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Horses are Great Communicators May 21, 2005 12:53 PM

They're very expressive physically. They use ears, eyes, mouth, legs, tail, head and neck to communicate with each other and us.  [ send green star]
 
 June 09, 2005 10:18 AM

they are so intelligent, no need to speak loud !  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 11, 2005 11:09 AM

True. Has anyone here ever tried one of the new?ish treeless saddles...or has anyone got any views on them? I feel tempted to get a GP saddle because I currently have a dressage type saddle and it doesn't feel that secure for hacking in.  [ send green star]
 
horses June 11, 2005 1:36 PM

Not sure about the saddles, but I've always wanted a horse. Sadly my family doesn't have the most money. I hope to have a gorse one day, I visit a group of young mares almost daily. Sadly, one of the mares, my favorite, was taken in for training. So I may not get to see her for a while. I wish I could own her, she's a very sweet girl.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 16, 2005 4:52 PM

I've looked up the saddles and am going to give one a try when I can afford it. I went to turn out my mare the other day and she likes to have a feed before being turned out...as it's summer now this isn't strictly necessary but she thinks it is... As I went to put her head collar on she moved her head away, twice, so I said, 'what's up?'...she put her nose in her feed bucket to show me what she wanted! So, I gave her a tiny token feed, as soon as she finished she got very animated, she whinneys and snickers a lot, and put her head over the door to me...this time she put her head into the head collar when I held it up because she knew she was ready to go out. She is great at showing me what she thinks or wants, and I try to listen, as much as anything for my own learning and to encourage her to communicate so I learn more - the great thing is that she works out ways to let me know what she wants - she can't speak human and has no hands to gesticulate but is still able to communicate her moods, worries and needs to me. As I said she whinneys and snickers when I'm coming towards her, or if she hears my voice on the yard she'll give a loud neigh, especially if I've gone off to get some hay or something and got chatting to someone else. I've noticed that on the various yards we've been on, the communicativeness between horses and their owners spreads. Because I talk to her all the time some of the other owners begin to feel safe talking to their own horses - some of them are very inhibited about being seen to talk to their horses other than in a commanding type way and I've had other owners come over to my area of the yard to try to see who I'm talking to when they can hear me but don't realise I'm actually talking to the horse. The horses too, seem to respond, they notice that Callie gets fed when she makes a noise and try it too, what they don't realise is that she knows she's about to be fed because she listens for me making her food up and is fully aware of exactly when I'm preparing her food as opposed to just doing her water or something.  [ send green star]
 
yay June 16, 2005 6:45 PM

My mare got turned out again. She came right over to the fence when we went to visit. I guess she was happy to see me again. We finally got a tour of the place she's kept at. It's very nice and the horses are well cared for. I found out that she's only 2 years old and she's worth $15,000 to $20,000 dollars. She's got excellent bloodlines and everything. I want her but I cannot afford her... :( They did take one of the mares in and we got to visit her today. We heard her nieghing and kicking in her stall. She stopped when she saw us and came over for some love. The lady said that that was the first time she had calmed down while people were around since they put her in. She lowered her head and calmed down real nice. She seemed really happy to see someone she knew. Then she went and looked out her window straight at the pasture she had been in with the 5 other mares.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 25, 2005 4:15 PM

Oh, Bless, she obviously has a good memory. My mare lets me know what she wants by looking at what she wants. It's a clear look with a quizzical eye on me!  [ send green star]
 
Animal readings September 29, 2005 8:32 PM

I had been blessed with the gift of reading animals since age 5. When I am around a sick animal, I feel it in my own body. With this I have been able to help a lot of dog and horses. horses are ones who will seek out one who can hear them. I am hear if any one has an ill pet who is in need of help to find out what the problem might be.Some times that will speek and only very few times they will not.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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