My lesson yesterday was canceled because Rory has a swollen fetlock, so I've been buting and cold hosing... My trainer and I and then DH and I discussed different ways he could have done whatever it was he did. My guess was Odie stepped on Rory while Rory was laying down, just to be a turd .
After cold hosing this morning, I put Rory back in his run with Odie since we were early enough that no one had been fed yet.
I do not think this is a case of stupid horse, but more likely ill-advised action by humans having them together in such a small enclosure. It did not look to me like fun play but that little donkey was seriously annoying the horse.
RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.
That stupid comment was tongue-in-cheek, sorry you missed that . These two play like this whether in a pen or in a huge field. They are known for it on the board. I've never caught the squishing thing on camera before though!
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"I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl
LOLOL! My older mini would instigate with his Morgan buddy like this. They'd do the full body slam thing (I'd cringe, but Remy was very careful with him). I bet Remy'd have loved to figure out the squishing thing!
Snort and his Shetland did that when he was at the trainer's. Snort is too creaky to do the wrestling moves but that leaping in the air move that Odie does, I've seen it before. Snort pins his ears and chases after him, then he turns around and jumps up and this is in a big pasture - they have plenty of room to get away. Snort and Crackerjack ply halter tag over the pen rails, and then I have to try to find the halter .
Your horse looks very much like mine. Just moved, but up until recently, he was in with a mini, and the 2 played very much like this. He had a blast. Would hurt himself more being bored on his own, or nudging other horses to play, who would eventually put him in his place. The mini would just assert himself, but they really were a pair - Laurel & Hardy, very much like your two.
But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson