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  1. #1
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    Default Dumb question regarding online shopping for tack/apparel

    Ok, probably the stupidest question ever but...

    How do you pronounce Horze as in Horze.com?

    I love a lot of their products but when I go to share the info I stumble over the name. Is it Horzee or is it the other pronunciation that is also a naughty work? Or is it something else?



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    Sounds like "whores" They're Finnish FWIW I don't think they sat down and played out how the name would sound to the American ear or checked whether it sounded like any American slang.
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    In my mind I pronounce it horzzz, which when I say it out loud does sound an awful lot like the oldest profession. The owners are Finnish you say?
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    Yeah, I sort of figured that I was saying it correctly! I do like their stuff though

    Thanks for the info!



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    Horze was started in my family's hometown of Lahti, Finland. If you ever get a chance the store there is amazing, be ready to empty your wallets. The Finnish really know their horse gear. My cousins both own stables there and they are some of the best horsewomen I know. I agree though with the accent the Finnish definatly even pronounce "horse" sounding like "whores".



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    OMG I am so glad you asked that question!!! I've always wonder if it's "horse" with a funny spelling, or something else!



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