuff to ensure that the ponies are absaloutly pampered ... That are probably quite unecassary! Their treat ordeal is a pretty big thing - Diamond's favorites are Carrots, Cowboy Peppermint, and Oats Apples. But those little processed treats don't cut it.
I home-bake them all cookies :3 Using a universal horsie-cookie recipie that is 100% safe, I just make 18 bare cookies, put peppermints on 6, and bake! The come out squishy, so I can just push the fruits into them. They like fresh fruit. 6 with carrots for Diamond, 6 with Apples for Oatsy. And Cowboy likes his peppermints melted in. Our neighbor has apple trees, and we grow carrots ... so they are really *really* spoiled :p

That's probably the biggest thing. I make a new batch every month, but make 2 batches for December (Christmas!!).
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    09-05-2012, 09:22 PM
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Well when we had two of my friends horses out in the arena while we were horse sitting, we had a little thunderstorm. And they were goin nuts tearing around the arena. God forbid they get scratched right? So I went out, got soaked immediately, then had to drag 2 1100lb horses into my hay stall, where I sat with them for 4 hours while it rained....

Charlie is like the biggest baby. Him and reb both. There were days way back when, I would go out just to chill at the barn, and I would be sitting on the rail....they (whichever stall I was at) would come over put their head in my lap and fall asleep....and I would sit there for whatever 1/2 n hour an hour and let them butt would go numb, my legs would go numb, they would be drooling into my boots....and I would sit there...
    09-05-2012, 10:44 PM
I'm trying to remember a time where I completely pampered my horse like that. The only thing I could think of is when I took my horse to the fair and never left his stall for the week, not even to get food, because I was afraid of someone tampering with him.

I hung one of those apple flavored toys in one of my horse's stall once. He never touched it.

Other than that, I think I've always treated my horses like horses >_> I'll keep thinking though.
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    09-06-2012, 09:55 PM
I want Corgi to be my owner.
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    09-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
I want Corgi to be my owner.
I would hold an umbrella over your head too!
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