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  • Quiet vs Quite

    A horse that goes slow and steady is Quiet not Quite. I have seen this about 20 times in the last two weeks.

    Carry on.
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  • #2
    Similarly, horses have nice gaits, not gates.

    When I read this, I keep imagining the poor horse straddling the top of a gate, albeit a nice one.


    • #3
      What if the horse is quite quiet and shows off its gaits while going through gates?


      • #4
        And a horse is good for mane pulling, not main pulling

        and one holds the reins, not the reigns

        ...I'm going to stop there before my inner grammar/spelling police comes out in full force
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        • #5
          How about "is good on the trailers." (Does that mean trail rides well or ships well?
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          • #6
            My next horse need to be quite, with good confirmation.


            • #7
              You need confirmation about your horse's conformation, do a main mane pulling, and reign over the reins!


              • #8
                Originally posted by Plumcreek View Post
                A horse that goes slow and steady is Quiet not Quite. I have seen this about 20 times in the last two weeks.

                Carry on.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
                  What if the horse is quite quiet and shows off its gaits while going through gates?
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                  • Original Poster

                    Since this thread has legs:

                    You're = You are
                    Your = belongs to you

                    They're = They are
                    Their = belongs to them
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                    • #11
                      Reminds me of a day in my office when associates were taking a test. My manager meant to put up signs that said "Quiet Zone" but mistakenly put "Quit Zone" which was ironic since most people couldn't stand that place.

                      How about this example to keep it horse related:
                      If I want someone to "judge my ride" I would prefer him to tell me to keep my "heel" down instead of my "heal". Drives me batty!

                      ***hopes and prays she spelled everything right and used correct grammar***


                      • #12
                        Sometimes it rains when im reigning over the reins.


                        • #13
                          Not HR but see it used here a lot.

                          "Anyways" is colloquial English and considered slang. "Anyway" is the proper word.


                          • #14
                            Horse is for sale, not for sell. Conversely, you may need to sell a horse, but you do not need to sale it.

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                            • #15
                              It's a farrier, not a ferrier, and definitely a furrier. If a horse stands well for the furrier, I'm concerned about what your common stable practices are.
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                              • #16
                                Boy horses are geldings, not gildings or giltings...


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ohrebecca View Post
                                  It's a farrier, not a ferrier, and definitely a furrier. If a horse stands well for the furrier, I'm concerned about what your common stable practices are.
                                  "Ferrier" is the origin of the word "farrier". It's Middle French and means "blacksmith". Although, ferrier is obsolete, IMO, either is acceptable.

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                                  • #18
                                    I have actually seen the word "ridding" used by people I actually know. Seriously? "Ridding" v. "Riding".....that is a 2nd grade spelling rule!

                                    But yes, quite/quiet and heal/heel drive me batty. There is a guy who posts on our local Craigslist and sells the "calives" that are boys. Every time. Calives.


                                    • #19
                                      Riders push their heels down, not their heals... Horses have hocks.. not hawks...


                                      • #20
                                        I'm always intrigued by horses that "ride good." These are usually found on Craigslist.