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post #1 of 17 Old 04-07-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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the indent above the eye

I know it's nothing that hurts the horse...but you know how some horses have an indent above their eye? Well what exactly causes that? Why do some horses get it and others don't? Thanks!!
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I'm curious about this too...

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I believe that is caused by their brain shrinking when we don't spend enough time with them. ..seems like my guys get raisin brained thru the winter! Of course its just a theory!!!

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I believe that is caused by their brain shrinking when we don't spend enough time with them. ..seems like my guys get raisin brained thru the winter! Of course its just a theory!!!
I know Vida likes getting rubbed there. Maybe that helps the brain enlarge
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Sonny likes getting rubbed there also. I've noticed that when he's just at rest he doesn't have a huge indent there...yet after I work him he does. How could it be with brain sizing though? I mean...doesn't the brain always say just one size?
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I know that some people say that older and thinner horses get it...but Sonny has them and he isn't thin and he definitely isn't old.
Also some people say it has to do with the different breeds....I have no idea what is true if any of them
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Sonny likes getting rubbed there also. I've noticed that when he's just at rest he doesn't have a huge indent there...yet after I work him he does. How could it be with brain sizing though? I mean...doesn't the brain always say just one size?
I was just kiddin' around.

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Sonny likes getting rubbed there also. I've noticed that when he's just at rest he doesn't have a huge indent there...yet after I work him he does. How could it be with brain sizing though? I mean...doesn't the brain always say just one size?
I was just kiddin' around.
oooooh okay hahahaha
I'm way too tired to pick up any jokes tonight...haha I'd better go to bed before I start imagining things
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Somebody told me that when they are under stress or put under stress, that crevice is more hollow and it means they are worried, and I guess if they are worked they are put under a little stress, so maybe that's why?
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Somebody told me that when they are under stress or put under stress, that crevice is more hollow and it means they are worried, and I guess if they are worked they are put under a little stress, so maybe that's why?
hmmm....maybe, and, if that's true, that would be from the mini trail...but he wasn't too stressed acting or anything
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