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Ultimare Horse General

Post entire pictures of horse ITT and ask questions and receive questionable answers.
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Is it ok to keep a horse in a 5 gallon tank?
I have a good filter and I used to keep goldfish in it and they did pretty well
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>>2542115
I got drunk and ended up open mouth kissing a pony at work.
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>>2542123
u fookin wot m8.

but then again some say that being drunk just makes you show your true feelings.
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>>2542130
It was a stupid mistake. I was eating candy canes all night so that's what caused it.
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>>2542130
>>2542059
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ultra rare borzoi horse
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>>2542136
nice paws
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>>2542136
the result of >>2542118
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How hard is it to get started caring for/owning a horse?

They're awesome animals, but they seem pretty difficult to get into.
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>>2543198
that pic does seem like a good example of a mare in heat so....
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>>2542134
That looks impossibly comfy
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>>2543206
Depends on a number of factors.
Do you have land? What facilities do you have? Good fencing, good shelter? Do you have a place to store hay for the winter? Do you have a way to get them water easily? Do you have a truck or trailer or know someone who does? Are you willing to devote a lot of your time and money to an animal that probably sees you as a problem more than a friend? Do you have the means to muck out their pens and a place to store manure (presumably until you can sell it to a farmer).

More importantly, and harder to come by, do you have any experience with them?

Horses are wonderful animals, there's a reason they're easily my favorite. However, they're shit ton of work, and they're dirty animals. When everything goes right, they're fairly cheap to own, but when things go wrong, they can cost you a fortune. I love horses, but I know I probably won't own my own for at least another 10 years until I'm out of school and settled down. Some will disagree, but I say it's very worth it.
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>>2543450
They are comfy animals
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>>2542018

*stares back at u*
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>>2543603
I'd run if I were you. That horse is getting a boner.
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>>2543603
uh
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>>2543662
I heard they also do this when not actually aroused like for example when relaxed or confused
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>>2543753
I've never heard about that confused bit, but horses do drop sometimes when they're relaxed or comfortable. Also for taking a piss, obviously.

If you're grooming them, rubbing a male horse's breast can also excite him a little, causing him to drop. Nothing to be alarmed about.
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What's the best names for horses? I keep meating horses with the same names.
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>>2544980
>Meating
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>>2544980
>I keep meating horses
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>>2544980
>I keep meating horses
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Not one picture of an entire horse so far.
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>>2545345
What is >>2542118 then?
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Action shot of my girlfriend's stud colt.

He has poo-brain.
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>>2545356
>girlfriend's stud colt.

inb4 in a year or two she suddenly spends way more time in the paddock than usual
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>>2545345
fuck you, cunt. my net plan is almost used up and I can't keep pushing complete horses through it just for your damn entertainment.

also, have the best part of a horse.
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>>2545367
We're selling him pretty soon lol
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>>2545376

It's sad that you can forget that their velvety noses are the best part.
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>>2545345
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>>2545410
how can cat and dog whiskers compete
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>>2545345
then post one, faggit
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IS IT CHRISTMAS YET
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>>2545502
Not quite there yet
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>>2545596
damn, that one went through smartphone facebook hell and back ten times
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>>2545498
good question
I don't think they can
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What’s the best way to compost manure? Make a big pile and flip it around with my tractor bucket occasionally? I don’t have any livestock yet, but I’ve always wondered what everyone did with all the shit.
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Is there any way to fix Cushing's in horses, or at least drastically reduce the side effects?
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>>2545750
There are only a few things you can do, and a few medications that could help treat it.
If your horse is younger, there's a chance it's EMS and not PPID, treatments for these are different so make sure you have a proper diagnosis.

