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post #11 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 02:49 AM
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Jerk or not, I love those ears....
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post #12 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 07:22 AM
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Video didn't show enough of horse before he came after man though, particularly the ears/face/eye.

Lots going on, food nearby, and horse was not in chill mood from what could see of him.

More than likely was giving off "quiet vibes" where horse almost mentally closes off, like brick wall coming down over mind. When they get that quiet vibe, usually will do something like this.

Very watchful and still all of a sudden, not alerted to something outside area, but watchful.
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post #13 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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I agree need more of a context. I can see the ears right before the bite but he looks anxious and keyed up. He then is does not settle after the bite. I feel like warnings were given before the start of the movie that were perhaps ignored. He needs manners but at the same time, his whole body before the event (hears flickering, body tense) was all saying something and it was hot after the bite. Ants in his pants, pawing, ears flickering. The whole setup of what appears to be a tent area also means something else smell, sound or sight out of camera range could have created this vibe.
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post #14 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 01:30 PM
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I think it's a young horse, maybe two, and though I didn't see could be a stud.
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post #15 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 02:31 PM
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The animal has likely been allowed to walk all over people, though I can't say that for certain. My miniature horse, believe it or not, did EXACTLY this kind of thing to men (and even got a few of them) before I started intensive training with her. Vicious bites like that often stem from a dominant animal that has not been corrected for lesser things that 'point' towards them becoming aggressive, and if those aren't dealt with it eventually leads to this kind of thing.

Gorgeous animal though. Shame no one repriminded him immediately.

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post #16 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 02:48 PM
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Lol, horse probably is owned by a inept person, thus allowing this behavior. Wouldn't happen in my barn...
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post #17 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 02:49 PM
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Hard to tell due to not enough footage before the bite but it looks like a combo of man standing by food and being in a tense situation. You could hear other horses in the background talking a lot and see horses being led around. Also appears young. Most likey hasnt been taught proper respect yet.
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post #18 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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I would have punched it in the face. My horse lunged at me to bite me like that once. Hasn't done it since. He has bit other people though.
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I agree!

My stallion was trained by a "natural" horse person and came with a few bad habits. I TRIED to follow her teachings but after getting grabbed for the 4th time I went back to some old ways and punched him right in the nose..... hard. The trainer almost fainted.

He NEVER tried to bite me again. (ok, a few little love nips every now and then that we are correcting still.)
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post #19 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 03:57 PM
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Perhaps I'm ignorant here but do they do something to those ears? They never moved. Well, there was a tiny bit of movement but nothing like normal ear movements I've ever seen. It almost looked like he was trying to pin them back but couldn't. Lacking ear cues I look at his body and he is definately very erect nothing relaxed about that body.
Agreed that there is context lacking. I'm guessing that there is either something going on with the ears that limits/prohibits the normal expressions and that the horse was indeed giving plenty of warning with his body tension and likely the eyes. The tool at the other end of the line was completely missing the whole conversation. Well at least the one that actually mattered anyway.
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post #20 of 36 Old 04-22-2013, 07:14 PM
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Off topic, but what breed is that horse? Looks familiar but can't quite place my finger on it ...
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