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post #41 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 03:06 PM
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Yellow Dun's and buckskins are supposed to be reliable and steady.
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post #42 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 03:07 PM
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And light colored horses or horses with white legs look like they have more bone so they sell better
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post #43 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 03:51 PM
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Well, there can be good and bad discriminations!

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post #44 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 04:04 PM
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White hooves are softer

That is not true for sure. My horse has 4 white hooves and they are sturdy as sturdy can be. I've been told my horse is the closetest thing to a horse surviving in the wild.!
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post #45 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 04:17 PM
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Good discrimination? LOL! That just sounds odd.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #46 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 08:40 PM
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I know. Well, really a discrimination would indicate that an individual believes something they take action upon, so these are probably more like sterotypes. I'm sure in the old days it was more like discrimination, but now days most people hear about white hooves being softer, and chestnuts being crazy, but most people don't really act upon these beliefs.

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post #47 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 08:41 PM
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That's true. Stereotypes makes sense. Honestly, I didn't realize there were so many!

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #48 of 49 Old 09-05-2010, 10:31 PM
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I've heard:

One white sock, buy him.
Two white socks, try him.
Three white socks, deny him.
Four white socks and a white nose, skin his hide and throw him to the crows. (I love this myth, as a matter of fact... though that's probably because I have a dislike of most horses with white on the legs and white below the nose or around the eyes, lol...)

Bay horses are the fastest horses. (heard that one just the other day... strange the things people will come up with, lol...)

Horses with wall/glass eyes are crazy.

Horses with a blue ring around their eyes are crazy.

Horses with a blue ring around one eye are unpredictable and dangerous. (Heard this one years ago, and, in my experiences, it's true so far... but in the end it is just a myth and the horses in question are/were a bit on the... nutcase side...)

Horses with white markings over their eyes are stubborn.

Dark hooves don't need shoes. (So not true...)

Chestnut or sorrel horses are crazy. (Haha!)

Etc...

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You did say discriminations!
Oh so you are saying there are good things in the myth/discriminations about our horses already? I can start another thread.............. I would love to hear those too :)

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