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tBHj
Oct. 6, 2009, 09:38 PM
My horse loves my boyfriend. She was pretty spooky tonight but as soon as I handed the reins to my boyfriend while I put away jumps she became a puppy dog.

Does anyone else have horses that seems to always behave when a boyfriend, mom or a non-experienced horse person is holding them?

Had to take a picture. :D

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs245.snc1/9216_167837607657_511182657_3597569_3890008_n.jpg

klmck63
Oct. 6, 2009, 09:52 PM
Mine is the opposite. As soon as I give my horse to my Dad to hold while I walk a course, he starts to fidget and has to be walked around. He fidgets a bit when I hold him but I guess since he knows I'll discipline him and my Dad won't, he knows when he can push the limits :lol:

RyuEquestrian
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:04 PM
My old A/O mare was the best competition horse, sensitive, gamey and at the same time, when she wasn't in a jump off and my boyfriend was on board... she turned into the best lead line pony: http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v157/245/86/286107060/n286107060_3014205_6451.jpg

Same goes for my 5 year old mare when non horsey boys come for a visit: http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs257.snc1/10423_545465835035_10402430_32296569_3802619_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10423_545465884935_10402430_32296579_152676_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs257.snc1/10423_545465894915_10402430_32296581_2283739_n.jpg

tBHj
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:12 PM
My old A/O mare was the best competition horse, sensitive, gamey and at the same time, when she wasn't in a jump off and my boyfriend was on board... she turned into the best lead line pony: http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v157/245/86/286107060/n286107060_3014205_6451.jpg

Same goes for my 5 year old mare when non horsey boys come for a visit: http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs257.snc1/10423_545465835035_10402430_32296569_3802619_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10423_545465884935_10402430_32296579_152676_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs257.snc1/10423_545465894915_10402430_32296581_2283739_n.jpg

Great pictures! I don't think my horse would give good pony rides. I am the only one who's ever ridden her except for 1 or 2 ten minute rides after I had already ridden her.

RyuEquestrian
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:15 PM
Great pictures! I don't think my horse would give good pony rides. I am the only one who's ever ridden her except for 1 or 2 ten minute rides after I had already ridden her.

It's a test a put the 4 and 5 year olds through- are they desensitized enough to handle boys.... jk

I've got something to really tickle you guys pink, but please don't judge

A video of my friend Dave riding my mare Zorriola (unfortunately only viewable on facebook): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/video.php?v=517785830985

Enjoy!

tBHj
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:33 PM
It's a test a put the 4 and 5 year olds through- are they desensitized enough to handle boys.... jk

I've got something to really tickle you guys pink, but please don't judge

A video of my friend Dave riding my mare Zorriola (unfortunately only viewable on facebook): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/video.php?v=517785830985

Enjoy!

Funny video.

I got one of my ex boyfriends into riding. He ended up having better equitation then me! I was jealous.

spmoonie
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:48 PM
It's a test a put the 4 and 5 year olds through- are they desensitized enough to handle boys.... jk

I've got something to really tickle you guys pink, but please don't judge

A video of my friend Dave riding my mare Zorriola (unfortunately only viewable on facebook): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/video.php?v=517785830985

Enjoy!

:lol:

Wizard of Oz's
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:51 PM
My horse is pretty high strung, but when my mom takes him out to groom and graze he is very patient with her. I was pretty worried about leaving him with her to go to college, but after a few times of her jumping away from him and him just standing there and giving her a look, I decided that they'll be fine;)

fancyfooted
Oct. 7, 2009, 12:44 PM
Mine absolutely adores my non-horsey fiance. She's makes googly eyes at him and begs for his attention. She has no shame, apparently!

Two Black Cats
Oct. 7, 2009, 12:58 PM
My fabulous (human) husband suprised me and bought my horse (a gelding) for me as a Christmas present two years ago. My husband, who takes, perhaps, three riding lessons a year, thought that it would be a terrific idea to give the new purchase a go one day. Gelding is an OTTB who can be a little sensitive at times, and well, even though I told my husband to do nothing else but walk, he proceeded to test the boundaries and pick up a trot in the indoor. The trot proceeded to turn into a canter, which proceeded into a full out gallop with bucks thrown in for good measure - and before we all knew it, my husband was in the dirt. After a few victory laps, gelding stops dead in his tracks and lowers his head when he sees me coming to catch him.

Now, every time my husband comes to the barn, my usually docile gelding pins his ears and makes faces when he (human husband) comes near me. At the barn, apparently, my husband is a horse :)

NeverEnd
Oct. 7, 2009, 03:47 PM
My fabulous (human) husband suprised me and bought my horse (a gelding) for me as a Christmas present two years ago. My husband, who takes, perhaps, three riding lessons a year, thought that it would be a terrific idea to give the new purchase a go one day. Gelding is an OTTB who can be a little sensitive at times, and well, even though I told my husband to do nothing else but walk, he proceeded to test the boundaries and pick up a trot in the indoor. The trot proceeded to turn into a canter, which proceeded into a full out gallop with bucks thrown in for good measure - and before we all knew it, my husband was in the dirt. After a few victory laps, gelding stops dead in his tracks and lowers his head when he sees me coming to catch him.

Now, every time my husband comes to the barn, my usually docile gelding pins his ears and makes faces when he (human husband) comes near me. At the barn, apparently, my husband is a horse :)

Good story! HAH! Hope hubby didn't get too hurt...only his pride I'm sure! :lol:

PNWjumper
Oct. 8, 2009, 12:08 AM
My AO Jumper mare is putty in my husband's hands and vice versa. He's not a horsey person and doesn't care much for the others. When I first got my mare she was an indoor-only horse. I turned her out in a field and made her deal with living out (which she was not a fan of initially) for the first week or so. Every day when my husband would get home from work she would whinney and gallop full speed to him. Ever since then he's had a major soft spot for her and she apparently sees him as her knight in shining armor. And it's funny because my husband is a "dog guy".....he's all waving hands and sudden movements and usually scares horses. My TB can't stand him and won't voluntarily come near him.

My small pony is another story. But that could have something to do with the husband-sized-dent in the barn wall...... :lol:

dancingequestrian85
Oct. 8, 2009, 08:48 AM
Pretty sure my red headed mare likes my dad more than me. Of course he has always had a touch with animals and babies; they all love him :) I couldn't ask for a better horse show dad. He loves going to shows as much as I do and I'm pretty sure the 8 month break college and life made me take was as hard on him as it was on me!


http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=31446809&id=31805244

SOTB
Oct. 8, 2009, 01:19 PM
I had an OTTB like that! She was a wild woman for any experienced rider, but a 2 y.o. could ride her in the lead line classes and she'd be perfect!

hopefarmnj
Oct. 8, 2009, 02:35 PM
My boyfriend is very non-horsey, even though he lived on one of NJ's biggest standardbred farms until he was seven, lol. I brought him to a schooling show a few weeks ago, and to myself and my mother's suprise, he fit right in! We had him tacking up my gelding, grazing him, and just generally doing my running around. And he did it all with a smile! Now I just have to get him on him ;)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/photo.php?pid=30407480&id=1112958753