I'm just wondering if any of you have a story to share about when your horse was, lets say, extremely smart!?
One of my favorite memories of Scooter was a few years back when we were having a family fun day at our 4-H barn. I had Hunter already then so I was going to ride him and my dad was going to ride Scooter. Well, Scooter had just had his shoes taken off for winter a few days before so his feet were a bit sensitive. But it happened every fall so it was no different from any other year that I rode him soon after. (it was a very soft dirt ground too) We took him out of the pasture and got him saddled up - he was fine - and my dad went to get on and Scooter started shaking. It scared me a lot so I tried to get on to see if it would happen again and he started shaking and lowering himself to the ground. Needless to say we all got really worried and unsaddled him and brought him back to the pasture. Well, he darn near took off running to the barn and when we let him out in the pasture he ran away as fast as he could throwing little bucks here and there as if to say "I'm Free!!" Smart old boy...
Also when we get him out to go riding he starts acting really really tired. Puts his head down low and closes his eyes as if to try and say "I'm too tired to do this"!
He's funny :)