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    09-09-2012, 12:12 AM
  #11
Weanling
Nice pictures!

Does that first horse have lacing on its back? I remember seeing a few horses with lacing in Iran. Maybe it might be more common in that part of the world? Did you do any riding there? Do you speak Farsi? I can't understand the Afghani dialect for the life of me...XD
     
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    09-09-2012, 01:20 AM
  #12
Weanling
I think it's just white hair from scarring. If you look at the big bay behind the people, he's also got it, and in exactly the same places. They don't use much padding under the saddles and they're pretty basic, so I suspect they're marks from poor-fitting tack.

I'm only here for a few weeks and pretty busy with work, so I haven't managed to wangle any riding time yet. I'm still working on the idea, but I'm not sure it'll pan out. Plus I'm a girl, so it's not the most obvious thing to arrange. I speak minimal Dari - as in, I can greet people and ask where/how things are - but I'm afraid otherwise I have to work with translators.

The Iranians have some pretty nice horses too, from what I remember. My sister-in-law is Iranian and I learned some Farsi when she and my brother got married, but I've forgotten it all now.
     
    09-10-2012, 03:25 AM
  #13
Green Broke
I love that they are large boned and large footed. I wish most of the horses around here were built that well. I don't know why we (Americans) like to breed large bodied horses with tiny bones and feet.

Those horses aren't very elegant, but they look very sturdy! That's a good quality in a horse you want to be sound and usable for 30 years.
     
    09-10-2012, 03:32 AM
  #14
Trained
Wow - stunning. I am beyond jealous.
     
    09-10-2012, 04:37 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I love that they are large boned and large footed. I wish most of the horses around here were built that well. I don't know why we (Americans) like to breed large bodied horses with tiny bones and feet.

Those horses aren't very elegant, but they look very sturdy! That's a good quality in a horse you want to be sound and usable for 30 years.
I think they're more elegant than my photos make them look , although it's true that they've got the stocky/solid body type rather than the svelte/thoroughbred type.

But they're definitely good sturdy animals, with nice bone and low knees/hocks. I also like that they take it easy in their training - they are saddled-up for the first time at four, then their buzkashi training starts at five, and they don't play competitively until they're rising seven. Of course, horses that aren't playing get broken earlier than that, and even successful horses are sold on later when they're too old to play : they normally become cart horses and I'm afraid they work till the end. I think I have some photos of the cart horses somewhere...
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    09-26-2012, 11:03 PM
  #16
Foal
Beautiful!
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    09-26-2012, 11:51 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Thank you for the pictures and your comments.
     
    09-26-2012, 11:56 PM
  #18
Yearling
I keep telling myself that I do not really care for Grey horses and then, I fall for yet another Grey horse. They are all lovely. The Rugs are a hoot.
     
    09-27-2012, 12:01 AM
  #19
Banned
I love seeing stuff like this! Thanks!
     
    09-27-2012, 05:01 PM
  #20
Weanling
Great pictures! So cool to see horses in other places around the world. :)

I'm IN LOVE with the grey - such a cutie. Kinda nice to know they don't start their horses too early haha. They look so well cared for, gorgeous horses!
     

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