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Are Horses Scary

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Danielle Fletcher
• Saturday, 24 October, 2020
• 8 min read

On our first date, B decided the best way to romance me would be to take me out for Mexican food and rent The Ring, which I had never seen. He ordered the special, some peanut paste/ chocolate chicken concoction that he hoped would assure me of his adventurous, grown-up palate.

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I’m not even going to attempt to figure out the scenario in which someone thought a poster for a horror movie would be good decoration for a room in the basement of a college library where students go to get their dangling participles fixed. It’s incidents and misunderstandings such as these that I am so glad the dating war of attrition finally came to an end for me.

Clearly I eventually got over his gaff, as I’m sitting here eight years later with his baby happily pummeling my uterus, but I still dwell on it. They scare the Dejesus out of me and I would prefer sticking my hand in a terrarium full of spiders than interact with them.

So that image of the horse in The Ring jumping off the boat and drowning is beyond horrifying to me. First, the first movie my mom ever took me to in the theater was “My Little Pony: The Movie.” A quick IMDB search yielded the information that this cinematic classic was released in 1986 and featured the vocal talents of Danny DeVito, Clovis Leach man, Rhea Perelman, and Tony Randall.

Not so scary unless you have fears of blue cartoon men cupping your boobs. Being a good friend, I think she comprehended my fear of her horses and never insisted on doting on them when I was around.

At thirteen, I was obliged to participate in all Youth Group activities at my church. Any reluctance I had towards attending the Tuesday night meetings were dashed away with my parents’ promise that if the group of young Presbyterians took weekend trips, I could surely go.

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So, I didn’t know those things, as my childhood exposure to horses had been mostly focused on avoiding them. We entered the woods and Horse quickly started lagging behind the rest of the group.

I realize you may have nowhere to be, but I got a make the most of my time with the senior high kids!” Horse didn’t have much of a response to this, having no conception of the value I placed on chatting with sixteen-year-olds about Coolie.

My parents are going to have to haul their butts out to Chickasaw to spearhead a search committee for me, all because of this stubborn animal. But then I realized that the few years he had on me had enabled him to use the word correctly, as in his horse had broken its leg.

Since eleventh grade boys were pretty much the gold standard of competence in my eyes, I was massively relieved that he had joined my sorry situation. Just when I had come close to completing the plan for my new life in the woods with the eleventh grade boy, we turned a corner to the corral.

The amount of trees in the woods belied the fact that we had probably only traveled about a mile in a circle. This was good news for me because I dreaded having to fashion clothing out of leaves and bark.

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Our group had made it back about twenty minutes before, but they hadn’t stayed behind to wait for us. No, they had stayed behind because upon reentering the corral area, one horse had become spooked and its rider had fallen off.

Since all the kids moved out and took their horses a couple of years ago, our barn has been empty. When our first potential clients stopped by to check out the place, they noticed that we have a pot-belly pig that more or less has the run of the barn.

When I replied “Oh, really?” she explained that horses naturally hate pigs–so they shy or panic, or refuse to go forward when they spot a pig. I can’t remember ever running into pigs anywhere we rode, so we really have no clue whether this lady is right.

For example, you also hear about the rare horse which has grown up without seeing a dog, deer, or cow, and is initially wary or fearful of those species. On the other hand, horses which are raised around pigs or llamas generally get along fairly well with them, as well as they would with any other familiar species.

People wonder whether perhaps the unique odors of these species play a role in horses reactions. One fall, here at the University of Pennsylvania’s research farm, some pigs were kept for a couple of months in a barn near pastures we use for ponies.

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The next spring when ponies were first in those pastures, the pigs were no longer there, but a noticeable swine odor remained. For the first few days in the pasture, we noticed that whenever the ponies neared the area of the pasture adjacent to the swine pens, some would shy and snort as if fearful, gazing toward the source of the remaining pig odor.

Instead, if he learns to control his fear ANY time he encounters sudden, rustling movement near his feet, he'd be able to handle snakes, chipmunks, quail, etc. If you have access to someone who has a fire arm having them shoot from a distance (if it is safe to do so) to get him used to loud noises, also if you ever decide to fox hunt it would be a benefit.

Horses are prey animals and there is always going to be something that spooks them no matter how much you prepare them. Flags most of all on hacks when you least expect it you might have to wait for a windy day to sack out in True conditions, And on your own with no other horses,also big traffic, trucks,tractors etc when you're on his back and not.

Water, Clippers, plastic bags, tarps, people running up to him, loose tree branches, ropes that tighten around his legs, pool noodles, pompoms, other horses riding around him, flags, and any other things that flutter and make noise in the wind. I've lost count of the number of times a horse has been spooked by a hat.

She started with getting him used to whips and crops, she's able to crack them without him reacting negatively. A piece of paper, have your cell phone go off, have a flag rapidly wave your arms around go insane.

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Water obstacles, tree branches on a tree(shake the branch), clippers, flags, deer jumping(use a big exercise ball and bounce it around) Each horse confronted a colored floor mat while it was allowed to walk freely along the aisle.

From working and racing to casual riding and equestrian competition, each horse has its special qualities. A horse is a big investment in terms of time, housing, care, and money.

Embraced by beginners and professional equestrians all around the world, the American quarter horse is famous for its agility, docility, and athleticism. Originally bred from English thoroughbreds and Native American Chickasaw horses during the 1600s, it has the largest breed registry in the world.

Physical Characteristics: Medium-boned; finely chiseled head; wide forehead; flat profile In fact, every light horse breed, including Appaloosas, Morgans, and Andalusian's, can trace their ancestry back to the Arabian.

Physical Characteristics: Lithe, compact body; wedge-shaped head; short back with sloping shoulders and powerful hindquarters This breed is considered a “hot-blooded” horse, which means it's known for its agility, speed, and spirit.

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The strength and elegance of the Morgan have made it a popular horse breed. As the official horse breed of Vermont, the muscle of the Morgan was used for clearing and tilling New England farms during colonial times.

Physical Characteristics: Small ears; expressive eyes; crested neck In equine circles, the terms “hot-blooded,” “warm-blooded,” and “cold-blooded” are used to categorize a horse's temperament, size, and origin.

They contain a touch of the temper you get from lithe, “hot-blooded” thoroughbreds or Arabians combined with the calm demeanor of “cold-blooded” working horses. In most cases, a horse that's fully grown at 14.2 hands (57 inches) or less is considered a pony.

The plucky Shetland and elegant Welsh are popular breeds of ponies. They differ from crossbreeds because crosses are the result of known pedigreed horses that are intentionally bred.

These horses have thick coats and manes that enable them to endure cold weather, and they're not easily spooked. The Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire, and Belgian are some popular examples of these gentle giants.

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