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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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>>2381686
>>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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is it true that horses have fans mainly among women because riding a horse gives them sexual pleasure?
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>>2380546

I work with a basically crippled Belgian. We put so much time and money into just keeping her on her feet, but all she really needs is a bullet. The boss "loves" her and can't fathom the idea of putting her down, but she's lost at least 100 pounds over the last year and we can't even find a farier who will work with drafts so we have an old guy who used to raise drafts who does a half assed job and now she has a large split running up her hoof.

If you buy a horse, buy a good one. Broken horses are for slaughter not pets.
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>>2389133
nope
it just seems that way, because, not to be sexist, women talk more and are louder. So it appears that there are more women involved with horses than men. That's just my personal opinion on it.
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>>2389133
Hardly. I'd say it's more because of the "princess" status they feel it conveys to them. Speaking from my anecdotal experience, most of them come from rich families and are terribly spoiled. Don't forget they don't know about that sexual pleasure thing before they even start riding.
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>>2389133
No, it doesn't give us sexual pleasure. Am woman.
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>>2383194
Did you ask it if it tasted good?
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We need more pictures of horses making funny faces.
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So just up the road from me there's this really nice property, but they only have one horse. Everytime I ride my bike past, he always perks up and kinda trots with me. He seems super curious but also really lonely. He's always alone, never once have I seen another horse, or at the very least a human spending time with him. I would stop and say hi, but there's a fence in the way, and I'm not about to hop it.

The property is valued at 16 million, you'd think they'd be able to afford some $300 half blind companion horse for him. He just seems so lonely out there. Fuck it makes me sad.
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>>2390334
Buying the horse is not the only problem, they might be expensive/hard to take care of. Or maybe the owners of the property went bankrupt
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>>2384244
>what is every gym I've ever been to
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>>2389113
>>2389113
Is this a mini horse or something? It's proportions look off to me
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>>2391422

Yes, that's a mini stallion.
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Are most of the horses you know the lazy kind or the kind that tries to speed up on their own?
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This is horse. He's a nervous little trainwreck that thinks everyone is out to get him, but besides that, he's a really nice hoers and doesn't mean to be bad to anyone. Couple days ago I gave him some carrots.
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Are there types of horses that fair better in swampy marshland than others? Unless it is a drought year, it is always soggy around here.
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>>2392320

Drafts would probably fare best because their wide hooves would provide the most traction.

You're going to want to do daily exams and hoof/leg care to make sure they aren't having issues due to the wet conditions, and see what you can do about improving the drainage of your fields (proper rotation schedules, keeping them well-mucked, installing piping if it's really bad).
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>>2393593
what a hunk
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I just watched the movie "spirit: stallion of the cimarron" so im planning to get some land and buy the biggest meanest stallion i can find. Any advice? I have zero horse experience btw
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>>2394144
1/10 at least you got dubs.
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>>2394138
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>tfw my gf's horse gets pissy when I'm next to her and my gf comes close to me

I don't even know what is going on. I mean, I like her but my gf takes care of her a lot more than I do since I can't visit the horse that often but seems like she still likes me a little more and gets jealous of my gf even though she's the actual owner
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>horse thread
>ponies are miniature horses
>mlp
>debating on whether or not safe to post pony
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>>2395937
No, you can't post MLP shit here, there is an entire board for that
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Remember kids buy a OTTB, they are generally quite cheap. Fiancé bought a child of Read the Footnotes, he bombed as a race horse, he's a great hunter though. You save a horse from going to slaughter.
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>>2396201
It's not just OTTBs going to slaughter though.

Remember kids, buy any horse in the kill pen, they're cheap, and usually make great horses.
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>>2396218
yeah dunno why you'd single out ex-racehorses, aren't they usually damaged goods
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>>2396238
They can be, but it's the same case with any horse in a kill pen, they can be hit or miss.
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>>2380813
Mustang.

Otherwise don't know other details. Fairly unpopular because harder to train but popular because tough as nails. Not really handed over to any schmoe either from the BLM.

Take a guess the dead give away that it's a mustang.
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I rode horses on and off for years. Never really entered competition because neither me nor the horses I rode were show material.

