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post #21 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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Useful skills? My horses don't know what work is.

Norman has many unique talents, though. He can snatch my brushes out of my grooming box when I'm not looking, open stall doors, pull rubber caps off of T-posts, makes carrots and apples disappear before your eyes, and stay nose-to-nose with my Thoroughbred when they race around the pasture. Seriously, he's the fastest draft horse I've ever seen. He can haul a$$ when he wants to.

Victor loads really nicely, I'll give him that. And he lunges like a dream. But that's about it.

Oh! And they both stand tied really well. And they're very good for bridling. I can walk up to them in the pasture and bridle them. I haven't met too many horses who will let you do that.
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post #22 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 02:09 PM
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Wait, I thought of one of Odie's useful skills!!!!

When the lawnmower breaks, he gladly fills in! He'll even aerate the lawn for my dad
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post #23 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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Mudpie can bring absolutely anybody out of their shell, and he has a way of making everyone feel loved. (:

He gets along with all other horses (even horses that are trying to be butts end up loving him in the end) and is just a sweet guy all the time.

And he also has some sort of amazing instinct where he knows when someone needs him to be gentle and quiet and affectionate.


The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!

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post #24 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:32 PM
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My horse opens the gate for me when my hands are full and proceeds to follow me to the barn, stand when I ask him to and stay standing why I put all his gear away *na na na na na*

But then this is the same horse that tries to steal my snacks by nuzzling my fingers and nickering.. cheeky monkey.
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post #25 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:42 PM
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Lusty - 13 yrs old

Free lungeing (round pen)
Intermediate Dressage
Good trail rider
Dig to China when tied
Steal carrots out of your pocket

Cicero - 6 yrs old

Two speeds: slow & stop
Play tug-o-war with his brush
Play follow the leader
Kisses his momma
Find hidden carrots
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post #26 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:48 PM
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W/T/C, back up, lunging with verbal cues, working on sidepass any tips would love to here them, Trail rides over and through woods, rocks, water whatever is there, Road rides vehicle and machinery safe, but i'm working on schoolbus safe she hates them big yellow things, in and out of trailer without problems, started jumping small jumps
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post #27 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:55 PM
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She stands tied very well too, has great brakes and good vertical and lateral flexion. When I'm done riding and I dismount she turns her head and waits for her treat.
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post #28 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Well My QH know

*W/T/C, back up, collect, stand for sport and bell boots.
*open gates, buckets, bags.
*walk into the trailer by himself.
*ridding in saddle. halter and lead. and with nothing at all.
*neck reins.
*ground ties.
*his Name!!!
*to streach to his hips.
*cutting and cow horse.
*and a little bit of games.
*and many more
Hes 13y/o
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post #29 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by karebear444 View Post
but i'm working on schoolbus safe she hates them big yellow things,
I got Indie over her fear of school buses by taking her to the bus stop and waiting till some of the kids we knew get off, then they'd give her treats I had brought. She learned that school bus=kids. And Kids=food!

Just a suggestion :)
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post #30 of 44 Old 03-01-2012, 09:59 PM
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My rising six year old SSH can do a lot of things okay, but do very few things well. The skills she does pretty well at include:

*Walk/Trot/Intermediate Gait/Gallop. (Notice "canter" is absent. Pony doesn't canter. Pony knows not slowness without breaking gait.)

* Backs. Girlfriend will back at the lightest touch of a rein in any sort of head gear. She can back circles, squares, L shapes. Bridleless, she backs when you wiggle your feet near her shoulders. As far as bridleless goes, she's perfect at the walk.

* Skillfully jumps (and over jumps) everything. Trees, shadows, dirt piles, ant mounts, hay bales, actual stadium jumps. She regularly clears the staggering height of 18 inches.

* Wins all the back pasture races. Speed of a TB, acceleration of a QH, and endurance of an Arab.

* Has a wonderful light mouth that makes me proud.

* Leg yields with the slightest cue.

* Round pens and lunges beautifully.

* Has endurance like no other. This horse could go on forever. She uses her extra gait when she gets tired of trotting and trots when she gets tired of gaiting. Very efficient, appearently.

* Has nice ground manners. Ties, gets a bath, and is shod without problems. Great manners for grooming and saddling, though somewhat picky with her girth. She'll put her head down to be bridled by little kids. Easy to catch in the pasture. Absolutely no problems; she's an angel.

* Not testy AT ALL. Anyone can ride her and she will not take advantage.

* She's getting closer and closer to the perfect trail horse! A few thousand more miles and she'll be awesome.
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