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Hello my name is Savy. I own a 21 year old Thoroughbred Quarter Horse mix gelding. He is my a huge part of my life and means the world to me. I am a bigginer rider and I ride western. Rusty is just my trail horse. We go on trail rides almost everyday. My horse Rusty is in the photos below.
 

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Hello Savy!

Rusty is handsome even with his tongue sticking out. Some time back I read a story about a groom that worked with Thorughbred race horses that would say hello to his charge by reaching in the mouth and grab the horses tongue and give it a wiggle, as if to shake hands with it. The groom did this every day and after a while every time the groom came by, the horse would stick out his tongue anticipating a handshake from the groom, even if the groom was across the barn.

I don't know how you did that first photo with Rusty in color and everything else in grayscale, but, that is a really cool pciture! I am new to the forum, too. Say hello to Rusty for me. :)
 

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Hello Savy!

Rusty is handsome even with his tongue sticking out. Some time back I read a story about a groom that worked with Thorughbred race horses that would say hello to his charge by reaching in the mouth and grab the horses tongue and give it a wiggle, as if to shake hands with it. The groom did this every day and after a while every time the groom came by, the horse would stick out his tongue anticipating a handshake from the groom, even if the groom was across the barn.

I don't know how you did that first photo with Rusty in color and everything else in grayscale, but, that is a really cool pciture! I am new to the forum, too. Say hello to Rusty for me. :)
That's interesting I have never heard of anyone doing that before. I just happend to catch that photo at the right time. Thanks and what's your name. P .s rusty says hello lol
 

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That's interesting I have never heard of anyone doing that before. I just happend to catch that photo at the right time. Thanks and what's your name. P .s rusty says hello lol
My name is Bill.

The horse tongue handshake is from a book called, THE HORSE GOD BUILT by Lawrence Scanlan. I think the book was copyrighted in 2006 or 2007. If I remember correctly, (something I rarely count on these days of advancing age), Scanlan is from Canada and has written a half dozen or so horse books, although, so far, this is the only one of his I have read. While the book is about the great Toroughbred racer named Secretariat, it is really a tribute not only to the horse, but, to the horse's groom, Eddie Sweat, as well as thoses that are behind the scenes of racing that rarely reap any financial windfalls for their work on the winning horse from the backside of the track. I enjoyed it and thought it to be worth time to read the 300 or so pages.

That really is cool photo! :)
 

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I love that first photograph with the black/white background as well ! Really nice.

Welcome to the Forum.
 

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My name is Bill.

The horse tongue handshake is from a book called, THE HORSE GOD BUILT by Lawrence Scanlan. I think the book was copyrighted in 2006 or 2007. If I remember correctly, (something I rarely count on these days of advancing age), Scanlan is from Canada and has written a half dozen or so horse books, although, so far, this is the only one of his I have read. While the book is about the great Toroughbred racer named Secretariat, it is really a tribute not only to the horse, but, to the horse's groom, Eddie Sweat, as well as thoses that are behind the scenes of racing that rarely reap any financial windfalls for their work on the winning horse from the backside of the track. I enjoyed it and thought it to be worth time to read the 300 or so pages.

That really is cool photo! :)
Thanks I edited it myself. What's the book called? I read Dreamer before and I saw the movie Secritarit. I did not know Eddie Sweat did that. Sounds like a wonderful book Bill.
 

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My name is Bill.

The horse tongue handshake is from a book called, THE HORSE GOD BUILT by Lawrence Scanlan. I think the book was copyrighted in 2006 or 2007. If I remember correctly, (something I rarely count on these days of advancing age), Scanlan is from Canada and has written a half dozen or so horse books, although, so far, this is the only one of his I have read. While the book is about the great Toroughbred racer named Secretariat, it is really a tribute not only to the horse, but, to the horse's groom, Eddie Sweat, as well as thoses that are behind the scenes of racing that rarely reap any financial windfalls for their work on the winning horse from the backside of the track. I enjoyed it and thought it to be worth time to read the 300 or so pages.

That really is cool photo! :)
Thanks I edited it myself. What's the book called? I read Dreamer before and I saw the movie Secritarit. I did not know Eddie Sweat did that. Sounds like a wonderful book Bill.
 
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