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Written by Captain Everett
(2/17/2004 7:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The horses were post, penned by Jo Y
The only thing that comes to mind is something about shaving the hair in the horse. Usually, on what would be the "hip" (croup? - I'm equinely challenged). That is, the hair is thinned enough that the eye perceives letters or shapes.
This would create a readily identifiable (and harmless) way of setting a post horse apart. For an owner, it makes them easy to pick out yours, it makes them harder to steal, and could even be a sort of advertisement.
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