There's nothing better than standing at a pasture gate watching exuberant horses, like the ones in these photos, play and gallop about.
It's hard not to smile when you're watching exuberant horses. These massive animals, which are typically so elegant and noble, sometimes unleash their inner goofiness in a fit of bucking, squealing, and racing about.
It's amazing to see how agile and light these horses can become when they're feeling good, and exuberant horses never hesitate to let us know that they're feeling GOOD!
We've gathered some awesome photos of twelve exuberant photos which you're sure to love. Check out these happy horses full of energy!
One Exuberant Foal!
Preparing for Launch....
Jumping for Joy
A Good Gallop -------> Good for the Soul
Look Ma, No Feet!
Look at That Air!
While it may be fun to watch exuberant horses playing freely in the pasture, it's a whole different ballgame when they try this behavior while you're handling them. If you have an exuberant horse, then it's very important that you insist on good behavior when you're leading the horse and working around him. That means no bucking, leaping, squealing, or kicking out.
If your horse tries these behaviors with you in close proximity, discipline him immediately. In most cases, it is best to keep your horse moving forward; try to give him something to focus on. Make sure that you keep yourself positioned by your horse's shoulder to stay safe during his antics. And if your horse's behavior is too much for you to correct on your own, seek out an experienced horseperson or trainer to help.
When your horse is free in the pasture, seeing him playing and leaping can be rewarding - after all, it means that your horse is feeling fit and healthy.