Originally Posted by PunksTank
learned that if he (my 9 hand 450 pound pony) took his halter and swung it at my 1350 pound draft mare - she'd run away. He thought this was just hilarious until she grabbed her halter and swung it at him. Luckily both of them are dumb enough to drop their halters after the first 'throw'. So now, every day I come home and find two halters in the middle of the barn floor. -.-'
But I never taught my mare anything to do with touching or grabbing her halter, she definitely learned that from him.
That's hilarious... & would make a great act - teach them to lunge eachother! I'm going to have a go!
Yup, examples like that make me not so sure of my last comments!
Not that I've found it the case with my horses - I taught my boy to get his halter & he does when he sees me or hears me coming to the paddock, but pony hasn't ever done so. With the big 'soccer ball', the horse likes to push it with his nose & the pony likes to bite it & climb on it. Had to actively teach them to do what eachother does.