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post #1 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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im just curious if you call your horses name does it respond? does it know its own name?

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post #2 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 08:51 AM
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Both do. As well as my cats and dogs.
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post #3 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 09:38 AM
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Mine both do too : ]
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post #4 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 10:34 AM
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They both know their names. Every horse I've owned/known has known it's name.
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post #5 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 10:39 AM
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Oh yes.

Problem is several of the names end in "e".

The alpha mare's name is very unique. When she is called at night, the whole place knows it's supper time and they ALL come!
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post #6 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 11:46 AM
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Cope doesn't know his name, but he comes to "Bud" cuz that's usually what I call I know.

There's also a Chester at our barn that thinks his name is "Dude"'s too funny.

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post #7 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 02:52 PM
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Yes, all of mine know their names. They will prick their ears and look at me when I call them. The only problem I have noticed is that they are like my cats; they know their names but only come when they feel like it. LOL.
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post #8 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 03:30 PM
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I don't think my horse does. Probably because I call him Hersh, Hershey, and Buddy all about equally. And my boyfriend calls him Puppy, a lot.
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post #9 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 03:34 PM
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Yes, when I call her name, she comes to me.

The horse...powerful, majestic, beautiful.
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post #10 of 25 Old 04-30-2009, 04:15 PM
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Ricci knows her name, and she knows what it means when I use a certain tone. I don't typically tell her, "no" because a stern, motherly, "Ricci!" will do. =]

Gracie isn't sure about her yet, but she's still a baby.

I also have a male cat named Sassy and he will ONLY respond to "Kitty." Lol.

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