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    12-01-2011, 06:14 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
I've seen a bit like that in a picture in a book with artifacts from ancient Egypt.
HOW do you get that bit back in their mouth the 2nd time?!?!?
By having saint animals who know that their lives rely on their job just as much as their owner's lives do. It's terrible and it's cruel, but we must realize that not every country is as....touchy feely as ours. Pain and hard work are normal parts of everyone's life. That includes the animals.


As for the first two pictures, I really don't see a large bit to be worried about, without any backround story. Atleast the donkey looks to be in good health. There are plenty of animals who are skin and bones who can't even begin to look healthy who have loads much worse that this guy does. He also appears to have a padded harness, rather than the rope that you often see, digging into the animal's skin.
     
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    12-01-2011, 07:39 PM
  #12
Trained
When I was in Egypt I had to take a couple buggy rides. The men were SO proud of their horses. Emaciated, hard working, well trained, and looked and ate better than their drivers. One old man was so proud he let me drive his mare Shesha. He kept yelling "yella, yella!" at the top of his lungs to make her go and never hit her with his whip. We rounded a corner and met his buddy and we raced the two rigs through the streets! Shesha won, with me driving the CRAZY streets, her dodging people, booths, you name it! She was so homely, ill conformed, but she was the pride of his life. The kids go out to the pastures, miles from town, EVERY day and hand cut grass for their horses, cary over 50lbs of it on their backs home for their "family" members. True love and devotion! Makes me feel SO blessed to live where I do and have the beautiful animals I have!
     
    12-01-2011, 07:51 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    


I had no idea such things existed, how horrific :(
so true... go to Tacky Tack of the Day: Bits-n-Pieces for somemore crazy bits... those poor animals! The one that gets me is the triple decker snaffle... how does that work?!?! Can anyone tell me?
     
    12-01-2011, 07:55 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
When I was in Egypt I had to take a couple buggy rides. The men were SO proud of their horses. Emaciated, hard working, well trained, and looked and ate better than their drivers. One old man was so proud he let me drive his mare Shesha. He kept yelling "yella, yella!" at the top of his lungs to make her go and never hit her with his whip. We rounded a corner and met his buddy and we raced the two rigs through the streets! Shesha won, with me driving the CRAZY streets, her dodging people, booths, you name it! She was so homely, ill conformed, but she was the pride of his life. The kids go out to the pastures, miles from town, EVERY day and hand cut grass for their horses, cary over 50lbs of it on their backs home for their "family" members. True love and devotion! Makes me feel SO blessed to live where I do and have the beautiful animals I have!
wow... that was quite an experience! You are right in saying that most people like that truely do care about their equines. At least the animals have someone caring for them.
     
    12-05-2011, 08:49 AM
  #15
Yearling
They could always be this donkey:



Flygap - That story just warms my heart. I can tell they truely love their horse. It makes me think of how spoiled most people are in places like America. A lot of people say they love their horses but all they do is ride them. And if the horse died they would just want to get another one. They don't know what the horses eat and don't clean out their stalls or groom them. They definitely would not hand pick grass and carry it for a few miles on their back.
     
    12-05-2011, 09:56 AM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I think in some cultures, pulling on the reins is a cue to "go." But I don't remember where I read that.
That's true, it's used in racing.
     
    12-05-2011, 11:45 AM
  #17
Trained
I'm trying to get to my moms, she has all my Egypt pictures. You wouldn't believe the grin on the mans face when he had me driving his cart! He was so proud! I also have shots of the kids hauling grass, really different pastimes compared to our kids here! When I was there all I could think about was how good and bad we have it here. No they don't have acres and acres of pasture and money to spare (back then!). But they really relied on family to get by, and life was a lot more simple.
I'll try and get some photos scanned!
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    12-05-2011, 11:49 AM
  #18
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The load in the first picture looks like a boat load of empty plastic jugs. Not what I would call a heavy load.
     
    12-05-2011, 04:12 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
I'm trying to get to my moms, she has all my Egypt pictures. You wouldn't believe the grin on the mans face when he had me driving his cart! He was so proud! I also have shots of the kids hauling grass, really different pastimes compared to our kids here! When I was there all I could think about was how good and bad we have it here. No they don't have acres and acres of pasture and money to spare (back then!). But they really relied on family to get by, and life was a lot more simple.
I'll try and get some photos scanned!
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Would LOVE to see some pictures. Sounds like it was quite the experience.
     
    12-06-2011, 09:53 AM
  #20
Foal
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
Ever seen the driving bits they frequently use in India?



I'd say that donkey's lucky.
Ouch!
     

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