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post #1 of 7 Old 01-03-2016, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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New behaviour?!

So about half an hour ago me and my dad went out to feed Dusty and Shannon and Dusty, who I was saying good-night to, put her head around my body and just held it there.
My dad said she was trying to tell me she loved me, but I'm not sure because I've had her for two years, and let's say our bond has been better than it is at the moment.
I've looked it up but I can't find anything.
Do any of you know what it means?
Have any of your horses done it before?
Im sorry I don't have a picture but it happened so fast, and like I said before she's never done it before tonight.

P.S- Thankyou for all the supportive comments on the flooding issue, especially from people who have been flooded themselves

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-03-2016, 04:05 PM
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I would say that your dad is somewhat right, except that horses don't feel "love" in the same way that we do. I have had some similar experiences and have seen it between two horses. I would consider it a connection but more like feeling comfortable and enjoying your company.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-04-2016, 12:02 AM
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Aww, that is a sweet moment!
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-04-2016, 02:38 AM
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Mare hugs are the best! the mare I rode would do that, then you'd ride her and she'd try and kill you!
....we had a love hate relationship,
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-04-2016, 03:00 AM
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Trouble and I have a thing where I will walk to him with my arms out and he will rest his head on my chest with my hands under his head and let out a huge sigh. Before he turned against the herd he would lay with our mare with his head on her neck, or over her back, I assume it's the same type of behaviour but now he has no interest in the others at all.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-12-2016, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Aww, maybe I'm just being over worried (is that a word????). I like hearing about your experiences, ponies and horses are so cute when they want to be? <3 x
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-15-2016, 08:48 AM
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Google "Images of horse hugging girl" and you will see many many heartwarming photos of horses showing affection to their girls. My heart horse hugs me both by squeezing me gently with his head over my shoulder or bringing his head around my body and giving me a gentle squeeze.
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