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RE: [RC] Arabs and water - heidi

I've had several who would do this, but it always had to do with the surface of the water being below the ground level.  I suspect it has a lot more to do with just reaching it easily than with not wanting to sully the water, since the very same horses would go out into the edge of a lake or a stream and play in it.  In any event, it does show a degree of problem-solving and determination to take care of self...

There is an old tale, that a BS'ing Aussie told me.  That you can always tell if an arab is pure bred from  the desert because it will go down on it's knees to drink at a water hole so not to muddy the water with it's feet.  Well OK I thought, another BS story.  I have had arabs for many years and NEVER seen this,  untill we took an desert bred gelding to a ride and at the first water hole he, yes, GOT DOWN ON HIS KNEES TO DRINK.  He had never done that before, but there were several horses behind him waiting to get to the small water hole.  Hmmmmm  Patty
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