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Re: Re: Spooking - Spook and Spin

We once had a QH that was the same way.  I've been told that certain
bloodlines, both Arab and QH, are more likely to spook than others.  An
interesting concept.


----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Eyler" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 8:49 AM
Subject: RC: Re: Spooking - Spook and Spin

> What makes folks think that 'spook and spin' is specific to Arabs?
> I have a QH (narrow TB-y type) who can do it so fast that, if I've had no
> warning, I'm likely to be on my way to the ground before I know what's
> happening.  Our latest biggie was when a car suddenly emerged out of a
> driveway surrounded by corn fields.  And this was on our way home!  I
> managed to stay on and right myself, but I was hanging off the side of him
> for a moment.  Full-leg leather patches help a lot.
> Cindy
> > Personally, I'm very entertained by the once-in-a-while spook (I have a
> > tendency to collapse in giggles). I think it's a rather endearing
> in
> > Arabs, especially young ones. Of course, maybe I react this way now that
> > come off less often (knocking furiously on wood) and because I accept
> > the occasional dirt dive goes with the territory. And I just love riding
> my
> > friends "oldsters" (18+ years) on a crisp autumn day or after the winter
> > lay-off when they act like kids again.
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