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  1. #41
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    My question: Do ALL horses have their birthdays on January first, like TB's, regardless of their actual birth day. ie. warmbloods, show horses?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    My question: Do ALL horses have their birthdays on January first, like TB's, regardless of their actual birth day. ie. warmbloods, show horses?
    All horses who are registered, or are showing in divisions where age matters.

    For that matter, though, all humans showing in USEF shows have their birthdays on December 31st...
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    Registered horses will have their real date of birth in their certificate, but for competitions that are sorted by age, January 1 of the year born is the date used.
    Because of that, people tend to call a horse a two year old even when he is not quite that age yet, but a few weeks or months away from it.
    When buying and selling, the same applies.
    If a horse is born in the year 2000, he turned eight years old in January this year, not at his real birthday.



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    Default The leather straps

    Quote Originally Posted by greysandbays View Post
    Do you mean the actual "jods" (the pants) or that funny leather thingie worn around the leg below the knee?k

    If you mean the pants, it's so fast-growing kids can wear short boots and don't have to be replacing tall boots every few rides.

    If you mean the leather thingies, those are "garters" and keep the pant legs from twisting around and bunching up during the ride.
    The leather straps below the knee also stop the leathers pinching the skin.
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    Default To stop the bridle coming off over the front.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrakGeorge View Post
    Well, here's one...

    "Why do bridles have throatlatches?"

    Just to look pretty and make a bridle look balanced?
    Helps to keep the bridle from sliding off over the ears.
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    Default i was always taught...

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzrider View Post
    Ok, I'll ask a color question I'm too embarrassed to ask anyone in person. I have a horse who is registered color is black, but he's really a dark, chocolate brown, with a dark chocolate brown mane and tail, that burns out on the ends to red. When he sun bleaches, he lightens up to a dark khaki color. What color is he, really?

    that you should look at his flank and muzzle to tell if it is a true black vs. a dark bay or brown. The flank and muzzle should be black, not a lighter shade. I don't know how true that is, but hey, thats the way I figure black from brown =)
    Last edited by gammillgirl; Oct. 12, 2008 at 09:03 PM. Reason: can't type with this dang bandaid on my finger



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    Quote Originally Posted by hosspuller View Post
    If one places the single elastic buckle on the right, the saddle slips when mounting. Seems like the elastic gives. But when the elastic is on the left the whole girth provides resistance to the force generated when mounting
    Much better (IMVHO) to have a girth with elastic both ends.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    My question: Do ALL horses have their birthdays on January first, like TB's, regardless of their actual birth day. ie. warmbloods, show horses?
    Only in the northern hemisphere - down here it's the 1st of August



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue from Auckland View Post
    Only in the northern hemisphere - down here it's the 1st of August
    Really?! I never knew that. That's kinda cool.
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    Learn something new every!

    I was asking, because sometimes a horse will come up for sale as a, say, three year old, because he has not had his THIRD birth day.
    Can be a little misleading.



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