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post #1 of 39 Old 04-28-2008, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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is your horse afraid of anything on the trail?

so far, my guy is really only afraid of the cyclists that sneak up behind him.

I used to have a horse that was afraid of mailboxes and garbage cans. Also Baby carriages and bikes. He was a mess...
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post #2 of 39 Old 04-28-2008, 10:38 AM
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Mine is afraid of large white rocks. He's okay with scary white plastic bags and all that but not large white rocks. He is getting over it though.
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Lexi doesn't really like deer. Even if she sees them far away in the distance, she gets spooky. She's been better at it lately, thankfully. She used to be afraid of the bicycles but now she's fine with them.

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post #4 of 39 Old 04-28-2008, 11:45 PM
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shad doesn't like:
cattle (particularly one cow on its own)
bushes (clumps of them...could be scary animals inside :roll: )
other horses (not scared of them.. just excited)
lines on roads (paint)
dead animals e.g. road kill
windy days

i think thats it. if i think of more i will add them
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post #5 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 01:41 AM
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Oh! She also isn't too fond of bulldozers...haha, sometimes we'll see them on the trail.

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post #6 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 01:40 PM
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Oddie is afraid of nothing. Good old steady needy, he is

We used to have a young pony that had some kind of pathological fear of wheelbarrows, which made no sense because she saw them every day and I'm sure none of them ever attacked her. We just got her over that and then she met a PUSHCHAIR, which is like a wheelbarrow WITH A ROOF. Sent her little mind in a loop, that did.
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post #7 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 01:52 PM
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Draumsýn(horse im riding) has only been "afraid" of one thing! we once saw a cat on the road, and she just wouldnīt go forward until it was off ! she didnīt spook or anything she just stopped ! she isnīt afraid of bunies or dogs or anything like that...
silly mare :roll:
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post #8 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 01:56 PM
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Aww, that's funny lol! Lexi spooked at a leaf yesterday on the trail...they sure can spook at silly things!

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post #9 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 07:27 PM
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From my experience horses are only afraid of 2 things....

Those that move and those that don't :roll:

My horses don't "spook" they really just stop and stare for a while. I haven't run across anything like deer popping up right in front of us either tho... Guess we are too noisy for that.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #10 of 39 Old 04-29-2008, 08:57 PM
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deer, ruffed grouse, chainsaws, signs (sometimes), logs (one trail we ride on has a small log pile, like firewood, we must move as far away as possible while staring at logs with big eyes), wooden benches, water last year, not so much this year, I'm sure there's more. It really depends on the day.
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