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A little bit of Witchazel

17/01/2012

After a cross country, hunting, hard jumping day try adding witch hazel, in healthy measures to your rinsing off water. Its relatively cheap, and great for bruising, strains, concussions etc.
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World's oldest recorded horse?

17/01/2012

The oldest recorded horse was “Old Billy” an English barge horse that lived to be 62 years old

The oldest winning thoroughbreds?

17/01/2012

The oldest winning thoroughbreds are 18 year old Revenge at Shrewsbury , England 1790, Marksman at Ashford, Kent, England, 1826 and Jorrocks at Bathurst, Australia, 1851. At the same age, Wild Aster won 3 hurdle races in 1919, and Sonny Somers won 2 steeplechases in February 1980.
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Horses blind spots?

17/01/2012

Horses have 2 blind spots; one is directly behind them and the other is immediately in front of them!

Legs in the air?

17/01/2012

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all 4 legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Illegal spurs?

17/01/2012

In the state of Arizona, It is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs.
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