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Re: [RC] Training advice (backing up thread) - Zephyr Arabians

This was sent to me privately, so I'm not IDing the

Horses are very entertaining, aren't they, a lot
more fun to be around than people--

I find watching my horses interact with each other
endlessly facinating and relaxing.  In fact, spending
time with them out in pasture ranks up with cuddling
with my cats as an anti-stress activity.  For
instance, last winter was very high-stress for me for
a variety of reasons.  During the week, and sometimes
even on weekends, I wouldn't even see my horses in
daylight.  I was feeding pre-dawn and then wouldn't be
back home until late at night to feed them dinner (9pm
- midnight most nights).  I found that the most
relaxing part of my day was after I'd fed I'd just
stand out in the pastures with them.  I'd check them
over with a flashlight & my hands and talk to each of
them, but mostly what I'd do is stand there in the
dark and listen to them eat and breathe.  It really
helped me unwind from my day.  

I brought my husband out with me one night to share
the experience, but he said they made disgusting
noises when they eat.  Non-horse people.  What can you
do about 'em?  ;)


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