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post #1 of 11 Old 04-15-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Red face She thinks I'm leaving in the trailer..?

I've had my horse Andie for 2 1/2 years now and we have become very close. Lately, ( the past two months or so.. and last summer) I taught her to load into the trailer. I noticed recently that if I go out to clean the trailer, or she can't see me and knows I'm near or in the trailer, she will whinny for me as if I'm being 'loaded up' and leaving without her. And when I come back into the barn, to get something or put something away, She nickers like she's relieved - almost like a " Whew! I thought you were leaving..."

Do you actually think she believes I'm being loaded up? This is the only time she behaves like this.

(P.S. My other horse doesn't act like this at all)
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Cute! Does she do that when you get in your car and go or just the trailer? Maybe she wants to go for a ride like an ol dog? Lol.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-15-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Cute! Does she do that when you get in your car and go or just the trailer? Maybe she wants to go for a ride like an ol dog? Lol.
haha it's only when she's knows I'm working around/ in the trailer and she can't see me :P a few weeks ago she threw a fit because she couldn't see me and I was cleaning out the trailer- I've never heard her whinny like that before...or gallop like she did hah. I'm not sure what to think of it

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haha it's only when she's knows I'm working around/ in the trailer and she can't see me :P a few weeks ago she threw a fit because she couldn't see me and I was cleaning out the trailer- I've never heard her whinny like that before...or gallop like she did hah. I'm not sure what to think of it

Weird.. like shes buddy sour with you instead of another horse.. do you feed her in the trailer or give her treats before loading her?
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Weird.. like shes buddy sour with you instead of another horse.. do you feed her in the trailer or give her treats before loading her?

We don't feed her in the trailer- and usually she gets grain once she loads into the trailer.

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We don't feed her in the trailer- and usually she gets grain once she loads into the trailer.
Like a handful? Im thinkin she wants somethin from you-- like a snacky! Lol.
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Well, when she acts like that she's in the barn. lol I guess I should have said that earlier xD . These past few times that she's doe this, she hasn't been tied anything either only When she is in the barn and can's see me when I'm by the trailer is when she gets worried and starts whinnying and stuff.

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Ha ha! I thought this would be about a guy being told by his wife to go live in the trailer...

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The hubbys gelding hollers at us everytime he sees us too.. he just wants attention and apples-- Some horses are just more vocal than others.
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My horse went through an insecure period in his life a few years ago, screaming his face off like a little girl if I left him alone at a show even though he was tied to the trailer with other horses. Was so embarrassing so I started tying him on the other side of the trailer where he couldn't see me or other horses, then I left him there at the showbarn in a stall by himself, he snapped of it, phew! Go figure, his registered name is RDR "Independence" Day because he ran away from his mom when he was only a few days old. Momma was being led from the corral to the barn, he didn't follow, he made a break for it and headed down the driveway & ran down the road! No I didn't own him at this time but I was at the breeding farm working their stud when this all happened. Was hilarious watching the owner drag back this colt by his & him kicking & screaming like a spoiled toddler! Then about a week later, he is out in the pasture with his mom & several other mares & foals and he jumps the fairly high fence into the neighbors pasture to hang out with other horses, goofball.
Your mare sounds insecure and doesn't want you to leave her as she associates the trailer with going bye bye, as long she doesn't throw a fit, it is quite endearing I think!
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