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What kind of horse is the cavallino?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Birdman, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Birdman

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    Hi Everyone,
    A stupid question my wife just asked me but I don't know the answer: what kind of horse is the Ferrari "prancing horse" supposed to be? Any in particular?

    Jonathan
     
  2. parkerfe

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    an expensive one !
     
  3. 308GTS

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    A Stallion!!!!
     
  4. Birdman

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    I mean what BREED is it!!? A stallion is any male horse that is still in possession of his functioning genitalia!
     
  5. snj5

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    The prancing horse, stylized from WWI Italian ace Baracca's plane at the request of his family, is such the perfect symbol for Ferrari - ask anyone whose boarded and paid veterinarian bills for one.

    "Hey, Wilbur, that car must be mine - it's got my picture on it....."
     
  6. 308GTS

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    I know what the hell a Stallion is but I thought it was appropriate. Since we have to know the damn specifics I assume an Arabian.
     
  7. WILLIAM H

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    Its a fast Fking Stud :)
     
  8. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    Anyone ever noticed how far out of proportion that horse's head is with his body? It either has a really big head and neck or a really small torso (or both)
     
  9. 308GTS

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    Tommy what about the size of his balls? On my logo they are huge, even on my gauges they are huge.
     
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    Isn't it Arabian? I thought arabians lift their tail up when troting about..sure this one is kinda standing...oh I don't know....
     
  12. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    That one looks like he's all meat and no potatoes
     
  13. snj5

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    Wow - talk about a tubi......
     
  14. 308 GTB

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    This, from the Farmers Bulletin, "Breeds of Light Horses," published by the United States Department of Agriculture:

    "The Arabian horse, while primarily developed as a saddle horse and ridden by the Arabs at a canter, is easily broken to make a safe although not fast driver. He possesses the general characteristics desired in a saddle horse, viz., good carriage of head and neck; deep, well sloped shoulders, a short back with proportionately long underline; wide and deep quarters; short, strong loin; tail attached high; compactness of middle; and superior quality of underpinning without any tendency to appear leggy."

    "A typical Arabian horse has a wedge-shaped head; small nose; dish face; wide, deep jaws; eyes set low, wide apart, and near the middle of the head; a relatively large brain capacity; one less lumbar vertebra than most other horses, giving a short, weight-carrying back; one or two fewer vertebrae in the tail, which is set up on a high croup and gaily carried; ribs sprung wide and deep; large knee, hock, tendon, and hoof; dense bone; small stomach capacity, with small feed requirements and the ability to assimilate rough feed; and a marked prepotency in the stud."

    The Cavallino, with its dished face, pretty much fits this description.

    Barry
     
  15. Birdman

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    My wife thinks its an Arabian too, but I thought there would be a Ferrari guru out there that actually knows for sure. This seems like a good piece of random trivia that every true Ferraristi should know!

    Birdman

    308GTS....I agree, it has to be a stallion!
     
  16. MedMech

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    LMAO, true true
     
  17. bboxer

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    It's certainly NOT a quarter-horse; those are for Mustangs.
     
  18. abarre

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    MarkPDX, as we say in East Tennessee, you ain't right....

    LOL
     
  19. MarkPDX

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    That is Rob's trailer, he posted the pic a few months ago :)
     

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