Snippett – Horse Play


Snippett, He, she, it is an amalgamation of a being who is all genders and genderless. Snippet thinks in short brief excerpts of thought and mind.

Snippett is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and he, she, it lies between the pit of human fears and the summit of mankind’s knowledge. Each point of knowledge is uniquely in a plane at a set of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances to the point from two fixed perpendicularly-oriented lines, measured in the same unit of length. It is an area which we call the Snippett Zone.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink through a straw.

Interesting horse facts:

Equus ferus caballus is the scientific name for the modern horse that was domesticated between 4,000 and 5,500 years ago. For around half of a millennium, these animals were the engines of human socialites. It is believed the first domestication of the horse occurred by a tribe of Indo-European origin that lived in the steppes north of the chain of mountains adjacent to the Black and Caspian seas.

Horses were used to transport people and goods. They provided power to plant, maintain and harvest crops. They were the energy that drove machines for industry. Horses were also the vehicles of war for the military. Horses were the ‘engines’ of society and economy up until the invention and proliferation of the internal combustion engine in the 20th century.

There is only one species of domesticated horse, equus ferus caballus, however, there are over 400 different breeds. They range in size from 120 pounds to well over a ton.

The worlds only remaining wild horses are native to Mongolia. The Przewalski’s horse is the only wild horse whose ancestors were never domesticated. Sadly, today, they only exist in captivity. The last wild Przewalski’s horse was in Mongolia in 1968. Today it is being reintroduced into Mongolia.

More horse facts:

Half of the horses that run free in the United States are in Nevada. Free-roaming feral (descendants of once domesticated tame horses) are the North American mustangs, their ancestors were brought by Europeans over 400 years ago. There are scientists who believe the Tarpan, an extinct third subspecies, might be the direct descendants to domestic horses. It is believed that early humans had fully domesticated these mammals by 3000 BC

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. In fact, only a few other mammals have larger eyes such as whales. Horses have 350º vision, with blind spots directly in front of and behind them. Horses have the Jacobson’s organ the same as cats,(domestic and wild cats), canines (domestic, wolfs, coyotes, foxes, etc) pigs and others. Jacobson’s organ gives the horse and these other mammals the ability to analyze pheromones in the air. This is done by the animal lifting it’s lower lip while sniffing another horse.

Equinophobia, the fear of horses. Sigmund Freud wrote a case study on a young boy who was terrified of horses. Herbert Graf at 4 years of age had witnessed a heavily laden workhorse collapse to the ground. After the frightful event, Hans became easily scared when in the presence of horses; In fact, the sound of clopping hooves was enough to trigger his anxiety. As a result, Hans often refused to leave the house.

Additional information about horses:

A mule is half horse, it’s father was a donkey.

Racehorses can reach a speed of 42 miles per hour.

A pony is any of several breeds of horses that stand under 56.8 inches in height.

The horse originated in North America and migrated to Eurasia over the Bering land bridge.

Horse superstitions:

Never wear anything new when hunting or competing with a horse.

Don’t ever rename your horse, it is very unlucky.

Green is an unlucky color for equestrians any green even a green handkerchief.

Seeing one light grey horse is bad luck (unless you are with a person you love), but seeing two together brings good luck.

A horseshoe is lucky if hung outside your home, the iron wards off evil spirits. However be careful to hang it the right way, otherwise, all your family’s good luck will drain out of it. The challenge is which way is correct? Like a U so your luck won’t drain out of it or like an n so the devil has no swing to sit in. Maybe a better idea would be to make a circular ring made from an iron horseshoe nail since it gives the same protection against evil as the horseshoe itself.

If you lead a white horse through your house it will banish all evil.

If you wear black stallions hair from his tail on your wrist you’ll be protected from witches.

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. – W.C. Fields

So now you have some horse sense – Snippitt

Timothy D. Brady ©2020

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2 thoughts on “Snippett – Horse Play”

    1. Mr. Ed……………..
      “Hello, I’m Mister Ed”
      A horse is a horse of course of course
      And no one can talk to a horse of course.
      That is of course unless the horse
      Is the famous Mister Ed!
      Go right to the source and ask the horse.
      He’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse
      He’s always on a steady course.
      Talk to Mister Ed!
      People yakkity-yak a streak
      And waste your time of day,
      but Mister Ed will never speak
      Unless he has…

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