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Quirky habits picked up from owning horses?

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  • Laughing hard because what you all say is so true! I cluck at people - at first my husband was annoyed but he's started clucking too...at the cat or just when he feels the need to cluck!

    I was at a golf tournament last month and read "PGA" out loud - but really said GPA....and was corrected by avid golfers. Oops!

    My car smells like a bag of apple wafers....


    • I cluck at people and other cars, and start mumbling about how they need to go forward. My legs twitch too

      When my stomach hurts I say I've "colicked"

      I have a tack room in the back of my car and a saddle rack in my dorm room.

      I also crane my head to look at the horses when passing a farm.

      I try to determine the jumpability of various objects in people's yards: benches, landscaping banks, the picket fence, the drainage ditch, etc.

      My sisters set up grids for my dogs to jump. They're actually pretty good at getting the distances right.


      • Ive told my dogs to canter. "Come Otis. Hurry, canter!"


        • I'll watch the way that people walk, and if they have a defect in their gait, I'll think to myself, I can fix that with the right trim and shoeing.

          There isn't much that I can't fix with baling twine or horseshoe nails.

          I live in a very equestrian town, and overheard a little girl in the grocery store tell her Mom "My back leg is hurting me"


          • Instead of using German or Dutch commands, I taught my GSD (schutzhund clubbing) commands like "Whoa, That'll do, Gee, and Haw" I mean, it's not like anyone I'd be working him with knows the commands, right?
            It's hard to lead a cavalry if you look funny on a horse A.E. Stevenson
            The Prince 3/21/90-3/29/2003
            Secret Sauce (AKA Saucy) 01/01/86-? The Most Excellent OTTB In The Entire Universe.


            • I avoid walking behind a car (running or not). If I have to, I often find myself putting a hand on the trunk or rear hatch so it won't spook and kick me.


              • Original Poster

                I was caught myself looking at the air above someone's head trying to find out what their mood is. (Oops, humans don't have ears there! )

                I record pieces of music from freestyle dressage videos on youtube and I do 1 of 2 things to them:

                1.) Listen to them (most common)
                2.) Match my gaits and movements to them (only done 3x)

                I have used the terms, foal, colt, filly, weanling, yearling, long yearling for humans (unintentionally). Oh joy, I can see a sign on my crotch that says "insert foot here" .
                I'm a furry and proud of it!

                FOUNDER OF: Closet Canterers Clique and (VERY PROUD) Closet Canterer


                • Original Poster

                  I always lead shopping carts from the left (although this may be for practical reasons, I can pull MUCH harder than I push)

                  I got caught petting and playfully scritching my car... I half expected my car to nuzzle me back... I think I may have a problem...
                  I'm a furry and proud of it!

                  FOUNDER OF: Closet Canterers Clique and (VERY PROUD) Closet Canterer


                  • Hay

                    I actually clip my S/O's eye brows and ear hair and I say: He clips and ties well.
                    Sorry! But that barn smell is my aromatherapy!
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                    • Hay 2

                      I also tend to look at joggers/runners and see what kind of mover they are and how sound they'll be in 10 years.
                      Sorry! But that barn smell is my aromatherapy!
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                      • Lots but one thing I did today was put my finger into my co-workers arm...hard.....and said "move over"...teehee ...boy did he ever think I was rude!! @ least I didn't cluck!!
                        "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"