V is for Verifying Equine Valuations.
Value is disconnected from price in the horse world. A $10K horse may be worth $20K, but a $5K horse may not be worth $1.
And a pretty horse that misbehaves, despite its fancy pedigree, can be worth far less than a backyard Plain Jane pony that willingly packs any old cowpoke around. Or a dingy-colored mount with minimal chrome and a mixed background may prove a winner in the show ring or trail classes.
It all depends upon the vision of those who are looking. Savvy horse shoppers will do the homework … and the math.
The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.
For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law, which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."
Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
Dragging in Mare-and-Foal Class
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Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
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