Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

Did you ever wonder where the expression “Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth” comes from?

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Well, I won a free nights stay at a hotel, and Fredi said, “That’s poop I wanted to win a car.”  I said, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” I didn’t know where that came from, and then he said A cavallo regalado no se le busca colmillo.” Which means the same thing in Spanish.  He went on to explain that the expression came from when someone received a horse as a gift, they shouldn’t be unappreciative and check the age by looking at the teeth.

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Now we know!

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About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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One Response to Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

  1. Ann Foster says:

    cool

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