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post #1 of 17 Old 07-20-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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How can I teach my horse to hold something in his mouth?

I want to have him holding a sign that says "please join....." for our wedding announcement. How would I got about teaching him to hold it up?
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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I wouldn't try to teach him…I'd use photoshop or have someone who knows how manipulate a photo of him holding a sign saying what you want it to say.
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You could tie the sign to his bit/halter/bridle in such a way that it looks like he's holding it?

Cute cute cute idea!!
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Wallabys idea sounds good!
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Just put the sign around his neck or chain it to his halter :P

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post #6 of 17 Old 07-21-2012, 08:04 PM
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What about putting something on his blanket? Or putting something around his neck like a flower lei and putting the sign on that?

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-21-2012, 09:12 PM
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Nah, I think OP's idea the best - get the horse to pick up the flag & wave it when the time's right. Horse poor, sounds like she wants a real live horse present & not sure you can photoshop those! ...just don't teach him to respond to 'is there anyone who doesn't agree to the wedding'!

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post #8 of 17 Old 07-21-2012, 10:28 PM
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Nah, I think OP's idea the best - get the horse to pick up the flag & wave it when the time's right. Horse poor, sounds like she wants a real live horse present & not sure you can photoshop those! ...just don't teach him to respond to 'is there anyone who doesn't agree to the wedding'!

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My bad… "wedding announcement" to me means the same as a wedding invitation or a type of announcement sent out after the wedding. At any rate, I wish the OP well!
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-22-2012, 09:34 AM
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bridle in such a way that it looks like he's holding it?
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-23-2012, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! Great ideas!
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