Swirlology, The Study of Hair Swirls or Whorls in Horses

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So, I heard about the swirl from one of my daughters trainers about a year ago. She told me that our horse Bingo had a great personality and was a genital soul with above average intelligence based off this swirl. I thought she was making this up, so I would feel comfortable around Bingo. I did not realize there was so much information on this subject. It not only gives you a look into a horses personality it also tells you if they are left hoof or right hoof. Giving you an opportunity to maximize their potential.

 

Here is a detail article written by Charlotte Cannon at Foxpointfarm.com. It is incredible the depth of information provided and a how well written the article is. Enjoy!!!

foxpointfarm.com – Full Article by Charlotte Cannon Updated 11/11/12

 

From the most ancient times, man has studied the world around him for signs and clues. Horses have been a huge fascination since 30,000 BC when they were first drawn on the walls of caves. Ancient students of the horse may have studied things and made conclusions that we find foolish today. But as with everything that is old and becomes new again, the study of swirls, although rarely shared insights, experiences and knowledge, has always has had its believers. Here we will uncover some of the ideas and help you better understand how they work and influence who and what your horse is and who and what he may become.

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I have studied everything about horses in great detail from conformation – form to function; to horse personalities – which jobs suit which personality. Thinking horsemen are always striving to understand and maximize their horses more fully. Studying the swirls or whorls (trichoglyphs) of hair on a horse’s face, head and body can offer many important clues to both personality and performance. Swirls and their placement give us a greater understanding of the energy flow through the horse. By accurately reading the swirls, one can choose the horse partner that is best suited to his or her goals, or reject an unsuitable horse before time, money and emotion are invested. Swirls can lead us to a deeper understanding and acceptance of our horses… Read more here: http://foxpointfarm.com/Swirlology.html

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