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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-22 07:25
Subject: [photos] Your Sunday moment of zen
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Your Sunday moment of zen.


Horses (possibly Przewalski's horses), Outer Mongolia. Photo © 1992, 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-09-22 14:53 (UTC)
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Keyword:Stall Mocha
As others have said, *definitely* Przewalski's-type, a reversion to a more primitive equine phenotype.

Ways to tell: the mane, which not only is distinctively short but has several specific layers (this picture shows that characteristic well). The modern domestic horse only gets this type of short mane when it is cut off and has started to grow back.

Coloring--buckskin or dun, with dorsal stripe down the back, striping on the legs, and black points.

Conformation--this is a biggie. Look at the short, thick neck (now this horse may be a stallion which contributes to the thickness, but still...). Full body pics with the blocky body and upright shoulders. In this picture, look at the throatlatch, where neck and head tie in. Not a characteristic of a modern saddle horse because it is very thick and would be difficult for the horse to flex its neck and move more toward the vertical head position preferred for most under saddle work. Horses with necks this short and thick are hard to sit and steer--rough gaits, able to stiffen easily against a rider...

Okay, enough of the horsey geek girl blather. I'm probably being boring.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2013-09-22 17:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Przewalskis and Mongolian ponies are different.

All Przewalskis are either in zoos or wild herds (about 300 wild).
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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2013-09-22 18:13 (UTC)
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Oh that's a handsome fellow.
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