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Would Your Horse Wait While You're in the Outhouse?

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  • Would Your Horse Wait While You're in the Outhouse?

    1:18 into the video. Now get out there and start practicing with your horse. You may need to do this at your next horse show.

    http://youtu.be/ZJ3xPy1E7ms
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Actually yes.

    Funny story. In my barn, the door to the bathroom is in the barn aisle.

    I was inside and Milo was outside. I hear this thunk noise and am like

    I try to leave and I can't

    Milo had backed up to the door and locked me in

    So I am inside knocking on the door:

    Milo....Milo hunny...mommy is locked inside....Milo I need you to step away from the door....please hunny....let mommy out.

    FINALLY he moves up enough for me to crack the door a bit-I open it, he looks back and backs up again and slams the door shut.

    Milo...Milo hunny.

    Rinse and repeat about 3 times until he let me out.

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      #3
      Now a video of that would go viral in the horse world!
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LMH View Post
        Actually yes.

        Funny story. In my barn, the door to the bathroom is in the barn aisle.

        I was inside and Milo was outside. I hear this thunk noise and am like

        I try to leave and I can't

        Milo had backed up to the door and locked me in

        So I am inside knocking on the door:

        Milo....Milo hunny...mommy is locked inside....Milo I need you to step away from the door....please hunny....let mommy out.

        FINALLY he moves up enough for me to crack the door a bit-I open it, he looks back and backs up again and slams the door shut.

        Milo...Milo hunny.

        Rinse and repeat about 3 times until he let me out.



        Remind me when I build a barn not to place the bathroom door where horses can get to it.

        I have never seen that kind of competition, or know how they score it, but that was some awesome smooth riding there, what a pair.

        Thanks for posting that, Mike.

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        • #5
          We trained Grace for outhouses before our wedding, since people would be stepping in and out yadda yadda yadda. Someone should have shot a video, K was working with Grace while I went in an made all sorts of "appropriate" noises like a third grader....
          Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
          http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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          • #6
            i learned a lesson about that the hard way as a teenager...i thought i'd be clever and hold the horse's reins while i used the port a potty. the barn workers thought they'd be clever and throw rocks at bentley, looking for a show. they got one as bentley pulled back, dragging me out of the port a potty with my pants around my ankles! i can laugh now
            My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE

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            • #7
              Yes.

              Because:
              " The grass is always greener over the Septic Tank"
              My horse is a "Hare-Brained Controvert".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Graureiter View Post
                Yes.

                Because:
                " The grass is always greener over the Septic Tank"
                LOL! Love Erma Bombeck. My horse would leave me in a nano second. He has no loyalty
                "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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                • #9
                  Are you kidding? He'd wait till I was in midstream and then bugger off!
                  Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
                  Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique
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                  • #10
                    that is a really cool competition.

                    does this have a name?

                    fun to watch
                    http://www.eponashoe.com/
                    TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

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                    • #11
                      Yes. I don't think I have it online, but one of my all-time favorite SHOW pictures of my jumper is him standing by himself while I was in the office filling out an add sheet

                      Imagine my surprise as I'm scrolling through the photos of the jumper ring to find randomly a picture of my horse standing by himself outside the office Apparently the photographer was standing at the back of the jumper ring (with the show office located directly behind,) and turned around within the 30-60 seconds I was in the office to get a brilliant conformation shot of Dear Boy.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by marta View Post
                        does this have a name?

                        fun to watch
                        It's called Extreme Cowboy Racing. You can find other videos of it on YouTube. Some English riders do enter.
                        "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                        • #13
                          Love her horse. Thanks for posting.
                          Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

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                          • #14
                            Katy would wait for me if there was nice grass next to the portapot. Otherwise, she would wander off for a snack.
                            I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                            I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                            • #15
                              hahaha

                              Originally posted by Lori B View Post
                              Katy would wait for me if there was nice grass next to the portapot. Otherwise, she would wander off for a snack.
                              same with my mare.
                              http://www.eponashoe.com/
                              TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

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                              • #16
                                Pretty sure my filly would wait about five seconds before attempting to knock over the port-a-potty.

                                Her logic in these scenarios is that I went in, so I'm either FINE and can come out and play, or else I've been eaten, so she's cool with brutally avenging my death.

                                She's pretty vocal, though, thankfully, assortment of little squeals and whinnies would precede any action.

                                It is my hope that my response of "G-Dammt Zo, I'm almost done" is in response to HER squeal, and not the noises of someone patiently waiting to use the outhouse.
                                Lifestyle coordinator for Zora, Spooky, Wolfgang and Warrior

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                                • #17
                                  If Slacker gets to drop trow on the trail (which he rarely does), then I do, too.

                                  The horse will wait while I get bare butted for a minute. The other bonus is that he will scoot over next to any random thing I'd like to use as a mounting block.

                                  I installed these apps in him and his price went up, IMO.
                                  The armchair saddler
                                  Politically Pro-Cat

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by rugbygirl View Post
                                    Pretty sure my filly would wait about five seconds before attempting to knock over the port-a-potty.

                                    Her logic in these scenarios is that I went in, so I'm either FINE and can come out and play, or else I've been eaten, so she's cool with brutally avenging my death.
                                    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking about my horse. But he wouldn't be avenging my death, just doing something for his own amusement.

                                    And he has a knack for doing the most obnoxious things to amuse himself.
                                    __________________________
                                    "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                                    the best day in ten years,
                                    you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                                      It's called Extreme Cowboy Racing. You can find other videos of it on YouTube. Some English riders do enter.
                                      I have caught a few minutes here and there of extreme cowboy riding on RFD-TV, but it was an outside course.

                                      I think this arena course was very imaginative and well done, seemed safe and with good distances, easy for a well trained horse to flow thru it without needing to rattle it.
                                      This horse and rider did very well, no wonder they won it.

                                      I can see how this kind of competition may get very popular.
                                      It seems much good fun for all, although I expect not all will breeze thru it as smoothly as they did there.

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                                      • #20
                                        Maybe it's a h/j thing, but it's not too uncommon to see a horse waiting at the porta-potty with his reins sticking out the door at horse shows (no, not all of us Hunter Princesses have grooms to hold our steeds!). I know I've done it with my horse. He will stand without being held on to, he does it all the time at home when I inevitably realize that I have to pee, just as I'm about to get on. However, I'm not about to risk him getting spooked and running off like an idiot at a horse show! Definitely not the safest thing I know, but it's all about weighing your risks!

                                        Yet another advantage of having a horse that ground ties
                                        friend of bar.ka

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