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post #1 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Coming when called

So I've been bringing an Arab back into work and he's coming along quite nicely, I think he enjoys the attention. This morning he surprised me by spotting me by the gate of the pasture and coming when I called his name, ears perked, very sweetly (and he wasn't just being curious). Do your horses come up to you, or do you have to trek through muddy/icy pastures? What exactly does it mean?
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 12:51 AM
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My horses come when they are called or whistled for. The only time they ignore me, is if they see the horse trailer being hooked up, they run away if I don`t close the gate to the pasture, the rotters!
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 12:51 AM
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Aires will come to me when I call or whistle. It's funny cuz my best friend whistles one way for her Arab gelding and Aires would look up, but not come until I whistled for him (I have a very distinctive, high pitched whistle). Then he'd come running.
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:02 AM
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LOL, my filly has too much 'tude to come when called! The best I get is a slow saunter over if she feels like it (SLOWWWW, just so I know she's doing it cuz she wants to. Reminds me of my cats), or she will stand still and make me go get her.

The funny thing is though, that I just found that my pony colt will come if I call his name sweetly...gullible ******* ;)

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:08 AM
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My boy will normally come up if he sees me at his gate (also an Arab!). If not, throwing my arms open and calling him normally gets his attention! I wish I had a good, distinctive whistle...
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:18 AM
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I have four horses and one boarded here and they usually come when called, very seldom to I have to go get one too far from the gate....

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post #7 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:23 AM
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My horses are my mates, not just playthings or some such, so if they didn't come when called, I wouldn't consider it because they 'have an attitude' or if they did that they were 'gullible' in the least. I'd consider it a problem if my horses didn't & think about what I may be doing wrong.
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My horses are my mates, not just playthings or some such, so if they didn't come when called, I wouldn't consider it because they 'have an attitude' or if they did that they were 'gullible' in the least. I'd consider it a problem if my horses didn't & think about what I may be doing wrong.
Hello, I was joking? *cough* no sense of humor *cough*

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post #9 of 14 Old 02-18-2013, 01:29 AM
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My boy actually paws the gate when I hook up the trailer. The younger two come at a brisk walk for some lovin. The third, the old man waits with dignity unless he's grumpy. Then he pulls Ugly Face and stomps off.
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Hello, I was joking? *cough* no sense of humor *cough*
Oh OK. I hear too much of that type of comment that's dead serious I'm afraid & it's also hard to get across joking sarcasm just in writing - been in trouble myself more than a couple of times from my sarcastic sense of humour! Best make the most of 's I reckon!

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My boy actually paws the gate when I hook up the trailer.
Yeah my pony often comes on trail rides & such with us, just because when I hook up the float in their paddock & drop the tailgate, he's in in a flash, waiting for an adventure!
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