|backyardhorse ||03-17-2013 07:39 PM |
What does your horse think is the scariest?
When we first started on the trails, of course EVERYTHING was scary! As time went on, almost all those things became a "non-issue". The only thing that consistantly freaks him out is a bicycle. It's understandable--bikes are relatively quiet, and they come up on you quickly.
|waresbear ||03-17-2013 07:41 PM |
Strong wind that makes the trees creak. Freaks them out, probably because one winter we had a ice wind storm and 7 trees fell in their paddocks. They were fine, they must've hid out in their run in shed.
|LexusK ||03-17-2013 07:46 PM |
My gelding is fairly bombproof, and the one time he has spooked on me it was when we walked by a bush. There was a flock of small birds that took flight out of the bush beside him and he pounced into the air, then landed and lowered his body to the ground a bit as if to say "WHO'S THERE?! I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!"
|backyardhorse ||03-17-2013 07:46 PM |
Wind is surely an issue---it takes a horse's smell to a predator, and a predator's smell to them
|nvr2many ||03-17-2013 08:10 PM |
The neighbors Demon Llama! Was not a good ride!
|JaphyJaphy ||03-17-2013 08:46 PM |
The Evil Plastic Grocery Bag of Doom of course! :twisted:
But seriously people, stop leaving litter on the trails.
|DraftyAiresMum ||03-17-2013 08:48 PM |
Goats. Adores the potbellied pig at the barn, but goats are demon spawn, as far as Aires is concerned.
Posted via Mobile Device
|GamingGrrl ||03-17-2013 08:55 PM |
My mustang is convinced that ponies and foals are pure evil. Nothing else even phases him, but heaven forbid there be a Shetland beside us in the warm up ring.
Posted via Mobile Device
|iRide Ponies ||03-17-2013 09:02 PM |
Motorbikes/Cars with shot engines. Normal cars and bikes aren't scary, even when there fast and close, but heaven forbid one starts spluttering. xD.
|jamesqf ||03-18-2013 12:31 AM |
So far (cross fingers, knock on wood...) I haven't run into anything that scares Ellie, at least in the sense of spooking. Vehicles, mountain lions, trains, low-flying military aircraft: it's all "Ho-hum, now can we get on with this ride?" As for the flapping bags, one day I was standing outside the feed room holding an empty feed sack while talking to my friend. Felt a little tugging on it, and turned around to see her with her head in the bag up to her shoulders, calmly trying to lick up the last few grains...
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0