Tuesday, June 19, 2007

He's a stallion prospect, and we have a statement to prove it!

OK, this is a bad picture. And I'm not calling the horse fugly, exactly, because I can't see enough from this picture. It's so dark that his front and hind leg have morphed together into something that looks like a piece of driftwood washed up on a beach.

The reason he's featured today is this priceless statement from his description. "Although X is a stallion prospect(as the vet stated in writing last year),he can be gelded to be your next stunning riding horse." The VET stated it in WRITING? Oh come on now. What'd he do, predict that one day your colt's testicles would indeed emerge into the light of day, and you translated that to mean the vet called him stallion quality?

The second reason he's featured here is another classic example of equine mix-n-match breeding. He's a cross between a Peruvian Paso and a Tennessee Walker. I'm trying to figure out exactly what kind of gait you get when you cross those two, but imagining it is making my head hurt and I fear the poor animal may resemble an eggbeater with balance issues when he moves. Maybe they were trying to breed a bilingual horse for the growing Hispanic-American equestrian market? The mind boggles.