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post #21 of 32 Old 03-25-2009, 12:06 AM
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I just remembered another...

When riding, Datota will ONLY pee AFTER we get home and I unsaddle... NEVER before... (it doesn't matter how long we've been out, ten minutes or ten hours).

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post #22 of 32 Old 03-25-2009, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by close2prfct View Post
Jazz sticks her leg in the water trough to see how deep the water is, if it's not to her liking she will kick it relentlessly till it's filled. Also one time when she was a yearling I had went to feed them and our dogs well we had one dog that would lie down and "guard" his food bowl and nibble a little at a time. So this day I go feed them all and I look over and see Jazz laying next to her feed tub just like the dog and eating out of it, I about laughed my head off lol
lol! Jazz sounds like a very quick study, bet she keeps things interesting for you!
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post #23 of 32 Old 03-25-2009, 08:25 AM
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Dobe is the only horse I have ever known to pass up nice green grass for a bite of yucca plant or sage brush. Crazy goober.
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post #24 of 32 Old 03-26-2009, 03:15 AM
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One of my horses loves to grab the hose out of the water tub, while the water is running, and chase the other horses with it! If I haven't asked my TB for enough "interesting" work, he starts series of absolutely beautiful flying changes. And if I've been ignoring him too long (usually while talking to someone), he will bow repeatedly...he's my show-off!
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post #25 of 32 Old 03-27-2009, 12:21 AM
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Norman scrapes his teeth on metal. Anything metal. The bars on his stall, the gates. It gives me the willies. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.


Victor always wants to be last to come in when it's feeding time. It's the weirdest thing. Last time I fed, I had to wait several minutes for him to come to me. (There was a big squelchy patch of mud and poop between us and I was NOT going to march through it. lol)

He just stood there in the lean-to, staring out at the rain for a while. Then he just walked over to me like, "Okay, I'm ready to come in now."
I guess it had to be on his schedule. lol God forbid I make anything inconvenient for His Majesty.

There was a horse at a barn I used to ride at named Willie. He was an absolute clown. He's stick his whole nose in the water trough and blow bubbles. He also untied himself frequently if they didn't double knot the quick-release knot.

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post #26 of 32 Old 03-28-2009, 08:40 AM
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chucky gets so excited when i feed him his front legs shake and twitch heaps!!!

banjo does a full body shake while your one him all the time. he also licks like a dog!

pennellipi is a giant chicken! if she is in the house yard, every time you go and look at her she is in a different garden digging it up!!! she likes so splash water on her legs from her water tub.

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post #27 of 32 Old 03-28-2009, 08:42 AM
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oh and chucky likes to pick up buckets or sticks or something in his mounth and he would either walk around shakeing it all over the palce for ages or go over to another horse and hit the other horse with what ever is in his mouth!!! its sooo funny!!!!

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post #28 of 32 Old 03-28-2009, 10:10 PM
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Great topic!

Jubilee always either poos or pees (or both!) when I bring her in the barn. This is especially not appreciated when she's on crossties. She always always smells my hands, even when she knows I don't have any treats. I find it so cute, I think its her way of saying she loves me! She also likes to scratch her left leg with her nose at random times (always left and in the same spot).

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post #29 of 32 Old 03-29-2009, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by xilikeggs0 View Post
Mine won't let me bridle her unless I give her at least a minute or 2 to stretch her mouth. So I have to stand there with her halter around her neck, bridle in hand, and wait for her to finish stretching. It's funny and cute.
My gelding does the same thing!

Oh, and a yearling at the barn where I ride likes to poop in his automatic waterer. I feel bad for whoever has to clean it out. . .

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post #30 of 32 Old 03-30-2009, 11:12 PM
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My gelding will always paw the ground next to his bucket while eating, i have no idea why. He also hates me picking at any scabs he has, or even touching them (wuss!) and will nearly always pee after I put him back in the paddock, so long as I've ridden him and fed him before-hand.
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