Meet Pearl, New Horse

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But maybe Grandma can convince her that "her way" around horses needs to be modified! That was scary just to read. I don't know a lot about horses but I know you approach from the front and keep a hand on them if you walk around back. And you never have a finger out when feeding them, not if you want to keep it.
 

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But maybe Grandma can convince her that "her way" around horses needs to be modified! That was scary just to read. I don't know a lot about horses but I know you approach from the front and keep a hand on them if you walk around back. And you never have a finger out when feeding them, not if you want to keep it.
Actually you can do all that and more to all my horses. I approach them from all sides, I do show them the consideration not to spook them, but they are not spooky. If I was short enough, I could walk under them. I give them lots of "hands on" and there is a reason for that. I do all I can to make them as bomb proof as I can. In this instance, it paid off. Just the same, I am teaching the kids as fast as I can how to behave around animals.
 

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Mom nearly had an aneurysm but Moses stood perfectly still until she could walk up quietly and disengage the kids arms from his hind leg. Close call!
Insurance terms consider a horse "an attractive nuisance" ….. they draw you to them! While they can be calm & safe, the potential is there for great harm. Rates can be better for a cattle farm than a horse farm Guess cattle aren't so pretty..:D =D

Hmmm...…..haven't seen any pics of Pearl of late. Camera broke?
 

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Actually you can do all that and more to all my horses.
I should probably have been more specific. My "knowledge" relates to unknown horses with unknown people. I'm sure people can do much more with their own horses since they know the animal and (hopefully) the animal trusts them. Still, best never to sneak up behind your own horse I suspect.
 

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I should probably have been more specific. My "knowledge" relates to unknown horses with unknown people. I'm sure people can do much more with their own horses since they know the animal and (hopefully) the animal trusts them. Still, best never to sneak up behind your own horse I suspect.
I agree. Our own horses are very much the same.... I worry when my kids are around other horses and have emphasized to the kids that not all horses know how to behave. So I tell them to ALWAYS talk to the horses when approaching, ect. With Mom's horses here they have seen horses that aren't as calm and easy.
I am sure @Baymule is the same with her grandkids.
 
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