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    01-05-2012, 01:26 PM
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It may only be a movie, but regardless- there was a zebra that was trained to ride to produce that movie O_o

The reason that zebras are considered 'unmanagable' is because people compare them to horses, which are similar but definitely not the same. Their habits and personality closer resemble donkeys than horses and thus they require a different method of training. They also have not been domesticated for as long as the horse, and so have more of the wild nature that causes them to show agression if they are threatened and feel as if they can't get away. In truth though they are not untrainable and unmanagable, they just need different training. You can't train a cat like a dog, and you can't train a lion like a tiger, but that doesn't mean they can't be trained.

Back on subject though, those zebras are ADORABLE, OP. Especially the little foal (I'm guessing they're still foals? Or is there another name for them? XD)
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    01-05-2012, 01:49 PM
I will look for Racing Stripes and watch it
But I agree they are cute
    01-05-2012, 03:05 PM
I would LOVE to have a zebra! They are so adorable! It would be pretty awesome if they had a BAB zebra though, it sounds pretty BA
    01-05-2012, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
and rare to be able to ride a Zebra
Actually it's not. I've ridden one, and my friend owns him. Zebra's are actually quite sweet and willing. I have some pics of me with a semi tame herd up at our holiday home...

OP, many zebra's have the browny muzzle. I once asked a game ranger, and he believes it aids them when trying to blend in and stay hidden. If you look closely at all zebras, at the top of the muzzle, you can actually see the lighter color, but most times it fades as they mature, but some (like the one you posted) keep the brown color. However, more often then not, it's actually only dust I hope I made sense?

Look and see: (excuse the first 2 pics, he was cranky because I stopped giving him carrots ) See how he has some brown, but not a lot? Then look at the next 3, the one on the left has quite a bit of brown, while the one on the right has practically none (you can see that better in the 2nd last pic):







    01-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Originally Posted by MangoRoX87    
Wouldn't it be awesome....
If Zebra's had fun colored normal horse colors where the black stripes go....I want a varnish roan zebra or a bay pintaloosa zebra! LOL
There are some "brown" (dilute? Recessive?) zebras.

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    01-05-2012, 07:11 PM
And when you come to zorses and zonies, you get some pretty neat things:

    01-05-2012, 07:25 PM
I have a friend that lives near me that owns 2 zebras. One is a little filly that is brown and white, maybe she'll darken up when she sheds in the spring.

The other is her black and white stallion Rarity. She has been trying for the past few years to start a breeding programs for Zorses. She's had a hard time of getting mares in foal to him as they kept aborting but was finally able to accomplish it in 2011 and has some babies coming in 2012. :) They should be absolutely adorable.
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    01-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Gah! I want a Zebra!

I bet they would feel very "tippy" to ride. Like a narrow choppy pony. Where, may I ask, do people just get a Zebra from? (Wait, on second thought no one better tell me.....)
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    01-05-2012, 08:37 PM
You can get them from breeders or more commonly from exotic animal dealers or auctions. They really aren't too hard to come by. They are, however, far more like a nasty donkey than a horse, so there's not a whole lot of appeal besides the neat-o looks and uniqueness factor.
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    01-05-2012, 08:47 PM
I am pretty sure what I need is a Zorse...
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