What do you see in this picture?

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What do you see in this picture?

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    View Poll Results: What do you see
    Aggression 32 57.14%
    Play 24 42.86%
    Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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        09-04-2013, 10:41 AM
    What do you see in this picture?

    Very simple, a one off snap shot what is your read on this pic,

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        09-04-2013, 12:50 PM
    Green Broke
    Pictures lie, they capture a single instant in time and can be pretty meaningless. Especially when trying to judge an emotion.
        09-04-2013, 12:51 PM
    If that is play, I would never allow it with mine.
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        09-04-2013, 12:55 PM
    I don't know. The pic is really too small to tell the details of the horse's eyes and nostrils.
        09-04-2013, 12:58 PM
    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    pictures lie, they capture a single instant in time and can be pretty meaningless. Especially when trying to judge an emotion.
    But we happily judge a lt on the strength of a single snap shot. The only question here is what is YOUR read on this single shot, I don't want you to try and reconstruct a dinosaur from a tooth, just tell me what that frozen moment in time says to you.
        09-04-2013, 12:58 PM
    Looks like she's grooming his shoulder and he's returning the favor.

    Not exactly a position I'd get in, but whatever.
        09-04-2013, 01:24 PM
    What FG says. It doesn't look aggressive to me.
        09-04-2013, 01:46 PM
    I have no idea what this lady is doing, she might be playing but I think the horse is showing signs of aggression: from the pic I can see(it's a bit grainy) he looks very tense and his eye does not look calm at all.

    I think she should stand up and do some leadership exercises with him. Standing up.
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        09-04-2013, 02:28 PM
    Ha, I clicked to reply before I realised it was a poll.

    I will select aggression because I don't think the pony wants her there, and I think she is intentionally keeping her distance (perhaps kneeling down to feel a tendon?).
        09-04-2013, 03:04 PM
    We're at 50/50 interesting, hope we get a few more votes

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