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post #1 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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I want to know your horse's silly habits!

Ricci likes to fluff up her hay before she eats it. You can't fluff it up for her, because it's no good that way, and she won't eat it until it's fluffy. And, when Ricci is done eating her grain out of her rubber tub, she ALWAYS picks it up and tosses her head about. It's like she's picking up her bowl and making sure it's empty.

Gracie always tips her grain bucket over, spilling her grain everywhere. It goes without fail, we have to be careful of where we feed her grain, because it takes her ages to eat it all, lol. Sometimes, the grain falls into a gap in the stall mats, and it's too small for her to get it back, and she gets mad. She throws a fit, tossing her head and spinning around and pawing at the ground. It's hilarious.

That's all I can think of right now, but I want to know what silly quirk your horse has. Please share!

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post #2 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 01:33 AM
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Hahaha Gracie sounds like a cutie pie!

Lacey is just an all around odd duck. Haha
I guess probably her most entertaining quirk is that she'll walk herself (like I'll take off her halter and off she goes) to the mounting block (and line herself up all perfectly) for me to get on once I get all ready, yet she won't stay still for me to get on.

Silly goose-girl. =P

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post #3 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 01:35 AM
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my horse loves to take her rugs off the fence and drag them through the mud with her teeth. Costs me a fortune in rugs. she also waits till she has licked her feed tud clean and then throws it as far as she can and whines until you let her go!!
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post #4 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 01:42 AM
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Ice sticks his tongue out. Really his mouth will be completely closed but the barest little bit of it will be sticking out in between his teeth. He's also got this look he gives me when he doesnt know why I stop him....He turns around and just stares at my foot like "Well are you getting off or what?" He has this funny habit where if he's single tied next to another horse, he'll inch up on their butt and nibble their tail and then look at you like he's done nothing wrong!

He used to escape from his stall, run out to the front yard, and stick his nose in the grass....
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post #5 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 02:19 AM
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Starlite gives me that look when I stop her, too hahaha. She's like WELL?

Starlite paws while she eats, though I don't know if thats uncommon or not. When I am unbuckling the chest straps of her blanket she thinks its a GREAT time to rub her chin Sometimes when you go to catch her whether it be out in the paddock or in her stall she'll face you but throw her head away... like HMPH, only to look at you like 'Okay, I guess now you can put my halter on' such a diva! LOL

Dream is a nosey eater which I don't think is uncommon either but oh well. She takes a mouthful of grain then looks around to see where Starlite is and looses some grain in the process. She goes nuts whenever she sees a foal - she always thinks shes its mother! LOL

Horses are so 'special' sometimes

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post #6 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 02:30 AM
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Dakota, the horse I had to have put down,would run his teeth around the corner bucket when he was waiting on his feed (it has grooves in it from him doing it so much lol). Or he would grab it with his teeth and yank it up as hard as possible,And actually he ripped apart a 2x4 doing it. I have a video of it on my phone, if I know how to upload it I would! I miss him =(

Reba, well she likes to eat bubblegum dum dum suckers. Of course, I hold the stick. its funny watching her grab it with her teeth!

Cochise,the old man, he likes to lick you. I swear it is the weirdest thing.

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post #7 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 03:02 AM
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Farah paws the ground while eating and tosses food out of the bucket.Its the most annoying thing ever.I have to sit down and toss handfulls of grain into the bucket for her so she doesn't waste it.

Shocks chews wood and Farah is starting to pick it up. UGH
I have to keep all the wood covered in chew stop spray.
Not CUTE at all.
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post #8 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I didn't mention that my girls are both chronic chewers. I think Ricci taught it to Gracie. Mostly it's wood, but it's also the lead ropes or whatever it is they're tied to. I also find that tar works a lot better than that no-chew stuff.

I used to leave my lunge whip in the pasture in the middle of our circle. It has been out there for like a year before I got Gracie, and it was never a big deal. But within a week after I brought Gracie home, I went out and saw my poor whip chewed in half. =[ Gracie is I think teething, or something along those lines. She picks up pine cones. o_O

I used to work with an Arab that would run his teeth up and down the wall of his stall while waiting for his grain. Up and down and up and down, lol. He left grooves too. =]

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post #9 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 04:26 AM
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I had a mare Brandi that did the pawing thing while she ate. She would use her left foot and kick the pan right below her chin and would sometimes kick her own chin and then look up like "anyone see that?". She was always kicking her pan over. Oh and she would also hold her head over the side of her pan when she ate and drop food on the ground, we took her to the vet and her teeth were fine..She just liked to drop it on the ground and then find it when she'd licked her bowl clean, kind of like *surprise, i have more food!* wierdo...

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post #10 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 05:34 AM
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there was this gelding I used to know (just recently passed =( ) who would piaffe while waiting for his food. he'd start just as soon as he heard the feed cart, he'd go right to the corner of his stall and do a perfect piaffe right up until he recieved his hay. it was the cutest thing!
he was such a character.
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