I have a cat. (I know, right?) Anyway, I often think he’s confused about the fact he’s a cat. He regularly brings me toys and drops them at my feet in anticipation of me throwing them for him. If I don’t respond within milliseconds he will talk at me (not to me – there’s a difference) until I comply. It’s almost as annoying as a dog giving those pathetic *please, pleaseeeeeee, PLEASEEEEEEEEE* eyes and then resorting to barking happily until the ball is thrown, except that I find it way funnier when my cat does it.
Obviously I’m super well-trained and it never takes more than a meow or two of ‘Hey, stupid human! ’ before I pick up the toy and throw it. And I giggle every damn time he runs after it and watch him bring it back to me to rinse and repeat.
So, what’s this got to do with horses? This: Tracking Horses (Thank you, Quill). I had no idea people were doing that with horses, but here is another I found with far more in depth information. There’s even a training booklet available.
But if that wasn’t enough, I’m almost finished Part 2 of Tao and there was mention of this. How cool is that? I almost want one just to see the looks on people’s faces as I walk down the street.