DFHC 7/7/2011

Wicked Ballsy Horsies

Playing cowboys & Indians as a kid, I always imagined my horse was a flashy pinto…until I saw a picture of an appaloosa! Strangely enough, I still have a vague mental picture of it…a black and white illustration accompanying a cowboy story in a Sunday supplement magazine…and a horse that was half spotted, half not…could there really be such a thing?…wow!

Pintos or paints come in many colors, but apparently there are 2 basic patterns…the Overo is by far the rarer…and in general, they can be described as: Overo: splashed with white from below…Tobiano: splashed with white from above.

Colored legs are a clue to an Overo, but not always, as seen below…

Of course, in our great grandchildren’s time, with genetic engineering, they’ll have shows with Old West cowboys anachronistically riding “tiger horses”…and not think a thing of it…

Yeah, right…

boysenberry roan shameless plugs, on the hoof…

Podcasts at http://stolfpod.podbean.com  and   http://thewholething.podbean.com

Other Daily blog at http://stolf.wordpress.com  (the legendary Stolf’s Blog)

More bloggage at  http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com  and  http://www.examiner.com/retro-pop-culture-in-watertown/mark-john-astolfi

Resume at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com/p/resume.html

Audio samples coming soon…or just check the podcasts…twc-rr so still über-blows turbo…

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