When you first get started in the equestrian world, everything is brand new and confusing. You might have been surprised to find out there were different kinds of saddles, subdivided beyond those familiar English and western designations. When you heard people talk about ringbone, navicular and laminitis, you were likely left with questions. And when your new barn friends started breaking out the horse-show lingo? Forget it.
Still, no matter how long you’ve worked with horses, some things undoubtedly remain a mystery. Why DO gray horses seem more likely to roll in the mud after a bath than brown horses? How does your horse seem to know when you’re coming to take him for a nice ride vs. when you’re heading out to administer dewormer? And why is it that everything in a barn that comes in even numbers—bell boots, polo wraps—will eventually turn up in odd numbers (where did that third spur come from?)
Tell us about the horse-world mysteries that keep you wondering, whether they’re about the individual equines in your barn or the horse world at large. Some of the editors’ favorite responses will appear in an upcoming issue of Horse Illustrated!
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