"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

He's a skewbald frame overo, DUH!

Why does everyone need to know the exact, "official" color and/or breed of their horse? I just find it confusing. I never understood all the different pinto patterns, besides tobiano and overo. A spotted horse is a spotted horse. A brown horse is a brown horse. A white horse is a white horse. I don't always pay attention to all the genetic or "technical" terms for color. You don't have to use all the correct jargon to be a good horseman.

For instance, I would probably call these horses white:

Even though I'm well aware that they are cremello and grey. It 's just out of habbit.

And I might call this horse brown, or just bay. Not "mahogany bay" or "blood bay" or any other goofy term that people come up with to make a very common color sound exotic.

I'm not ashamed to say that my horses are plain 'ole bay and plain 'ole chestnut. Nothing rare or spectacular about their colors at all. And when I'm talking to children or non-horse people, I use terms like, "that brown and black horse" or "the pumpkin-colored horse". You get my point.

So when someone refers to a horse as "caramel", there's no need to puff up like a blowfish and say, "It's buckskin." You'll sound like a know-it-all. And that's not nice.

OT, but have you ever noticed when people say, "two white stockings" or "a white blaze" or likewise? As if those markings come in any other color? XD rofl I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a black snip or a chestnut sock. I've never seen one, anyway.

Silly people.

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