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post #21 of 24 Old 04-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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Sky- Perhaps he is not yet comfortable with the idea of his head being so close to your mouth? (remember, predators eat things with their mouth!) Or maybe he doesn't think that humans *do* that (by that, I mean the breath exchange thing). He may have never considred that he could greet you in this way.
Yeah that's what I figured. Heck it took him a long time to trust people, let alone how to play with other horses. I think the bold seems on point :)

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post #22 of 24 Old 04-07-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sky- That's assuming horses do *consider* things. Or are theeir brains not wired that way? I don't know.
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post #23 of 24 Old 04-09-2013, 07:23 AM
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Old way is to blow your breath into cup of hand, and let horse smell to get your scent. I do this when meeting a new horse.

As for letting a horse under saddle, or being handled from ground do any of this?

Good way to get skin peeled off shin if standing in wrong place when one strikes.

And, as food for thought? This is very bad manners to let a horse do this when they are under control of human, unless handling a horse to tease.

Horses can understand that when in new group of horses, they are to keep noses to themselves, and their mind on business.
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post #24 of 24 Old 04-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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miover scratches my face with his lips when I blow in his nose and the he smiles lol
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