One Ugly Horse at the National Horse Stud at Pompadour Chateau, France

@JudyEv (123169)
Bunbury, Australia
October 27, 2017 7:54am CST
While we were holidaying in France, we visited Pompadour Chateau. This is now the headquarters of the Haras National, which looks after France’s equestrian interests. We had already visited one of their other sites in St Lo in Normandy. We were able to wander through the chateau and view the various rooms which were furnished as they might have been in the late 1800s/early 1900s. There were a number of carriages on display and we were free to walk through the stables and view the horses that were there. It seems they have a number of displays and exhibitions there from time to time. Across the road is a race- and steeplechase course. For the photo I’ve chosen the head of a quite ugly horse. It is an albino so has blue eyes and pink skin. Some albinos have hazel or brown eyes. There was no notice to say what breed it might have been but it is one very ugly horse. I’m sure it has other saving graces.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
No horse is ugly, this poor albino looks so sweet.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
They can still be sweet - and ugly.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
@JudyEv Poor horse, I think that animals are never as ugly as some humans.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
@LadyDuck I agree with you on that point. Here is an ugly pig - and his young master seems to be taking on the pig's persona.
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@JohnRoberts (56927)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Oct
I think I have been to this place. Poor albino horse will never be confused with Phar Lap.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
If his bottom lip dropped any lower, he'd fall over it!
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
27 Oct
Somehow I suspect that horses don't judge each other by appearance.
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• United States
27 Oct
According to my husband horses are very picky about looks. The better a horse looks the bigger attitude he has. They know they are pretty/handsome and act accordingly. This also leads to the pretty boys picking on the other ones.
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@MALUSE (40122)
• Germany
27 Oct
A wise remark! :-)
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
@Shellyann36 Certainly some know they are handsome and will show off to a crowd
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@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
27 Oct
Someone put beads in its mane I guess they were trying to pretty it up.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
It didn't work!
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@UncleJoe (9942)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 Oct
Oh, no! My ex mother-in-law has been reincarnated!
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Did she drop her bottom lip like this one?
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@UncleJoe (9942)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 Oct
@JudyEv Yes, that's where she kept her snuff.
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@tzwrites (4912)
• Romania
27 Oct
I think it's a cute horse. It's special and unique.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
It is indeed and I'm sure he is much loved.
@1hopefulman (28429)
• Canada
27 Oct
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder even when it come to horses as many find it likable even if it looks a bit different..
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
That's very true. I'm sure he has many other positive attributes.
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@1hopefulman (28429)
• Canada
28 Oct
@JudyEv For sure!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Oct
He looks pretty sleepy to me lol.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I just hope he doesn't fall over that bottom lip!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Oct
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct
I expect if he were awake and alert he would look prettier - not many humans look good when they're asleep with their mouths open. I know his mouth isn't open, but you know what i mean
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
Our old draught horse would hang her bottom lip like that and I always liked to flip it with my finger.
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@Corbin5 (106279)
• United States
27 Oct
I am sure it is a very nice horse. I wonder if it has to be protected from the rays of the sun?
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
The UV index never seems to get very high in the northern hemisphere. In Australia, it would need sunscreen or protection of some sort.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
27 Oct
Oh dear. lol. That braided bang doesn't do much for the poor horse's appearance. And he looks like he needs a bath.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
The braid is a bit ordinary and just tied with black tape, It doesn't do much to improve him.
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@Shellyann36 (9616)
• United States
27 Oct
Poor fella, he looks sad and he looks a bit old. I bet when he is out in the sun he gets sunburn. I feel bad for him.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I think he would getting well looked after in that place. It was pretty classy as far as stables go.
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@JESSY3236 (6505)
• United States
27 Oct
I actually like that horse. It's not ugly to me.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I'm sure he has a lovely temperament.
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@xFiacre (4441)
• Ireland
27 Oct
@judyev He s obviously recovering from either a heavy cold or a nasty hangover.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I love the bottom lip!
@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
27 Oct
It's a different breed
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Yes, it sure is.
@sabtraversa (13326)
• Italy
27 Oct
It has a cute braid though. If I search for albino horse eyes, I see tons of blue eyes. So the eyes of this horse were pink? How pink? Full pink, pink iris or what?
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I've edited my post. I should have said blue eyes although some albinos have brown or hazel eyes. I'm glad you mentioned it.
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@m_audrey6788 (13622)
• Germany
27 Oct
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Do you like horses?
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• Germany
28 Oct
@JudyEv Yes I do love horses I see some horses around here
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
@m_audrey6788 Germany is well regarded for the quality of their horses.
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@BellaDoc (767)
• San Diego, California
28 Oct
I'm with @ladyduck on this one.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
Animals are never ugly, with a very few exceptions.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
If he were mine, I'm sure I'd love him!
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct
That is a very different looking horse for certain.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Don't you love the bottom lip?
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Oct
@JudyEv Yes, very droopy.
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@Kandae11 (36948)
27 Oct
It looks rather sad. I wonder why.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I think he is just sleepy.
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