Thought, fact and quote for the day 27/7/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 27/7/12

Thought 4the day: I was watching several of the horses yesterday and where it was so hot there was a few horse flies around. One group was standing nose to tail in a triangle just happily flicking each other. Another group stood in the shade as a four doing the same yet Dan and Twigs seemed to have the devil in them lol They both haired around like loons and you could tell from the way they were doing it that they wanted in. Now dan is a big boy and when he canters towards you when you call him some would want to run others stand rock solid yet scared and who could blame them. Both came in and then instand chill. What are you all using when we do get the height of the heat to combat flies? Puz has citronella on her. One tb group is wearing fly sheets and veils lol each are all different as we have a few that refuse to wear anything!!
 
 
Fact 4the day: Bronco, or bronc is a term used in the United States, northern Mexico and Canada to refer to an untrained horse or one that habitually bucks. It may refer to a feral horse that has lived in the wild its entire life, but is also used to refer to domestic horses not yet fully trained to saddle, and hence prone to unpredictable behavior, particularly bucking. The term also refers to bu...cking horses used in rodeo "rough stock" events, such as bareback bronc riding and saddle bronc riding. The silhouette of a cowboy on a bucking bronco is the official symbol for the State of Wyoming.

In modern usage, the word is seldom used any longer to refer to a "wild," or more accurately, a feral horse, because today, the modern rodeo bucking horse is a domestic animal. Some are specifically bred for bucking ability and raised for the rodeo, while others are spoiled riding horses who have learned to quickly and effectively throw off riders. Informally, the term is often applied in a joking manner to describe any horse that acts up and bucks with or without a rider. The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 prevents the capture of mustangs from the wild for commercial use, and though the law has been weakened in recent years, "wild" mustangs and other completely untamed horses are still no longer used on the rodeo circuit, as bigger, more powerful animals that are sufficiently domesticated to be handled from the ground for veterinary care, travel, and stabling in small pens are more desirable as rodeo stock.

In the early American west, most cattle ranches simply allowed young horses to grow up in a feral state on the open range, capturing them at maturity to be broken-in or "broke" to make them tame enough to ride. Sometimes Mustangs were rounded up as well, as the two populations often mixed.

Etymology

The term comes from the Spanish language word bronco, meaning "rough", which in Mexican usage also describes a horse.[1] It was then borrowed and adapted in US cowboy lingo. It has also been spelled "broncho," though this form is virtually unknown in the western United States, where the word is most common. Many other instances of cowboy jargon were similarly borrowed from Mexican cowboys, including words such lariat, chaps, and buckaroo, which are in turn corruptions of the Spanish la riata, chaparajos, and vaquero. In modern English, the "o" is commonly dropped, particularly in the American west, and the animal simply called a "bronc."
 
 
 
Quote 4the day: Say it as it is and as it was meant to be as horses do. Do you ever see them beat about the bush when they've got something to say
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