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Bcranchgirl

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Anyone ever read Horse Head by Maddy Butcher? It has quotes for Evidence Based Horsemanship in it. Theres a poem at the beginning of it that made me laugh! Thought I would share.

The Dink - Kent A. Reeves

There's horses that buck sunfish and pitch.
They're movin' so much you can't scratch an itch.
There's horses that spin and savvy the cow.
A puncher could ride 'em without knowing how.

There's horses that help you weather a storm.
But then there's the dink who don't fit the norm.
He'll bugger at ant farts and flea sneezes, too.
Why, he ain't even slicker broke at age 22.

He trips and he stumbles, then falls on his face
Before he steps out and takes a single pace.
You know that he's lazy, yes lazy indeed.
Because he's the last one to come in for feed.

You wonder about him and all of his like
For you'd be better mounted on a little old bike.
You curse and you swear, but he pays you no heed.
"Good god," you wonder, "who trained this steed?"

Then while you're ridin', that heavy fog clears.
He's had many a rider these past twenty years.
Then it's all obvious while sittin' your kack
Its just his way of gettin' the dinks of his back.
 

Evans

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When I was starting colts years ago I had some like that. Haha used to sell the good ones because they were worth something and ended up keeping and using the Dink's or whatever you want to call them.
Sometimes they make good horses after enough years.
I had one that bucked really hard for about 12 years or something. Haha I finally had one good ride on him. No buck! Next day he developed string halt.
 

Bcranchgirl

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When I was starting colts years ago I had some like that. Haha used to sell the good ones because they were worth something and ended up keeping and using the Dink's or whatever you want to call them.
Sometimes they make good horses after enough years.
I had one that bucked really hard for about 12 years or something. Haha I finally had one good ride on him. No buck! Next day he developed string halt.
Yeah thats usually what happens when you train or breed. You end up with a herd the bad ones haha
 

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