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appylover31803 07-22-2009 06:11 PM

I didn't know she could bend that way!
My husband and I went out to worm the horses on Monday. As we were getting everything situated (2 people vs 3 very nosey horses) Vega goes from standing on 4 legs, to taking her one back leg and scratching her head with it. she reminded me of a dog :lol:

It was an awkward, yet cool thing to see.

I've seen photos/statues of foals doing something similar but I always thought it was just because they are quite a bit smaller and I thought more flexible. I have never seen a horse doing that until Monday.

Has anyone ever seen their horse do something they didn't think it could go?

1dog3cats17rodents 07-22-2009 06:33 PM

Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!

Walkamile 07-22-2009 08:23 PM

Yup! I've seen both do this and gotta agree it does look very awkward.

DixiesPaintedNova 07-22-2009 08:31 PM

yep i've seen both stormy and comanche do it....but god forbid you ask stormy to bend at the neck because the lazy ding-dong thinks she isnt flexible enough.

appylover31803 07-22-2009 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents (Post 358089)
Teehee, my horse can eat treats off his own butt!

that is quite impressive!

JadedEyes 07-22-2009 09:45 PM

There is this little appalosa in the field with my boy. He is always scratching his face with his back feet. It is funny to watch.

1dog3cats17rodents 07-23-2009 12:13 AM


Originally Posted by appylover31803 (Post 358199)
that is quite impressive!

Thanks! I got bored and started doing carrot stretches with him Turned out he didn't need them, he's freekishly flexible and can bend like a pretzel!

free_sprtd 07-24-2009 08:59 PM

hahaha THunder does it all the time, i love watching him do it, it's hilarious!

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