Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What is a "rogue"?

A rogue or rogue horse is one that is uncontrollable and untrainable - a very rare instance. (I've encountered two horses in my life I would call rogues, one of which may have been a mankiller - it was purchased at a livestock auction and promptly made pretty serious attempts to kill multiple people before being euthanized).

A true rogue can't be fixed, but a lot of horses that have been poorly trained, abused, or spoiled end up branded as rogues, and I've also seen the term used incorrectly for a horse that was freaking out for some good reason.

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