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        07-14-2012, 10:33 PM
    I love my boys dearly but they do have their quirks.

    Dallas: Can't clip his face. I used to not be able to clip his legs either, had to do it all by hand with hand razors and scissors. So we're making progress, hopefully I'll be able to do his face by next show season.

    He also has a bit of an attitude... Some days I find it endearing, others it's a pain.

    Shaymus: Likes to go. Not a runaway. Probably the safest pony/horse I've ever met, but he does everything quickly. Not dangerously quick, but sometimes I wish he'd just slow it down a bit. Can't complain though, it's what made him so good at pony jumpers and gymkhana before he was retired.
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        07-15-2012, 01:19 AM
    Bella and Mia are both mouthy and Bella has a stubborn streak a mile long. Working on both being mouthy but nothing I can do about welshy stubbornness lol
        07-15-2012, 01:43 AM
    Dolly's spookish, a dream to catch one minute and a nightmare the next, will not slow down! Her speeds are fast walk, fast trot, and canter. When stalled she grinds her poo into the tiniest pieces so I'm forced to spend an hour cleaning it out with the finest rake possible.
        07-15-2012, 01:50 AM
    Arrow: treats make him pushy and nippy, he's easily bored, and gives my boyfriend absolute hell when he works with him.
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        07-15-2012, 02:06 AM
    Not really a peave

    Justice is a retired Standardbred from the track. Shortly after I got him - over 2 years ago=and to this day----When you bring him into the barn and start brushing to get ready for a ride = he stretches out in the aisle and pees. He then looks at you for a reward-every single time.

    Apparently for some race tracks there is random urine testing for drug useage in the horses-so he must have been trained to pee upon getting ready for a workout/race.

    You could stick a bucket under him and catch the urine--hey I just had a lightbulb moment---this is a problem in my little barn as I have dirt floors with rubber mats on them--I can just catch the urine in a bucket and then dump it outside!! So glad I was writing about this just now--this idea litterally just came to me!

    So I have a horse that is pee pee trained!!
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        07-15-2012, 03:54 AM
    Magic Has this thing with picking up her foot when she doesn't get her way. Then she will start digging she will dig her self quite the hole if you let her. It drives me batty. This is a habit from before I got her. By the time she was 7 I finally had her trained out of it. She would only do it once in a great moon with a new person I just told everyone about it and to not let her do it. I had surgery when she was 9 and she was being leased so the one of the leasers told me that they didn't know what my problem was with this behavior because they thought it was cute. Behind my back she started rewarding her every time she did it. Later told me I didn't know what I was talking about and she was going to do as she pleased. Of course I took my horse from her, but the damage is done I can't get her to stop doing it for the life of me.

    Mia hmmmm...biggest problem I have with her is she does not like to be held back on trail rides with horses other then magic. Of course I always have to hold her back, and she ends up covered from head to toe is sweat, not tired at all just soaked. Why it's such a problem I have to wait until she dries before I trailer her home. Sometimes it can take HOURS!! She is 28 so I don't want to trailer her wet even with a blanket. Bit protective of that one. If it was Magic I would just put her in the trailer!!!
        07-15-2012, 04:43 AM
    Blue - hard to catch, some days great other days has me tearing my hair out. Not great for the farrier and wont hold his back feet up to be picked out - kills my back. Complete plodder out riding until he feels that we have started in the general direction of home and then turns into a prancing show pony.

    Sugar - so cute but is a little demon. Kicks if you touch anywhere near her girl parts and also if you brush her belly. Can be quite nippy and comes back for more even when she gets a pop in the nose. Pushy and runs ahead while leading despite lots of ground work.

    Love them both though.
        07-15-2012, 06:34 AM
    Belle switches over to flight or fight mode too easily and then it's very challenging to calm her down. It's dangerous for her actually, because if she did ever get caught in wire or something she'd kill herself fighting it. She's getting better but if she feels trapped she freaks. Trailering her is dangerous for the trailer.

    Page gets in my space too much. She is getting better, but she honestly does not understand that people and other animals have bubbles. It's not even a disrespect thing, she's not pushy anymore. She just likes being close, but I like my space.

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        07-15-2012, 06:41 AM
    Nothing. I love them as they are, if something arises, we fix it and move on. There are things that aren't normal about my mare but it isn't her fault and it's how she is, wishing it were different isn't going to help anything so spend every day appreciating what she is (which is awesome and talented) and not focusing on the negative.
        07-15-2012, 08:46 AM
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    Lizzy, she knows how to untie herself but will only do so when I'm preparing her food to come and find me. If she would pick up her darn lead rope so it didn't drag in everything it wouldn't be nearly as annoying. Oh and she's extremely vocal, she will make sure you never forget her haha. She's such a character. Everything else that pisses me off is simply training issues that are being worked out.
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