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  • funny things your horses do

    Thought I would ask what other peoples horses do that is funny

    my 2 lick ny hand and arm and the other 1 will pick up water bottles off the ground and hold it there
    Author of COTH article "The Other Side of Aaron Vale"

  • #2
    Mine likes to lick me and my clothes. He also loves vitamin water (preferrably the yellow one) and gatorade (preferrably the purple one)! He also follows you around everywhere. He's pretty much a really big dog


    • #3
      Aww Cute!!!

      When im in our ring, if there is a can or anything on the ground... he will literally kick it around the entire ring just because its fun. lol And he'll follow me around the barn without a lead on... i dont have to worry because he wont leave my side : )

      He also LOVES to eat my hair , but the second I make a noise he'll stop and make sure im ok. He's amazing

      OHHH and i FORGOT!!! Whenever we go on trails I make him stop at the stop signs... he looks both ways and then goes! I've been told the reason we get along so well is because were both a little crazy. lol


      • #4
        My pony loves to lick me. On the hand, head, face, hair, shoulders, back, anywhere. He also loves to lick walls, stall doors, blanket bars, anything? He has a salt lick, so I don't understand this obsession. He also plays with blankets, um I guess the correct word would 'rip'. He's a strange pony, with many quirks.


        • #5
          My jumper eats everything! And when he's done, he sticks out his tongue and sucks on it He follows me everywhere sans lead and nickers when I call him!

          My new horse, I just found out, likes to sniff hair and put his nose on top of your ear, it hilarious!! Oh and he loves supplements, even without food, its strange!!!!


          • #6
            When my TB is a little fresh, he does the Spanish walk. I never taught him this, nor did anyone else. He's like an Andalusian in a TB's body! Better than bucking me off!
            "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."


            • #7

              Harrold was also TERRIFIED of the light-up (wire) reindeer that sat on the lawn outside his stall during the holiday's. When it moved it's head/moved at all, he would practically book it to the back of his stall. Such a goober


              • #8
                My boy sits like a dog. Its just comforable for him. I swear, at least once a week when I am at the barn someone will go up to me and say "I saw your horse out in then pasture just sitting there" and I'm like I know, he is a weirdo...
                Also, this gets kind of annoying, but he likes to snuggle so he will put his head on my shoulder and rest it there. Especially annoying when I'm trying to braid!!!


                • #9
                  I am almost convinced my pony understands english. If he is not 100% fluent, he is most definitely around 50%. For example, one day I was riding out in the pasture at my old barn. There were two gates in the pasture, one to the front of the barn and one to the back. Well I was letting him walk on a free rein to cool him off and he started heading to the back gate. Then I told him, "No Moonie, the back gate is locked. We have to go to the other one." He turned right around with absolutely NO signals, communication( other than verbal), whatsoever and walked to the other gate then stopped in front of it. There are also Many other occasions of stuff like this.
                  "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


                  • #10
                    Haha spmoonie I swear my horse understands english sometimes too! My horse is obsessed with cat food, and will break out of his stall to steal the barn cats' food. He also likes to cross his front legs over and over if he's been standing in a cross tie for more than like 20 minutes, and once he actually fell over!


                    • #11
                      My horse in turn out on regular days runs across the arena in perfect figure eights, and practices his changes.

                      On a windy windy day, he decided that he was an arabian thuroughbred hackney combo, after 20 minutes of galloping arround as i just sit there and laugh at him, he walks to me at the gate, grabs his lead and throws it over my arm and put his head on my shoulder, saying mommy im all done now, lets go home.

                      Also in turn out he runs straight at the mirror,stares at himself, snorts and rears and runs away from the 'other horse' He always stares at himself in the mirror durring indoor lessons as well, with an amazement for how cute he is.

                      The other day after jumping the last line of a course, he jumps (not bucks, but in perfect hunter form) jumps four feet in the air over a sunbeam from the windows thats on the ground. He treated it like a real jump, It was absolutely hilarious. Next time around, exact same thing, even when we trotted at the end.

