What is the origin of the phrase not to frighten the horses?
At the time when Oscar Wilde was on trial for indecent acts, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a noted actress) was asked by a friend what on earth Oscar and is men frieds got up to, an wasn't it disgusting? Mrs. Pat replied, 'I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses'.
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the origin comes from the lithuanian singer back in 1452 when he would sing of healthy horses and ride them to shows until one day when his horse got caught in the crossfire o…f world war 1 which was then the great war.
Horses become frightened because they are prey animals and it is what they evolved to do. Horses have the fastest reaction time of any animal and this is because they were hun…ted for food by predatory animals and humans for a very long time. They had to be able to spot danger or what could be dangerous and get away from it as fast as possible to avoid being dinner for a predator, this caused horses to become easily frightened or 'spooky'.
Ears flat back, whites of the eyes showing, head held high and body stiff.
Any thing from something simply floating in the breeze to something makeing a horribly loud noise to dark places that they can't see. . loud noises plastic bags jumping, ru…nning Bridges ect xx
First attest of phrase(es); 1380, 'High horse' = warhorse, charger. Figurative sense of 'affect airs of superiority' dates from 1782'
Usually you can just tell, but when a horse is scared it usually starts to shy, and pricks back its ears. In larger cases they will rear or run away from anyone or anything. S…ometimes they walk backwards as well.. Emma
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 id…ea 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 all.
Horse spook or shy when they are scared they veer away from an object or vioently buck.
The idiom "hold your horses" means to not rush into something tooquickly, or to wait. It's origins date all the way back to ancientGreece. The first documented usage appears i…n Homer's Iliad.
Horses have a 'flight or fight' defense mechanism in their brains. They will either face a situation, or they will run away. most horses choose to run, rather than face their …fears.
They "spook" or "bolt" which are just terms for running. A horse is a prey animal; it always thinks something is out to get it. When they get frightened they usually fight to …get free so that they can run away from whatever scares them.
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It is a sentence.
"are" is the verb. "they are" comes from the verb "to be". "frightened" is the adjective.
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they are treten.
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In early settlements, the earliest citizens had 2 primary ways of transport: . on foot . by horse Horses were, by nature, tall, making anyone sitting on one be higher t…han anyone on the ground. Being "on your high horse" became associated with being persnickety or 'uppity'. NOTE: Most early settlers did not routinely use wagons in towns until after the early to mid-1800s, except for the stage coach or in wagon trains. People walked mostly, or men rode horses.
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