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New horse general
Old horse general >>2354965

For buying/selling hoers
>http://www.equinenow.com/horses.htm
General hoers care
>http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/horsecare.shtml
Hoers genes
>http://www.jenniferhoffman.net/horse/horse-color-genetics.html
New discord
https://discord.gg/fCwQn7T
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is there a horse version of bybs?
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>>2379954
did that horse pound that bois boipucci
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when did we get a discord server
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>>2379954

did he get horsed?
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I want a shetland mule
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>>2379958
You'll have to click to find out
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>>2379954
>New horse general

At least call it something extreme for fuck sake.
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>>2379997
New extreme whores general
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>>2379958
>>2379965
Only came here for this.
Googled it.
Horse bite off the kid's dick.
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>>2379954

SHIT opening picture.

The old one had charm.
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>shit picture

>shilling his discord channel
yeah nah, op can go fuck a cactus
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>>2380010
Wait, there was actually a story?
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>>2380014

I never understood this new discord meme. If I wanted to talk on discord I would go on discord; I come to 4chan to post on 4chan. Who the fuck goes on 4chan to find discord servers to talk on instead? If these faggots like discord so much they can stay there and stop spamming their shitty servers here. I don't go on facebook and spam 4chan threads for people to post in.
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>>2380160
>>2380014
it's /an/ culture now

>page 2
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>>2379954
How dumb would it be to take in lame horses? I like horses but I'm scared to ride them due to an incident.
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>>2380546
Nothing wrong with having pasture pets. Could get a basically free animal with a good temperament.
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horse sexualization is one of the largest threats faced by modern american society
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>>2380546
why would you take in a horse that's most likely in pain?
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>>2380733

There are many horses that cannot be ridden, but are comfortable and sound at pasture. Lots of horses get dumped because they have a bowed tendon or minor navicular disease or any one of dozens of minor ailments and injuries that don't require euthanasia, but do require retirement. It's not that every lame or unsound horse is a three-legged arthritic cripple, people just don't want to keep paying for the upkeep of their horse after they can't work it any more.
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This guy is a pasture pet, doesn't say why
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bumping for more horse content
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>>2381909
Never knew about horse leg warmers. Are they in style?
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>>2381997
They were big in the Neighties.
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>>2379956

Absolutely. Everyone too romantic or lazy to chop off their horse's balls has a stud, and any female with a functioning uterus is a potential broodmare, no matter how shitty they are.

The difference with horses is that it's the high, rather than low, end of breeders who are the main contributors to over-population. It's very expensive to breed and raise a foal (roughly 8K on the lowest end, which generally eliminates big things like stud fees, boarding, and insurance), and only the very rich can afford to do it consistently or on any large scale.

I've known and read about breeders who will produce 10-40 foals a season, with the expectation that they'll get 1-2 worth keeping. They act shocked that they can't sell their admittedly excess animals in a vastly over-saturated market, and depressed that once again they sent a trailer (or sometimes trailers) full off to slaughter auctions. Then they breed the exact same way next year.
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>>2382119
That's terrible that someone would continue to breed after sending horses off to slaughter. What about your country bumpkins with no cash that couldn't keep a stallion separated from mares? Does that happen often?
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>>2382212
Doesn't happen in my area.
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>>2382119
that sucks
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>>2382212

I mean it happens, sure, but the foal is also guaranteed to not break even price wise. Being saddled with an unexpected money sink tends to get fences fixed pretty fast.

Like I said, the equivalent of the puppy mill for horses is not the cash-strapped. They're beautifully maintained breeding facilities with hundreds of acres, million dollar studs, and barns packed full of broodmares. (Pic related: Lane's End)
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>>2382299 (You)

Just to give a better idea, let's just take Lane's End's top stud. This is Candy Ride, who was undefeated in 6 starts and earned about $750K. He's was ranked the #4 sire in 2016 and has a fee of $60K.

He has 579 registered descendents, with who knows how many which didn't even make it to the registration phase (only 71% of foals do). About 66% of registered horses are expected to make it to the track, so let's be ridiculously generous and assume that 50% of his progeny at least earned back his stud fee. That still leaves 279 registered horses who were financial flops. And again, that's just out of a single stud.

The thoroughbred industry is estimated to account for about 19% of all slaughtered horses in the US, 10,000-15,000 per year. These numbers make it all the more troubling that the industry is very doom-and-gloom about the fact that there were *only* 20,000~ foals born in 2016.
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>>2382353
What the actual fuck, why?
The thoroughbred industry is so fucking convoluted and corrupt, this is deeply saddening.
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>>2382433

The thrill of a lottery system that can bring you power, wealth, and prestige or just a ridiculously expensive lawn mower. The welfare of the horses takes a back seat.

Speaking of, here's The Green Monkey. One of the most notorious financial bombs in racing history, he was sold for $16 million and earned only about $10K. And in case anyone's wondering, he was retired to stud and has 29 registered descendents because why the fuck not.
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>>2382473

*24

Counted wrong, but that's still 24 more foals than he should have.
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Am I the only one put off by horse neighs? They always just sound so pained. Don't neighs just mean hello's basically?
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>>2382520
basically yeah
>Hello
>what's up?
>shit did you hear that?
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>>2380706
I'd say it's more of a evil genius hamster which took control over a millionaire with a talk show
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Is there anything in a horse mouth that can get you sick if you kiss them platonically?
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>>2382520
Depends on the neigh really.
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>>2382601
>WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE FIELD
>WHERE IS EVERYONE
>AAAAAH!

