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Nicola Young

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Nicola Young says:

What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

We're asking our "Friday mini survey" on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we've had some brilliant ones already but we'd love to hear your answers!

What's the strangest thing your horse has spooked at?

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

Danser could spook for England, the things she has shied at have really made me laugh over the years. Her own shadow on a sunny day, a blue line sprayed on the floor where some road works where going to be done, she never bothered about any other colour though!!! A small patch of very small purple flowers, she shied that bad we fell over and the funniest of all was a red (killer) butterfly .

There have been loads of other thngs over the years but they are the funniest. Rides were never boring boring on her, i really miss riding her and i wish she wasn't retired but i have had to retire her due to an injury.

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

Someone playing drums at their house !!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

Forgot about umberallas, bunting and flags its sometimes a confidence thing with us being a new partnership and a male to boot when sabrina has had female riders also I ride funny (old fashioned) so perhaps not quite sure what is being asked on the otherhand just taking advantage as told I am too kind a rider but will not tolerate naughtyness and teaching its a partnership and to trust each other.

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

ZZ always spooks at cars, bikes, vans, buses, tractors, trailers - oh I give up anything with wheels on!  We went to Rossdales years ago and she even went mental at the killer wheelbarrow on the yard and tore up their beautiful lawns by the stables - woops! Once met never forgotten :-)

Anya, hmmm she spooks at invisible objects from her stable - could be her condition as she only does this when she comes out of an episode - it's funny to watch! 

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Cobsandshire

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Cobsandshire says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

The only thing Noah every spooked at was chickens - it was quite funny to have a massive shire that was afraid of chickens!

So far, Munchie doesn't spook at anything - he's more the trot up to it and scare it off type.  He especially loves to chase aggressive dogs.  We don't have many brave to bark at us any more!

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Oxanaaa

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Oxanaaa says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

 Han spooks at absolutely everything, bless her special soul! I think the best/most pathetic has to be where she's flicked her tail and caught her side and terrified herself! She literally only just saved herself from falling over and then continued to feel sorry for herself and be scared of anything to her left for a good hour! she's also not a fan of sneezes (animal and human) and birds, where she's physically fallen over on 2 occasions from the swallows flying into her stable! (only made worse by tripping over her dinner and having to rummage for it)  it's a hard life in Hana-land hahaha! 

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Abbexi

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Abbexi says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

 I sneezed the other day and Cracker started cantering up the hill from fright :P.

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Bobandben

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Bobandben says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

 Bloody cobwebs in the hedge omg made me laugh ....... 

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

Micki I think Coco and Danser would be amusing to hack out together! Coco also spooks at his own shadow when we come out of the shade into the sunshine, all 4 feet leap off the ground and launch skywards as this thing appears attahced to his feet, then he lands and walks off normally as he realises its just his shadow! He also really doesn't like blue writing on the road, other colours are fine! He does also have a particular dislike for pheasants and tractor treads left in the ground, tractors are fine but the marks they leave behind are positively dangerous!   The only other thing he positively freaks at are the lying down bicycles, dont know if you know what I mean but the cyclist kind of lies down and pedals in front of them with their egs in the air, but to be fair every horse I have ever known is petrified of them so not so strange from a horses point of view!  Lol! You gotta ove em and their little odd'ments!

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ambertea123

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ambertea123 says:

Re: What's the strangest thing your horse spooks at?

My fella spooks at chopped logs, any thing white and those plants that are giant leaves! :) x

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