I was astonished that that horse respected you TODAY (今日, pronounced KYOU).
On other days, he bucks and tramples and licks.
|( が ) おどろ＊く||
to be shocked, surprised (驚いた！＝I was suprised!)
|( を ) おどろ＊かす||
to shock or astonish motherfuckers
amazement, slack-jawed wonder
The police SAY things to astonish a HORSE.
Things like, "Dick Cheney is on Youtube fucking Dee Snyder!"
And then the horse is like, "Deeeeeeeeeeeyammnn!!"