Friday, May 28, 2010
Horses "SPOOK" at the Oddest Things!!!
Have you ever been riding your trusted steed.... and suddenly, said steed, shudders, possibly whirls...or jumps up and sideways... and there you are, hanging in midair...... if it took you by surprise and your reflexes were not quick enough.... and, then... you may see... just what startled your horse? Sometimes... it may be something truly serious, like say... a bear or mountain lion.. in which case, you don't blame your steed. However, it may be a windmill over a tank of water in the distance, or a flapping piece of paper or plastic, or, maybe a llamah? Yes, they are weird looking to most horses. Maybe they think that its some deformed horse..and it frightens them into thinking they could also wind up looking like that, if they get too close! Who knows? Comanche' was in the round pen one day, with Ori, her trainer on-board, and she spotted the neighbors llamahs in the pasture next door. She usually doesn't spook at anything...but she stopped and didn't want to pass close to that side of the round pen. Ori made her go by, and kept turning her back towards it over and over, until she finally figured out that it was more uncomfortable for her to oppose Ori, than to just go ahead and get over the fear of the llamahs. Now, she can be out there, in the round pen with me, and doesn't pay any attention to them. Which is good for ME!! On the other hand, I'm a little scared those things will spit on me..... so now, I"M "spooked"!!! .......LOL..... Have a great day, Y'all!!!!