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Old 09-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1141
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Cynically I clicked on the link because I don't like horses and can't imagine what would qualify any horse to be the most beautiful. To me they all look alike. So is that a photoshopped horse? The sheen of the coat and the color doesn't even look remotely "normal".

I have to admit it really is beautiful assuming it is for real.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #1142
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Cynically I clicked on the link because I don't like horses and can't imagine what would qualify any horse to be the most beautiful. To me they all look alike. So is that a photoshopped horse? The sheen of the coat and the color doesn't even look remotely "normal".

I have to admit it really is beautiful assuming it is for real.
The color is real, think it's called a palomino. Could it be enhanced, probably, but I'm not qualified to say.

We had neighbors that raised Draft Horses that color. They were huge with soft fuzzy noses.

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We had neighbors that raised Draft Horses that color. They were huge with soft fuzzy noses.
I know those people!

What were the horses like?
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I know those people!

What were the horses like?
That color, but huge, muscular, much different build than the prettiest horse.
They had a great beauty to them. Watched a mare raising her colt, truly beautiful. I'm not a horse person, but that was amazing to watch.

Forty years ago, I worked in the lumber industry. We had a couple of loggers we would pay to cut and skid logs from areas that couldn't be done with modern equipment. They had a team that skidded logs out. Watching those horses 'work' was a great experience. Truly unbelievable what two horsepower could do.

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FYI The mare and colt were on highway 58.
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What were the horses like?


The Akhal Teke coloring is different than the average palomino, which is a common coloring of many breeds. While that particular image has probably been photoshopped, there are other good photos showing a pretty close approximation of the golden hue.

I showed Appaloosa horses for years and rode from the time I was small until I finished high school. Memorizing horse breeds was a favorite occupation when I was a child and I still have my big picture book of Breeds of the World.
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Thanks.....and here I thought "There's another failed effort".
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OK, enough horses. Here's my little guy catching some ZZZs on the couch. And, although he is somewhat "palomino" colored, I guarantee he's not photo shopped.

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That is a cute dog!!!
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That is a cute dog!!!
Thx Sarah. Here's a close up.
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And, here he is getting some simultaneous mental & dental stimulation...

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Thx Sarah. Here's a close up.
Soooooo cute! A dog a cat-lover could love.
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I do like a Corgi, too! And many of our Border Collie people swear by those puzzles. Seems like a great way to entertain those active herding minds!
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Thx Sarah. Here's a close up.
What a great picture. We had a Corgi for 13 years and he was tricolor. We still talk about him. He always cleaned the floors in our kitchen before his dinner time ... and after ours.

What is your Corgi's name?

Does he like food? You don't have to answer this one.
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SO and I got back from Trader Joe's yesterday. She put the reusable bag down on the bed and it took this little one about 2 minutes to move in.
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What a lovely photo, and cat! Nothin better than a bag as a cat toy! Beats store-bought entertainment hands down!
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SO and I got back from Trader Joe's yesterday. She put the reusable bag down on the bed and it took this little one about 2 minutes to move in.
I love the guilty look on your cat's face!
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I love the poses of those cats hiker88 - especially the way that the kitten (is that Jack?) has his right "arm" propped up on the edge of the cat tree. It makes him look almost human! That window light is lovely.
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