Noche Miller's Blog – December 2021 Archive (4)

Sold at auction as a yearling, this horse sat in the feedlot until he was three. Luckily for him a loving family happened to drive by and spot him out there. They brought him home with them and he is…

Sold at auction as a yearling, this horse sat in the feedlot until he was three. Luckily for him a loving family happened to drive by and spot him out there. They brought him home with them and he is now living the good life.  The first two pictures are him immediately after leaving the feedlot. The rest are later, after he had time to settle in.

He has a single whorl perfectly centered between the eyes. This only shows us that we don’t see any extremes of temperament from the whorl.…

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Added by Noche Miller on December 14, 2021 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Grey Mare

This mare has a single center whorl. That doesn't make her simple. A single center whorl only shows that we can't see any extremes of temperament from the whorl. It is still completely possible to see extremes from the head shape. Not that we see any extremes here, we also don't see anything boring and simple.

From the front we can't get a true reading of her eyes. This is why it's so important to remember that pictures are only a moment in time. If the horse is in a normal state that…

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Added by Noche Miller on December 12, 2021 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Bad Luck?

According to tradition some whorls are bad luck.

That is such a broad term. What exactly does it mean? How did someone decide such a thing?

I’m not one for superstition so I enjoy breaking it down and looking at possible causes for such superstition. One of the most famous whorls, and one of the easiest to break down is the shredded collar, a…

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Added by Noche Miller on December 8, 2021 at 11:19am — No Comments

Whorl Bias

Every horse should be judged according to their own individual nature.
If we look at a horse’s…
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Added by Noche Miller on December 4, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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