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Re: [RC] Colors and markings - what about the greys? - Richard ALLEN

Over here in France we bought a 'gris truite' - spotted like a trout - and were told the old saying was 'if you find one, buy him. If he's not for sale, steal him'.

Might not the predominance of grey arabs in endurance be a self-fulfilling statistical cluster blip thing (technical term)? ?The more greys there are in the sport the more likely the successful horses are to be grey. So more people compete on greys. etc.?


On 29 Dec 2008, at 17:19, Kristi Schaaf wrote:

Angie wrote:
The swiftest of horses is the chestnut;
The most enduring the bay;
The most spirited the black;
The most blessed is he that has a white forehead.

What I find so interesting is that while it seems the majority of modern endurance riders ride grey (ie white) Arabs, they don't hardly get a mention in the old sayings, or if they do it's a negative one. And it hurt my heavily roaned (flea-bitten) grey Arab's feelings to hear that he's deemed a "sea of blood". : - P



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[RC] Colors and markings - what about the greys?, Kristi Schaaf