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IDK if this is in the correct part...sorry if it is...

But What is the oddest thing your horse is afraid of?

Mine is newspaper. Honor can walk by a screaming child, or a cat, or something any other horse would flip out at,and remain completley calm... but newspaper just freaks him out!
 

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COWS!!!

He had been used as a competitive trail horse for a while before I got him and was never afraid of cougars, bears, hikers coming out of nowhere, you name it. But for some odd reason, he is deathly afraid of cows. I usually make sure there are none when we go on trails haha
 

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^ my old hrose was afraid of cows! we even tryed putting him in a PEN with cows....he was fine until they LOOKED at him... those darn cows with their lazer beam eyes.

the weirdest thing.... i would have to say...... that evil troll in the wash bay, or the dragon in the trailer, or maybe the horse eating shadow monster?
 

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My lovely, sweet, chilled-out horse has become so bored in our little indoor (actually, so have I...) that he's imagined up all sorts of arena monsters.
The mounting block (which isn't at ALL scary when I mount or let him look at it) can make him bolt sideways across the arena, as can either of the far corners, and a small hole in the wall. Oh, and the chairs by the door, if there's a person in them.
The corner thing I kiiiiind of understand, because we had an unfortunate parrot incident there once. (Long story). The rest? Pure silliness.

OH! And if we pass a broken wooden pallet on the side of the road he does the abrupt shoulder-drop thing. Only pallets, nothing else - not deer running out in front of him, ATVs, bikes...and the pallets in the arena are harmless. :)
 

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my mums horse is terrified of cats, even if they are just sitting there !
 

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Recycling bins! We've rode past barking, charging pitbulls and a LOUD, sputtering, dying van, but Woodmont is TERRIFIED of recyling bins. We're always brave and walk by those SCARY bins, but with lots of huffing and puffing and prancing. lol.
 

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Flag poles... even ones w/o flags....

Oh and me.. he flinches every time I move around him like I beat him or something... ditsy horse
 

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My horse does mini spooks when we're riding when a leaf blows in front of her feet. A leaf. Yeah. xDDD
 

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My horse spooks at nothing :L but something he ran around the feild for 5 hours flat one day just staring to the left of him and when i chacke d there was NOTHING there normally hes sooo calm
 

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hahah wel as i have mentioned before i live in rural spain so dont know if you guys will know what im on about but anyway furia is petrified of contadores (water meters) they are at the front of a house (quite far out) and are just a square concrete box with the meter in and she hates them!!! hahaha
not forgetting the horse eating monster that hides in the trees, in the air and on the ground hahahahaa:D
 

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One of the horses I used to ride - RIP :( - was great at jumping but he was TERRIFIED of pink poles, he would jump all the rest but refuse every single pink one! :D
 

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ahaha this is a funny thread. my horse is scared of Flag poles with or without the flag like stated before. plastic bags... and cows.. she is DEATHLY afraid of cows. we were riding by a pasture for the first time. and she kept either A) trying to charge them through the fence or B) run super fast by them. and she snorting and blow snot and prancing and pawing the ground. she hated the cows and like stated before was ok untill they looked at her..

my moms horse is scared of Dragon Flies, red mud... , cracks in the road big rocks lol she is a silly ******
 

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My gelding Stitch is afraid of big rocks. If we are out on a trail or something and he have to pass a big rock his eyes get about the size of softballs likes its going to eat him. Oh well he is such a weirdo.
 

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cutters not afraid of anything, however when i first got him he was afraid of the color Red, but red and black are my eventing colors so he had to get over that lol
 

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My horse really dislikes a mini donkey, the first time he saw it he was up by the fence meeting other horses, the donkey pushed through the horses and Hero took off running, so did the donkey and they stopped and look at eachother. When ever the donkey is around my horse stops and tries to take off. But he didnt spook at a loose 600 ppound pig running to us lol :)
 

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HOT AIR BALLOONS!

I was riding my gelding, Arthur, and the mini mare was running free behind me, and my mom was walking, in the fields behind my house. I was cantering, and then all of the sudden my bridle snaps in half. It was older, and I was too young to know how to oil it so I hadn't oiled it in a while, so I take full responsibility....So I get off to see how bad it's broken, and find that the cheekpiece on one side is snapped clean in half, and the bridle wasn't gonna make it back to the house. Especially with the way Arthur fights for rein when he wants to run lol. So I take a lead rope I carry just in case and wrap it around Arthur's neck in an attempt to keep him steady till we reached the barn. Yea, a battle lost before it starts. Well, it might maybe have possibly worked if a hot air balloon hadn't appeared 200 feet up, blowing fire and freaking out the horses. Arthur breaks loose, and canters with the mini mare "Lulu" in the general direction of another few fields....we run, desperate to get the horses before they reach a road, call 911 and tell them to post police on either end of the street to warn drivers there's loose horses. We're freaking out while running through the back 1000....until we get to the house and find both horses grazing in our backyard. YEAH. Arthur had somehow lost his saddle blanket from under his saddle (?!?) and I found it like 4 months later in the woods, all chewed up by some animal who'd stolen it lol.
 

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Neither of mine are afraid of anything. o_O I ride Ricci down the road on a not-very-big shoulder and she doesn't flick an ear at any of the traffic. We were running down the back road once and out of nowhere, a huge black dog launches out of the bushes not even three feet away, barking it's massive head off and Ricci couldn't have cared less. And Gracie was the bravest baby I've ever heard of. I brought her home at 7 months and she wouldn't even flinch at ANYTHING. Waving branches, my dressage whip flailing around, I've even thrown pine cones at her and she never even noticed!

So if they're afraid of something, I haven't found what it is yet. =]
 

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Ginisee- Smoke, tarps (we tried to make fake liverpools out of them but it didn't work... she's fine with real liverpools. haha). She isn't scared of them but she really HATES ponies.

Uma- Toadstools. Seriously. The horse is great with everything else. She will jump any jump with confidence, but toadstools? Game over.

Demi- just about everything. haha. She is just a naturally spooky horse. Mostly loud noises and things coming up behind her. And her shadow.
 

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Well she's not terrified of them, but Gypsy is afraid of cows, she's getting better, there is a neighbor's cow that sometimes gets out and we put her back while we're riding. I thought we might have been in trouble when we went out into my dad's pasture into the middle of the cows and everytime we turned our backs on one group they'd start coming towards us. We finally pushed them back until they didn't want to have anything to do w/ us (I was proud of her, that was a big step forward!). She's really fine as long as they don't come at her. I've never had a horse that was afraid of cows.

Now what she is terrified of, a demon mini that we sometimes see while riding. She's not afraid of minis in general (I have four), but she's pretty sure this one is demon spawn (I think it's mostly because she can't see him at first, she can only hear him).

My mule is afraid of my pot bellied pig (the feeling is mutual, they see each other and take off in opposite directions).
 
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