Ziconic

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More women than men in the horse world....
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:29 pm

amfuller wrote:Ziconic, Morning Exercise
http://www.zenyatta.com/z_video/ziconic ... g-exercise
As a Public Service Announcement, this is 80 seconds that God isn't going to give you back. You'd be better off watching the Uzbekistani Baccarat Championships on ESPN12.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:55 am

Good Lord, chill out. I was simply making a statement. No need to be rude. :roll: I was just saying that if he was a real hand full I doubt a girl would be handling him. Obviously, women are fully capable of handling horses. I'm a woman myself. I'm going by my experience that the unruly ones are "usually" handled by men. Instead of jumping all over someone maybe you should try and be helpful. Wow!
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:26 am

Except that's pretty much untrue, which is why people are objecting to the comment.
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Lisa, who works the ring at Keeneland sales, can hold her own with any unruly horse just as well as any of the male handlers.
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amfuller wrote:Good Lord, chill out. I was simply making a statement. No need to be rude. :roll: I was just saying that if he was a real hand full I doubt a girl would be handling him. Obviously, women are fully capable of handling horses. I'm a woman myself. I'm going by my experience that the unruly ones are "usually" handled by men. Instead of jumping all over someone maybe you should try and be helpful. Wow!
:shock: My experience at the farms and sales must have been in a parallel universe. Nobody gave a damn who handled what unruly youngster as long as you had the skills. I got stuck with quite a few of them anyway despite usually being outnumbered by guys on the crew.
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amfuller wrote:Good Lord, chill out. I was simply making a statement. No need to be rude. :roll: I was just saying that if he was a real hand full I doubt a girl would be handling him. Obviously, women are fully capable of handling horses. I'm a woman myself. I'm going by my experience that the unruly ones are "usually" handled by men. Instead of jumping all over someone maybe you should try and be helpful. Wow!
Your experience doesn't reflect how things really are. Gender doesn't matter and strength doesn't matter. It's all about skill. A horse can run away with a male in tow the very same way it can with a woman. If anything I'd say it's more the other way around. Lots of really nasty (or highstrung) stallions seemed to be doing better with a female handler, especially if they had bad experiences with males in the past.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:14 pm

Ziconic is a pretty horse but I don't he's all that special looking. I have a feeling if he was the colt of some unknown mare very few of you would have such a dazzling opinion of him.

Is he attractive? Yes, but he's by a very good sire out of a beautiful mare, he should be pretty.

I hope he has a wonderful racing career but I'm not holding my breath for it.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:11 pm

mariasmon wrote:Lisa, who works the ring at Keeneland sales, can hold her own with any unruly horse just as well as any of the male handlers.
that woman is my hero. i've met her, i love her.
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sweettalk wrote:
mariasmon wrote:Lisa, who works the ring at Keeneland sales, can hold her own with any unruly horse just as well as any of the male handlers.
that woman is my hero. i've met her, i love her.
I don't know her personally, but I suspect she might bristle at the idea that a tough colt should have one of the male handlers and not her.
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:56 pm

mariasmon wrote:
sweettalk wrote:
mariasmon wrote:Lisa, who works the ring at Keeneland sales, can hold her own with any unruly horse just as well as any of the male handlers.
that woman is my hero. i've met her, i love her.
I don't know her personally, but I suspect she might bristle at the idea that a tough colt should have one of the male handlers and not her.
oh, she certainly would. you'd definitely get her opinion about it. she's really a great lady and a fantastic horse(wo)man.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:06 pm

Ziconic conformation shot and him with his barn cat Linda. :D
http://www.zenyatta.com/news/a-little-ziconic-update
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:17 pm

looks like he's in a funky growth spurt stage
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:27 pm

sweettalk wrote:looks like he's in a funky growth spurt stage
Yes, his butt is definitely outgrowing his front. He's short-bodied too at least at this stage--he looks fast, though, with that developing engine.
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:25 pm

I noticed it in the last photos or might have been the ones before of him, he's definitely going through the awkward stage. But if he fills into that rear, oh boy! Definitely gets that from mom.
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:12 am

amfuller wrote:Ziconic 9/9/14
http://instagram.com/p/svPxtwIqIh/
Thanks for the link to this photo. He is one very good looking baby, that's for sure. Real nice conformation, nicely balanced, neither too long nor too short coupled, lovely neck, great shoulder. He always had a pretty head with a lovely eye and intelligent curiosity about him. Nothing and no one is perfect in this world, but whatever this colt's conformation faults are, they must be very minor.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:18 am

Very nice, although still a bit high in the rear.
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:13 am

Although I really want her to see MDO at some point, I also hope she'll revisit Tapit. Maybe get a gray baby next time.
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:57 am

He's going to be a big boy !
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