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Got a bike
Everyone, except my old gelding, mobbed me. Lol
Then the half sisters & Kasia followed me out as I rode on the track. 🥰
Sorry pics are awful, I'll try a helmet cam next time.
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Spotted the last mini stepping up to use the pallet, but didn't catch it on camera. But I did catch my big guy deciding that he needed a booster step...🤣
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This sort of fits, but also is kinda interesting & maybe you all would want to see.
He turns 6 years old in June, but suddenly, he's trying to clack like a wee baby! Seeing the actual babies do it has reminded him of that useless option. 😅
Andromeda reacted to Dunie pawing at Phoenix, she's fine & it even caught Dunie off guard when she spooked. Lol.
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This sort of fits, but also is kinda interesting & maybe you all would want to see.
He turns 6 years old in June, but suddenly, he's trying to clack like a wee baby! Seeing the actual babies do it has reminded him of that useless option. 😅
Andromeda reacted to Dunie pawing at Phoenix, she's fine & it even caught Dunie off guard when she spooked. Lol.
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So, I found out more info on the clacking and its not what most think it means. Except it makes more sense than what this info is saying, so...lol.

Clacking has a new/different definition & belief as to why it happens vs what most tend to say it means.

See pics for more info.

It is not a "do not hurt me/I submit" behavior, but a nervous horse trying to comfort itself in the situation.

Not sure I fully accept that yet, doesn't seem to fully fit. Idk.
Either way, it's similar to the licking/chewing horses sometimes do when you work them. That means the horse experienced stress and is currently trying to come down from it and relax. You never purposfully want to make a horse do this, as it just shows you've pushed too hard and fast, causing stress. But probably a PSA for a separate post.

"Might induce aggression" (in the other horse it is clacking at)"! What?? More interesting! More disbelief!
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