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    A post race veterinary examination of ERBULOBO (Trainer Chris Crook) revealed the gelding to be lame in the off fore leg.
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    welches Vorderbein ist das, das linke oder das rechte?
    Verfasserducky02 Nov. 07, 12:54
    Vorschlag*schieb*
    #1Verfasserd02 Nov. 07, 13:19
    Vorschlagrechts
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    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...

    22. adjective on the right of: situated on the right side of a vehicle, farthest away from the curb
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    Wußte gar nicht, daß die Amis auch Linksverkehr haben ;-)

    Keine Ahnung, ob das richtig ist.
    #2VerfasserBacon [de] (264333) 02 Nov. 07, 13:28
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    According to Webster it means "right", which, curiously, implies driving or riding on the left.
    #3Verfasserescoville (237761) 02 Nov. 07, 13:35
    Vorschlag*schieb* any horse people out there?
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    thank you very much bacon, but I would feel much more comfortable if that definition was corroborated by someone in the know about horsetalk.
    #4Verfasserducky02 Nov. 07, 13:38
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    http://www.bartleby.com/61/68/O0036800.html

    9a. Being on the right side of an animal or vehicle.

    Horses ARE animals, if I'm not mistaken ;-)
    #5VerfasserBacon [de] (264333) 02 Nov. 07, 13:40
    Vorschlagthanks
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    ok, I´m convinced, bacon [de].

    Thanks to everybody, and have a nice weekend.

    I´m off now ;-))
    #6Verfasserducky02 Nov. 07, 13:50
    Vorschlagnear = left, off = right
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    Where's Helmi? I would think he could verify this, just for the record.

    I don't know where that line about 'farthest from the curb' came from; maybe Encarta copied that from a BE source. But I always assumed that 'off' in this sense meant the side farther away from the point of view of the speaker, i.e., the driver or rider. And I believe riders do always mount from the left side of the horse, whether in the UK or North America, so the left is the near side and the right is the off side.

    I have the feeling it's used much more for horses than vehicles in any case, at least in the books I've read. Or perhaps it was used more in the days of horse-drawn vehicles. That is, 'off wheel' sounds right to me; 'off tire,' not so much.
    #7Verfasserhm -- us (236141) 02 Nov. 07, 16:56
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    "That is, 'off wheel' sounds right to me; 'off tire,' not so much." - but both would be equally lethal on a busy highway ;-)
    #8VerfasserBacon [de] (264333) 02 Nov. 07, 16:57
    Vorschlagnear = left, off = right
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    I've been taking riding lessons for a few weeks now, and can confirm hm--us' above statement: near = left, off = right.

    "near hand", "off hand" are commonplace/standard when talking horses.
    #9Verfassersamsonite02 Nov. 07, 16:59
     
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