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Re: [RC] ginger for horses? - Kathy Mayeda

Naw Lynne, you were clear, I was dense!

My ex used to brag that Beau's sire, Joust, had won halter classes
against Remington Steele, but who cares at this point!

My Bey Shah horse doesn't flag his tail, but he's really good at head
twirling.  Likes to do dressage a lot though because he's a
metrosexual horse.  Doesn't like to get his feet muddy or get sweaty
going down the trail, but my Joust horses just love the mud and grit
of trail!

K.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Lynne Glazer <lynne.glazer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Kathy,

I was not very clear in my post.  The *Karadjorge/Remington Steele*++ horses
came from the "factory" with that tail flagging behavior.  Their ad was to
emphasize that if you wanted that, you can breed for it, don't torture your
horse to get it.  That was the daring-part, as show horse folks.

My Remington Steele kids only flag their tail when excited or as you say,
moving out at faster gaits.  Once past baby-age, the  Rem grandkids by the
Lipizzan stallion don't flag their tails at all, parallel to the ground is
all they do.  That will be good if they ever do show in dressage, they are
hard-wired for the moves but with the propensity of today's judges to reward
overbent, behind the bit, hock trailin' horses, we won't be going there.

L.

On Feb 13, 2009, at 11:23 AM, Kathy Mayeda wrote:

You have to be careful about accusing of ginger use.  There are horses
that travel with their tail flagged naturally. Beau is pretty much
flagged all the time at a trot or canter.  He would flunk a dressage
test because of this, though.  (After reading the post maybe that's
what you're posting about anyway...)

I would be suspicious of a horse standing with a flagged tail though!
Maybe this is what they were looking at?

K.



On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Lynne Glazer <lynne.glazer@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Uh, that would be "Schneiders".
One year, Patti Bailey (Remington Steele) and I think Sherrie Lacey took
out
a double page ad in Arabian Horse world featuring one of their Arabians
whose tail was flagged, and the headline was "Natural Ginger", decrying
the
mistreatment.  It was daring, in its day.  Probably 10 years ago.
As a photographer, I must speculate that some people might use ginger for
use in sale photo sessions or showing horses for sale.  I don't get a lot
of
show horse business, maybe because my attitude about the excessive
clipping
and handler mistreatment is well known.  Can only hope that this breed
gets
back to its roots as a versatile "using" horse, they have so much natural
ability and flair.
Keep on posting, Rusty.
Lynne
<http://www.lynnesite.com>


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