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post #1 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Don't understand!!

Ok ,so I'm kind of new to horses and I had my own horse for a while.She used to love it when I gave her carrots or other treats but when I went to give her a carrot today she pulled her neck back until I took my hand back.Why is she doing this?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 03:53 PM
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Don't have a clue. Maybe she's sick, maybe she just decided she doesn't want a carrot.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 04:23 PM
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maybe you put on some hand lotion before seeing your horse and she was put off by the smell of it?
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 05:47 PM
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is she ok in all other respects? is she eating her food, pooping? moving about normally?
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 06:35 PM
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Could have brought hand up too fast. Could be someone else is doing something to her and has hit her in nose.

Could be she didn't see hand and was startled.

Could be carrot didn't smell right.

Could just not feel like being messed with.

They aren't robots, and may well wake up in mood they don't want to be bothered, or don't feel like doing something they did days before.

If this worries you, don't ever get caged birds...what one will eat one day, the next day gets tossed out of the cage.

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 06:35 PM
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Has she had a lot of carrots recently? Maybe its just too much of a good thing?

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-15-2014, 06:59 PM
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oh, i just remembered. if carrots are at all moldy, some horses won't touch them.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-17-2014, 07:11 PM
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try an apple maybe and see if she likes that instead...I know it helps to change up the goodies sometimes, you can get sick of eating the same thing every day...
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-18-2014, 12:14 AM
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if she is eating her other food and pooping fine maybe she just didn't want it, I wouldn't be too worried about it

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