Food For Thought - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 06-10-2009, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hungary
Posts: 1,680
• Horses: 2
Food For Thought

I know a lot of people are going to disagre with this but here goes - -

I have read the article by Theresa Sandin , I found it mostly well written and informative ( liked the pretty pictures ) ,BUT before I start to use it as my bible I would just like to say

In the section on bits and bitting she makes reference to AN ENGLISH GAG .

As an English Saddler, from England, making English saddlery ( whatever will we think of next ) I would say ---

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ENGLISH GAG.

If you were to walk into a Gibsons saddlery in newmarket ( now 100 years old ) England and ask for an english gag they wouldn't have a clue what you were talking about

The gag that she is talking about is a CHELTENHAM GAG.

SO ---- If she cannot get this simple piece of information correct - what else has she not got correst ?

Just think about it .
Nutty Saddler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 06-11-2009, 12:25 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 408
• Horses: 0
So does that mean that my "English" saddle isn't really English because it wasn't made in England?
xilikeggs0 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2009, 12:41 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,221
• Horses: 1
I think she was just taught a different term for the same bit. It happens. Most of my horse books refer to rain rot as "rain scald", which is apparently what they call it in England, and most of my books were first published in England. And some people call half chaps "gators". It's the same concept with bits. She's not necessarily wrong or incorrect.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food Aggressiveness cowgirlfitzy Horse Training 6 03-29-2009 05:05 PM
Slaughter.....Dog Food.....Would You? BluMagic Horse Protection 260 01-17-2009 12:01 PM
Dogggy food lol SonnyWimps Other Pets 12 09-28-2008 08:38 PM
icelandic food ! Sissimut-icehestar General Off Topic Discussion 10 06-27-2008 05:15 PM
will work for food KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Pictures 9 05-19-2008 09:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome