B&BS Blog Hop: Quirky Horse

I love this blog hop idea from Breeches and Boat Shoes!  Thanks Terise!


What are some quirks, naughty or nice, that your horse has and do you love or hate them?

O is a pretty funny girl, but I’m going to pick my top three favorites/ones that have the best picture possibilities.

She licks everything.

The licking…dear lord it cracks me up.  People.  Dogs.  Trash cans (eww).  Walls.  Fences.  Nothing is safe from her.

Licking the unsuspecting bench.
Licking the unsuspecting bench.
She's special.
She’s special.
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She’s SO hairy in this picture!
Tongue curl!
Tongue curl!

Another quirk that I’ve mentioned before but have to revisit for this hops purposes.  O hates ponies.  We have made a ton of progress in this matter, but realistically she still gives them the hairy eyeball when first approached.  And she spends most of her time in the field avoiding the pony that lives with her.   In flat classes she will pin ears and snap at the ponies as she goes around.  It’s not cute.

o and mini cute
This was after much therapy and convincing.

Turns into a sloth when I bring her in from the field.  I don’t even know horses could walk that slowly, especially one that takes such big steps.  It’s ridiculous, and absolutely drives me nuts.  I’ve started making her trot randomly by my side so that 1. it doesn’t take  as long 2. she moves faster than a glacier.

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