Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
I once unloaded my three mares -- Magic, Tanner, and Ruby -- at a show, tied them to the trailer, and had a lady wander over from the neighboring trailer. She looked them all over and then asked "Oh, so you ride Arabians, too?"
I thought maybe she didn't know horse breeds all that well, and explained that Magic and Tanner were purebred Quarters and Ruby was a grade (suspected Quarter/Arabian)... while I can see a bit of Arabian in Ruby, /maybe/ Tanner if you squint, but Magic is simply too bulky to look Arabian to me. And none of them have that dished face look.
Then she went back to her trailer, and I happened to notice the writing on the side of her trailer... she apparently /breeds/ Arabians, and had two fine specimens tied to her trailer. -facepalm-
I had another person ask if I ever thought about breeding Dio... and just as I was about to say "Well, he's already gelded to avoid just that." the person continued with "She looks like she'd throw some pretty colts!"
I had to stare for a bit because, well, he's pretty tall, and not shy about hanging his *ahem* "bits" out at randomly inappropriate times. It's pretty hard to miss, even if he does look a bit feminine.
I've also had a few people assume that he was Bandit/Dante's dam...