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  • What do you love about your horse

    Hi. I love my horse. I love that she follows me around the arena (if she is sufficiently bored). When she is turned out, every so often she trots or gallops up to me as if to say "Hi Mom!" I love that I can lead her around by the mane. I love that she is always up for a gallop. I love that she is beautiful, friendly, and amazingly athletic. I think it is very cute how she sticks her tongue out to the side when she anticipates food! I love that she listens to me (ears are always flicking back toward me). OK your turn!

  • #2
    I love my pony because he is as cute as all get-out!!!

    No, really, I just love him because he's such a sweet-heart...smart, but not the type that always tries to get your number.


    • #3
      I love my horse because he's a sweetie. He's got personality--he lets himself out of his stall every chance he gets, he nuzzles barn cats and tries to nuzzle the goat (when he's not spooking at her). He gives me kisses after good rides. He jumps whatever I point him at without a lot of thought even if I hesitate. Sometimes he gets bored and jumps ground poles and sunspots. His canter is awesome. He's a good trail horse. I've done all his off-track reschooling myself (with my trainer helping from the ground) and it's really starting to come together. And to top it off, he's a good looking boy.
      I love my Econo-Nag!


      • #4
        I love that my horse can do complicated lateral work followed by derby courses, then do this to cool out:

        Here today, gone tomorrow...


        • #5
          I love my boy because he gives me kisses when I come to the barn. He has a sweet personality and loves everyone. He trusts me more everyday and he has helped build my confidence in myself as well as him. Oh and he's adorable!!!
          Proud Owner of Acertifiable Sonny 1996 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
          -- I loff my QH Clique


          • #6
            Unlike most of y'all, my horse is NOT sweet, haha! He's very much a punk. He doesn't mind standing on the crossties while I clip, brush his hair and pick his feet, but if I brush his BODY, he tries to cow kick. He is SO sensitive! I WISH he was sweet.

            I love that my horse is a tryer. He has been put in SO many situations he's never been in, and always responds with a great effort. I LOVE that my horse isn't spooky, I LOVE that my horse isn't a dirty stopper, and my favorite part? I LOVE that when he's fresh, he snorts in time to his gait. Classic racehorse!


            • #7
              her mind!!! Oh and her eyelashes!


              • #8
                His go big or die trying attitude

                I also love that he hates to hit the jumps and can jump around clean for weeks on end. He's got a brilliant sense of humor and is quick to forgive when I make a mistake.


                • #9
                  I love my baby Comet (yearling) because he will call / whinny when he sees me like I'm really one of his herd. Oh, and for about a million other reasons too!
                  Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                  • #10
                    I love mine because he is dependable. That's the best thing right now as I'm trying to get my confidence back...
                    Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse



                    • #11
                      I love that mine will stand quietly at the trailer all by herself when we go to shows. And that she'll come off the trailer, get tacked up, and walk into the ring all business. I love that she needs only two warm-up jumps before going into the ring and jumping her heart out every time without batting an eyelash at any of the jumps. Oh... and I love her big ears that flop in time to her rhythm when she's relaxed... that part's just plain cute
                      "Beware the hobby that eats."
                      Benjamin Franklin


                      • #12
                        I'll play! I don't actually have a horse right now but the guy I had through high school and college was great-and definitely a punk! I love that when he free lunged he jumped whatever jumps were set up in the ring. And I love that he was such a punk-whenever I'd try to kiss his nose he would wait until I was just close enough and then swing his into mine-never too hard to hurt, but hard enough to say "Mom! Cut it out!" Loads and loads of personality! And I love that all that personality made it easy for me to make sure he was going to the right next home-he didn't put up with some people and most people didn't want to put up with his antics so it was easy to know when he "clicked" with someone and that put my mind at ease.


                        • #13
                          I also have a punk! and I LOVE it! I love how grumpy he is, how mare-ish he acts, and how he challenges me every single ride. It seems we often have contests of who is grumpier--which end in madness and laughter for both of us.
                          I love that when im in a terrible mood, I can go sit in his stall, and instead of his usual grumpy attitude, he will nuzzle me and lick my face, which always makes me laugh! And I love that even after 7 years of of owning him, he refuses to be push-button....hes just got too much personality for that!
                          Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                          White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                          Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.


                          • #14
                            I love mine b/c hes a giant goober. Everything he does, its just dorky that its cute. Also, when I come to the barn esp if its been awhile, he knickers to me and gets excited for me to come in his stall to say hello.
                            "to each his own..."


                            • #15
                              I love that I can load and unload him by myself.

                              I love that he is still frisky at age 24

                              I love that he wiggles his nose when he wants a treat

                              I love that he is as good with me as with the catch riders who are taking care of him this summer.

                              I love that he enjoys showing and puffs up when he wins.

                              I just love him.
                              RIP Triple Take (aka Indiana )


                              • #16
                                I love my mare's work ethic. When she's ridden, she works and loves it. But . . . if she's working, I'm working too. lol


                                • #17
                                  I love my horse because he is the most beautiful horse in the world and I can just stare at him all day long!!!
                                  Live in the sunshine.
                                  Swim in the sea.
                                  Drink the wild air.


                                  • #18
                                    I love my horse because he fits my lifestyle so well. He's laid back and easy to handle, and causes no trouble whatsoever.

                                    I mostly love him because he can laugh at my "adult amatuer, sometimes rides well, sometimes rides horrible, (has she ever ridden before?), and just plain stupid" moments without bucking me off and stomping my brains out!

                                    Oh, and I think he's quite handsome, too!


                                    • #19
                                      I love my horse because she is all mine and she knows it. She's incredibly lazy and sweet with a mischievous streak. Also, when she pops me out the tack so hard that I am unbalanced after a jump, I can hang on to her neck and just say whoo-a and she will very carefully come to a stop.
                                      My blog: Journeys in Riding


                                      • #20
                                        I love that he's a nippy, bratty, snarky, punk. I love that he's athletic, clever, and demanding.

                                        I love that my horse is a teacher. He expects me to be accurate and correct, to only make small mistakes and to do so very infrequently. I love that he lets me know when I do something dumb.

                                        I love that he can be insecure and expects me to make everything ok. I love that he's dependent. I love that he can be difficult and frustrating.

                                        I love him for the rider he's made me so far, and how much more I can learn from him and what we'll be able to do as a team then. I love that he's made me patient, forgiving and disciplined.

                                        (I also love his build, look, color, movement, jumping style, that he can do the regular workings, the AO jumpers and the talent search and never look really out of place, that he's easy to load, clip (body as well as nose and ears), bathe, braid/pull mane, worm, etc. and that he's a little piggy that nickers at me looking for food every time I walk by.)

                                        My old guy I love his puppy dog attitude, his sweet, giving, nature and big heart. I love that he's allergic to everything, he gets fungus in his feet and on his skin even in dry places and weather, he has terrible conformation and is often questionably sound. I love that he's super high management and tolerates everything I have to do to him. I love that he's moves awfully and jumps really hard, but is incredibly brave and super careful... will jump anything, from anywhere, every time. I love this about him because you have to be right to get a reasonable distance, you have to be consistent to ride a consistent pace, and you have to be strong to stay out of his way.
                                        Last edited by SmileItLooksGoodOnYou; May. 18, 2010, 12:08 AM.
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