06-08-2009, 12:04 AM
| || | She'll do the same thing on the ground. It's the same everytime - she'll act personally outraged for a minute or so, and then I can do anything with her ears. I understand the concern, I really do, and it's not something I do often. I'd been discussing this quirk with someone else who has an Arab with it, so I told them I'd take a videotape of how she reacts. Yeah I suppose she could break my nose, but heck, she could break my nose just swinging her head around while I'm leading her. But as I said, it's not as if I get on her and do this everytime. She just has a lot of funny little quirks, and they really don't bother me. She plays a game with my roommate that most people would probably gasp at. Shay-la makes kissy noises right by her nostrils, and she'll pin her ears, wrinkle up her nose and snake her head towards Shay-la. To most people, it looks like she's definitely going to bite her. But it's just that to her, a game. If Shay-la is out in the pasture, she'll mosey over and instigate the game herself by poking at her with her nose. I guess most people would see these things as uncceptable, but I just don't. I know this horse better then I know myself, we've been in this together since she was born, and she's just a bit of an odd one. She's a complete loner, and really doesn't interact with either horse or human in a typical way. Haha, I guess my abnormalness is rubbing off on her?