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post #11 of 18 Old 06-02-2017, 01:07 AM
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I call it "stink-eye". it can vary from the photos taken, to something milder like a bit of tightening around the eye and jaw, ears back, and nose extended.
I do NOT put up with stink eye when I am dealing with a horse. I will do something to interrupt that mind set on the horse's part.

with lesson horses, it's kind of how things are. but, still, I'd get that mare busy . if she has time to think about being ****y to her barn mate, she has too much free time.
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Just re read my post, and see that for some reason, part of my sentences now are vanishing, as well as some words
I am not really such an incoherent writer, and hope everyone could truly read between the lines, LOL!
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there have been some recent issues with odd things happening, such as things disappearing randomly. do report it, @Smilie , if it continues to be a problem.
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My mother had a similar look! It wasn't that she pinned her ears back but the way she could stick her chin forward and glare with her eyes!

When it happened you moved amd fast.

One day when in a race yard, the lads were messing around and not getting finished up. I came out the feed room and had to get really mad with them. Then a few days later something similar happened and I heard one of the lads say, "Watch out, she has THAT look."
Guess I inherited it from mother.
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My mother had a similar look! It wasn't that she pinned her ears back but the way she could stick her chin forward and glare with her eyes!

When it happened you moved amd fast.

One day when in a race yard, the lads were messing around and not getting finished up. I came out the feed room and had to get really mad with them. Then a few days later something similar happened and I heard one of the lads say, "Watch out, she has THAT look."
Guess I inherited it from mother.
I got mine from animal training. If you don't think dogs and horses don't read your expression . . .

Okay, maybe from raising kids.

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-02-2017, 10:22 AM
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When I get that look on my face, my kids (and grandkids) call me the "Mom Thing!" Evidently the Mom Thing is scary. LOL. Both my mare and gelding make the occasional 'ugly face' at each other. She does it more than he does, though, although she's never been 'marish.' And he's the dominant one. He'll push her off a pile of hay, she'll give him 'ugly,' but move to another pile. And like others have said, when I'm around and either of them get the 'ugly', I do the Mom Thing to remind them who is boss.
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post #17 of 18 Old 06-02-2017, 02:10 PM
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My contribution is another chestnut mare This is my mare doing this face to her neighbour while eating. Not very good shots because I got them by pausing a video. Trust me, she did worst, but was moving fast and would be all blurry...
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I need to get a picture of Redz doing it- he is top of the herd, & tells everyone to GET OUT OF HIS WAY with just his facial expressions & pinned ears. LOL. So funny!!!
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