This link may be helpful to you, and as always consider asking your vet, they'll know more and be able to properly diagnose this disease, and offer the correct treatments, all things considered.

www.horsedvm.com/disease/pituitary-pars-intermedia-dysfunction/#treatments-section
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>>2545750
I don’t know anything about the details, but keeping the horse on a barefoot trim, actively moving, and 24/7 pasture (or some other continuous slow feeding) is supposed to help with blood sugar and laminitis risk.
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>>2545747
You can mix in leaves, dead plants, grass clippings for it to compost more quickly. Three feet tall, and three feet wide, as long as you want. Flipping about every three days or a little longer. You can play it more loosey goosey but this is the quickest method. The most important thing is to keep the pile tall, and keep it from drying out completely.
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One of my girls enjoying the sun
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Both doggies gnawing on a carpet I put on the fence. Note the snoot.
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>>2545883
Why are they chewing the carpet?
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>>2545899
Theyre lesbians
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>>2545882
She's a comfy lady.
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>>2545883
>Note the snoot.
I really really like you for that hint and material.
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>>2545502

Poor thing.
Those ignorant owners don't know that pulling that piece of cloth so quickly over the sensitive part of the muzzle feels like someone bitchslaps you over your face.
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>>2545987
Yeah he did not like that
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Check for Leo Tapia on facebook with an uploaded video about 6 hours from this post.

Mexicans evacing/letting lose horses in the middle of a fire in SoCal at a upscale training facility.

Suggest heading to 1:29 where the groom runs into the fire/smoke to let loose some of the horses and almost gets fucked over by the smoke doing so.
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Went to a rodeo today, saw lots of well trained horses. Was pretty cool.

But they also some horses trained to try and buck riders off. I'm guessing these horses were never "broken in" to accept humans riding on them?
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>>2546318
Bucking horse.

Like Bucking Bulls.

Sole purpose is to buck people off for a few seconds and live very comfortable lives otherwise.
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>>2546318

no sir, I don't like it
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>>2545345
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I feel bad for the horses in the wildfires. They're all dead.
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>>2546543
not only horses, deer and all others too
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Is there any way to stop a horse that's too licky? Just seems to lick way more than anything else and I'm trying to discourage it. Should I coat myself in something bitter?
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>>2546605
>help
>my horse likes me too much

-Anon
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>>2546324
>oof
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>yes sir we'd like to have a room like.. right now.
>sorry ma'am, all rooms are occupied.
>ok then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZbg0N3OwEc
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>>2546605
>>2546626
>no mare to lick me and make me feel like everything is going to be okay
I don’t want this feel.
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>>2546626
I have a good relationship but I'm getting covered. If she would just show her affection some other way it'd be fine.
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>>2546640
You'll find one some day, anon. Just be yourself
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>>2546678
That's actually a good thing.
In winter with all the heaters running and salt on the streets that gets into the air you often have dry and hurting eyes - mare drool helps.
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>>2546639
is this loss
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>be young
>taking horse riding lessons
>brushing mare off
>hit a ticklish spot
>she nickers and looks back at me inquisitively
>young me thinks it’s funny
>do it again
>louder nicker, she suddenly side steps toward me
>oshit
>body presses young me up against the stall
>can’t move
>start profusely apologizing to her, tell her she’s a good girl, lots of pats
>she relents, lets me go back to brushing
>that was 12 years ago
>only rode a horse once since then
I miss it lads.
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>>2546916
hah, that horse was like, ohh yeah that's the spot, and crushed you trying to get more skritches.

No reason to miss it, go work at your local stables or something, get paid to groom horses (and also pick up all their shit). Or get a horse of your own!
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>>2542018
I just noticed you spelled it ultimare not ultimate you silly memelord. Got me good all week.
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>>2546961
>>2546301

why are gypsy vanners so perfect
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FUCKING EXTREEEEEEEMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>2546964
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Makes my job worthwhile.
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[sweating intensifies]
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>>2547475
>foaming intensifies
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>>2547485
You could spread that on a bagel
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>>2547475
>[verb verbs]
You have to go back man. Youtube is a nice site for normies, Reddit is too
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>>2547532
Woah guys we got ourselves a badass over here.
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>>2547524
I wonder how'd it taste
probably not good

