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  1. #1
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    Default How Would Your Horse React to This Holiday Decoration?

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    I'm not sure what my boy would do, but I would like to find out. Nice indoor also. Unique idea to hang a tree like that.



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    Willow would drop dead on the spot. Her little brain would explode in terror.
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    Sam would be fine. Fake trees suspended in mid-air? Totally uninteresting. The dirt is kicked up in a slightly different pile over by that jump standard? OMGSPOOKANDSPIN.


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    yeah, in my experience, if it's far enough over their heads they really don't seem to care much. now, if they were *moving* i suspect that would be a whole 'nother ball o' wax...


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    Mine would probably think it was really cool. Haha.

    I wish i had a photo of the Christmas program we did with my mom's horse when i was in college: prob a 10-15ft tree (no joke!) with proportionate-sized gifts, candycane lane complete with snow, sleigh bells on the horse and about 150 elementary school kids! He loved every minute. He's perfect
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    We have a big bunch of speakers hanging in our arena. I doubt my horse would notice... OTOH I wouldn't want to ride under it.



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    My Leo wouldn't give it a second thought and go on about his bidness. Now, my Sammy would prolly find a ladder to climb so's he could check out the decorations. I've found he is truly fearless in situ's other horses would stroke over.

    I don't think I'd want to ride under one either.
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    would not even pay attention to that.... and on one of the FB pages I saw it posted, people are saying "a lawsuit waiting to happen". Only in the US would you think lawsuit before thinking that it is a great decoration idea. I am sure the trees are well secured! Sheesh people..


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    D would try to reach up and eat it. And since he is 17.3, he could probably come pretty close
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    My pony would probably be oblivious for the first 42 minutes of our ride, then catch sight of it and we'd all be toast.

    My big guy wouldn't care at all, as long as you didn't ask him to jump it.


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    I think at 18hh - I would probably be hitting my head and my horse would be having a fit. It is worse when we have something new at home. At a show nothing bothers him because everything is new



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    Mine would try to make like a giraffe to taste the leaves...b/c everythings for eating


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    Quote Originally Posted by wcporter View Post
    D would try to reach up and eat it. And since he is 17.3, he could probably come pretty close
    Mine would try too. He thinks everything is a toy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    Sam would be fine. Fake trees suspended in mid-air? Totally uninteresting. The dirt is kicked up in a slightly different pile over by that jump standard? OMGSPOOKANDSPIN.
    Sounds familiar. Yoko is of a similar school of thought. Oh, dog running out in front of a jump? Whatever, I'll just jump a stride early, fine. Neighbor shooting .50 during our entire lesson, other horses in a panic? Snoozefest. Hanging trees? Are they edible?

    Hay field next to the ring recently baled? IT WILL KILL US!


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    Cool

    Y'all can give it a try first! I'll lend the horse.
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