Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm afraid to take off my boots...

Because my toes might be black with frostbite. I've been at the barn for two solid hours, and when I left the house this morning it was four below, with a windchill of eleven below.

But we judged horses today for eval.

Everyone kept saying "ugly" on this one horse who really wasn't ugly, he was just rough. So Marilyn had me bring out Red.

JJ ordered everyone to find one good thing about Red, conformation wise. Marilyn said he had withers. JJ said he had a tail, and could get rid of the flies. No one else could come up with anything. I just started laughing at the expressions on people's faces.

JJ asked me what he had in him, I told him I had no clue, I bought him at an auction because of his personality on the ground, and he turned out to be a jerk in the saddle.

But, Red has been officially labeled as "Ugly", as if I needed the help to figure that out!


mustanger said...

If you're concerned about frostbite, you probably better check and see. If it's not attended to, it don't get better.

As for physically ugly horses and/or horses of unknown lineage, I'm of the opinion that you don't ride looks or papers. I've seen an ugly horse or two that was probably the toughest horse on site that day. One of 'em I actually thought about buying based on personality aside from looks. But that's me.

Farmgirl said...

Mustanger... I wasn't being literal, I was just using creative exaggeration.
No frostbite, just really freaking cold toes this morning.

mustanger said...

Good to know... about no frostbite, I mean.