Mainly because I had a severe ankle break that kept my mobility limited for two years. So my riding experience is common but not competition worthy. Maybe I can relearn, haven't gained much weight since then.

Basically I just want a pasture buddy and a trail rider. Would this be a good first horse? I have a boarding barn in mind, but would this even be okay for him? A new social experience with someone naive to this? Or is he too old? Shy are they giving him up at this age?

http://www.equinenow.com/horse-ad-1136625
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>>2396716
>why are they
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>>2396716

No, the age is plenty fine. Especially for super-light work, there are plenty of horses who still get ridden well into their mid 20's (and sometimes beyond). And there are such things as injuries that retire a horse from competition (especially something super intense like jumping), but not from riding entirely.

That being said I'd get this horse checked over by a vet before purchasing, which includes a thorough review of their medical files. Then I'd have a good farrier lined up, because this horse is going to need the best hooves possible to prevent those issues from getting worse.

If he clears that, and he's really as sweet as they say, he sounds plenty fine for a first horse. Especially since you have a boarding barn that'd hopefully going to be very helpful along the way.
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>>2392386
>>2392320
Just be aware that the hoofs on draft horses can be less 'hollow' than lighter types of horses. If you live in a place that's wet and soggy most of the year, the soles of a draft might get soft more easily. They could also become lame with intervals, as they apply more pressure on the soles, compared to other horses.
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How much do you spend to maintain your horse per month?
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>>2396849
Just no.

Get a realdoll instead and give her a Celestia nametag.
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>>2396761
Thanks, I am a veterinary assistant and I'm gonna go with my vet to check him out, so I got that covered.

Really appreciate the advice, thank you.

I just wonder why people sell old or retired animals. Makes me sad.
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>>2397038

With horses in particular, they're uniquely expensive animals who are almost always bought to perform a specific function. Companionship is generally pretty low on the list, particularly since horses tend to be happiest out in a field with other horses instead of with people. So, while a person may declare they love and adore the horse, it is at least on some level a tool first.

When the horse gets to a point where all it can provide is companionship, it gets very difficult for a lot of people to justify paying the ever increasing expenses when there's a market overflowing with young and healthy animals who can perform the original function. And best case scenario they find someone willing to give the horse the retirement they didn't plan for, but generally it doesn't work out like that.
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>>2397073
I was reading the other day about how much over breeding (both in line crossing and just sheer amount of foals) really hurts the entire population with overpopulation.

Maybe it is because the barn I grew up in and learned from was really different, even though it was performance. She kept every single one of her retired horses (pic related). Boarding and lesson fees more than made up for their upkeep. They were also used in lessons for groundwork/lunge line training.

Then again, no matter how rich the student she made them groom, tack, muck, and feed them after the lesson.

Maybe that skews my emotions towards work animals.
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>>2397094

That's really the way it should be, or at least a serious push towards sending animals to retirement farms like the one pictured rather than "please empty a stall for me" ads. But, as long as costs remain inflated and over-breeding remains rampant, it'll be tragically rare.
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>>2397099
Agreed, glad places like that exist.

I even got to meet her first horse she ever had, even though she had a daughter my age and was well into her 40s.

It was an OLD Tennessee Walker mare. As the years went by she went completely toothless. Somehow she was a Houdini of a horse and could use her mouth and legs to open gates, or love boards on fences. She would lumber into an open stall and start mouthing the hay for the taste, since she had no teeth.

That horse lived til 41. Didn't know they could get that old.
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>>2397291
At a rescue where volunteer at we have a horse who's teeth were floated wrong. All he can eat is mush, but he still chews on hay and then spits it out, just so he can feel like a horse.
Every morning his stall is filled with little wads of chewed hay.

And yes, not all horses make it that long, but we currently have an old quarter horse, this is his 41st year and he's still cracking. Could be any day now though.
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>>2389550
You know the rules lady.
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>>2398042
I think close to 2/3 of the people posting on /an/ are women.
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>>2398044
No, the other rule.
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>>2398044
Yes and the mandatory display of mammary glands should be enforced.
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>>2398459
I think the influx of phoneposters made us lose the war and the tits or gtfo can hardly be enforced anymore. too many who won't follow the rule
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>>2398044
Why so many women here?
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>>2398461
Not with that attitude.
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>>2398042
>>2398459
>>2398461
I wasn't aware this was 2006 /b/.

