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post #11 of 21 Old 01-13-2009, 04:19 PM
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I strongly believe it's one of those famous, long told sayings which really means nothing in the real world. I would be curious to hear where it started off because it's still a very popular expression today.
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I strongly believe it's one of those famous, long told sayings which really means nothing in the real world. I would be curious to hear where it started off because it's still a very popular expression today.

Maybe from the story Black Beauty?
Isn't Ginger a TB chestnut mare? I remember she was very moody in the story.

BTW, Athena is a very reddish chestnut, and she's never moody. She has more of a 'go with the flow' attitude towards everything. Haha
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lol I think Ginger was a TB chestnut mare who was extremely moody.

And I have one of those "go with the flow" attitude horses, my filly is so laid back with not a care in the world, well apart from food perhaps!!
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Nah...definitely NOT true.....LOL. My chestnut Arabian mare was so sweet, I couldn't even tell when she was in heat....she was always pleasant and gentle and loved people, we used her as a lesson horse for a while too....a more sweet and un-moody horse you'll never find. Another crazy myth. LOL.
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I've always heard it was chestnut thoroughbred mares, not just chestnuts in general.

Either way, I have the bumper sticker
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post #16 of 21 Old 01-15-2009, 04:40 PM
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I don't know either way about the truth of chestnut mares being moody since I have met a really psycho chestnut mare and I've met super calm ones.
As to the origin of the saying, maybe it stems from people saying that redheads (humans) are more fiery tempered than all the other hair colors and since chestnut is very similar to a redheads hair color...
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Maybe from the story Black Beauty?
Isn't Ginger a TB chestnut mare? I remember she was very moody in the story.

BTW, Athena is a very reddish chestnut, and she's never moody. She has more of a 'go with the flow' attitude towards everything. Haha
Athena?!?! THAT IS SUCH A COOL NAME! I am naming a horse after a Greek god if it is the last thing I do..... I'm a Greek Mythology lover. I'm such a dork!

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Lol, I'm also a dork... I have all sorts of interesting historical/mythological names I'd like to give some of my horses sometime. Like... I want to name one Cosimo de Medici, one of the first in the Medici family that practically funded the Renaissance. Another would be Grisaille, which I think looks absolutely beautiful and refers to a painting technique that uses only gray tones.

*cough* But in order that I do not drag this thread too far off topic, I had better give my take on the whole color vs temperament thing. I don't think it has much of anything to do with anything. How could it? Hair is hair, it doesn't have any influence on your brain (unless you are self-conscious because it looks like crap even though you spent forever on it, but I doubt horses care in that way). Am I making any sense? Who knows...
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Athena?!?! THAT IS SUCH A COOL NAME! I am naming a horse after a Greek god if it is the last thing I do..... I'm a Greek Mythology lover. I'm such a dork!

Haha Thanks! She has lots of relatives named after Gods/Goddesses or Greek mythology like:
Zeus - her uncle
Antigone - her full sister
Aphrodite - aunt
Apollo - half brother
There's tons!
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haha Thanks! She has lots of relatives named after Gods/Goddesses or Greek mythology like:
Zeus - her uncle
Antigone - her full sister
Aphrodite - aunt
Apollo - half brother
There's tons!
hmmmmmm now our foal might be named from the Greeks........ lol BACK ON SUBJECT! I agree with the post above- hair is hair.

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