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post #11 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 07:38 AM
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My horse has to lick, sniff and chew everything I take into the stable - he's never been given treats, so I don't know where he got into the habit! I have to show him everything I have in my hands so he can inspect it carefully

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post #12 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 08:19 AM
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Kay paws while she eats too. LOL
Her funny habit, she steals my coffee!! Even if I have it in a travel mug with a lid. She knocks it over then paws it until she gets the lid off. Another bad habit, she fake limps when leading, when I turn her loose she takes off running through the pasture then when she stops she turns around and looks at me like,"You didn't see that!"

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post #13 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 10:04 AM
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Piper will push my hand until I scratch her forehead. For some reason it's always itchy. Then when you scratch it she'll move her upper lip and pull up her head until you can barely reach it. If you stop she starts pushing at your hand again.

I think that is why I fell for her.
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post #14 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 04:38 PM
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I haven't known Lilly for very long, but...she likes wiggling her upper lip really quickly on the back of your hand or your sleeve. Pretty sure that's her way of asking for a treat. No biting or anything, just the wigglies. She has also been greeting me by way of holding her nose perfectly level with my own nose/eye socket (her nostril pretty much engulfs my face), and breathing softly. This is probably normal social horsey behaviour but I find it endearing.

Oh yeah...she'll also nab the sweat scraper from the tack, er...bucket when you're not looking and run off with it (so far I've mostly been grooming her freestanding in her paddock). Done it twice now and the only way you'll get that thing back is by making to leave leave without her, lol. I have to keep the bucket on the other side of the fence now.
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post #15 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 04:54 PM
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bailey will chew my sleeve until i set his bucket of feed down, and archie will pick up his bucket and bring it as far away from bailey as he can
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post #16 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 06:03 PM
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Both my horses like to pull all their hay out of their feeders and spread it all around their stalls. They're so wasteful...

Norman scrapes his teeth on anything metal (gates, stall bars). It's like fingernails on a chalkboard. And he likes to dip his nose in his water bucket and then dribble it on his food. He's weird.

Vic loves cats, and he cuddles them when they sit on the edge of his stall.

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post #17 of 33 Old 11-19-2009, 06:08 PM
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Romeo doesnt have an odd habbits but my friends horse holds up one of her front feet and shakes it while she eats...shes not pawing...its almost like she rubbing her belly like "O thats some good grain"

LOL it is so funny to watch...

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post #18 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 02:27 AM
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Today I watched shocks LICK my Phelia mastiff's back and butt.
It was weird lol
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post #19 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 05:05 AM
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eeew, mmm dog butt tasty....wierd horse lol

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post #20 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 10:58 AM
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Snaps weirdest habit is he is obcessed with butt rubs/scratching. When I first got him he would stick his butt in my face which scared the crap out of me because I thought he was lineing up for a kick, but in reality he loves to have his butt rubbed. the weird thing is he will keep backing up until he is almost on top of you..hes also got a weird sense of humor..hes my gate opener/closer. I always close the stall gates when they are eating to ensure they dont try to share, but I will leave them unlatched because they all know how to push them open when they are done, I was in the stall brushing cochise while he eats (he hates that so must do it) and here comes snap after he ate his trying to get some attention. He starts pushing open cochises gate so I pull it closed, he starts to push it open again, so I ended up just latching the thing. So cochise is done, go to let him out, try to open the gate..and snap of course feels that I wouldnt let him open it, so why should I? so hes pushing the gate to keep it closed as Im trying to push it open...his name should be Joker...

Cochise tried the "dig to china" thing when its time to eat..reason he ended up with front shoes to keep him from waring down his hoofs, also stall mat ended up a must. He also hates to be messed with while he eats..its too distracting. And he is picking up some of snaps habits now too..houdini with the gates if not "horse proofed".

Breeze doesnt really have any habits per say, other than she knows how to get the "boys" going when shes in a bad mood. They move very fast when she gets that look in her eye.

I also have a boarder TB named Huck. Ive got to say hes the weirdest one yet. I call him my "Forest Gump"...I swear he is ADD..he is the messiest eater, his owners brought one of those big metal water troughs to feed him out of and now I know why (I tried the smaller ones)teeth are fine). He would get it everywhere otherwise...and he has to, just has to paw the trough to make his foot hit the metal and make ALOT of noise. He has to hear it like every 2 minutes like its a comfort or something...drove my horses nuts the first couple days..he scared the crap out of them..now they dont even flinch. Also DO NOT groom him while hes close to the other horses...he gets so excited I swear he turns into a stud horse or something...hes so laid back, slow almost, but as soon as a brush touches his back its like hes been injected with caffeine or something. He is a weird duck..but sweet.
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