Originally Posted by copperarabian
I still have a lot to learn about them, and I do worry about being injured since your working with a massive and intelligent creature. Even a horse can make the mistake of injuring someone it cares about.
How are horses as pets? I've seen horses get excited to see people but how are they? With parrots you have to be very careful with your relationship, many birds think of they're people as they're mates and will even viciously protect or even punish them for getting to close to another person lol
Yes, they are big compared to us, and alot of people do get injured. I think that most of the time people get hurt is when they're not paying attention; which is easy to do especially when other people are around. When we are trail riding I've had to remind my bro & sis to pay more attention to their horses(they were busy talkin & goofin off
). Another example is that one time my dad stepped through a fence, Cheyenne was standing there & he went under her neck. She bit his back(she doesn't really like men anyway), so what I would do in that situation is watch the horses body language & make sure it is ok with you before(and during if possible) walking under her neck.
I didn't know parrots could be so jeolous!!! Horses are not quite like that. They are different from each other as well, some horses can be "one-person" horses (haven't ever met one though). Some would rather not be around people as they associate them with work, deworming, etc. Alot will get jeolous of other horses though, if they are boss over others they will sometimes chase them away so they can get attention. It really just depends on how much you put in a relationship with the horse. Past treatment can affect how long it takes to establish a good relationship though. Fun activities like teaching the horse tricks is good because the horse enjoys it more than riding, & the owner has fun too.
Anyways, sorry for rambling on and on!!! I hope this helped