Would you rather eat a bagel smeared with horse sweat, or horse saliva?
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Threadly remaindee that I like girls who fuck horses.
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>>2547538
Yeah probably pretty bad. Probably saliva because that's neutral. At worst it'd be like damp grass so basically an avocado.
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>>2547659
salami, hallway etc etc
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>>2547659
>threadly reminder

You've not posted this even close to threadly
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>>2547707
He said girl, so it'd be more like a hotdog in a cheerio.
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>>2547538
horse semen
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>>2548043
welp, I should've seen that one coming

on a side note, I wonder if that's just soap foam in his ear, or if they put something in it to keep the water out while they were washing him.
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>>2548072
I think it’s cotton.
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>>2548072
>3strips

is that horse a commander
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Why do horses get juicier colors in winter and get rather pale towards summer?
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>>2548167
I've never really noticed this. In fact I've seen it go the other way, for example, a horse with a light dapple will be visible in the summer, but not in the winter.

But it could be due to the fact that the coat is just thicker so it looks more vibrant.
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>>2548152
>>3strips
I think the rank would be Captain
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>>2548731
blep
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>>2548731
goofy horses are so endearing
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needs more /sweatybois/
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>>2549068
gee, someone get that poor thing a fan
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>>2549170
I'm a fan of that horse.
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>>2549068
>cross ties
>sweat
nah, that hoers was being washed
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ice cream?
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What's the best names for horses? I keep meeting horses with the same names.
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>>2550401
at least you aren't meating them anymore
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>>2548518
On Star Trek maybe. Here it's just commander.
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What do you do if a horse gets spooked while riding it? Kinda scared of getting thrown off, bitten or trampled.
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>>2550444
I didn't say I ever stopped meating horses.
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>>2551033
I just let them bolt for a while then get them thinking again to stop the instinctive part of them making all the decisions. The last horse is fairly bombproof though.
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>>2551066
makes sense, panicking with the horse trying to control it in the moment of panic would probably make it worse. I wounder how many accidents happen because a rider didn't know this..
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>>2551093
It's like they have two brains. Trying to deal with one of them just doesn't work.
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Has anyone here ever had any experience with the lightrider bridle? I can’t find much discussion about any negatives it might have, other than the chinstrap being revised because it wasn’t quite weighty enough to always release fully.
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>>2551196
same with humans who are scared or hysterical, or basically any animal. Instincts take over and all reason goes out the door.

With good training you can make a horse bomb proof
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>>2551338
I know an old mare that's unspookable. I wasn't paying attention and ran straight into her rump at full speed and she didn't even budge.
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Is it true horses are really prone to killing themselves?
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>>2552023
They have a deep sadness. That's why they have a long face.
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>>2552033
Ah, of course.
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>>2552182
Why did you post a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker?
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>>2552205
come the fuck on, the horse is not that ugly
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I haven't made a lot of progress on this :/

why is drawing hoers so hard?
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>>2552276
>>>/ic/
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>>2552293
nah, everyone there is a stuck up pretentious prick who have zero interest in helping or doing anything constructive.

At least people in these horse threads are nice, plus horses are just the coolest, so that's a bonus.
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What advantages does a horse have over mules, if any? Besides the males can't breed.

Just wondering. I've been here and there around both. Mostly horses but I want a mule or donkey. We found a few places to move with enough room for farm animals but we will probably hold off a few more years. Cousin has a donkey and it's pretty chill. I'm just trying to gather what I can because I'm coming close to that 'final decision' that decides if I'll ever own either.
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>>2552351

Mules take longer and are more difficult to train because you have to convince them to perform a behavior as opposed to a horse who generally want to do what's asked of them. If a mule says no, sometimes there's no force in the world that can convince them to do it anyway. Any trainer you work with will have to have experience with mules, because they're literally a completely different animal.

There's also a lot of prejudice against them in the show ring. Mules can do well in a lot of disciplines, but good luck collecting your ribbon. Many mule owners have reported overly harsh judging, and even disqualifications after earning ribbons because of competitor complaints.

