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        10-28-2008, 07:42 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Pretty and Hairy...if she's got good feet you've just hit the trifecta!!!
         
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        10-28-2008, 07:53 PM
      #22
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
    Pretty and Hairy...if she's got good feet you've just hit the trifecta!!!
    she has fantastic feet for a tb. Well until this morning when jarred annoyed her one too many times and she kicked at him but got the fence instead and knocked a big chip on her back offside hoof stupid jarred lol but that will be fixed in a few visits from the farrier.

    Seems like I got the trifecta how much did I win? Lol
         
        10-28-2008, 08:15 PM
      #23
    Trained
    You've won hundreds and hundreds of dollars that can only be spent on the horses...of course it's coming out of your wallet over the next...oh, say 25 years!!!!
         
        10-28-2008, 08:26 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Just as I suspected lol
         
        10-28-2008, 09:29 PM
      #25
    Trained
    LOL... I'd have a jackpot for ya if I hadn't been spending it all on my horses!
         
        10-28-2008, 10:35 PM
      #26
    Trained
    All mine went on buying her lol oh and of course her new rugs and everything that a new horsie gets
         
        10-29-2008, 04:35 AM
      #27
    Foal
    I thought it was the left side, but now I think there is no really 'proper' side, but where the manes fall I think (and this is my opinion) is the good side.
         
        10-29-2008, 02:16 PM
      #28
    Showing
    Well here is my rule of thumb. Mounting was done on the left side years ago when knights would mount from that side due to their sword being in the way. When I think about that reasoning, parting the mane to the right so it stays out of the way when you mount makes sense to me. I don't know if there is an actual right or wrong just as long as all the mane stays on the same side.

    I personally prefer to the right.
         
        10-29-2008, 02:52 PM
      #29
    Foal
    M2G I think you can be right as you tell about the knight tough !!

    I don't really prefer a side, my horses mane fall on both sides.
         
        10-30-2008, 08:53 PM
      #30
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
    Well here is my rule of thumb. Mounting was done on the left side years ago when knights would mount from that side due to their sword being in the way. When I think about that reasoning, parting the mane to the right so it stays out of the way when you mount makes sense to me. I don't know if there is an actual right or wrong just as long as all the mane stays on the same side.

    I personally prefer to the right.
    Ah, that makes sense. :) -lightbulb goes on-
    I ride dressage and I've always been told that the right is the proper side for the mane.

    My mare's mane falls to the left so I just leave it that way. -shrug- For one show I braided it on the right side and for the other show I braided it on the left. I think as long as the mane looks tidy, it shouldn't matter (in shows). Afterall, the judge isn't going to be judging your grooming skills when you're doing a dressage test. :P
         

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