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post #31 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:08 PM
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I always encourage people to run and jump and play and make all sorts of noise around my horses. The crazier you get while staying safe the better. Because you NEVER know what you will come across on the trails or better yet, at a show.

My horses have been exposed to just about anything you can think of and because of it, they rarely spook. Except my older mare who spooks randomly when shes bored and wants to entertain herself lol

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post #32 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:35 PM
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Don't let your horse become your leader!
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post #33 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:48 PM
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Don't sit under your horse... trustworthy or not, imitating an instafamous rider by doing so is an accident waiting to happen
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post #34 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:50 PM
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Don't hug your horses butt? I missed that memo....its so cute though.
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post #35 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:52 PM
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I always encourage people to run and jump and play and make all sorts of noise around my horses. The crazier you get while staying safe the better. Because you NEVER know what you will come across on the trails or better yet, at a show.

My horses have been exposed to just about anything you can think of and because of it, they rarely spook. Except my older mare who spooks randomly when shes bored and wants to entertain herself lol
Ha I do the same thing. I try to do everything possible to my horse...so I don't have to be THAT person thats like OMG don't do that around my horse, OMG don't touch my horse there!!!! I mean I don't sit under him or anything stupid like that, but I pull on his tail, poke and prod him everywhere, jump around him, poor guy I've even ran up at him a few times. Probably somewhat stupid on my part but I'd rather I be the one that gets hurt while trying to work on it with my horse then some innocent little kid.
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post #36 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 10:57 PM
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My hubby has used the chainsaw beside my horses and they don't even flinch. You can use the power tools right behind them putting up boards in the barn with them tied and they don't even think about it.

One barn I boarded at before I got my own place the kids would ride their bikes right behind my girl, toddles running around her in front of her... dogs running under her feet. She doesn't even care.

We shoot guns off around them. My horses have been exposed to anything and everything for the most part.

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post #37 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 11:21 PM
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I agree with NBEventer -- only "mainstream" trainer quote I agree with is CA "heart attacks are free"

"I don't think he ever gave a thought to other people's opinions, which was just as well because they were often unkind."
-- James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small
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post #38 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 11:37 PM
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It's one thing if you make a commotion around your own horses but another if you start doing it around other people s horses , who may not be as used to it as your own. You could cause someone else to be injured.
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post #39 of 72 Old 08-27-2014, 12:21 AM
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I'm not saying I'd go up to random horses but my mare I would mess around with and I am not as careful around the horses at my barn (there is a whopping total of 6 who are all lesson horses who I'm around almost daily)
It goes with the Hippocrats club -- many of the things are people do with their own horses

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post #40 of 72 Old 08-27-2014, 12:40 AM
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Even though he's old enough to know better sometimes hubby acts without engaging his brain. Tonight he set off a smoke bomb in the pasture while I was at the barn feeding. I had horses in a panic slamming against the gates, p'ing & s'ing from nerves, me trying to get the gates open before they hurt themselves, and 2 of them deciding they'd be safe if I would only hold them in my arms.

It was yet another time I came back to the house yelling "What in the H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS were you thinking!".
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