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post #1 of 4 Old 09-23-2016, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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What they really mean...

I can't remember where I read this, but somewhere there was a hilarious list of "traits" that some people use to try to sell horses. So, I thought I would try my hand at "interpreting".

Bombproof- so quiet that it refuses to respond to cues.
Great jumping prospect- haven't found a fence to keep him in.
Needs a skilled rider- going to dump you first chance he gets.
Athletic- spooks at her own shadow.
Kids pony- short horse with a bad attitude.


Anyone else have some funny interpretations?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-23-2016, 04:58 PM
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Kids horse but needs experienced rider - Not a kids horse at all
Good jumper - He practices with the pasture fence
Husband horse - takes a bit to walk
Barrel prospect - can run very fast
In your pocket - literally
Easy keeper - fat
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-23-2016, 05:01 PM
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i'd say "bombproof" was more of a can handle everything but trees and plastic bags for my mare, she's ridiculous
"perfect first horse" a novice shouldn't touch her with a 10ft barge pole

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-23-2016, 05:56 PM
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Rusty broke-----the last time this horse was ridden was onto Noah's arc!


Experienced show horse-----will respond to the announcer rather than the rider and after the last canter, automatically lines up in the middle of the ring and backs before it's called for


Green broke-----buyer will be seeing green (grass) and experiencing broken parts and pieces


Excellent bloodlines-----the horse is a conformational wreck but back 5 generations has some noted ancestors
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