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Re: [RC] Cats and Horses - DESERTRYDR1

We have several cats around our barn too, and one walked up to my mare's hind 
leg and started rubbing on it without otherwise making her presence known.  
My mare just kind of lifted the foot and gave her a little shove.  Like 
saying "your bothering me!"  But obviously no intention to hurt the cat.  
When this mare was little, she had a gray cat for a buddy.  They were about 
the same color at that time, and looked really cute together.  She liked to 
"pet" him, by rubbing her muzzle along his back. Every now and then she would 
pick him up with her lips.  He actually didn't seem to mind too much.  

Now that she is stall bound with a torn suspensory ligament, the stallion 
across the aisle is her buddy.  I think it's the closest to a mare he has 
ever been (except for one VERY accidental encounter)  and he loves her!  He 
calls when she gets out of sight, and greets her when she returns.  She 
doesn't really care.  She has never been herdbound, EXCEPT at endurance rides 
when any horse she spends more than 5 minutes with is automatically her best, 
most beloved companion whom she will absolutely DIE if she's separated from.  

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