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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Richards View Post
    Thank you we do have fun.
    It started as a way to involve the boys, we love to see what we can learn.
    Off topic but~
    I learned today that if you are looking at a statue in the park of a person on a horse, and the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle;
    if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle;
    if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    I just thought that was cool, so now you know.
    Actually the statement about the horse hoof placement on a statue is incorrect and is in fact an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.asp
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    Actually the statement about the horse hoof placement on a statue is incorrect and is in fact an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.asp
    Uh oh! That happens to me all the time. Just can't believe everything you read on the internet...
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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    I love snopes!

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    So then it's an urban legend that if the horse in the statue is lying down he's just sleeping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    Actually the statement about the horse hoof placement on a statue is incorrect and is in fact an urban legend.

    http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.asp
    That's a great site thank you for sharing it.

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    What does it mean if all four hooves are off the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapachi View Post
    What does it mean if all four hooves are off the ground?
    You need glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapachi View Post
    What does it mean if all four hooves are off the ground?
    Well if all four hooves are off the ground and the horse is upright it means the horse is jumping something . . . if all four hooves are off the ground and the horse is on it's back it means the horse is dead.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapachi View Post
    What does it mean if all four hooves are off the ground?
    It means that you are looking at a horsefly

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