ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: neck stretching, Monty Roberts?

Re: neck stretching, Monty Roberts?

Deanne Del Vecchio (delvecchio@geocities.com)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:22:57 -0800

Hello All:

I'm back from my summer sabbatical....yes, it was a long one.

Some of you may remember me and Gabe....we started our endurance career
in ernest this season. We completed 5 50's for a total of 250 official
miles.....thousands of unofficial miles in training.....

Anyhow, Gabe does the neck stretching thing in two different

1) --Seldom-- When we are at ride (race) and I have to hold him back
for umpteen miles, he gets tired and wants to stretch out his neck.

2) --Mostly-- We ride by ourselves most of the time....in the Nevada
desert in the winter...and he is defintely smelling the ground. He is
smelling the tracks of the wild horses...He will even smell the
sagebrush...just like my dog does. Gabe is definately acting like a
hound dog in these instances.

Pretty strange, but I know he is "smelling" for other horses.

> The horse could be trying to COMMUNICATE passiveness.

Gabe, in these instances, is NOT communicating passiveness. What ever
that is worth. :-)

Deanne Del Vecchio & Gabe
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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