Care of Horses

Does the phrase looking a gift horse in the mouth originate from the legend of the Trojan Horse?

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2009-05-26 01:39:10

No - you can estimate a horse's age by looking at its teeth.

Looking a "gift horse in the mouth" would be like judging the

gift's value or appearing ungrateful. The general idea is: it may

not be ideal (like an old horse) but it was free & you can

still make good use of it & be grateful for having one at


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