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Re: [RC] question about "knowing" horse - JANUSTUDIO

Speaking of peeing. . .

Yesterday I took my greenie Slick, (Arab/QH) to our training trails at Cave 
Run Lake. He hadn't been 'out' since I had bought him at the Tattersalles 
sales in '01. Didn't think he was quite ready for me to ride him so ponied 
him off my big guy Rider (Paint). Rider is an experienced trail horse 
(approaching 1000 miles of competition) and big enough, and bossy enough to 
handle the newbie. Thought he would be a good influence on Slick as well, and 
I've found that horses learn much quicker if another horse is at least 
present while doing new things.
After that many miles on a horse you 'know' when your horse has to pee.
Well, Rider was telling me he had to go. So I pulled him off the trail where 
he could pee in the softer ground and started my whistling routine. Slick 
being the quick learner that he is, stretched out and peed on the trail as 
well. Oh, the smell!!
And, yes, we (Mary Lynn, who kindly helped us along on the first day of trail 
school) were chirping happily, "Good Boy, good boy!"
Yes, imitation is the best teacher of all. . .

Jan ~ who has sore shoulders this morning. . .

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