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post #1 of 8 Old 10-05-2007, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Just a funny story.

My colt is about 4 months old now. Every day, he gets his little training session in ground manners; he now leads, loads on the trailer, stands tied (and crosstied), clips, etc...bathing is kind of the last step, so we are getting started on that. Anyway, he's started picking up his feet in anticipation of having them picked up. If you pick up his right front and put it down, he'll pick up his right hind and hold it there till you come and take it....does this on both sides. Really made me laugh the first time he did it, he's such a sweetheart
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-05-2007, 10:50 AM
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I just love babys, to bad the husband says we are done with breeding any more. Our babys are almost 2 now.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-05-2007, 10:54 AM
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Awww, that's cute!! I hope he keeps that good habit. I view it as a good habit cause its much easier on us to pick up their feet!!
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-05-2007, 04:09 PM
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My horse does that now too! Since i've started picking his back feet up (he used to be terrified of you touching him. :( ) he picks up the back one after you put down the front one.
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My horse does that now too! Since i've started picking his back feet up (he used to be terrified of you touching him. :( ) he picks up the back one after you put down the front one.
Haha, that's great!
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-07-2007, 11:47 PM
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Lol!!!
I knew a gelding who'd do that! Made a big impression on my mum too!!!
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-08-2007, 07:29 AM
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my tb gelding was similar, though he was 18. When the farrier would come out to the farm, he'd honk his horn to let Blue (tb) know he was there. Blue would haul himself as fast as he could to the gate, stand there until the farrier got in (never ever ever had to tie him up), and then pick up his left front foot. The farrier did his work, and Blue would walk away about 100 yards, turn and walk back. If he was happy with his feet, he'd turn back around and take off running (like a kid with new shoes). If he wasn't happy with the way a foot felt, he'd stand back in his spot and take the weight off of that particular foot. The farrier would usually do Blue's feet for half price because the horse was so well mannered about his pedicures!

We don't know how he managed to get into this habit, but he'd never do it for another farrier. We bought him as a freshly retired racer and he was the one I learned to ride on. Came with a load of oddities - didn't like normal treats (apples, carrots, sugar cubes, etc) but preferred Oreo cookies, or cookies N cream ice cream lol.

He's a great horse!
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-08-2007, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Wow! I've never heard of anything like that!
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