Every time.
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>>2383035
Yeah but why would they neigh if they're in a barn, and can clearly see other horses?
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>>2383045
Bored? Trying to get you to administer some feed?
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>>2383033
probably some bacteria that'd give you a sore throat.
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>>2383037
I ride a stallion, so I'm used at him neighing at every single horse he sees. When they bring him, things get very noisy
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Do you guys ever thought about riding camels? They are so adorable, I'd like to meet one some day
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>>2383033
They mostly eat grass, so you'd probably be fine (assuming you've lived in the country to build up a slight resistant for the bacteria more commonly found out there). That said, I'd dust off a horses mouth before you kiss it.
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>>2383088
I remember once I was doing tongue stretches and forgot about it and ate a whole sandwich and I didn't get sick. Still should have washed my hands after that though.
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>>2383098
A camel tried to eat my hair when I was a kid.
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What is the purpose of the fluid mares blast out of them when they're in stallion range? Is it pheromones?
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>>2380010
that is what he gets for trying to molest a poor horse
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>>2383693
Should have at least bought her dinner first.
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>>2383688
It's how mares say "cum git sum fuk bby".
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>>2383703
How did it evolve? What is it made out of?
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>>2383822
Who put frosting on that boy?
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>>2381997
>that wasn't hay
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>>2382119
How much do the slaughter houses pay for a horse? Wouldn't it be better to sell the horse to someone who wanted it? I'm guessing the slaughter houses pay more than the horse could otherwise be sold for, else you would have thousands of very cheap horses for sale.
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>>2383899

The issue with selling defunct racehorses to private buyers is that there aren't enough people who want them. The private market only has so much room for completely healthy and fully trained horses, and that racehorses are not trained like normal horses and often have injuries further hurts their chances. Selling them to slaughter won't get a good price, but it rapidly and reliably clears stalls which is the priority.

As for amount, usually they go for $0.50-$0.70 cents per pound.
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>>2383911
If one were to buy a horse, how bad of an idea would it be to choose a defunct racehorse?
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>>2383914

Depends on the horse, but there are tons of success stories. OTTB's have competed at every level up to and including the Olympics (pic related), so you should be able to find one to fit whatever you want to do with them.

There are a lot of groups specifically designed for transitioning racehorses from track to private use, and they generally do a good job at training and figuring out how much they can handle. Definitely utilize them if you're interested.
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>>2384141
>Tell my about Horse, why does he wear the mask?
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>>2383719
Animals do weird things for sex, like male giraffes drinking the female's pee to know when the females are in heat. This is just easier and less prone to spread disease I guess.

It's made out of a mixture of vaginal lubricant and pee.
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>>2384190
Low self esteem
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>>2384210
>animals do weird things for sex

I think elk are the most fucked up. Roll in a mud puddle of their own piss and shit, and then proceed to screech into the air and fight other bulls

fucking halarious
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>>2384190
>nobody cared who I was until I put on the mask
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>>2384245
>Dr. Pavel I'm CINEIGH
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why some horses pull their upper lip when they swim?
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>>2383914
Depends on the horse and your experience level.

I know several friends with successful and happy ex-racehorses.

My sister has one, and he's doing exceptionally well and is proving lovely to ride and work with. He's just spooked by floats due to a bad experience. Other than that he's already acting like an old paddock pony.
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>>2384785
Is he gelded?
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>>2384848
Yes, gelded.
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>>2383104
Wut
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>>2384701

It's a mimic of the Flehmen response, which enhances the sense of smell in part by closing off large portions of the nostrils.

If I had to take a guess, this is their most effective technique for keeping water out of the nose.
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>>2385813
That makes sense
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Damn I love horses. They're so nice and challenging. You can really get involved to the extreme with them. What is your favorite horse configuration?
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>>2384244
pretty sure i've seen that happen at a bar once or twice

that aside, would anyone here use an online wiki/directory for horses? what kind of information would you like to see? i've been working on one as a side project because i couldn't find an in-depth resource for researching horse genetics and breeds, but figure i can put in other pertinent information.
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>>2386674
We should make the complete wiki on the horse.
Everything from riding, history, anatomy. I want to see it all.
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>>2386344

Not really sure what you mean by configuration, but my favorite is the unicorn hitch.

One of the hardest to control because the horse in front is quite free to move where it likes, so you have to be very selective about the one you train for it. When things go badly they can go down fast, but when things are going right you're on top of the world.
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Horse was so stubborn yesterday, I want to break up with him. But I don't know if the barn has other lesson horses I could ride
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>>2383695
This. A treat and a nice scratch in the tits is what gets my girls going.
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>>2386887
Don't blame the horse. No matter how stubborn he was being, it's your job as the rider to learn to cope with that and manage to turn that stubbornness around. Don't break up with the horse. Git gud.
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>>2387117

Sometimes stubbornness comes from confusion or pain, though, not something to be forced through. Sometimes sessions just have to stop, or go back and start again from an earlier training stage.

But either way, yeah, it's the rider's responsibility.
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>>2387639
Well, yeah, I didn't say otherwise. Learning to deal with that is not forcing it - it's understanding what's wrong and fixing it. Like you say, maybe go back and start again from an earlier stage. Stopping, however, I don't recommend, unless the rider's mental state is too prone to screw it up further.
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>>2386841
consider it done anon




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