Also:
>replying to a ten day old post as if it were made ten minutes ago.
Congratulations >>2398042 for the "Stupidest Poster of the Day" award.
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>>2398685
Whoa, what's got up your ass? I'm just following rules here.
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>>2398692
>I'm just following rules here.

Let me guess, this is your first summer on 4chan?
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>>2398692
Oh you sweet summer child.
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>>2398696
Been here for quite some time now. I'm just carrying the burden of old, forgotten traditions.

>>2398828
FYI I'm a time wizard senpai
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>>2398832
>tits or gtfo is tradition
>>>/b/

This is /an/.
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Can we go back to horses now plz?
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>>2398939
Fuck that is beautiful
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rode for the first time in my life today, holy fucking shit what an amazing experience I utterly fell in love, it was a horse that almost got into races they tell me so she was crazy reactive to my legs so it took me a bit to get her to walk slowly instead of fast but god damn it was amazing to get her working, we went in the countryside and had a nice long walk, god damn my legs are killing me though, thinking about joining a riding school or some shit, it was my mother's dying wish to have stables, the passion for horses is building up fast in me so I might end up going that route.
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>>2399624
That's awesome anon. I say go for it, what do you have to lose?

I've never ridden, but man do I want to. I've only been around horses for about a year now, but they're my favorite animal by far now.
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>>2398044
>2/3 of the people posting on /an/ are women
>none of them want to be your gf
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>>2399656
If it makes you feel any better, they're women with penises.
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>tfw they think I am a woman, but am really hoers
>tfw I have /an/ fooled
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>>2398939

>razoring your horse all NAKED
>presenting it naked
>WITH STOCKINGS

This is an outrage. The owners should be ashamed.
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>>2399788
I didn't doubt that horses are posting in /an/ but did you expect doggos to post?
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>>2399788
:)
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>>2399624
I'm happy for you.
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>>2399999
the butt that gets the gets
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>>2399788
I appreciate the effort put into that photoshop.
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>>2399804
There are doggos on /an/
one of my doggo friends actually frequents

>>2399815
Heh, is that a threat? You tryin to scare me?

>>2400069
What photoshop? Stop making rumours!


Anyway, check out my battlestation /an/! Pretty nice for a hoers, ehh? My human only buys me shitty keyboards cause I have a tendency to crush them with my hooves.
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>>2396716
Update, went with my vet to visit. His heels were extremely low, but I am buddies with a blacksmith and farrier who will work with my vet to develop some corrective shoeing. They aren't too low to the point of him being lame, and he is okay for light riding.

I met the daughters who rode him and even showed him. They seemed like they really didn't want to sell the horse. Pic related. The mother seemed disappointed that I didn't take him home with me that day.

I'm torn. What do?
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>>2400463
Fuck
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>>2400463
It seems like their first approach won't be shoeing, but trimming now that we talked some more. I've been reading up on it and it seems long toe low heel isn't a sentence to permanent lameness.

Anyone have experience with it?
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>>2400463
are the hoofs long and 'flat' underneath? you're able to correct that by trimming/grinding and shoeing. by shoeing the horse, it won't add as much pressure on the sole
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>>2400463
and, if the lameness is critical, you can use a bar shoe temporarily (pic related, some also cover the frog)
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>>2400463
aaaaaaaaaaaaand if you don't want your horse to wear shoes, then, once corrected, you can always initally remove the shoes on the hind legs. if it works out, then try with the front legs
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If a horse is a prey animal what preys on it? Wolves?
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>>2401242

Yes, also big cats and bears.
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>>2401242
nothing extant in the americas can reliably prey on a horse or even a donkey, it's a leftover from when there was megafauna and they were shrimpy
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>>2402205


>tapirs are still in Eohippus mode

Are tapirs the underachievers of the equine world?
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>>2402213
tapirs walk on squishier ground?
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>>2402213
>>2402248 this and why fix what isn't broken?

