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        04-22-2012, 09:30 AM
      #111
    Yearling
    I may havbe a new one and I came withn a hairsbreadth of eating the dirt yesterday. We had a hunter/jumper show on property and the jumper ring had finished. Given that my boy is still leary of silly little things like flowers, I decided to torture him by riding him in the jumper ring around the jumps (he only does dressage; no jumping) so he could see more things...get expisure so to speak. Well, someone had goen to a nearby Chik Fillet and one of the black styrofoam containers was lying in the ring. In an effort to avoid a specific set of the horse eating flowers, my boy actually stepped n the container with no problems..didn/t blink an eye. Then, about 30 minutes later after he had passed the thing several times in both directions at a walk and trot, the wind picked up the container and it blew right in front of him, with it's "mouth" open...for those old enough think of PacMan :) Oh boy he didn't like that. He went sideways and mildly up at the same time. Fortunately when he does spook he moves and then stops or I would have been down.
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        04-22-2012, 09:37 AM
      #112
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by phoenix    
    My friends horse Billy would like me to add that purple flowers are sent straight from horse hell to eat him!

    Not any other colour flowers though, just those pesky purple ones :)
    Your horse and mine have the same color vision...pink and purple are just horse eating fiends.

    Liltuk...my horse is the same way. Dried up puddles, filled puddles, shadows, especially blowing leaves from a tree type shadows, and dark spots...we sidepass around them until I can work a lot of small circles, forcing the horse to bend closer and closer to the horse swallowing "holes" until he eventualy goes through them. Then it's like, what shadows and "oooo...this mud feels so good under my hoof"
         
        04-22-2012, 09:47 AM
      #113
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    Oh, and puddles. My mare will not step in puddles, and she won't step on poop either
         
        04-24-2012, 05:31 PM
      #114
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    Originally Posted by Lexiie    
    Oh, and puddles. My mare will not step in puddles, and she won't step on poop either
    Puddles I get,many horses think puddles will swallow them up.not stepping in poop now that's a new one Usually the dirtier they can get the better
         
        04-27-2012, 11:15 AM
      #115
    Foal
    Hilarious!
         
        04-27-2012, 11:48 PM
      #116
    Yearling
    For my horse, it's rolling suitcases or coolers. You never know, they might take off and eat her.
         
        04-28-2012, 12:34 AM
      #117
    Weanling
    Plastic bags? No worries.
    Trees and bushes swaying in the wind? Ha!
    Dogs barking? Meh. I stare you down with my death ray vision.
    But, the little yard ornament squirrel and rabbit that we have been past a hundred times....yeah....ohmygawddaditzgonnaeatme!
         
        04-28-2012, 05:21 PM
      #118
    Foal
    Propane tanks..I think they can either hear the "hiss"..or smell the stuff
    Bicycles= parked or moving.my gelding freaks out!
    Mailboxes
    Flags flapping in the breeze
         
        04-29-2012, 05:48 AM
      #119
    Trained
    Got a new one. A particular jump filler they use at my local pony club, with COWS painted on it. OMG COWS MUM I'MMA DIE THERE ARE COWS THERE OMG OMG. Yep we had a refusal on that one today in the middle of a competition. Still came 3rd in that class though :P
         
        04-29-2012, 08:20 AM
      #120
    Yearling
    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
         

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