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post #11 of 24 Old 01-26-2010, 08:43 PM
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I don't know if I've ever met a horse that keeps it all inside. I know they exist, but I've never had experience with them. Even the lesson horses I rode were very lovey and sweet. I'm lucky I guess I don't know what I'd do with a non-expressive horse, lol.
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post #12 of 24 Old 01-26-2010, 10:03 PM
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Heres a breakdown of all my horses, in order of their stalls in the barn:
Midnight: Likes to be pet, but is one of those obnoxious puppy horses
Thunder: Not obnoxious, but if youre not doing anything would follow you anywhere
Summer: definately my girl..doesnt mind working for me at all, and while she doesnt liek anybody else, she will follow me anywhere for anything, VERY easy for me to work with
Sugar: is still young, so we will see..but definately has that "mule" stubbornness
Buttercup: is one of those emotionless, "i-will-do-my-job-and-get-it-over-with-so-i-can-just-go" horses. VERY non-expressive..but is getting better
Eeyore: just a pasture-puff donkey
Buddy:young and in training and has his days wheres hes great, and some where hes as stubborn as the donkey
Shadow:great if he has a beginner or small kid on him, but likes to be challenging for more experienced riders, a very safe little pony
Star: I am the only one that dares to ride her..she will really give you a ride youll remember..if you can even get on her without being kicked..great ground manners though if youre not acting like youre going to get on her..great inhand jumper
Louie: ANNOYING. will not let you touch him, but likes to jump on/ram/chase the horses youre trying to work with, so you have to lock him in the other pasture
Dahli[Dolly]:Very lapdoggish..LOVES to be pet..but onlyh if its her idea
both are getting so poptarts and bananas!
Clyde:such a big baby [isnt even one yet, so its okay] is sooo spoiled..even gets a mint after his dinner. my aunts pride and joy
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post #13 of 24 Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 PM
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Well, Most of my horses are very horse. The only two bordering on dog are our orphan (who we are attempting to turn into horse) and my mom's filly. The filly wasn't really handled much until she was broke, but she just never really had any trust issues. She thinks my mom can be
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post #14 of 24 Old 01-26-2010, 10:27 PM
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Whew, Dad's horse Pokey is one of those "keep it all inside" types. He doesn't like any loving, not even enough to really groom him before a ride. He is more the "Just brush the big chunks off and lets go to work" type. I guess that's why he and Dad are such a good fit. Dad doesn't do any pampering or lovey dovey with his horses either.
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post #15 of 24 Old 01-26-2010, 10:30 PM
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gypsy knows she a princess. shes sure the whole world revolves around her, which in my life it pretty much does =]

Gypsy & Scout <3
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post #16 of 24 Old 01-27-2010, 10:17 AM
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When I got mine she was one of the 'bet you can't catch me' horses. Now she's like a puppy. If you walk into the pasture she comes right up to you weather you call her or not and will follow you everywhere. I blame my dad, whenever he comes over he has to give her a treat. He started calling her his 'other girlfriend' a few months ago. He hasn't been on a horse in 30 or so years, he's going to ride her next spring he says.
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post #17 of 24 Old 01-27-2010, 11:26 AM
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Ice is one of those "keep it all inside" horses, and I like him that way. If he was up my butt asking for treats, he'd be extremely annoying, but I like his business mentality. I think it comes from being on the track for so long, and the definitely don't wast time babying there! He is very smart though and very willing, there have only been a handful of times in our relationship where I've pushed him hard enough to where he wants love and reassurance afterward. He still is the first to walk up to you in a pasture, but as soon as he sees his halter, he wants to stick his nose in it and go ;)

However to people who are not me, he can be a real piece of work. He's bitten the western trainer twice, his massage therapist once, and loves to pin his ears at people who act like he should automatically give them the time of day.

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post #18 of 24 Old 01-27-2010, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Whew, Dad's horse Pokey is one of those "keep it all inside" types. He doesn't like any loving, not even enough to really groom him before a ride. He is more the "Just brush the big chunks off and lets go to work" type. I guess that's why he and Dad are such a good fit. Dad doesn't do any pampering or lovey dovey with his horses either.
That sounds like my dad's old horse. He didn't like me because while my mom was pregnant I worked all the horses. He was wiling to go and do what needed done, but he only let certain people baby him.
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post #19 of 24 Old 01-27-2010, 12:28 PM
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Buzz is mostly definitely a horse. He tolerates me, loves to work and play games (he'll play tug of war with a lead rope in the arena, it's very cool) but when he's done, he's done. Kinda like "Ok, we're done working, now I've got horse business to take care of."

Buttercup is the same. I like it. There are a couple of puppydog horses in the barn that are downright dangerous. Not a fan of that.
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post #20 of 24 Old 01-27-2010, 01:26 PM
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Does a horse think it is a horse?????
Well that is a question which won't ever be answered - will it?

Would a horse recognise itself if he saw himself in a mirror ???

Would a horse ever think himself to be a donkey or a mule or an *** ???

Would my dapple grey mare think herself to be a Zebra?

Would my horse DiDi think that my Rottweiler Rocky is a small horse??

Does my horse think I am a two legged horse??

I wish I knew

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