Reply To: Weirdest Thing that Spooked Your Horse?

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My gelding is a great trail riding horse! So I thought….He was doing great at everything , crossing bridges, going through puddles, staying calm while the other horses spooked… and then it happened. About 15 ft in front of us was a…turtle. That’s right, a turtle. All of a sudden I felt like I was on the Tilt-o-Whirl at the fair! It took me forever to get him to even move forward. It was only after I hurried the turtle out of the path that he went through. And that was at about 50 mph. Now he spooks at anything approximately the size or color of that darn gopher turtle; mushrooms, small rocks, and piles of horse manure.