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To Tell The Age Of Horses (author Unknown)

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To tell the age of any horse,

Inspect the lower jaw, of course.

The sixth front tooth the tale will tell

And every doubt and fear dispel.

At three the middle "nippers" drop;

At four the second pair can't stop.

When five years old the third pair goes

And then a full new set he shows.

The deep black spots will pass from view

At six years from the middle two.

The second pair at seven years;

At eight the spot each "corner" clears.

From the middle "nippers" upper jaw

At nine the black spots will withdraw.

The second pair at 10 are white.

Eleven finds the "corners" light.

As time goes on, the horsemen know

The oval teeth three-sided grow.

They longer get, project before

Till twenty, when we know no more

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you gotta love the old timey sayings like that.

eta: I like that pic in your signature. Where can I find a bigger sized version of that? I'd like to send it along to friends in e-mail.

Edited by Willy McCoy

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Thanks, got it saved now. Think I'll send to my horsey daughter in Vet school. Shouldn't be any danger, she's grown and out of the house now. [ROTFL]

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