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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A double puzzle.
1)When I was about 9 or 10, I had a scrund about horses.
2)I now know better, of course, but I have just learned that some horses can be trained to do something rather unusual - for a horse.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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2) like counting?
Doriana (Doriana)
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The scrund - that ponies are baby horses?
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2)like counting? No.
The scrund - that ponies are baby horses? If I had that, it was a passive scrund. This was an active scrund, about a certain type of horse.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Racing horse? Cart horse?
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Draft horse?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the horses real, live horses? Or maybe rocking horses? Carousel horses?
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Racing horse? Cart horse? No
Draft horse? No
Are the horses real, live horses? Yes
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By type of horse, do you mean a certain breed? colour? size? Or type as in what the horses are used for?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By type of horse, do you mean a certain breed?
No colour?no size? yes! Or type as in what the horses are used for? This, too.
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A pony? a normal-sized horse? a very heavy horse?
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A miniature horse?
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A pony? a normal-sized horse? a very heavy horse? No to all.
A miniature horse? Yes!
Now, what was the horse trained to do?
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Would it be more usual if the trained animal was not a horse (eg a dog?)
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Would it be more usual if the trained animal was not a horse (eg a dog?) It certainly would, and I think you are on to something, Alhucema!
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Are they used in the police? firefighters? as assistant animals? in medecine?
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assistance*
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Were they trained to do something which is quite common for a dog to be trained for?

If so, is it: sit? fetch? beg? roll over? jump through a hoop?
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Are they used in the police? firefighters? as assistance animals? This
Were they trained to do something which is quite common for a dog to be trained for? Yes
If so, is it: sit? fetch? beg? roll over? jump through a hoop? No to all; OTWT.
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In lieu of seeing-eye dogs?
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Also, is #1 also related to miniature horses? Did you think they were ponies?
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Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In lieu of seeing eye dogs? Yes! They have advantages, in that they are stronger and live longer.
Now to number #1

Also, is #1 also related to miniature horses? No, but sort of OTRT. Did you think they were ponies? No
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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hint: the scrund was about the name of a certain type of horse, which I misunderstood.
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

type of horse as in draft horse? race horse? ..
or as in horse breed, like Lipizzan? Hannoverian? Trakehner?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

type of horse as in draft horse? race horse? Yope, but not these.
or as in horse breed Yes, they are a breed, though not the examples you give. Good work!
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your scrund about the origin of the breed? about some physical characteristics? about the meaning of the name?
American Warm Blood?
American Quarter Horse?
Any other breed with "American" in its name?
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your scrund about the origin of the breed? No about some physical characteristics? yes about the meaning of the name? yes
American Warm Blood? No
American Quarter Horse? Yes!
Any other breed with "American in its name?

***********SPOILER*************
I realized that a quarter horse was not 1/4 the size of a 'regular' horse, but I somehow thought they were 1/4 less than the size of a regular horse - 3/4 horses. Not so far off, as they are not very tall, less than 16 hands as a rule. Of course, of course, they are called 'quarter horses' because they were bred to be especially fast in quarter-mile races, as I eventually discovered.

Thx to Al, Balin, Noel, Doriana, and Sundowner, who brought it down to the finish line!

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