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post #11 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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My now departed trail horse trained me to be on time when it came to his grain. If I was late, he'd trash whatever was within reach of his teeth.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 08:27 PM
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Everytime I took off the halter to bridle my gelding he would rest his chin on my shoulder and close his eyes. I thought it was the cutest thing in the world so I let him do it before I would put the bridle on. Then he started using it as an evasion tactic! When I tried to move his head to put the bridle on he would put his chin right back and dig it even harder into my shoulder.

I regretted trick training him with treats too. He would constantly run through all of his tricks like a labrador anytime I put my hand in my pocket. And he always did it in the most inappropriate places at the most inappropriate timing too!
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 11:30 PM
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My horse has trained me to scratch his face with my hairbrush after each ride. He just likes it so much!
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 12:14 AM
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All my horses (four of my own and one boarded now but used to have 3-4 boarded) taught me they run on a schedule for feeding time LOL I let the horses out in the yard during the spring/summer/fall, I usually fed just before dusk, if I'm not out by then, they all line up on the lawn and stare at the living room window making me feel guilty for watching tv....

My horses are the joy in my life.....
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 12:27 AM
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Not to fall off ;)
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 02:13 AM
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Horse's breakfast is more important than people's breakfast
First thing in the morning is not going to the bathroom, it's checking on them( they're right next to the house)
Taking the 35 gallon water tub, slightly less than half full, up with teeth and dropping gets mommy's attention and brings entertainment
Shopping is in that order: horsefeed and accessories, then people stuff
If I carefully back up into mom I'll get my butt scratched, says Patino.......
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 03:53 AM
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To immediately clean their water trough after charlie poops in it. Otherwise my punishment is either one pulling it to the middle and dumping the rest out in the middle of their stall...then rolling in the created mud.

That I MUST greet Josie first or she will shun me the rest of the day.

Champ MUST get his back and belly scratches. ESPECIALLY after he positions himself so conveniently next to his stall rails.

Sugar has to be fed first. Or she will Clomp Clomp Clomp up and down the mat until you do. Also if you are not at the barn at her prescribed time to feed said food, she will go to the back fence next to the house and SCREAM at you till you run out wondering what godforsaken creature is dying...just her stomach.

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post #18 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 05:02 PM
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Our Appy mare does police searches she is VERY treat driven, and knows she gets food after we put her back to pasture. If you forget to give her anything, she will very politely do a full police pat down to confirm you have no treats on board.
....something I will admit I would never allow a horse to do.....but she does it so politely....I can't resist.

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post #19 of 19 Old 03-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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My horse has taught me to keep all buckets away from him when hes standing, not clean his sheath and double chain all the gates.

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