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post #1 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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what is this weird hoppy thing going on *video* (not my horse but what my horse does)

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Okay, so I was having a hard time explaining what my horse was doing when I lunge her, she didn't do it the first time but the past two times this is very very similar to what she does..........THIS VIDEO IS NOT MY HORSE but like I said this is almost exactly what she does.....She is new to me and I have only had her in the round pen 4 times. Is she doing this just because she is in a new environment/excited/nervous/checking things out? I find it kinda silly/goofy. I start ground work lessons soon and I'm sure my instructor will know exactly whats going on, just thought I would ask on here to see what everyone thinks!!!
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 12:56 PM
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Just hyper/excited/showing off.
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 01:00 PM
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looks to me like the horse is just running and having fun, it looks a little like hopping when the horse was balancing itself around the pen :) good luck with your lessons, a new horse is always fun!!
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 01:09 PM
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normal hyper/happy/excited.
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 01:13 PM
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I agree.. Looks like a prancing pony having a good run. ;)
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 04:24 PM
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My arab used to do the same thing, but it was accompanied with lots of snorting! You're horse is just having fun. I used to call it his bunny canter
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-28-2012, 04:48 PM
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The giveaway that this is just excited/happy/really energetic is the tail in the air like that. Perfectly normal. :)
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-29-2012, 12:39 AM
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frickin' adorable, that's what that is
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-29-2012, 01:07 AM
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Thats so cute! Id say someone is in the spirit of Easter! You know, like a bunny or something(:
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-29-2012, 05:13 AM
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are your horses leads consistent?
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