Does your horse ever just "Crack You Up"???? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 01-04-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Does your horse ever just "Crack You Up"????

I am the proud owner of a 3/4 Arabian 1/4 Saddlebred goofball! I've only had him for about 9 months and we did not start out on a good note. Quite frankly......he was nuts! Rearing up and striking out (both on the ground and in the saddle) head butting, pulling back while tied....UGH!!!

But we've come along way in a short period of time and he seriously cracks me up! He so smart and has an uncanny sense of communication. The girls at the barn laugh at us and our "conversations" .... the one girl said...."it's like he understands!"

He had an injury awhile back (pulling back while tied) and we've had to do some physical therapy which easily turned into "tricks"

So one day a few weeks ago I went out with one of the other gals, and it was starting to get dark, by the time I got was dark. I went out in the pasture and couldn't find him...found all his friends...but not him. So not willing to risk going back out in the dark and getting trampled I went back in...the gal I was with suggested that I "call him"...I said ... "he won't come" but I gave it a shot anyway.... since I cant whistle... I went to the gate and said " kitty kitty kitty" LOL!!! after a few minutes ..... sure enough my daughter says "MOM...there he is waiting at the gate" LOL

The lady that owns the barn started cracking up and said will you "stop it"!!! you talk to him like a human, he does tricks like a dog and now you call "here kitty kitty" HE ISNT GOING TO KNOW WHAT HE IS!!!!

Hope you get a chuckle

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-04-2012, 12:35 PM
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Alli cracks me up ALL the time. She is so expressive. I was poo picking one day, minding my own business listening to music (not through headphones dont kill me lol) and Alli comes up behind me, nudges me, walks 5 paces away and poops. Then turns round sniffs it and brings her head half way up and looks at me with an expression of 'you missed one'. Couldn't believe her! Laughed too hard :P

She also 'plays' with me in the field. Mostly she is happy to comply with my sprinting around madly and comes and plays, others she just gives me a look of 'erm... no' and walks off to a jucier bit of grass.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 PM
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My mare loves to play with the dogs. My dog will chase her, so he is not in the pasture with her, but they will play across/thru. They will run up and down the fence line, one barking and growling, the other bucking, rearing, squeeling, like she's attacking a pack of coyotes. She does it with my parents dog also, and just last weekend put both feet thru their privacy fence.... so I'm buying new wood, and replacing the thermometer that was on the fence. But since then, she stays far enough away that she doesn't touch it.
Of course, by the time I thought "camera" they were done playing lol
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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After riding I turn Clark out and he will get his usual drink from the trough and then he will wait for me at the gate like "are you going to walk me back out"? Sometimes I do....and he will walk a few paces , look at me and nudge me...walk a few paces and repeat.
I took the video camera out to the pasture to get some pictures for the other owners....OMG... Mr. Hooves on Hips followed me all over making sure no one else got too close to his mom! And he'd chase them off if they did.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2012, 04:07 PM
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Lol we get a real kick out of our horses too. Although they come when whistled in, for feed time or rubs, they love nothing more than to pretend they are 'wild' when the pass the gate from the paddock into the big pasture.

People always say 'don't personalize your horse' but it is so darn hard to do when they have such personality!
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