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post #1 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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So my Snail can rear O_o

Yesterday my friend and I went to the barn to spend some time with my filly, the Snail. Her real name is Lux, but due to the fact she is the laziest creature on the planet and you practically need a cattle prod to get her to move, she has earned herself the nickname "Snail". In fact, she actually responds to it better than her real name. Anyway, after a very productive grooming session (clipped her face for the first time - she was great!), we took her to the back field so I could take some side shots of her to put in a conformation critique thread (see the critique section!!!). Afterwards, when I turned her back into her turnout with her pasturemate, Shania, they went nuts! Running around, spinning, the works. My friend and I sat there with our jaws on the ground. In the 9 months since I bought Snail, I've seen her canter maybe three times, and only for a few strides. Next thing I see, she's trying to get Shania to play with her. Shania is not interested. So Snail, becoming frustrated, rears STRAIGHT up in the air and holds it for a good three or four seconds before coming down. .

I was floored. Luckily, I had my camera with me, so without further interruption, here's a side of Lux none of us have ever seen before!!!
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post #2 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 11:39 PM
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Wow. That's one balanced rear. O_o Haha. She's beautiful.

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post #3 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 11:40 PM
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oh wow pretty impressive rear, the other horse still doesn't seem to be that interested though lol
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post #4 of 19 Old 03-15-2011, 11:48 PM
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Wow. I LOVE that last photo. No offense to the other horsies, but if you crop them out and center just on her, it will be something I consider to be a perfect work of art. Pretty, pretty girl!

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post #5 of 19 Old 03-16-2011, 01:30 PM
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Her rear is too cute!! She's a cutie! Def doesnt look like a snail in these pics LOL
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post #6 of 19 Old 03-16-2011, 01:34 PM
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Lol great pictures!! And your horse is lovely . But uhg - just looking at all that mud reminds me of what is to come in my back pasture in the next 2 months and probably all through summer! Again - ugh!

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post #7 of 19 Old 03-16-2011, 02:32 PM
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Great pics! That's one super rear she did wow!
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post #8 of 19 Old 03-16-2011, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, I am pretty impressed but more terrified that it's going to show up when I start her lol . . . .

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post #9 of 19 Old 03-16-2011, 09:54 PM
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She's so beautiful!
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-17-2011, 12:15 AM
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She's beautiful!!! Love the rear...hahaha!

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