3386. Bad dogs are afraid of mean people.....Negroes
3387. Keep goats on a horse farm. If the goats do well, the horses will do well...............Blue Grass
3388. Keep a goat among horses or cattle. Its presence will avert disease...................Blue Grass
3389. If a goat that is kept in a stall with a horse is taken out, something unfortunate will happen to the horse.............................Blue Grass
3390. If a ground hog comes to the house, there will be a death.
3391. If a hog is born without a tail, it will require one fewer barrel to become fat on.
3392. It brings bad luck to pass a drove of hogs.
3393. It causes bad luck to give a hog away or to receive one as a gift........................Mountains
3394. If hogs are fed on beechnuts, the meat will be all fat.........................Western Kentucky
3395. Hogs fed on apples make the sweetest meat.................................Western Kentucky
3396. When a hog that has been killed and hung on a tree falls, someone who has taken part in the killing will die soon.
3397. It brings good luck to carry the wisdom tooth of a hog.
3398. Hogs can see the wind.
3399. If when you kill a hog, you put water from his eye into yours, you will be able to see the wind.
3400. If you drink a sow's milk, you will be able to see the wind.
3401. It brings good luck to meet or pass a drove of horses.
3402. If a horse snorts at night, a stranger is near.
3403. The death of a horse is ominous.
3404. If a horse balks at night, he sees a haunt.
3405. A horse can see ghosts. If you place your head between his ears, you may see them also.. Blue Grass
3406. It causes bad luck to remove a shoe from the hoof of a dead horse.
3407. It causes bad luck to take the shoes off a dead horse and put them on another horse. He will not live long.
3408. A horse draws lightning.
3409. It brings good luck to change a horse's name after he has changed hands in a trade. Western Kentucky
3410. If a horse in wallowing turns over, he is worth one hundred dollars.
3411. The significance of white feet on horses is thus given:
"One white foot, buy him,
Two white feet, try him, Three white feet, deny him."
3412. Another version of the significance of white feet on horses is this:
"One white foot, buy him,
Two white feet, try him,
Three white feet, look well about him,
(that is, be suspicious about him)
Four white feet, do without him."
3413. Some horses are moon-eyed, that is, affected by the moon. They become almost blind in the full moon.
3414. A filly cannot win the Kentucky Derby. This tradition was broken in 1915.
3415. If a double-team horse or mule wagon passes you, you will have bad luck.
3416. If you count one hundred white horses, you will find some money. If you stamp one hundred white horses, you will find a bag of gold.
3417. You will have good luck if you stamp one hundred white horses. (To "stamp" is to indicate each unit in counting by wetting one hand with saliva and striking it with the other hand.)
3418. If you count one hundred white horses, someone in the family will die.
3419. If one counts one hundred and fifty horses, he will find something of value.
3420. If you see a white horse, you will get money the same week.
3421. To see a white or gray horse indicates the coming of bad luck.
3422. Spit between two fingers, then you will not have bad luck when you see a white horse.
3423. If you see a white horse, look for a red-headed man.
3424. If you see a white horse, you will meet a red-headed girl.
3425. To see a white horse turning a corner and see a redheaded girl coming up the street, brings good luck.
3426. If you see a white horse and look over your left shoulder, you will see the Devil.
3427. When you see a white horse say,
"Lippity, lippity, white horse;
When you have good luck bring it to me."
You will then have good luck.
3428. A horseshoe hung up inverted, brings good luck.
3429. It brings good luck to find a horseshoe with the points towards you and to hang it up.
3430. For good luck, spit on a horseshoe and throw it away without watching to see where it goes.
3431. If you find a horseshoe, spit through it and throw it over your left shoulder for good luck.
3432. If you spit on one side of a horseshoe, toss it up, and have the side you spit on turn up, you will have good luck.
3433. If you find a horseshoe on a fence, or see one on a fence, it will bring you good luck.
3434. It causes bad luck to pick up a broken horseshoe.
3435. It causes bad luck to pass a horseshoe without picking it up and hanging it up.
3436. He that takes down a horseshoe that has been hung up will be hung up in place of it......Blue Grass
3437. If you count the number of holes in a horseshoe that you have found, you will have so many years of good luck.
3438. One horseshoe under the door-step and one in the fire will keep the hawks away from your chickens.
3439. If you hang a horseshoe on the andiron, the hawks will not catch your chickens.
3440. To keep hawks away from the chickens, have a horseshoe in your stove or in your fireplace.
3441. If you put some shining brass over a horseshoe, you can thus keep off the hawks from your chickens.
3442. Good lock comes from carrying a horseshoe nail in the pocket.
3443. Put horseshoe nails into the cooking stove to keep the hawks from catching the chickens.
3444. Put a horse hair into a bottle of water. After seven
(or nine) days it will become a snake.
3445. If you kill a mule, you will have sixteen years of bad luck.
3446. If a mule turns over once, it is worth one hundred dollars.
3447. If a mule turns over twice, it is worth two hundred dollars.