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post #11 of 30 Old 11-19-2009, 04:57 PM
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I had never heard that changing the name is supposed to be bad luck. I always grew up being told that you should change a horse's name so that it would bond with you.
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post #12 of 30 Old 11-19-2009, 05:29 PM
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my mom taught me that selling a horse without giving a halter as well is bad luck... im not sure if its bad luck for the seller or for the horse tho lol

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post #13 of 30 Old 11-19-2009, 05:40 PM
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Any day you don't fall off your horse is lucky ... I just made that up.


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post #14 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 04:23 AM
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one white foot: buy him
two white feet: try him
three white feet: be on the sly
four white feet: pass him on by

used to hear that one alot before people found out that white feet are just as good as black or striped feet...

then there is the nail test
The "Nail Test" is supposed to predict what sex foal a mare is carrying. You take a hair from the mare's tail, and tie a nail to it. Then you hold it above the mare's hips... and if it doesn't swing, she's not pregnant. If it swings in a circle, she's carrying a filly; if it swings straight, a colt.

Sitting backwards on a donkey - cure for snakebites and toothache

If you put horse skulls under the floor of a house they improve the tone of a piano that was above them. wierdos....

The deeper a horse dips his nostrils while drinking, the better sire he will be.

In Wales a gray horse is considered to be a death omen.
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post #15 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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loving all these; heres another, at gypsy horsefairs, always give a pound back to the buyer, as good luck.( it was a penny years ago, but inflation, you know!)
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post #16 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 06:38 AM
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We never introduce anything new on a friday. Ever. No new gear, no new training method or skill. My trainer's Dad (hall of fame horseman) made the rule and we have stuck with it. I guess they used to have wrecks on Fridays!

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post #17 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 07:22 AM
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You're supposed to pay cash when buying a horse
The seller should give you the top note on the pile of money back for luck

the most ridiculous thing I ever heard was that you can 'value' your horse if he can roll right over from one side to the other - supposedly 1,000 ,$, whatever your currency is per roll over. I knew a girl who was adamant her pony was worth 12,000 because he rolled right over 12 times :roll:

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post #18 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 11:45 AM
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^ I thought it was a hundred dollars per roll.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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post #19 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 11:50 AM
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Cowboys (exspecially rodeo cowboys) always turn their hats upward, becuase that is where there luck is. And if you see one turn their hat downward. they have had a run of bad luck out, and they are trying to dumpg the bad luck.
That's a quaint thought but the real reason is because if you but a hat right side up the brim gets flat and out of shape.

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post #20 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 11:57 AM
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Also, in the older days, rodeo cowboys would never put a hat on a bed, that is bad luck.
I heard this one too. The only way to get the bad luck out was to stomp it out!

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