- May 9, 2017
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- Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
I have seen minis answer questions but not sure I want to encourage my big boy to toss his head. He's a bit of a bull in a China cabinet. that's awesome that you've taught your boy so many tricks. It's a fun bonding experience. I might have to ask you questionsif I run into problems,I tried teaching one of my horses to answer questions. Cue word in caps
Are you CUTE? Shake Head
Are you HANDSOME? Nod head
Didn't happen, lol, because he was already learning the Spanish Step and if you know horses, you know they love that. So every time I raise my hand, and he knows I want "something", he starts prancing.
I'll have to try another way in the future, maybe from the side. With over 25 tricks already, he has quite a repertoire though.
Same here. I won't teach my mini to rear because I really do NOT want him to think that is acceptable. Teaching tricks is such great bonding time. He actually does about a half dozen more, but I don't count them because he still needs guidance and I want him to do them entirely on his own. And I'd love to talk trick training with you if you ever need any tips! Of course mine are minis so everything is groundwork.I have seen minis answer questions but not sure I want to encourage my big boy to toss his head. He's a bit of a bull in a China cabinet. that's awesome that you've taught your boy so many tricks. It's a fun bonding experience. I might have to ask you questionsif I run into problems,
He was not well fed last year before we got him, that's why they sold him and another horse last summer. Animal Control was called at one time and was told they were pretty much starving at one time. This can cause ulcers. He's so cinchy, touchy about anything on his belly, kicks when we girth him up, ect. So in December I ordered a supplement to give him some relief, he was a lot better so stopped it after 2 months... but am restarting it because it does help. Scoping them by a vet is extremely expensive and OTC supplements help that's what most vets recommend.What makes Lightening have ulcers? Not trying to be a know it all, because I surely dont, but if you treat him and the ulcer comes back, then maybe look for the cause? Your husband thinks you can do anything.......I'm sure with just cause. You are awesome and I never fail to be impressed with your many accomplishments.
Thanks for the coffee, woke up at 3-ish, finally we gave up and got up. I have a 6 pound pork roast in the crockpot, started it last night. I'm going to make pineapple pork today.