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post #21 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 11:09 AM
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I knew a colt that liked to have the end of his tounge scratched. He would stand with his tounge stuck out till you scratched it. The owner said thaat he used to bite and they solved that issue only to come up with another LOL

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post #22 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 03:45 PM
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Whenever I take Bali's bridle off he rubs his face on anything that is near by, usually the cross tie rail... until I put the bridle away... then he puts his head on my chest and rubs gently until I itch his face and ears all over for him. I guess I sort of taught him to do this because I thought rubbing his face on a metal beam looked uncomfy, but now it's a ritual, he MUST have his face and ears scratched all over before we put his halter back on!
He always winnies at other horses, too. Constantly. He is really a loud mouth. If a horse enters the barn he has to give them a big hello :) He's fascinated by any horses he sees, he stares at them and tries to see what is going on. Loves to watch other horses being ridden.... it's kind of weird.... He's a social butterfly I guess hahaha!
What else..... I know he has more but that's all I can think of right now :(

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post #23 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 03:47 PM
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^ Shocks also rubs her face.It really annoys me but you cant make them quite without making them head shy.I have to immediately take her bridle off because if I don't It might get caught in the fence.
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post #24 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 03:52 PM
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Kihei goes to sleep by the fence specifically so he can rest his hind legs on the bottom rail of the fence. It's really funny. I always worry he's going to get cast, but he has a technique of tucking his hind legs up and rolling over without hitting the fence at all, so maybe I should stop worrying.
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post #25 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 03:55 PM
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Razz likes to give kisses.

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post #26 of 33 Old 11-20-2009, 05:08 PM
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jasper kicks/paws at his bucket when he eats. and delilah licks EVERYTHING when she eats something she likes, like grain mints candy and apples

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post #27 of 33 Old 11-21-2009, 09:37 PM
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Cricket lifts her leg. It drives me nuts. If she's left tied for too long and is trying to get your attention, she'll lift her left leg. She won't paw the ground, but she'll lift it like "HEY! HEY! WHAT ABOUT ME??" I've stopped letting her do it while she's tied, but I can't get her to stop when she eats. So when she's tied and she lifts her leg, I'll say "CRICKET! Put. It. DOWN" And her lower lip will droop and she'll put it down. Lol silly girl

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post #28 of 33 Old 11-21-2009, 10:02 PM
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My horse eats anything and after hes done chewing whatever he happened to eat he lifts his upper lip and nod his head. Oh and he likes to eat bur plants, its an obsession.
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post #29 of 33 Old 11-22-2009, 12:10 AM
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Loki's so full of quirks he could have his own TV show, it's like he has a new one everyday XD
-He likes to smell my boots when I ask him to flex his head around under saddle.
-He'll help you open gates.
-He'll open gates by himself, he got confused by an outward swinging gate once, but once he got it open he proceeded to smash it repeatedly against the opposite one.
-He seems to enjoy stomping as loud as possible when in a trailer.
-He's always at the front of the herd when I whistle for them :)
-He likes tossing, kicking, and dragging feed troughs and rubber buckets around. Especially when you're not looking
-He likes to flip his lip up after a good roll
-He only travels in angles, a straight line at a trot or canter is out of the question. Period.
-He will show you just how quickly that release on your carefully crafted quick-release really is
-When he wants to be with you, his ears flop out to the sides and he puts on his best 'gimmie luff' face :3
-Under saddle, he has three speeds: Fast, faster, and fastest. Each is more fun than the last.
-If I'm in the pasture during the night, he'll follow next to me until I'm safe by the gate. I remember one night in particular, I went up to say good bye for the day to him and was quite a ways into the pasture. He walked next to me all the way back, even when the herd went thundering past.
-He'll put his forehead against my chest and hold it there when I'm feeling down.
-He really, really, likes breathing in my dads ear. He also gets a kick out of trying to eat his shirt collars when we're standing out in the pasture, talking to people XD

Red Man likes to chase the chickens. They're free range and generally like to stroll around the small upper paddock where the shelter is.
He also doesn't buck, he bounces straight up in the air instead. No matter if he's standing still, trotting, or cantering, he always goes BOING! XD

Sam is like a kindly old man. You can lead screaming kids around on him all day long, flap plastic bags around his head, lead him through anything...
Until you put a more experienced rider on him and walk approximately 50 paces from the barn. Then he is a world-champion bronc with the speed of Seabiscuit. Never in your life have you found yourself back at the barn so fast! XDDD
Won't so much as kick at a fly with a youngster or beginner rider on his back though. Completely sweet and willing on the ground, too. -eyeroll-

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post #30 of 33 Old 11-22-2009, 12:51 AM
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Lills has taken to dunking Mr. Safety Cone into her water trough and will now leave it in there...she seems to prefer having it rest on the bottom of Davy Jones' Locker than anywhere else. o.O
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