What is a broodmare? A mare used only for breeding?
Yes, or I would say currently used only for breeding.
How come some people will just switch a saddle from horse to horse? Do they have to be adjusted?
It really depends on the horse(s) and the saddle. Some horses are a lot easier to fit than others, e.g. All our mares can swap all our saddles without problem, only adjusting the cinch length.
How do you tell which horse is good for what? I.e if a horse has logn legs is it good for jumping?
In my experience, you just have to work with them and see what they are best at... and most willing to do. Some bloodlines, however, do tend to produce horses that excel at certain disciplines.
how can some horses go through winter without rugs?
It really depending on the climate, the breed, and how thick a winter coat the horse gets. It doesn't get terrible cold here (15-20F is about the coldest) and none of our mares need to be covered.
What constitutes as an 'ugly' horse. I hear people say oh this horse has an ugly face.... what does that mean? Is there liek a fault in their face that specifically constitutes an uglyness in them? Liek the eyes too close together or something? I compare the 'ugly'horse with a supossedly pretty faced horse and they look the same to me??!
It's all in the eye of the beholder. There are no ugly horses, IMHO.
There will be more, I just can't think of them all for now... thanks in advance anyone!![/quote]