Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
My horse is funny. In so many aspects he's fearless! Until we come across a horse in a feild while walking down the road. Cows, dogs, no problem, a member of his own kind GOD FORBID! Though some of that is my fault. One time we were riding alone, and a horse galloped over to say Hi, and Cody freaked, spun, and took off back home, I would have stayed on but my saddle slipped sideways and needless to say I went with it and ended up on my butt on the side of the road. Thankfully Codys stops dead when I fall, and doesnt keep going. But now I get nervice, and he's proven many times that he reads me like an open book.. with big words and pictures. I don't know weather im easy to read or if we just have a connection, but I get nervice and he knows it. So its a good experience for us both.
I also found out the other day he's not a fan of transport trucks. In fact if the nice transport truck driver hadnt stoped until I got him into the safety of the side to a drive way, I may not be here right now, because he had a spaz attack and I had to circle him a bunch of times. If I hadnt got off to the side... there would have been no circling room, and I may have become very friendly with a transport truck :S
Luckily he's fantastic with cars. Which is good because my friends mare (who we usually road ride with) was terrafied of them. So we started putting Cody and I infront and now she's pretty much fine with them (unless they speed by)
Umm bags caught up bushs blowing in the wind
Random road side trash
He spooked at his shadow once
The farrior suddenly "appearing" (he just walked around the corner)
It really depends on the day. Sometimes nothing phazes him, other days we could walk by the EXACT same thing and he thinks theres Lions ever few feet awaiting the oportune moment to gobble us up. Lol
Beauty is not diminished by those who refuse to see, hear,feel or in any way sense it. If you refuse to see beauty its you who is weakened.