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post #3871 of 7202 Old 06-23-2012, 07:37 PM
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OMG. The human race of today never fails to, well, FAIL!

What in the HELL did that person writing the ad even MEAN? Is that RELEVANT to SOMETHING WHICH ANYONE CAN RECOGNIZE?

Freaking W-E-I-R-D! A "pit pony" colored "orGange"? Was that posted on Craigslist? Um, context much?
"Pit ponies" were/are still used to pull ore carts from mines...aka "pits". The person is searching for a pony they knew that used to pull a pit cart.

And the color is just a typo, obviously meant "orange", which makes sense if you don't know what color names are used in the horse world. Heck, I'm in the horse world and still hear new "color" terms all the time.
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post #3872 of 7202 Old 06-23-2012, 07:40 PM
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I think the person might be speaking of "The Pit Pony", which was a movie about a boy and a pit pony.

I remember as a little girl in Wales, they would sometimes bring many pit ponies to my grandfather's field for a rest each year. These were all small ponies, which would work deep in the coal mines, pulling the loaded coal to the surface. Many would eventually not have every good eyesight. Maybe from being in the semi-dark for most of their lives. They also - just like the miners, also had breathing problems.

I know many of my own Welsh ancestors, were put to work in the coal mines. The boys when they were eight and the girls about ten years old. They worked alongside their older rellies or parents. It was a hard life for all. My ancestors also worked in the tin mines in Cornwall, when they were very young children. Most died early in life.

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post #3873 of 7202 Old 06-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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Ahahaha! It was posted in my local merchant paper :) I dont even know what the person was asking lol

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #3874 of 7202 Old 06-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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Ray, nor did I!

Hadn't ever heard the term, heard of the job, not of any movie depicting the job.... (& I "got" that was a typo for "orange", just found it amusing!) :0)

Hey, I'm the FIRST TO ADMIT that what I don't know about horses and riding is EXTENSIVE...AND, I don't relish making "fun" of people, especially not for sport!

Nonetheless, that ad had absolutely NO CONTEXT to it whatsoever. And EVEN with the folks who know quite a LOT about the general topic, we still are left with no REAL IDEA what the guy/girl WANTED to obtain from the ad, so their goal cannot be met.

I find the deterioration of the human ability to communicate via the written word sad. Think that was the main point of my response!

Ahhh. I also think it sucks that because the person didn't BEGIN TO write an answerable ad, they will never GET an answer. It's too bad. This could be very important to them!
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post #3875 of 7202 Old 06-24-2012, 08:50 AM
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Ray, nor did I!

Hadn't ever heard the term, heard of the job, not of any movie depicting the job.... (& I "got" that was a typo for "orange", just found it amusing!) :0)

Hey, I'm the FIRST TO ADMIT that what I don't know about horses and riding is EXTENSIVE...AND, I don't relish making "fun" of people, especially not for sport!

Nonetheless, that ad had absolutely NO CONTEXT to it whatsoever. And EVEN with the folks who know quite a LOT about the general topic, we still are left with no REAL IDEA what the guy/girl WANTED to obtain from the ad, so their goal cannot be met.

I find the deterioration of the human ability to communicate via the written word sad. Think that was the main point of my response!

Ahhh. I also think it sucks that because the person didn't BEGIN TO write an answerable ad, they will never GET an answer. It's too bad. This could be very important to them!
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I don't know...I knew exactly what the writer of the ad meant. I can't help answer the question, but I would imagine that if the right person was looking, that person would be able to at least let the ad writer know who to contact for further information about Chico.

The movie was based on a novel by Joyce Barkhouse. The movie inspired a television series (1999). The television series was set in Glace Bay, on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Chico was likely a Sable Island Pony.
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post #3876 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 12:56 AM
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This poor horse's back! The way he's standing, he just looks like he hurts.

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post #3877 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 01:15 AM
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^^ poor thing looks like it has a shark fin instead of withers.
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post #3878 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 01:17 AM
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^^ poor thing looks like it has a shark fin instead of withers.
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I was looking more at the horrible roach to his back. The severity of the roach on his back makes his withers more prominent than they would be if his back was normal. I wouldn't even consider riding a horse with a back like that.

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post #3879 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 01:30 AM
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I was looking more at the horrible roach to his back. The severity of the roach on his back makes his withers more prominent than they would be if his back was normal. I wouldn't even consider riding a horse with a back like that.
I'm pretty tipsy, I really didnt look at the whole horse. Just saw the withers and though JAWS!!
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post #3880 of 7202 Old 06-25-2012, 05:53 AM
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This poor horse's back! The way he's standing, he just looks like he hurts.

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I saw this horse earlier and thought the same. I can't imagine how a saddle would fit that horse right now...
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