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    01-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Trained
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I have been riding in the snow for the past week or so as the weather has been above freezing & I posted it on here & everyone was so encouraging. I have been riding my hubby's horse as he doesn't mind trudging through the snow (not deep only about 7 inches) & my showhorse pouts when he is ridden in snow. First time I got Scotty out of the paddocks, my horse was poised to take off down to the pasture, (paddock gates open to the fields) if I was going to choose him. He looked quite smug he wasn't being ridden. He kinda hung around watching us in the arena. He did the same thing the next few days when I gathered up Scotty. Fine, I am not riding you, who cares. Yesterday I go to get Scotty, Mr Indy is coming up to me, nuzzles the halter, grouching at Scotty to stay away (Scotty is his sire, no respect all). Well I shooed him off & took Scotty. Indy waited at the gate & watched us with beady eyes, mad like. I am thinking, yeah right, I am giving him human qualities, he's probably just hungry or something. Today I go out there & Indy chases Scotty out of the paddocks & runs up to me already to be haltered. Hmmm, okay lets go then. I have never seen such a happy horse, ultra perfect, your wish is my command obedient, unreal! Well Scotty is screaming like a little girl from the gate all mad he is not being ridden! Geez, horses going crazy because they are fighting over who gets to be ridden! Now I've seen everything. Please tell me my horses are not the only ones, lots of horses do this, although I have never seen this before. I have seen horses get jealous over being petted, food, attention, but exercise? Especially when the horse in question was running away from it a week ago?
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    01-04-2012, 08:32 PM
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Green Broke
Oh yep, my grey girl used to get furious if I worked another horse in her presence. I had her at one place where I had several horses in training, all kept in small paddocks separately. She would pace the fence line throwing her head in disgust until I came and grabbed her to go for a ride.

Have also had one QH that I broke in last year that would come RUNNING when he saw me get to the gate with the halter. Unfortunately I was also working with his paddock buddy at the time and the QH would try to dive his nose into the headstall before I could halter his paddock buddy in an effort to be taken out first ha.

Some of them really do love to be ridden, I'm sure of it! My big brown girl I have now is less emphatic in her jealousy - she just drapes herself over the gate and stares me down.
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    01-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Green Broke
When I get to go riding, we've just stayed on the trails around the barn. Well the trail passes through all of the pastures. Every time I would pass my yearling's pasture, he would follow me from one end to the other, and as I continued on, he kept his eyes on me the entire time like I was doing something wrong working with another horse. Cracks me up!
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    01-04-2012, 09:14 PM
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Showing
I have 2 that are like that to a degree.

Missy is rather pathetic, she will stand at the arena fence and pout the whole time I work someone else. She'll nicker every time I pass. When I'm done riding, she then goes to the gate at the front of the barn and continues to beg.

Woodstock watches me work others and pouts too. He thinks he should be the center of my world and doesn't care what I'm doing, in his mind he should be helping. He's really good at dumping the wheel barrow when he thinks I should be messing with him instead of picking up poo.
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    01-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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Green Broke
Yes, I've had my horses argue over me-when they see me in riding clothes, they get all excited~they just love to go!
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    01-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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Green Broke
Yup, Walka will get between his mother and me and is always the first at the gate to be taken. If T doesn't want to be ridden, she goes into the barn and "hides" in the corner!
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    01-04-2012, 10:06 PM
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Yearling
My old mare used to stare at me if I was on another horse, she stalked me in the pasture once when I jumped on our pony without anything. Made me nervous so I got off. Then my old gelding even right after I got him glared at me from the stall while riding the mare. My new colt stares disbelieving when I get the mare out. It's kinda funny really. People say horses don have human emotions but people say dogs get jealous so why can't horses?
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    01-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by BarrelRacer23    
My old mare used to stare at me if I was on another horse, she stalked me in the pasture once when I jumped on our pony without anything. Made me nervous so I got off. Then my old gelding even right after I got him glared at me from the stall while riding the mare. My new colt stares disbelieving when I get the mare out. It's kinda funny really. People say horses don have human emotions but people say dogs get jealous so why can't horses?
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They get jealous, no doubt about it.
     
    01-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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Green Broke
My mare does that all the time...everytime I go out to the field she acts all lame and hurt so I grab my colt and ride him, if she's in her stall and im riding somebody else she goes and puts her nose in the corner and wont look at me.
But as soon as I go to grab her she magically starts limping again and trys to buck me off when I get on...
If I go out and groom her like I would if I was getting her ready for a show she would immediately try to rub her mane out. (its now 4 inches below her neck since she's been retired for 4 years, but while I was showing her she constantly had a chunk missing)
If I try and groom charlie for a competition though she attacks him in the field or throws a giant hissy fit in her stall bucking and kicking, n snorting and farting all over the place
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    01-04-2012, 10:13 PM
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Green Broke
We used to keep the halters hung on one of the bars of their stalls so we could grab em in a hurry...when we would go out to ride sugar would see my mom grabbing all her tack and would somehow unbuckle the halter and dump it in her trough, then go hide in the darkest corner of her stall.
When charlie wants to go play and im stuck cleaning his stall hell walk in, grab one of the handles and dump the wheelbarrow over...then try to drag it, spook himself and run back out buckin and farting
You would think he would learn but he did it almost everyday I was home last.
     

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