https://youtu.be/zJm6nDnR2SE
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>>2402290
they're 100% equine between the legs
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>>2402205
Why did they get bigger? Especially when everything else got smaller.
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>>2402401
Better to run with
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Just got this captcha.
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>>2403545
Go to settings in the top right corner and enable legacy captchka. You can now enjoy 4chan and post 8 times faster.
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>>2403545
did you select the horse?
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>dude interrupts me every 2 seconds to give unwanted advice

How do I politely tell him to shut up?
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>>2403776
Assert your dominance by biting him.
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I want a Yakutian pony, but I don't think traveling to siberia, and trying to buy and then fly a horse back to the states is a very reasonable dream

Maybe getting an icelandic is more reasonable
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>>2398832
If you actually were an old-timer, you'd know that the shtick was harassing attention whores trying to bait for attention, not random femanons answering a question. btfo summerfag
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The weather's been rainy lately. How is everyone doing with rain rot/mange/soft hooves/etc.?
I found bumps on the rone filly yesterday so everyone is getting a shampoo and inspection.
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>>2404055
Depends on where you live. If it's anything warmer than a temperate climate, you should'nt really invest in an Icelandic horse.
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>>2404333
I live in the high rockies. Summers might be a tad warm, we average highs in the 70s F here in the summer, but I figure clipping should help with that.

We do get massive diurnal fluctuations, which might be kinda hard to deal with.

I wouldn't force a cold climate animal to live somewhere hot, that's just torture.
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My daughter is allergic to horses, but riding them is a legitimately useful therapy to her (she's disabled af kek).

Isn't there a breed of horse that is less likely to trigger allergic reactions? What is it called and how do I get one to Australia?
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>>2404631
As far as I know, the Curly Horse breed is the only breed of horses that is hypoallergenic.

Getting one is the hard part. Assuming you have the money, I'm sure there's probably at least one farm or ranch down there that raises them, I'd be surprised if there wasn't. If there is, it's just a matter of contacting them, picking the right horse, and hoping it's for sale. Here's what a quick google search turned up http://www.yarraleigh.com.au/

If there aren't any down under, then you might need to travel. Again, it's a matter of finding a breeder, picking the right horse, and then transporting him/her back home. This second option would be wayyyyy more expensive, as transporting a horse (probably by plane) is not cheap. But it's safe and can be done.

If you're a first time horse owner, I encourage you to educate yourself. When you buy the horse, make sure you have him/her checked thoroughly by a vet, get medical records too if you can. You don't want to get burned. Be aware, taking care of a horse is a lot of work, but I think it's well worth it!
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>>2404640
Just a reminder for anyone that is lurking that hypoallergenic does not mean it won't cause allergies, just that it is less likely to upset your allergies and may make your allergies not as severe.
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>>2404631

Are you sure it's specifically the horses and not everything that comes along with horses? Like hay, insects, mold, etc.. You could get a horse that gave off absolutely 0 dander and still get allergic issues.

Horses are expensive, especially from a breed that would need to come from one of a very limited amount of farms or imported, and their upkeep is even more so. Considering how rare they are, you're likely to need to buy a horse that's completely untrained and therefore would take more time and money (such as a retired broodmare). You definitely won't find one trained to handle the potentially spastic or otherwise uncontrolled movements of a disabled child.

And, like all "hypoallergenic" animals, there's no guarantee that that particular animal won't trigger an individual person's allergies. You can't just buy the most economical one you find and assume. That could mean buying a very young horse so, on top of everything, you'd be waiting a few years for it to be developed and calm enough to be ridden like you're planning.

Seriously, just go for a different therapy.
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>>2404451
>I wouldn't force a cold climate animal to live somewhere hot, that's just torture.
Nice to hear, but you never know.
I live in Denmark, where it averages 63F in the summer, 32F in the winter. The problem here is mainly winter, as it's usually too humid and warm
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>>2405279
0ºC is warm?
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>>2405279
In terms of humidity I'm in a really dry place. We average 5% humidity year round, so sweat evaporates quickly and wet things tend to dry off in a matter of minutes. Which is a plus, because it makes it easier for a horse to cool itself via sweat.
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>>2404631
Therapy horses are often given specific training and certain temperaments. Plus as others stated horses take money, time, and energy, much more than taking her to therapy sessions.


