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Horse buying, some translations for you

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  • Horse buying, some translations for you

    Event Prospect = Big Fast Horse
    Dressage Prospect = Big Slow Horse
    Hack Prospect = Pretty Color
    Sporting Prospect = Short Fast Horse
    ... Camp Prospect = Fast Horse which can turn
    Endurance Prospect = Fast Horse which will turn sometimes
    Flashy = White Socks
    Attractive = Bay
    15.2hh = 14.3hhh
    16.2hh = 15.3hh
    To Loving Home = Only Expensive
    To Show Home Only = Very Expensive
    Needs Experienced Rider = Potentially Lethal
    Elegant = Thin
    In Good Condition = Foundered
    Free Moving = Bolts
    Quiet = Lame in Both Front Legs
    Dead Quiet = Lame in All Four Legs
    Good in Traffic (Bombproof) = Lame all Round, Deaf and Blind
    Loves Children = Kicks and Bites
    Pony Type = Small and Hairy
    Arab Type = Looks startled
    TB Type = Looks Terrified
    Quarter Horse Type = Fat
    Warmblood Type = Big and Hairy
    Draft Type = Big and Exceedingly Hairy
    Easy to Catch = Very Old
    Must Sell = Wife has left home and taking kids
    All Offers Considered = I am in Traction for 6 months
    Reluctant = Sale Comes with Title Deeds to Sydney Harbor bridge
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

    Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique

  • #2
    The ones about 16.2h which are a lot shorter...I'm looking at pics of "16.2"h horses but the gal holding the horse, her chin is higher than said horse's withers...or that's one, tall chick. Actually, a lot of pics are similar. One Arab ad did say the gelding was 13.2, and he looks it, for once.
    GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


    • #3
      Packer = horse will be a packer in ten years after you spend that time teaching it to be a packer
      Sound = just got injections to the many joints with issues
      American/Canadian warmblood = not sure what it is


      • #4
        "Needs Experienced Rider" = Safe for George Morris only after you've loaded it with enough Ace to knock out a rhinoceros.
        I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


        • Original Poster

          Has seen hounds = Was found shivering with fright in the corner of his paddock after the hunt came through.
          I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

          Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


          • #6
            Pony Type = Small and Hairy
            Arab Type = Looks startled
            TB Type = Looks Terrified
            Quarter Horse Type = Fat
            Warmblood Type = Big and Hairy
            Draft Type = Big and Exceedingly Hairy


            • #7
              Jumps = clears the paddock fence every day with ease.


              • #8
                "Has hunted" = taken on one hunt and jigged, cantered in place, snatched the rider for three miserable hours before being taken in ealy or asked to leave.


                • #9
                  Black=seal brown

                  I was flabbergasted when I went to buy my OTTB- they advertised him as 16.1, and he was ACTUALLY 16.1!!!


                  • #10
                    Sound = when not lame


                    • #11
                      hauls, clips, bathes = hauls butt at a good clip when you come near him with the hose....


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                        hauls, clips, bathes = hauls butt at a good clip when you come near him with the hose....

                        We SO do need that like button
                        I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

                        Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


                        • #13
                          Likes dogs- but can't eat a full one.

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                          • #14
                            "My 80 year old grandmother can ride this horse". Yeah, that's why granny isn't around anymore.......