Horse Swirlology – What do you think?

Interesting posted by Chuck Nifong who shared Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinic’s status.
….Many of people have ask over the years …. What does the Swirl mean, well here you go. My Grandfather taught me this many years ago and I have found it to be TRUE
Swirlology 101- (whorl patterns). Have you ever wondered what the whorl pattern on your horse’s forehead means. Some old timers have said it can be the gateway to the soul. See if you agree.

A swirl located between the eyes indicates an easy going, uncomplicated horse.

Swirls higher on the forehead indicate intelligence and a more reactive nature.

Long swirls, especially those that extend below the eye indicate a friendly and agreeable nature.

Multiple swirls can indicate multiple personalities. High and tight side by side swirls can mean a horse that is super focused and talented, but challenging and difficult in the wrong hands.

2 swirls on top of each other can mean extreme personality swings and unpredictability.

Multiple swirls that form a Z pattern can signal a horse that is dangerous and violent.

The direction that the whorl turns can tell you if the horse is right or left “handed” (or hoofed) . If the whorl flows counterclockwise it is left “handed”. If the whorl flows clockwise it is right “handed”. Tell us any other wives tales you have heard about whorl patterns.

* vis Grand National Rodeo
https://www.facebook.com/GRANDNATIONALRODEO

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Arabian Horse Costume Class at GNR

The Arabian Horse will be showcased next weekend Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th at the Grand National Rodeo at Cow Palace.

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*via Grand National Rodeo
https://www.facebook.com/GRANDNATIONALRODEO?ref=br_tf

Why We Love Horses

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There’s a saying that goes “If you’re lucky enough to have horses, you’re lucky enough.” I completely agree. Every day I ride or even just hang out with my horses, I consider myself blessed. A few weeks ago, I asked our Facebook readers what they loved most about these amazing animals, and here were some of my favorite responses:

“Everything!”

“They are absoluely the best therapy I’ve ever had.”

“I love seeing their breath on a cool frosty morn.”

“Wow! Don’t think I could pick just one thing… When they’re treated right, their hearts, strength, the devotion and trust they show us, and yes, I love the way they smell! But there is sooo much more…”

“I like the companionship. I can go out and talk to my horses and they stand right there and listen to me.”

“Sounds crazy, but I love the smell of a sweaty horse!”

“Patient, forgiving, strong, sensitive, willing, trusting, loyal, fun, beautiful, aromatic, warm, soft, majestic, calming. They are a huge part of my happiness and health and always will be.”

*via American Cowboy Magazine
http://www.americancowboy.com/blog/why-we-love-them