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Feed Him Plenty of Oats

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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 8:48 PM
 

When I was about eight years old, there was a man in my home town who had a couple of beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. One day he came by our house riding one of his horses. The thing that impressed me was the tail on that horse, entirely different than the tails of the other horses in the area.

When my Dad came home from his office I was going to ask him about that tail. I did not mention that I was referring to the tail on a Tennessee Walking Horse, my question was, "what makes a horse hold his tail up"? His response, "feed him plenty of oats, son". Being a bit naïve at that age I didn't get the drift of his response. About two years later a man came by the house on a regular, "barnyard" horse. The horse raised his tail and "de-oated". Suddenly, I caught the drift of my Dad's response and burst out laughing.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 8:56 PM
 

As well said, and explained to the non-farm crowd as I ever heard.

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I bet half on here don't know what a Tennessee Walker is,

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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 9:35 PM
 

much less ever rode one...Other terms that may need explaining....Imp.Cyl., bore sighting, # 9's, Drowing some minnows, backing, PHD , cut me a plug,.....y'all can add your own...

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 9:27 AM
 

And we are supposed to be fans of a "Cow College". How far we have come over the years. Some of it good, but some not so good.

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Re: Feed Him Plenty of Oats- happy vets day Joe


Posted: Nov 11, 2019 9:24 PM
 

and thanks for your service

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 9:50 AM
 

Joe, my father-in-law showed Tennessee Walking Horses in Raleigh 50+ years ago. I heard it said that the way they got them to hold up their tails was to apply some ginger in the horse's oats exhaust. I don't think it was considered ethical, but it was done by some.


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