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As some of you know, my horse does tricks. His newest one is "smile", and it seems to be his favorite. This means we'll be posing for cheesy photos in the near future.
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Ithildae Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
aah! his faec! goddammit, these pictures are making me want a standardbred as my next riding horse no matter WHAT people say...
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BUNnanana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
love the art k thanks
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LifeIsGreyt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Epic!
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Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
You got something in your teeth there...*picks* There ya go, all better...

Hahaha, this is such a cute picture.
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MoonLitePhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
teehee look at him! gosh what a cutie, love the smile
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sealle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
haha i can just imagine him saying 'Hello ladies!! wanna come back to my place' while doing this!!!.... this is how he will get all the girls!
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
He's terrified of girls, so I'd love to see his reaction to them actually being interested! Haha.
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sealle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
haha he would probley wet himself then hide under something! :D geldings have to be the funniest characters when mares are involved..
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009   Photographer
Well... Oz was in the hospital for the first three months of his life so he never learned to be a proper horse. Then he got beat to pieces by the gray mare in my gallery so he's got good reasons to fear them.
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sealle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
awww poor man!... what was he in hospital for, if you dont mind my asking...
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Photographer
He was born red bag and inhaled amniotic fluid before they were able to cut him free. He went septic very quickly after that.
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sealle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
oh poor man!!!
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perfect12386 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Photographer
And a lovely smile at that. :D :giggle:
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carlaxcore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
what an amazing capture!!
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Photographer
He does it on command so it's pretty easy to get shots of him doing it.
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blackstalli0n Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
You taught him to smile on command!? That's too cute =D
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Photographer
Yes I did. I have video of it on youtube if you're interested.
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blackstalli0n Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Oooh I wanna see! How the heck do you teach a horse to smile anyway?
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Photographer
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Those are some of his tricks. Smile is the last one on that video.
There's another video where he does fold, kiss, and bow. He also lays down, which there are pictures of in my gallery.
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blackstalli0n Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Hehe, that's cute. I don't have the slightest clue where you'd even start to teach horses tricks like that.
I'm so jeaulous, he seems like such an awesome horse! I noticed that he isn't tied up or anything in the barn, yet all his attention is on you.
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
He's a very SMART horse, which is both a blessing and a curse. He can do a lot of neat things and get us out of trouble, but if he doesn't want to do something, good luck! He's the most stubborn horse I have ever worked with in my life, which is how I ended up getting him for free.

As for the smiling trick... it's something he would randomly do from time to time, and I thought it was cute. I started saying 'smile' whenever I caught him doing it and giving him carrots. It took me a month and a half of consistent trying to get him close to even doing it. I finally had him in a stall and stood just out of range with the carrots, just saying the word smile over and over again. When he started fiddling with his lips, I praised him. When he flipped the top lip, I gave him a treat. Now he thinks it's the best trick ever and does it for anyone who will stand still long enough to watch.
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blackstalli0n Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
for free, that's pretty lucky! He's such a beautiful horse!
The two horses I ride are extremely stubborn as well. I haven't ridden the mare in 2 weeks because I haven't been able to catch her. xD
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009   Photographer
He's pretty lucky he didn't go for dog food. Haha.
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yelirx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, wish I could tell Joker to do this on command!
Very cute. :P
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IntentionsAreRed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
OMnomnom.
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LazyJenny Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
You've taught him that? That's so cool! Can't wait to see more pictures with that. XD
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Photographer
Yes I did. It's on youtube if you want to see it.
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LazyJenny Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
I'd love to! Link? :)
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Photographer
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Last trick in this video.
There's another video with some more of his tricks.
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LazyJenny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Wow! What a horse! He's so cute. :) I think it's good to teach horses tricks. Some (if not most) enjoy a challenge where they get to think.
The horse I ride is being trained too, and so far he can lift a bucket on command. :) How did you manage to teach him to smile? That would be such a cool trick to teach Casper (the horse I ride). :D
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
I just replied to another comment with the way I taught him to do it. If you scroll down, you can see the detailed version, but it was something he already did periodically, so I just encouraged it until he got the verbal cue.
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LazyJenny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Cool. I'll keep that in mind. :)
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's hilarious :lmao:
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lucyjin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
That is hilarious and adorable. =D
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Paulaart18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your model likes u :P or cant't stand with u and your camera :)
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Photographer
He smiles on command.
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Jericho-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
I think he has a little something in his teeth :D

Lovely photo. :heart:
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Da-Cha-Cha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! what a smile! lol =D
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