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post #1 of 14 Old 01-06-2012, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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strange spooks

There was a thread like this but it was rally old (Nobody had posted sin 2009) si I thought I'd start a new one. What strange things have you come across that spook a horse have you come across?
I know this one horse he's a 17.1 hh belgian who we use for vaulting and the odd trail ride. in the vaulting ring little to nothing will scare him take him on a trail ride and that branch up there is out to get him and that rustle in the bush is a monster set on eating him alive. I love him but I do not understand his logic...
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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sounds like she is not used to being outside in the wild blue open

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My horse is scared of candy wrappers.. probably because they are small, shiny, sound strange, and seem to show up everywhere. He also chooses on certain days to spook at a barrel. Today he did not spook.. but yesterday and the day before he jumped sideways honking and huffing.

He is also scared of men. But that's not strange as men did hurt him in his past life.

He also is scared of flash lights. If you shine a light on him, he will run away and get very worked up. We're still working through it :P

I love my horse, haha
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 PM
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Actually, there was a very recent, comical thread about this:

Top 10 Spookey Things
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post #5 of 14 Old 01-06-2012, 04:00 PM
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my mare is scared of farts...her own or otherwise...

I almost got a whoopie cushiopn to desensitize her, but she seems to be understand that it is not a monster behind her. lol

She was also afraid of her own tail at one point, when I was first breaking her she'd scoot along when it touched her legs, braided or unbraided lol
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my mare is scared of farts...her own or otherwise...

I almost got a whoopie cushiopn to desensitize her, but she seems to be understand that it is not a monster behind her. lol

She was also afraid of her own tail at one point, when I was first breaking her she'd scoot along when it touched her legs, braided or unbraided lol
now THAT is funny about her tail. Really?! I mean, its been with her since birth.. just grown.
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One of my loan horses watched a man walk from one end of the arena to the other, he was outside the arena by the way, we were cantering round it, then spook at him once we were about 5 feet away because he was now carrying some logs!
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I know right?! We couldn't believe it lol

Her face when it touched her was priceless "ohmygod ohmygod what ISSSS that!?!"

Needless to say, she's over that phase :p She'll walk right past cows and not bat an eye, but heaven forbid her tail would touch her hahah -love her!
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sounds like she is not used to being outside in the wild blue open
He's been out there all 22 years of his life at the same ranch too...
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Actually, there was a very recent, comical thread about this:

Top 10 Spookey Things
I'll check it out thanks
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