Also, what parent says
>my kid is disabled as fuck, kek
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>>2404631
>she's disabled af kek
What, is she retarded?
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>>2405351
For a horse that's bred for much colder winters? Yes
>>2405363
I envy you - where I live there's almost 80% humidity all year, and winters are wet with rain at least half of the month. Plus, the soil is mostly clay, and only a few meters above sea level, so each winter we're swimming in mud, and have to deal with lame horses
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>>2406011
>80% humidity all year, and winters are wet with rain at least half of the month. Plus, the soil is mostly clay, and only a few meters above sea level, so each winter we're swimming in mud, and have to deal with lame horses

Do you have any tips for horse care in this climate? I'm the anon asking about horses in marsh land earlier in the thread and have been looking for all the advice I can get.
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>>2406085
We basically have two problems here during winter: rain rot/skin funk/dermatophilosis occuring below the knees, and soft soles on the hoofs.

If the paddock is muddy, and they get muddy above the hoofs and below the knees, you can prevent, to some extent, skin funk by hosing the mud away when they are taken in from the paddock. However, if the mud has started to dry up, you might end up causing more problems, as their legs will be wet even longer.
If it should happen that your horse gets skin funk, you can treat it by washing it with a soap with chlorhexidine. However, you have to be careful not to wash too much or too often, as this might make it more prone to contracting more/other infections in the skin.

As to the soft soles, I usually use Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier or Stockholm tar on the soles to prevent them from getting too soft. Furthermore, I also get my farrier to apply snow pads to the shoes - you can get these as either a rubber strip that follows the shoe, or as a plate that covers the entire sole.
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>>2406085
But where do you live? Northern Europe? If so, you'll have the same problem with wet winters and temperatures that varies between freezing and thawing. If your horse has soft or semi-soft soles, and doesn't have snow pads, it might get lame when the earth freezes
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>>2404631
>she's disabled af kek

You could have just said she's Australian.
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>>2406209
No, I have entirely different temperatures. Hot, wet, and humid all year round. Being at sea-level and the ground being clay is similar though.
At least I don't have to worry about rapid freezing spells. That sounds like a mess.
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>>2399999
Holy fucking gets
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Is this horse real?
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>>2406229

They like over-exposing him and shooting from dumb angles while he postures for mares, but yeah he's real. Seems a lot less shopped than most stud photos, and they're even willing to show the hooves which is pretty rare. His stud page is far more concerned with his color and plethora of foals than his (probably non-existent) achievements, though, so they probably don't know "better".
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>>2406222
Ah, ok. The summers here are usually somewhat dry, so I'm not familiar with a warm and wet environment. But I would guess that you would have to more aware of skin rot than soft soles.

However, if your horses have access to a large paddock (e.g. 60x140 meters) with multiple exits (so they don't stand and wait at the same place each day), and you don't place the hay in the same place every day, I guess you'll be fine.
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>>2406241
Ah, so they just breed him for being pretty? Is he even ridable?
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>>2406246

He doesn't look like he wouldn't be ridable, but he's nowhere near good enough to be stud material in breed standard, general conformation, or performance. So yeah, it's all about the pretty coat.
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thread needs more fjords
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>>2406269

Every thread could use more fjords.
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>>2406273
and fjord foals!
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>>2406269
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I fucking love fjords
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>>2406357
They are super cute, never heard of em before
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>>2406361
They're pretty nice. Originating from Norway, they're a light draft, so they can be used for work, but also for things like riding. They have a very distinctive dorsal stripe that runs the length of their body from mane to tail. Often times people trim their manes into designs, pic related. I think they're super cool, but I'm a sucker for all the scandinavian horse breeds, so I might be a bit biased.
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How do you 'get into' horse back riding as an adult man in his 20s?
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>>2406236
i'm like the human version of that
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Lol why would you ride a horse when we have cars you fucking idiots lol
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>>2406246

He'd probably be ok for trails and maybe some lesson work, but not for Tennessee Walker things. He has several faults that would result in a short, choppy stride and longevity concerns. Bad news in a breed literally all about its long, smooth gait, and likely why he has no pictures under saddle.

