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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2008, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Swirls

Does anyone base a horses temperament on the swirl(s) on their face? There is a very interesting article on it in the new issue of Horse & Rider that suggests that a horse with one hair swirl evenly in the middle of the eyes or a bit higher is more calm and easier to work with than one with more than one swirl or a swirl that is too high/low on the face. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-25-2008, 05:22 PM
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ive heard of that too. sounds pretty neat.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-25-2008, 05:34 PM
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There's a thread about this in the grooming forum. Jazzy posted some interesting research links in it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-26-2008, 12:43 AM
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I don't believe it. My TB mare had a low swirl, but was the smartest darn horse I've ridden in a long time. My gelding had a high swirl and I swear he had lard for brains... complete opposite of the supposed "swirl-ology" that I've heard.


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