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post #31 of 49 Old 09-04-2010, 12:51 AM
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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.
I cheat with Twinkle Toes chrome cream. That stuff's awesome. I don't stress on the socks as much now.

My boy's star is so minute it doesn't really matter, thankfully.

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Yeah, my gramps said never buy a sorrel!
Well, don't buy one that isn't trained yet. The only sorrel mare I knew was a little red mare. It took forever to get it into her head that she needed to do it our way or the hard way...and after she learned that, she would tow around elementary school kids and wouldn't bat an eyelash at them unintenionally pulling on her mouth and bouncing around on her back. She even would try and "protect" her little riders by pinning her ears back when another horse got to close to her riders. The weird thing was she only did that around little kids. Not once did Annie try to protect adolesents, adults, or me (some lesson horse, huh?).
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Well, don't buy one that isn't trained yet. The only sorrel mare I knew was a little red mare. It took forever to get it into her head that she needed to do it our way or the hard way...and after she learned that, she would tow around elementary school kids and wouldn't bat an eyelash at them unintenionally pulling on her mouth and bouncing around on her back. She even would try and "protect" her little riders by pinning her ears back when another horse got to close to her riders. The weird thing was she only did that around little kids. Not once did Annie try to protect adolesents, adults, or me (some lesson horse, huh?).
Sometimes mares will get motherly over kids. My first horse was a mare through and through, and could be a terror for adults, but put a kid with her and she was a saintly schoolmaster.

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My gelding is motherly like that with little kids too. But he's uh, been said to be a little light in the hooves.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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Gray horses jump higher. Not a myth, pure fact...
Lol... that is hilarious if you are sweet talking your grey!

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My gelding is motherly like that with little kids too. But he's uh, been said to be a little light in the hooves.
ROFL!

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Sometimes mares will get motherly over kids. My first horse was a mare through and through, and could be a terror for adults, but put a kid with her and she was a saintly schoolmaster.
Annie was good for everybody, but sometimes I questioned if there was a big scary monster, "Would she offer me as a sacrifice while she swept away the little ones to safety?"

And besides, it was just to darn cute that she wanted to protect her "babies" from Hollywood, the big fat lazy saint of a gelding.
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Well apparently we need to start some positive color myths about our horses.

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Here is an awful old time saying:
'Four white soxs and a long white nose, knock him on the head and feed him to the crows'. Don't blame me I didn't make it up. I have been told that pink hooves are weak but there are not many pink hooved horses. A dent in the muscle of the neck has two names. I suppose it is all a question of whether you are an optimist or pessimist as to which you pick. You can call it a "prophet's mark" or the "the devil's thumbprint".
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post #40 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 03:00 PM
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Well apparently we need to start some positive color myths about our horses.
You did say discriminations!

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