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post #21 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 12:31 PM
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post #22 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 03:20 PM
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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.
Ok, I have heard that one for women too. Only, you put a ring on a string and drop the ring while holding the string. It it is straight, no kids, if it turns one way, that is girls, the other, boys and if it goes one way then the other - both. How ever many revolutions it makes each way is the total number of children you will have in your lifetime. My Polish friend taught it to me.
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post #23 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 03:30 PM
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^ I thought it was a hundred dollars per roll.
you've heard of that 'theory' too?!?! This girl said it was 1,000 - which was an enormous amount of money 25 years ago!

"Did I not just use the word 'puzzling'?"

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post #24 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 03:41 PM
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The deeper a horse dips his nostrils while drinking, the better sire he will be.
Pity my boy is a gelding, he sticks his whole nose in and blows bubbles!

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post #25 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 04:49 PM
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you've heard of that 'theory' too?!?! This girl said it was 1,000 - which was an enormous amount of money 25 years ago!
my granpa taught me that too!! except it was only 100 when he told it. haha my horse was only worht 100 bucks :P

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post #26 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 10:09 PM
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Pity my boy is a gelding, he sticks his whole nose in and blows bubbles!
HEHEHE, Yeah, he'd sure be making some darn good baby's wouldn't he... for some reason that really cracked me up...

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post #27 of 30 Old 11-20-2009, 11:51 PM
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My own personal superstitions:
If a horse breathes on you it is good luck. If a horse yawns at you, bad.
Hold the bucket wile the horse eats he will appreciate you more
It's bad luck to leave knots, braids or elastics when the horse is turned out.
Bridle last, unbridle first.
To cut a horses mane with scissors or clippers, is unlucky, with shears, lucky.
Keeping a lock of your horses hair near you, or near where you sleep, is good luck.
Letting a horses chestnuts grow is bad luck, they should be peeled regularly.
Tie a horses tail in a war knot before going on a trail ride for good luck:
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post #28 of 30 Old 11-21-2009, 12:07 AM
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Also medicine hat horses (paints with painted ears) in American Indian culture were reserved only for Witch doctors paticularily with blue eyed.


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post #29 of 30 Old 11-21-2009, 06:24 AM
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my granpa taught me that too!! except it was only 100 when he told it. haha my horse was only worht 100 bucks :P
I don't know about mine, I've never seen him roll yet!

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post #30 of 30 Old 11-22-2009, 11:57 AM
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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
thats true if i dealt for a horse and the seller took the halter off i would,ent buy
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