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post #1 of 5 Old 07-12-2009, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Weirdest thing your horse(s) do or have done?

So I was talking with some of my buddies, and we were comparing weird horse stories. We shared a few hilarious ones, and so I wondered what all your horses might've done.

I'll get you started with mine:

Dante: -While at a show, he was untying every horse in sight, so I stuck him in our gooseneck stock trailer. He must've got bored, so he climbed into the hayloft space at the front of the trailer. (There's a picture in his profile thing of him up there, too.)
-I left the back door open on the cab of my truck, and he climbed into the back seat for the treat bag.

Bandit: -First day of being introduced to his little two-wheeled cart that he would eventually pull, and he decides to climb into the footspace on the cart.
-He is totally a kleptomaniac. He steals things and wanders off with them before anyone notices or just plays keep-away. He once leaned over the fence, into my convertible, and stole the rear-view mirror (it was broken off the window and awkwardly strapped up with duct tape.). I haven't found it yet.

2-Pak: -There's a paved road running down the hill above our farm, and I ride down it some days. If 2-Pak has shoes on and gets bored/lazy/whatever is going through his head, he plants his front hooves and propels himself along with his back legs, making little sparks and horrid screeching noises with his shoes all the way down that hill until I make him stop.
-He is scared to death of the color pink, particularly bight pink. If someone is wearing something pink, he'll lay his ears to the side and snorts at them, and won't come within ten feet of them until "The Evil Pink Thing" is removed or covered.

Magic: While practicing barrels once, she knocked over a barrel, and usually I have her keep going, but for some reason she had to stop and inspect the fallen barrel for a bit. I tried to get her to go again, and she just turned her butt to it and kicked it into the fence. (It was *obviously* the barrel's fault that she knocked it over. It jumped in front of her! )

Ruby: While trail riding with a friend, we came across a dead raccoon on the side of the road. My friend's horse snorted at it and wouldn't leave it alone, and Ruby just sorta stared at them. My friend's horse suddenly squealed and struck out at it with its front hoof, and Ruby backed up a few steps, then did the same thing. Now whenever she comes across a dead raccoon she *must* "punish" it, or else the trail ride cannot go on.

Tanner: When we first got them, Tanner and Magic would panic if they couldn't see eachother. The two of them were standing in the pasture, a few feet from eachother. My dad pulled up in his truck and parked between them, and the two went on grazing for awhile, until Tanner picked up her head, looked around, and suddenly started squealing ind whinnying like she does when she can't find Magic, but she wouldn't move from where she was standing. Then Magic came around the truck and bit her.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-13-2009, 12:26 AM
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One of my friends has an apple tree that overhangs their horses field - one year they didn't pick the apples up and after they had started to over ripen the horses ate them. The apples fermented in the horses gut and made alcohol , all the horses ( 3 I think ) got drunk and staggered around , was really funny to watch ( but only as none of them had an accident )

One year my first horse Sunny was watching a hot air balloon that flew over her field , she was so mesmerized by it that when it went overhead she sat down and went over backwards , she just couldn't take her eyes off it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-13-2009, 10:56 AM
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Rowdy- When i used to keep him in a stall, there was an opening for him to stick his head out and it was pretty big. so anyway, i left him in the stall overnight and when i came back on the morning, he had his front legs and his head hanging out of the opening, and he was asleep!!!!!!! so i had to go in the stall and take both legs down myself so he wouldnt hurt himself. And when i got him down he looked at me like "what the hell do you think you are doing"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Diamond- he doesnt have one
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2009, 11:32 AM
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AZ will creep around his stall door and stare at the house like "I know you're in there. I know carrots in there." Or he'll just stand at the corral gate and stare at the house for hours. It's kind of unnerving sometimes

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-13-2009, 12:48 PM
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I have no horses but I have had some happenings with lesson horses.

Horse 1 - I had to participate with her a dressage show. That little mare was usually very nice and lovely (even a bit lazy sometimes) but that day she had her 'mare days'. She even seemed like she'd have wanted to say 'go away' and was a real contrarian when I tried to ride her. When I made her walk, I almost didn't manage to make her stop. Then when I finally made her stop, I almost didn't manage to make her walk again etc. You can believe we didn't do the show well . I knew that mare around 8yrs and rode her during her good and bad moods but she hadn't never acted like that with me. Ofcourse that happened then when I participated the show with her.

Horse 2 - He acted all normal way, but then when I rode him last times before they closed the stable he started to nicker odd, gushing way. He just walked/trotted/etc. around the ring, nickered that way and seemed coevally absent. He did that occasionally. For me he seemed like he'd have been drunken or communicated with ufos hid in the bushes around the ring.

So nothing very weird here.

"On hyviä vuosia, kauniita muistoja, mutta kuitenkaan, en saata unohtaa,
Että koskaan en ole yksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Vaikka myrsky hetkeksi tyyntyykin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Ja pian taas uusin hönkäyksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Hei tuu mun luo, pieneksi hetkeksi. Puhutaan, varjoni, valkoiseksi enkeliksi."

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