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Re: [RC] "pound dog" mentality for horses? - Dyane Smith

A surprisingly large number of horses at the Killer Feedlots go there accompanied by their papers showing they have been extremely well-bred.  Bad things (divorce, owner illness, etc.) happen to good horses.
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Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] "pound dog" mentality for horses?

I heard a blurb on NPR during the olympics about one of the horses on the US eventing team. He an ex race horse, worked as a pack horse and was picked up by the rider for about a 1000 bucks out of the paper. He turned into a world class eventer and represented his country in the olympics.


Gabi (Ra'anana Farm) wrote:
We just won a show jumping competition with our non-pedigree backyard breeding local horses, against $30.000 Dutch imports.
It was a competition between 4 riding schools. The jumps were 70 cm.
Also about a year ago some boy win a reining competition on a very cheap gelding his father bought him, against pedigree quarter horses costing 10 times or even more the price of his local. The snobs were so dissapointed that their $ horses lost from this pound horse, that the next time they did not allow for non pedigree to enter.
On the other hand, it is so rare that cheap horses win it from the $ horses, that it stands out, but does not proof they are equal?



   "It is necessary to be noble, and yet take humility as a basis.

    It is necessary to be exalted, and yet take modesty as a foundation."

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