ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] ribbon color for stallion

Re: [endurance] ribbon color for stallion

Linda Flemmer (CVLNURS@CHKD-7.evms.edu)
Mon, 01 Jul 1996 16:55:38 -0500 (EST)

> At 11:19 AM 7/1/96, Wendy Milner wrote:
> This time, there
> >was a nice stallion in front of us (He had a red ribbon on because
> >the rider couldn't find a blue one. He said the stallion was nice
> >and did not kick.)
> =================
> I thought yellow was the color for a stallion's tail?? Have I gotten
> confused somewhere?
> Tina and the crew


The color of ribbons to use for stallions and for green/beginner
horses seems to vary from region to region. As long as folks
consistently mark horses appropriately (for everyone's safety &
enjoyment), & it is announced what the colors mean, I have no problem
w/ seeing different colors.

Here in VA, MD, & PA (where we mostly ride) I am used to seeing red
for kickers & mares in season, yellow for stallions, and green for beginner
horse or rider or horse & rider unfamiliar with trail riding.