Tuesday, July 30, 2013

After 20 years my first horse bite!

Do keep in mind that when a mare is having a baby that the pain can be out of this world, even for our veteran mares. Ever birth is different and I got in the way of a scream and she got me. She's never done it before and has not done it since. So remember accidents happen.

But that baby is still worth it

Why would my Mini horse start kicking out of the blue?

There are only 2 reasons a horse of any kind kicks: 1) fear 2) they feel that they have no choice but to fight for their lives. The third less likely reason that never comes out of the blue is that the horse was mentally cracked to start with. Other than our third reason its never out of the blue. Really think about when this change occurred.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why dose my horse bites my car?

This was a question just posted to me so here is a possible answer:

1. If you use a motor vehicle to feed (a 4-wheeler or a Gaiter) out hay they are trying to get his strange hard animal to give up the food. They know its a different vehicle from the one that feeds them but they could be hoping that it will drop things too.

2. They see their reflection and they don't like what its saying back (body language). 

3. They see their reflection and are trying to get the other horse to scratch their back