Basically he'd be passable as a gelding, and definitely has no business siring... 80 foals jfc. Have to love his description, though:

"Big View Walking Horses Farm Breeding Program began whenever I saw the breath-taking conformation of a Tennessee Walking Horse stallion that looked like one of the Greek gods that was half man and half horse. You know, the long beautiful elegant neck, the height, magnificent body length, and tremendously smooth gait. This is what I wanted in a stallion and found it in Glen Hope Gold Rush. "
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>>2406495
You go to a school or a barn that does initiation classes and start riding. I started riding 3 years ago when I was 20 and did plenty of progress since. Age is not something to stop anyone from this. There's a 50-60 year old lady that also started recently at the school I go to and she's already holding the reins by herself.
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>>2406663
>being this closed minded
Wow
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>>2406722
I swear, those horses have the weirdest backs I've ever seen.
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>>2406663
Owning a horse is more akin to raising a child than maintaining a vehicle.
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we need more fjords!
>fjord+kurt douglas=winning
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>>2407064
im an idiot. kirk douglas. ffs
anyways. more fjords
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>>2407074
that mane probably feels AMAZING when brushing over it with your hand
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>>2406663

You can't fuck your car.
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>>2407384
dammit
I should've expected a response like this from /an/
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You like horses, huh Jacob?!
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>>2407445
Fucking fight me brad
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>>2407331
When I trim the mane of my fjord it feels similar to a.. brush.
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>>2407750
Makes sense when you think about of what most brushes are made of
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>>2407750
>When I trim the mane of my fjord
>my fjord

fjordtits or gtfo
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>>2408403
Horses?
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>>2408534
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The way their nose/mouth are set up what would happen if you made a perfect seal over one nostril with your mouth and then blow air inside it really hard?
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>>2406722
I can't tell who's ass is fatter
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>>2408856
You'd get a hoof to the groin.

And totally justified
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>>2408859
Where would the air go?
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Dang kelpies
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This angers the horse:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170616195907/https://heatst.com/politics/antifa-member-attacks-and-stabs-police-horse-at-pennsylvania-demonstration/
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>>2408958

>we're so liberal and tolerating
>aww look, horsie

>WHAT THE FUCK THIS HORSE DOESN'T SHARE OUR BELIEFS
>*attacks the horse*
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Anyone meating some horses at the weekend? Going to be a good weekend.
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>>2409049
I might do my lesson tomorrow.
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Can next thread be /ungulate/ general so we can also talk about cows?
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>>2409368
No, go away, this thread is for cute horses only.
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>>2409467
>why you afraid of humans tho?
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>>2409049
>Anyone meating some horses at the weekend
>meating
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>>2409568
Really noggles my noodles
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>>2409049
>meating
pls no
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>>2404631
>(she's disabled af kek).
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>>2409368
Good idea.
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>>2409467
>>2410051
>>2409368
At the very least allow donkeys
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>>2410259
Dankies are more or less interchangeable with equines in terms of care.You could post one here and people might not even notice. Cattle really should be join in on the fun here, though. Y'know, I hear that animal services should be called for loose horses, but the police handle matters with loose bovines.
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>>2410259
Donkeys and mules are fine, same with Zebras. Cows are low tier though.
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How many of these guys should we allow in the next general?
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>>2410321
What's your problem with cows?
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>>2410584
Giraffes for sure. Maybe not hunting animals.
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>>2410584
>>2409368
>>2410051
>How many of these guys should we allow in the next general?
>Can next thread be /ungulate/ general so we can also talk about cows?
>Good idea.

What kind of shit is going down here?
This is a slow as fuck board, why don't you just get your own thread?
Why does only the horse thread have to be filled with unrelated shit?

Cease this faggotry or my horse bros here and me will start posting threads for every horse breed we want to discuss.
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>>2410743
this

Cows can have their own general. Give me horses or give me death.
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>>2410743
I don't mind if you do that. But you can only make 6 at a time.
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>>2409988
A sense of humor is a highly effective way to help with raising such a child, trust me.
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>>2410823
I love the bewildered horse watching in the background.
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>>2410870
Yeah it's fookin great.
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>>2411301
Who is the fastest horse who ever lived?
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>>2411560

I would post a picture of this, but I'm honestly not sure if there is a picture of her readily available.

The current record is held by a then-2 year old filly named Winning Brew. It was her first race, and she subsequently had a middling record mostly spent in claiming races before retiring at the end of her 3 year old year. I can't tell if it was injury, but she didn't really need one to retire since her earnings fell to nothing.

