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Re: [RC] Horse Eyesight - Chris Paus

I've often thought if we could see the world through
horses' eyes, it would explain a lot!

--- Barbara McCrary <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

MessageAnother thing that seems to alarm some horses
is burros (donkeys).  Don't ask me why, but I've
seen horses absolutely freak out over them.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ranelle Rubin 
  To: 'Dyane Smith' ; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 1:55 PM
  Subject: RE: [RC] Horse Eyesight

  That is the same reaction we get when we take the
horses into the back country..two things that seem
to take time to adjust to..hikers with huge
backpacks, and mtn bikers who carry their bikes
overhead through the creeks...

  Monsters to be sure!


  What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in
some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing
the frame of mind, for the moment realizes itself.

  Anna Jameson

   -----Original Message-----
  From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dyane Smith
  Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 1:41 PM
  To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [RC] Horse Eyesight

      On Monday, January 17, 2005 12:50 PM, Nancy
Mitts wrote:
      Subject: RE: [RC] [RC] Being the herd leader

      We had a broodmare that was next to impossible
to catch, and wore a halter for quite a long time.
(PLEASE, no halter horror stories--i know the
      When the time came it was no longer necessary,
we took it off.  The horses who had never seen her
without it snorted and blew and pranced around, even
her own baby. It was funny watching them get
"aquainted" all over again.  The mare's sister, who
had seen her without it in the past, did a double
take, but figured it out quickly.
      I would love to really read a horses mind
without imposing our human "take" on things.

      Okay, I'm inspired to tell my horse reaction

      I was riding with some friends on the trail
around the golf course in Griffith Park one
afternoon.  We met up with a group of boy scouts all
trotting along with their arms over each others'
shoulders in rows some five or six across.  My horse
stopped, snorted and kept moving his head up and
down, trying to focus on what that odd monster could
be.  I asked the boys to please stop and wait until
the horses passed because they were afraid.  The
boys then broke ranks and all went running, jumping
and generally whooping it up in all directions.  My
horse instantly relaxed, as if he were saying to
himself, "Oh, boys."

      As Nancy said, it would be so fun to know what
they're thinking.

      Dyane Smith

      N. N. CA

"A good horse makes short miles," George Eliot

Chris and Star

BayRab Acres


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Re: [RC] Horse Eyesight, Barbara McCrary