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        07-22-2009, 03:05 AM
      #21
    Trained
    The Barrel one Smrobs? I liked it :]

    I don't think there is a white gene, more of a cream or dilute gene that dlutes the colour to white... Maybe the lack of white is the problem? It could be that true white is caused by one copy of the recessive Albino gene and one of something else, but because the Albino gene doesn't occur in horses neither albino or true white exist? (Although I guess Albino is the truest form of white... Now i'm confusing myself!!)
         
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        07-22-2009, 03:17 AM
      #22
    Showing
    Just a quick bit of research showed that LWS is not akin to albinoism. LWS is connected to Overo coat patterns, and causes a non-functioning colon. It just so happens that the carriers of this disease are Overo-patterned horses.

    Did that post make any sense at all??
         
        07-22-2009, 03:17 AM
      #23
    Started
    I also dislike the misconception - mostly caused my tack shops - that bits with terrifying mouthpieces will make a horse listen. Bike chain? Double twisted wire gag?

    Makes NO sense to me.
         
        07-22-2009, 03:29 AM
      #24
    Showing
    I actually saw some bits in person the other day. This collection (for sale at a tack shop) included:
    - Bike chain mouthpiece
    - Chainsaw mouthpiece
    - Chain link mouthpiece
    - Twisted wire gag
    - Single twisted wire hack/gag combo
    - Double twisted wire gag type
    - Many different hack/curb or gag type combos.

    Ugh. Made me feel very sorry for the horses these bits were to be purchased for.
         
        07-22-2009, 03:33 AM
      #25
    Started
    I love the ones that are teeny tiny double twisted wire gag + teeny tiny rawhide hack with 8 inch shanks.

    Why bother riding if you are going to do it like that?
         

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