A bit of a rant, sorry.
One of my trainer's lesson girls recently bought a horse. When she was looking at them, my trainer mentioned to me one day that a horse the girl was looking at could be Shamrock's brothers.
Let me interject for a moment.. Shamrock gets a lot of compliments at the barn for his behavior, his progress, how pretty he is, etc. And this girl and her family were no strangers to complimenting him. She had done it, her dad told the trainer that Shamrock is "such a beautiful horse", her grandma even complimented him. So they know who Shamrock is and everything, this occurrence was no accident.
Well today the girl had that horse at the barn, so I got to see him. And he looks EXACTLY like Shamrock. His coloring, his build, pretty much everything. Shamrock's color is a little bit darker and richer though. Here's the worst part.. Shamrock has a lot of green stuff because, well, it looks good and his name is Shamrock.. it just makes sense. The girl who bought this Shamrock-clone ALSO BOUGHT a green halter/lead rope and green sheet for him. That's just a bit over the top, and obviously no accident. It just really frustrates me that she'd go so far as to copy my horse's look to a T AND buy the same colored stuff for him.. c'mon.
It doesn't appear that the horse will be staying at the barn, which is relieving. But it looks like she may trailer him there for her lessons. If she brings him and she got him a zebra blanket too (Shamrock's blanket is zebra).. We're going to have a problem. That's taking it way too far.
Now, here's my question.. Has a situation like mine ever happened to any of you?