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Horse Terminology... Simplified
Event Prospect = Big Fast Horse
Dressage Prospect = Big Slow Horse
Hack Prospect = Pretty Color
Sporting Prospect = Short Fast Horse
Camp Prospect = Fast Horse which can turn
Endurance Prospect = Fast Horse which will turn sometimes
Flashy = White Socks
Attractive = Bay
15.2hh = 14.3hhh
16.2hh = 15.3hh
To Loving Home = Only Expensive
To Show Home Only = Very Expensive
Needs Experienced Rider = Potentially Lethal
Elegant = Thin
In Good Condition = Foundered
Free Moving = Bolts
Quiet = Lame in Both Front Legs
Dead Quiet = Lame in All Four Legs
Good in Traffic (Bombproof) = Lame all Round, Deaf and Blind
Loves Children = Kicks and Bites
Pony Type = Small and Hairy
Arab Type = Looks startled
TB Type = Looks Terrified
Quarter Horse Type = Fat
Warmblood Type = Big and Hairy
Draught Type = Big and Exceedingly Hairy
Easy to Catch = Very Old
Must Sell = Wife has left home and taking kids
All Offers Considered = I am in Traction for 6 months
Reluctant = Sale Comes with Title Deeds to Sydney Harbor Bridge
Thanks for the laugh tonight...Lol!!!! :D
Lovely! and Oh so true.
I personally reckon the chance of buying the right horse - even if you have some experience of horses, is no better than 50/50 - ie heads or tails.
Wait a minute. In theory that might suggest that if the horse had been docked - then the odds would improve. Although I am still not sure about the odds improving above 50/50.
So - would it be better if it did not have a tail? - probably not! All live horses have a tail at one end or another. The other end is for the head.
So would the odds improve if the horse had two tails - one at each end? - probably not - it needs one head.
What about two heads? No sorry - the rider can only face one direction at a time.
What about no head and no tail? - well which end would be the front end and which way the back end? If you got it wrong then one way you'd get bitten - the other way you'd get kicked!
Would one buy a headless horse??????? No, it has got to eat.
Which brings us back to where we started. Don't ever readily believe the words printed on a sales advert for a horse. As Lex says so eloquently, they can be misleading.
Check out all details given for yourself.
HAHAHA. So funny!
Easy to catch=OLD. =))
OMG! That's too funny...
QH = Fat made me laugh so hard lol
Oh wow. That's hilarious.
And oh so true.
I love "experience rider only = potentially lethal."
You forgot "good mountain horse= doesn't turn or back up but might follow another horse."
She also forgot, "Would be easy to train = never been handled" as well as "Needs finishing = halter broke."
Hahahaha that's so true.
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