Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tag I'm "it"

I've been tagged by cdncowgirl (Lisa) over at (Not Quite) Home On The Range to play "Book Tag."

Here are the rules:

1)Grab the nearest book.
2)Open the book to page 56.
3)Find the fifth sentence.
4)Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
5)Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one,Pick the Closest.
6)Tag five people to do the same.

Well the closest books to me were The Ultimate Horse By: Elwyn Hartley Dewards or OSHA CFR 1926 for the construction industry. I choose The Ultimate Horse, because I wouldn't dream of boring you with what I do for a living. LOL

Page 56 is about the Alter Real

"The breed was saved by the introduction of the purest Andalusian strains toward the end of the nineteenth century. The acquisition of mares from the famous Zapatero Strain was particularly successful and, together with line-breeding to two exceptional stallions at the beginning of the twentieth century, was responsible for the wonderfully impressive modern Alter Real, which, it is claimed, closely resembles the original eighteenth-century stock.

Distinctive Appearance

This breed differs distinctively in Character from the other Iberian breeds, particularly in the back formation and the comparative length of pastern, cannon, and forearm, while the chest is exceptionally broad and deep. these conformational characteristics result in the extravagant action of the Alter and the notable knee flexion, both of which are useful attributes in a horse dedicated to the baroque principles of classicism."

I tagged:

Fugs over at FHOTD

Mugwump because I know she knows some good books at Mugwump Chronicles

Liz over at Cowgirl UP

Ms Foxy over at Ms Foxy Pants

Laura Crum over at Equestrian Ink

Ok guys have fun and lets see who else we can bring into the game.