Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
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Very cool. Horse's are so intelligent and also mischievous if given the chance. I once was about to lead out a pony from her stall but she "pinned" me against the stall wall, and I am petite. Thankfully I didn't panic and was able to give her a big shove and that solved it. Also, a different pony inflated himself when I was tacking him up (to make his girth bigger than normal). When I put my weight on the stirrup I fell like a rock to the ground! I figured it out and made sure to walk him around after tacking and then tightening the cinch again.
The horses at the highest levels of sport must be very fit and extremely well taken care of. Just a few weeks ago a grey arabian stallion (valued at 150k+) was doing a photo shoot (or something, can't remember) on the beach, but he spooked and went into the ocean. He was out at sea swimming for 3 hours with his tail wrapped around one hind leg before being caught and they said he survived because he was an athlete and did endurance racing.