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- June 15, 2015 at 9:26 am #85648Sue BrennanParticipant
Hi everyone, Was talking to my friend Lizzy about negotiating for a older horse to buy. I told her to say “He is long in the tooth” and would go for $400.-$600. at action. After hanging up I wondered if she new what I was talking about. So I am looking for phrases use to describe a draft horse.
Opinions are welcome. Even on what the title should be called. THANK YOU Suzie Brennan
? ? – Not sure on this, 6 yrs and younger? (Has 4 teeth in the front-3yr old)
Horse still with caps- 6yrs old to 12yrs old
Smooth mouth – Horse with no caps, 13 yrs old to 17 yrs old
Long in the tooth – This is when the teeth start to protrude forward and get longer 18-30yrs old
?? – At some point the teeth get short in the mouth, very forward and is hard for the old horse to grab grass.
Weak in the back – Not a nice straight back. Some time used in describing a breeding mare. Could be a “sway back”
“Don’t place the lines down with this horse”. – Means that the horse is not trust worthy and has run off before.June 16, 2015 at 10:49 pm #85679j.l.holtParticipant
anybody look at ‘galvines ridge’?June 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm #85680robie robinsonParticipant
Hows about the old adage,”worked hard and put away wet”.
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