And honestly that's about it in a broad sense. Especially if you want a trail animal, a mule is generally the way to go.

That being said, I've known plenty of sickly, dumb as bricks mules that couldn't hold a candle to brilliant and healthy horses. Keep in mind that they're all individuals, and while you can go into the search with a preference just find the animal you pair best with.
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>>2542123
>>>/mlp/
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>>2552205
Why'd you recycle that shitty joke?
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>>2552276
Cause they're pretty
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I got sneezed all over today.
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>>2552624
you're welcome
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>>2552646
She waited till I was right there too. I'm sure it was intentional.
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>>2552023
No, but they certainly know how to
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0) why do horses see people as a problem not friends
1) why do you put all these devices on the horse
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>>2552700
Horse don't know about economy and stuff, so they just feel like they would be allowed anywhere if we didn't trap them and control their food. The more competent a person is with horses the less equipment they need.
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horses are the worst, least magestic animals ever
>they are savagely stupid
>they are horribly mean to one another
>they are frail, even giving a horse cold water can kill it
>they are jerks frankly
we used to give our horses wood shavings as a bed. I saw a horse who was laying down sleeping stand up, piss right where it was sleeping and then lay right back down in its own fresh piss.

Horses are awful and the only thing worse than a horse is a horse person.
I would say debate me but their is no debate, horses are objectively horrid.
>I firmly believe that more people should eat horse.
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>>2552700
They're friendly enough here. Maybe you're coming on too strong.
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>>2552820
Every horse thread has somebody say

>horses taste good

like they're hot shit. Without fail. Why do you think this is some earthshattering realization to people that like horses? I know it's hard to get your aspie brain around people liking things you don't.
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>>2552834
Pretty sure he said more than that and actually gave reasons for his dislike
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>>2552700
>why do horses see people as a problem not friends

The fuck are you talking about?
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>>2552700
1) Because they have an inherently different social intelligence than we do. They don't see a human and think "Oh, an opportunity for companionship" like a dog or another human might. They see a human and they're like "Oh great, this annoying human is back, what can I do to make it give me what I want and then go away?" Horses are huge fans of feedback loops, and because of this, they love routine. They love consistent routines that they can get into, where they can put the same inputs in and get the same outputs, and once they have a routine they like, they'll do it again, and again, and again. It's important to realize that as a horse owner, you probably only occupy 10-20% of that horses time awake (give or take), where as a companion horse will occupy that horses time 70-90% of the time. Who do you think the horse is going to be more strongly bonded to? It's not like you're out in pasture with your horse all day (or all night) eating grass with them, because that's how horses bond after all, just by being around each other. It's not like you keep watch while your horse beds down to sleep for an hour or two.

All that being said, this is very generalized. There are definitely horses who love humans. There are a lot of people out there who have very strong relationships with their horses, but most people are just too dumb to realize that horses aren't like dogs, and they never will be. They demand a different kind of respect.

2) This >>2552760
> The more competent a person is with horses the less equipment they need.

But also, as far as riding goes, saddles and all that are not only for comfort, but also for the safety of the horse.
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>>2552820
You have your reasons, we have ours.
You don't have to like them, you don't have to be around them. You also don't have to be an asswipe, but if that's your choice, go, continue making a fool of yourself.

I think most people miss the point. They put a horse in a situation that it's not at all use to, and then when it doesn't do what they want, they assume the horse is just the stupidest thing on earth.
Tell me, do you think horses evolved to live in a small confined space full of bed shavings? No, they evolved to live in large open spaces, where they can take a shit, and never ever see it again.
They don't have the same concepts of "bed" or "shelter" or any of these other human constructs.
So when you force these human constructs and ideas onto a horse and it doesn't do as you'd expect, maybe take a step back and realize that you're the one who's being stupid?
It's the same way that a dog is gonna shit on your carpet until you potty train them, or even a human baby for that matter.

We're inherently different creatures and we have very different motivations and values.

Also, a sample size of one is pretty small to be basing your conclusion of an entire species off of.




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