Some horses just arent intrested in people. Thankfully my boy is. He loves his mummy!!!!
If you make kissy noises near Able he will kiss you, He loves to bond over tickles and cuddles. He has a mirror in his stable which caused great amusement when he first saw himself. He loves to play with stuff he shouldnt. He loves to kick his rugs about and destroy them. He likes to remove the stuffing. He plays with balls, traffic cones, anything really.
He is incredibly nosey. If we are out riding and someone walks past us he will stop to see them, especially if the have a crinkly bag that could mean food. He investigates EVERYTHING, you cant move a thing without him checking what it is.
He wickers when he sees me and if i walk towards the gate he will always canter to see me for a tickle.
He has such an addictive personality, I dont think i will ever find another boy like him.
Yeah, they can have very different personalities. My horse is very cat-like and independent, he's not an "in your pocket" horse. Petoskey really prefers his own space and can be a loner at times even though he's usually the dominate one in whatever herd he's in. He only really opens up to me and when he does he's extremely sweet and affectionate but he's definitely a one owner horse so he's very reserved and off put by other people unless they have treats. He's EXTREMELY sensitive and introverted--he holds everything inside and puts a lot of pressure to get things right on himself and explodes if he feels overwhelmed. I absolutely love him! :) My favorite is when he nickers when he sees my truck because I know that he only does that to me ad it took him so long just to be comfortable doing that with me. :)
My boy Smiley is a snuggle bug. He loves people and he seems to enjoy me which makes me happy. I hope he is really mine someday. He loves to be touched and kissed and petted and when he sees me he seems to get excited. I am in love.
Rode my horse in my new barn's outdoor for the first time... he hasn't been ridden in an arena with jumps in well over a year! So he was hot hot hot from the first second... figured I'd let him hop over a low jump (he's been off for months, just recooping now) just to ease his mind, and I was assuming he'd be sore...
Yeah, no. Maniac horse is back... he hauled me over the first jump and just headed at an awesome canter to whatever fence he saw next (I let him have his head just to see where he'd go, LOL). My guy's back!! :)
Thank you all! I love to hear about their different personalities. Sally, your boy sounds like a real stinker! IN a good way...
Mine is a one-person horse and very, very head strong. Very athletic. He adores jumping... we used to always go to a schooling show that used the same jumper course and jump off, just raised the heights for the classes. By the time our last height came around, I was basically hanging on saying my hail mary's because he had the course memorized... a monkey could of won a blue ribbon, jump off and all. LOL.
I've owned him since I was 16 and he was a yearling... now he's 12 and I'm almost 28. :) He's my best friend and my team mate!
My boy has had just over 5 weeks off as i have not been allowed to ride. I sat on him Wednesday. Perky!!!!! But he was so much better behaved than i thought he would be. It probably wasnt the best time to sit on him, Just as i got on it started to rain and the wind really picked up. I hung on tight and made it back whole so i guess all is good!
just had another lesson today. had a different instructor for the day. and i think i like both other instructors i've had better than my instructor. both seem more "technical" and challenging. today, my temp. instructor pointed out so many things i didn't even know i should be doing or was doing wrong. i learned more today than i do with my normal instructor. so i'm wondering if i should change instructors. it's not like i don't like my current one, she's nice and all. if i do change instructors, i don't even know how to go about it. i don't want to upset/offend anyone :( but at the same time i'm spending lots of $$$ on lessons, i feel i should be getting the most out of it.