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post #21 of 49 Old 09-03-2010, 02:57 PM
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Yeah, the white legs thing stems from both soft feet and the tendency to be more prone to things like scratches because of the pink skin.

It's not a color myth, but I laughed last week because one of the ranch hands said Justus looked funny in an English saddle because palominos are Western horses. I thought that was so funny.

I've actually never really encountered any color myths like crazy chestnuts, only the white legs poem!

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post #22 of 49 Old 09-03-2010, 03:35 PM
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Egyptian thing with their Arabs. They also say that all chestnut horses were carved by the winds of the god and the lords of the desert or sething like that.
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It says in the Koran that Allah created horses out of the south wind... Is that what you're talking about? (I only know that because it was in an old horse book I used to have).
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post #23 of 49 Old 09-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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Hmmm, can't say all bays have the sweetest temperaments,Jack is the most temperamental horse on the farm. He's bay AND a gelding,lol. Someone came out to try a few mares and said they prefer geldings because mares are temperamental. The BO and I just DIED laughing.
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Hmmm, can't say all bays have the sweetest temperaments,Jack is the most temperamental horse on the farm. He's bay AND a gelding,lol. Someone came out to try a few mares and said they prefer geldings because mares are temperamental. The BO and I just DIED laughing.
LOL!

I don't think gender really dictates anything. Mares can get "mareish" when they are in heat, but most well-trained mares that respect human handlers will get a grip when they are brought in.

My gelding is a temperamental fellow, albeit we believe he was cut later in life.

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post #25 of 49 Old 09-03-2010, 11:36 PM
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That's easily proved false. The horse that holds the record for highest jump was not a grey!
Go easy on the logic tiger, I am allowed one misconception a week!

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post #26 of 49 Old 09-04-2010, 12:16 AM
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Go easy on the logic tiger, I am allowed one misconception a week!
Well, you know, just saying and all!

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post #27 of 49 Old 09-04-2010, 12:30 AM
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I've heard that chestnuts can be quite "fiery". In old Spanish breeding they did not breed chestnut horses because of the attitude they had but chestnuts are getting more popular these days. I am very drawn to chestnut horses...I don't know why.


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post #28 of 49 Old 09-04-2010, 12:41 AM
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The one I think is really cool is the bloody shoulder arabian.

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I found the original story - the one posted on Holly's page is the Breyer version and they changed it a bit.

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Once upon a time many years ago in the desert of Arabia, there was a Bedouin warrior who owned a very special Arabian mare - a mare he rode into a battle and to whom he entrusted his life.

Theirs was a very special relationship, a bond of trust, love and mutual respect. Either would have given his life for the other. In fact, their bond of trust was so strong that the mare often "read her master's thoughts," doing exactly what he needed at exactly the right time , allowing them to win many battles and to be the envy of all the Bedouin tribes.

Years passed and one day in a fierce battle the master was severely wounded, falling across the neck and shoulder of his beloved war mare. Although her master was unconscious and she was miles from home, the mare carefully balanced him across her shoulder, carefully carrying him toward home. She went for days without food or water to return her master to his family.

When the courageous mare finally arrived at the encampment, she was exhausted and weak, her master was dead. As the family carefully removed the master's body, they saw that the mares shoulder was heavily stained with his blood, leaving a distinct red mark on her shoulder.

Although they had lost their leader, the Bedouin family was eternally grateful to the mare for delivering his body from battle. They knew that the long journey had been very difficult for the courageous mare, and they were very concerned for her because she was heavily in foal.

Finally the time of her foaling arrived, and there was great concern for the cherished war mare. But when the long-awaited foal was born, he was healthy and vigorous and healthy and of exceptional quality. He also bore the identical "bloody shoulder" that his mother had from her master's blood.

It was then that the tribe realized that Allah had rewarded this mare and their tribe for their courage, loyalty and faith and that the bloody shoulder was a reminder of his favor.

Since that time, hundreds of years have passed, but once in a great while there is a mare of exceptional courage beauty, quality, and courage who foals a very special foal graced by God with the bloody shoulder. The Bedouins have continued to believe this is a sign of Allah's favor. Who are we to disagree?

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Anybody heard the little red mare myth?
There is a cowboy saying that little red (sorrel or chestnut I guess) mares are the hardest to train, as they are stubborn as heck, but once you have them trained, you have the best horse in the world.

I believe I've heard people say grey horses bring good luck, or was it white? Or maybe it was bad luck? That one is kind of hazy, but I know it has to do with light colored horses and luck.

And with the sock one people have mentioned...I kind of agree with it, but only because it is sooo much easier to maintain a horse with no white socks than it is to clean a horse with four of them.
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post #30 of 49 Old 09-04-2010, 12:49 AM
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Yeah, my gramps said never buy a sorrel!

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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