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MEANING BEHIND THE ADS

 

Event Prospect.............Big, Fast Horse

 

Dressage Prospect............Big, Slow Horse

 

Hack Prospect.............Pretty Color

 

Sporting Prospect............Short, Fast Horse

 

Camp Prospect..............Fast Horse that can turn

 

Endurance Prospect..........Fast Horse which will turn sometimes

 

Flashy.....................White Socks

 

Attractive................. Bay

 

15.2hh.................14.3hhh

 

16.2hh.................15.3hh

 

To Loving Home Only............Expensive

 

To Show Home Only.............Very Expensive

 

Needs Experienced Rider..............Potentially Lethal

 

Elegant.......................Thin

 

In Good Condition................Foundered

 

Free Moving.....................Bolts

 

Quiet......................Lame in Both Front Legs

 

Dead Quiet..............Lame in All Four Legs

 

Good in Traffic (Bombproof)...............Lame all 'Round, Deaf and Blind

 

Loves Children................Kicks and Bites

 

Pony Type.................Small and Hairy

 

Arab Type......................Looks startled

 

TB Type...................Looks Terrified

 

Quarter Horse Type.................Fat

 

Warmblood Type..................Big and Hairy

 

Draught Type........................Big and Exceedingly Hairy

 

Easy to Catch...................Very Old

 

Must Sell....................Wife has left home and taken kids

 

All Offers Considered...................I am in traction for 6 months

 

Reluctant Sale...................Comes with Title,... Deeds to Sydney Harbor Bridge

 

 

HORSE PERSON'S GLOSSARY

 

Auction: A popular social gathering, where you say you are only looking

 

Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse show food stands

 

Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly

 

Endurance ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you

 

Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure

 

Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on

 

Grooming: Fine art of removing dirt from your horse’s body and applying it to your body

 

Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners

 

Lounging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises his owner by spinning him in circles until dizzy

 

Pinto: Green coat pattern found on a freshly washed gray horse left unattended in the stall for 10 minutes

 

Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from knuckles

 

Stall: What your rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to the horse show