                      In hacks, as soon as the announcer begins with the results, he tries to walk out in first (and recently weve had unfortunate hacks, getting cut off, having a horse kick at him etc.) so when I stop him from going out in the wrong order, he always pins his ears, swings his head around and gives me an emo look, and pouts till hes called.

                      And last but not least. There is a series of pictures of him at WEF scratching his but against a palm tree right before a hack, then turning and trying to eat it. Did I mention my horse is special? Wow that was long, but my forever horse is quite 'special'


                      • #12
                        During lessons, most people put their water bottle on the rail and a certain horse at my barn will come by and knock them all off. He also tries to snatch pieces of bushes while being ridden too! And if you give my friend's horse a water bottle, he'll tip it up and drink out of it!

                        My friend's pony is special too! When everyone is gathered in the center of the arena listening to my trainer, she'll look and the horse next to her and perk her ears up. Then she'll act all cute and friendly to reel the other horse in and bam! she'll pin her ears and snort right in their face! She'll a funny old grump. She also finds it amusing to snort on my trainer's daughter whenever she's around too!


                        • #13

                          My horse, Pedro, likes to have his teeth "brushed" when he has his face brushed. I run the brush along his teeth and he flaps his lips happily. This game goes on until he says enough, by opening his teeth just a little and biting on the end of the bristles gently.


                          • #14
                            My TB loves to play tug of war with cones. We put dressage cones out in the arena for the kids to use in their lessons and in turn-out he'll grab it, bonk someone on the head with it, and force them to play tug of war. My BM thinks its hysterical and calls me to tell me.

                            He also likes to stick his LONG neck out his door, twist his head sideways so he's as long as pony possible to try and get a treat. You can put them in his bucket but he refuses to eat them until you actually feed them to him HIS way.

                            We have a filly in our barn who stands on the 3rd step of our mounting block and plays king of the hill. Same horse also loves to bare her teeth, put them on your neck and LEAN all her weight into you. Takes a little trust since she's a little light in the mind sometimes. and the feeling of cold hard pony teeth on your neck is a little unsettling but she hasn't bitten me yet!


                            • #15
                              I used to ride a horse that would suck on the little button on my velvet helment before a show. I guess he got nervous, too. A lot the horses that I ride like to lick my hand and drink lemonade vitamin water and red gatorade.


                              • #16
                                My 5 year old TB loves to pick up his jolly ball with his mouth and smack himself in the face with it. Pretty funny stuff.


                                • #17
                                  Well one of my ponies bites my foot if I do something wrong!

                                  The other one can take of his blanket and roll it up in a ball!(In the pasture)


                                  • #18
                                    My new horse is a complete goofball. He enjoys sucking on peppermints rather than actually eating them. Its really cute actually. You can hear him and his tounge sort of sticks out . In the field he likes to get COMPLETELY in his water trough. I mean all 4 feet. And he isn't exactly a small creature (16.3h and growing). When there are puddles in his field he makes a zig-zag patter to get around them to come to me at the gait. I don't know if this is funny but he comes to me when I whistle. He also enjoys licking everything and knocking over water bottles on the fence. Now I have only had him for about a month so I am sure I havn't even caught on to every little silly thing he does. Got to love 'em
                                    There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
                                    inside of a man.

                                    -Sir Winston Churchill


                                    • #19
                                      My gelding was standing ringside at a horse show, stuck his head in the garbage can, pulled out a banana peel, and proceeded to eat it. Everyone around was hysterical.


                                      • #20
                                        I had a 16.3 DWB that we bred and raised. He was an oversized lap dog. First he had to have everything in his mouth. He once found a twenty foot piece of flexible pipe and I looked out. One end in his mouth and he was lunging himself.

                                        Before shows we would turn him out in our fenced in back yard to stay clean. Well I had a swing set in there also. He got the swing stuck on top of his head and he just stood there until someone came and took it off of him. He also in that same back yard walked up the Handi Cap ramp to the back porch and was looking in the glass sliding door at everyone!

                                        He also ate the end of my crop off in the middle of showing in hand and I was trying to find the flapper and get all the string out of his mouth. This one horse gave me years of funny stories.