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post #1 of 15 Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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The Tarp Monster

In my quest to find light weight obstacles for the arena I came across this on the internet
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And I just had to try to copy it! This is what I came up with....
yeah I know ha! ha!

Never underestimate the power of properly placed eyebrows! I now am the proud owner of "Mr. Concerned Tarp Monster"

(TPBM is laughing)
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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I guess no one found my concerned tarp monster as funny as I did

Well, on a more serious note here's the noodle obstacle we made last week.


I hope to build a "car wash" next.

Anyone else want to show obstacles they've built?
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post #3 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 02:17 PM
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I want a tarp monster lol .
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How funny LoL I have to share this idea with my horsey friends :)
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post #5 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 07:23 PM
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haha! I love it!!!! I want to build a noodle obstacle and put a tarp monster underneath it! That should only take me about a year to get my horse through it.
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That is awesome!! You did a great job! Great ideas too!
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post #7 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 07:30 PM
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::Runs out to grab her tarp and make a tarp monster::
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post #8 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 07:57 PM
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Heavy tarps cover the barn openings, 3 to a doorway. To escape the flies the horses had to decide which was worse, the bugs or the tarps. It took the first one about 20 seconds to decide and the other just followed. Think of ways of getting your horse to want to do something. Today I took the grain and poured half into one pan for horse B. I had a saddle blanket with me but didn't put the grain in the pan of horse A. When he first saw the blanket he rocked way back blowing a few snorts. I rattled the dish with grain to divert his attention. I then flopped the blanket on his back and poured some grain into his dish and stepped back. He was completely unconcerned about the blanket. When he was done I removed the blanket and flopped it a few more times and again left it on his back and gave him more grain. Again when he was done I removed the blanket. Then I saw his aha. He sidled a little closer inviting me to toss the blanket on and he got the last of his grain. He was not in a stall and could have left at any time as he was at liberty.
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post #9 of 15 Old 03-13-2013, 08:26 PM
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Aw I want to give your tarp monster a hug! He looks worried
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post #10 of 15 Old 03-14-2013, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! And yes my tarp monster is very worried, hopefully the horses won't find him quite so frightening

Saddlebag- That's awesome thank you for sharing. As much as I love riding the ground work is my favorite. I just love trying to figure out how they think.
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