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    08-19-2008, 01:10 AM
Why in GODS green earth...

As you may or may not know, Ruby has been dealing with some weight issues, so I haven't been riding her at all.

Well, today I thought I'd take her out for a stroll. All went pretty well (thought I had to re-break her for a bit), but other than minor "oops, I forgot what you wanted", she was fine.

When we got back to the barn, I unsaddled Ruby and proceeded to muck out her stall. Ruby stands outside (not tied up, she just watches) as observes the whole time. Then I gave her a bath. I don't mean a simple cool me off - hose down, I mean a scrub every inch bath. (kind of a rarity - I'm strictly a pleasure/leasure rider).

Sure enough, I asked her to go in her stall, she walks in and before the gate is closed, she not only does her business - but BOTH her "dutys" on her nice clean floor.

Well - at least Ruby is clean.......

Nope. I didn't even get the gate secured - and she's rolling around in her own...well, you get the picture. :roll:

Well, tommorow is another day!
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    08-19-2008, 02:35 AM
I think horses were born to try and frustrate their owners!!!!
    08-19-2008, 03:52 AM
Typical right. It is the same with potty training your toddler. The minute you take them off the pot they pee.
    08-19-2008, 10:39 AM
Green Broke
At least she's not white!
    08-19-2008, 11:48 AM
I've only met 1 horse that wouldn't do her thing in the stall. Out of 8 that we have owned, those odds aren't too good Someone posted here once that their ideal horse would poop in a bucket and then carry it to the gate.
    08-19-2008, 12:36 PM
My friend's horse won't urinate or defecate in the arena - sometimes he jogs back to the stable because he's desperately holding it in xD And he always wees in one corner and poos in the other.
    08-19-2008, 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by claireauriga
he always wees in one corner and poos in the other.
Ruby does that too! I thought that was just weird. The worst part is that where she #1's is higher than where she #2's...thus making the low spot a muddled... Well, #3 I guess.... :roll:
    08-19-2008, 08:54 PM
It's pretty handy, actually - makes it easier to skip him out, and if you're in the box with him, and he tries to move into that corner, it's a cue that he needs the loo and you can get out of the way.

I guess it's just like hamsers and their corners of their cages.
    08-20-2008, 04:37 PM
I am a pleasure rider myself, and I've learned that a horse can only be clean for so long...lmao.
    08-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by virginia_gurl
I am a pleasure rider myself, and I've learned that a horse can only be clean for so long...lmao.
Good one & I second that one!!

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