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post #11 of 20 Old 03-29-2008, 08:52 AM
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Looks like dimples or laugh lines Maybe it means he will be a happy fellow.
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post #12 of 20 Old 03-29-2008, 04:09 PM
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Freckles has millions of whorls! I wonder what it means, moo has a few

A good horse can never be a bad colour...
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post #13 of 20 Old 03-30-2008, 02:36 PM
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I don't know much about them or their relation to behavior, but they sure are cute on your horse! They remind me of dimples!
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post #14 of 20 Old 04-08-2008, 01:25 PM
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I've also heard that whirls in certain locations on the face or a certain number means they have certain personality traits. Not sure I really believe any of it tho.

Interesting photos. Have never seen a horse with them there. Cute foal tho.
yeah, I have heard the same thing

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post #15 of 20 Old 05-16-2008, 08:44 PM
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Hoover has two matching on either side in the middle of his ribs. They're very large, probably 4" in circumference. The odd thing is, in the dead center of each, he has a small tuft of white hair.

What is it suppose to mean about the personality?

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post #16 of 20 Old 05-17-2008, 03:28 PM
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I don't currently have the time to look it up but I know there is topic specifically about this already. You should try to find it :)
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post #17 of 20 Old 05-17-2008, 08:24 PM
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http://www.agresearchforum.com/publi...04/page038.pdf
http://www.grandin.com/references/abstract-2.html
http://www.grandin.com/references/abstract-4.html
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retri...68159106001808
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/conten...00006/art00009
http://n.b5z.net/i/u/6143212/i/Woodr...Newsletter.pdf
http://ansci.colostate.edu/files/Beh...ISeeIt1998.pdf

Here are a few interesting articles. You have to have a browse through a couple of them to find the article about the whorls but there is some good info there :)

"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"


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Good finds! I'd read two of those but the rest were new.
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post #19 of 20 Old 05-25-2008, 04:44 PM
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Several years ago, Equus did an article about the positioning/number/etc. of hair whorls on the heads of horses and their potential relationship to temperament, behavior, and intelligence. It sparked an angry response from many readers stating that Equus shouldn't be printing such "nonsense" because they are usually a highly respected magazine that only prints "the facts."

Personally, I thought the article was very interesting!
There is an article in this months issue of Horse & Rider on the same thing.
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post #20 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 10:39 AM
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That is really interesting ... I don't think I've ever seen that before. Jubilee has a whorl between her eyes like most horses. As for a meaning behind it, someone told me that if a whorl is centred evenly on a horse's face it means they are intelligent. But then again, that could just be an old wives' tale. :P

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