Far as I can tell, records stop after that which means she wasn't bred. So, best case scenario, she's someone's pet right now.
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>>2411567
With all the rampant breeding of shit horses, I wonder why she wasn't bred?
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>>2411623

That's actually a really great question, especially since the TRA is one of the worst for uterus = broodmare. You'd think they would have especially been interested in breeding the fastest horse on record, so it really disappointing that I couldn't find out what happened to her.

Best guess is that the farm was more concerned with emptying a stall than having a foal. When no breeding farms were willing to take her, she was sold off to some non-racing entity.
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Why are their noses so soft? Surely a rugged nostril would be more advantageous?
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>>2411774
because they use their muzzles like hands to grab stuff and a soft nose is necessary to let the whole thing deform smoothly.
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>>2411783
One time I was near the muzzle and they turned their head and my finger went right up their nose and they freaked out.
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>>2408860
I doubt your lungs are stronger than a horses, so, it'd go nowhere probably, that or your seal would break.
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Would you rather get tackled by a horse or by a cow?

I know, shit question but that's how life is sometimes.
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>>2412054

>tfw a horse reveals on live tv that you're actually balding
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>>2412055
How would hairlets otherwise ever learn?
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>>2412054
cow, would move slower and you could recover quickly by getting offered some fresh makeup milk right from the tap
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>>2412054
Fucking gold
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>>2412055
I must have missed it. He doesn't look balding at all.
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>>2412075
>implying horses don't lactate
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>>2412271
that's a fivehead if I ever saw one and the dude was probably not even 30
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How long does it normally take for a horse to be normal around you after you accidentally them?
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>>2412551
>after you accidentally them?
the whole horse?
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>>2412621
The entire horse.
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>>2412263
Knabstrupper or appaloosa?
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>>2412704

I'd assume Appaloosa, but honestly it's pretty impossible to tell without bloodlines.

Appaloosas have been introduced to Knabstrupper lines since the early 70's to lighten them up, and Appaloosas were never all that homogeneous a breed to begin with (and honestly the modern registry system is a joke). Neither one is distinct enough anymore to have sure-fire anatomical tells.
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>>2412783
>>2412783
>>2412783
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>>2412756
>and honestly the modern registry system is a joke

how come?
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>>2413376

Mostly because the club furiously insists that it's a breed, rather than color, registry. That claim rings very false when they created a system that puts all the emphasis on color with only a nod towards breed.

In addition to letting half appaloosas register with the same benefits as full ones (so long as they have the right color), and making a second-class designation for full-blooded appaloosas who dare be born solid (making them not count towards a resulting foal having an appaloosa parent), they also have something called the 'hardship clause'.

Basically any horse with characteristic appaloosa markings can be registered as an appaloosa without pedigree, DNA, or any other evidence that they are what they say they are. And, as I said, those traits aren't horribly unique anymore because appaloosas have been intermixed with a lot of breeds. For example, this Knabstrupper could easily be registered under the hardship clause because he has all three distinguishing traits (mottled skin, striped hooves, white sclera around the eye), despite the fact that any appaloosa in him could be distant or non-existent.
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>>2413414

Due to this mess, they've created a breed that cannot be identified by anything but its color. Appaloosa manes and tails might be incredibly sparse or luxurious, they can have short or tall heights on heavy or light-boned frames, and so on. So the question "is this an appaloosa?" can basically always be answered as a yes because, if it's the right color, the club will happily consider it one.
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>>2413414
>alamy
>alamy
>a
>a
>a
>alamy
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>>2413414
>>2413431
Ah - I thought you referred to breeding and registry systems in general, and not just specifically the Appaloosa breed. It sounds similar to the Pinto horse, which is also an 'open book' that require only a specific color-pattern.
I only have some experience with the breeding standards of the Fjord horse and Knabstrupper horse, and they seem pretty strict, considering it's closed books and all.
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>>2414149

Oh yeah, in this case specifically Appaloosas though there are certainly worse registries. Personally, I'd rather deal with (especially stud) books with strict standards than "anyone with the cash can come in". At that point, why even bother keeping books.




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