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post #61 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 12:52 AM
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I have had people ask if my purebred friesian is a standardbred! Nothing against standardbreds, but does he look anything but friesian???

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post #62 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 05:56 AM
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Beautiful horse picup! Every time I think I've heard it all, someone else blows my theory right out of the water. I bought a mare with a two day old colt by her side about 5 years ago. About a month later a guy delivered a load of hay, and asked me if I threw the colt on the ground when he was three days old. When I said no, why? He looked me in the eye and dead serious said;"If you throw them on the ground when they are 3 days old, they'll never buck with you when you break them." I still wish I had a picture of the look on my face, I imagine I hid my amazment very well.
Then I had a neighbor who had just "rescued" a horse tell me about her latest find. She informed me that the horse was blind in one eye and had surgery at the University of Kentucky and had a glass eye. I didn't think much of that until her husband chimed in and swore up and down that the filly could see out of that eye. In amazement I went over to see their new bionic horse, only to find a scawny little paint standing in the field. The only pretty thing about her was the blue eye she had.
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post #63 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 06:34 AM
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I've been told that my horse is too fat by an owner of an overweight trotter. She failed to notice, though, that my gelding is a light draft and is not supposed to be as narrow and lean as her horse should be, so I was given advice on how I should cut on his feed.

Also, when I just bought my gelding and was a first-time owner, the BM of the barn where he lived helpfully gave me a tip never to spend more than three hours a day with him. Why? Well, apparently horses become too attached to humans if so much time is spent with them and become "wild, dangerous and uncontrollable", if so.

I was also "taught" that horses can be given only very small amounts of carrots or a rare apple, but no other vegetables or fruits at all, as any of them bloat horses up and induce colic.

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post #64 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 07:05 AM
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I had someone tell that I shouldn't go not the pasture with my gelding if I was having "girly times" because he'd try to mount me.
The one who told you or the gelding?
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post #65 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 07:49 AM
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I hate it when people go up to my horse and tighten his bit length.
Umm, no thanks - I wanted it without the wrinkles in his mouth.

KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY HORSE AND MY TACK.

Lol, I've had it happen four times and people give me the weirdest looks.
Somone has done that to me before, and it was a bit that had a litle bit of gag on it so I left it with no wrinkles in his mouth as it creates wrinkles when pulled. She came up and tightened it, think she new best
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post #66 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 08:31 AM
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A lot of people try to be kind and tell me my personal riding horse is not that ugly. I love my horse, we are a fantastic team, and I wouldn't trade him for the world, but call a spade a spade - he is ugly...
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post #67 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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This lady told me he'd mount me, and that he had tried to mount her! (I had just gotten him). Watching the two interact beforehand, it wasn't him trying to mount- it was him being a ****** and her running away from him, which didn't make my task any easier :/ but, he turned into a good horsey (a push over, really). She also claimed he was a stud (quite obviously gelding) after initially telling me he was a pregnant mare and moody. This, by the way, was all said in the same day.

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post #68 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 02:16 PM
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My friend was trailering home her big ol, gray warmblood gelding from a clinic and picked up 2 gray 10hh rescue ponies. Stopped at a gas station and this lady rushes her kids over and goes "Look kids, this is a very, very rare thing to see. It's a Mommy horse with TWIN babies"!

My friend tells her, Actually that's a gelding and those are ponies. The Lady goes "I know!! See kids, ponies are baby horses and their Mommy is a Gelding, that's why she had TWINS".

Ooooooook! Wonder how long before my gelding gives birth to twins?
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post #69 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 02:19 PM
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Ooooooook! Wonder how long before my gelding gives birth to twins?
I know a gelding that used to look like he was going to have twins. He boarded at a stable I worked at and we all seriously thought he was a pregnant mare when he first got there. One of my friends actually asked the owner (who is now one of my best friends) when her mare was due. The owner said "Ummmmm...my horse is a gelding."
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post #70 of 93 Old 03-14-2013, 02:30 PM
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My friend was trailering home her big ol, gray warmblood gelding from a clinic and picked up 2 gray 10hh rescue ponies. Stopped at a gas station and this lady rushes her kids over and goes "Look kids, this is a very, very rare thing to see. It's a Mommy horse with TWIN babies"!

My friend tells her, Actually that's a gelding and those are ponies. The Lady goes "I know!! See kids, ponies are baby horses and their Mommy is a Gelding, that's why she had TWINS".

Ooooooook! Wonder how long before my gelding gives birth to twins?




I had one lady try to tell me that mules were mythical creatures and I, obviously, did not have one. I had my mare in her pen along with her pasture buddy and their two mule foals. I was mucking their pen out and she comes up and says 'excuse me kid, why are guys letting those mean little donkeys run around and bite those pony's butts and pester them by following them so much? Are they mental or something?' I told her no, those were actually 3 and 6 week old miniature mules and those were their moms. She just gave me a 'yeah, sure kid' look and said 'I'm not THAT naive, I know that horses can't have donkeys and those things are definitely not horse babies.' I told her, again, they were miniature mules. Their moms were horses, their dads were donkeys. That's when she told me that mules aren't REAL and I should know that if I work on a farm. She then explained that they were from greek mythology and that we needed to seperate those donkeys from the horses before they hurt each other. Donkeys and horses can not be together.

Oh, ok ma'am. Obviously the long eared MULE that I watched come out of my mare's butt can't exist. My bad.

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