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post #1 of 31 Old 01-03-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Where can you borrow a deceased horse?

Sorry if my title sounds little disturbing, but anyone knows where I could borrow a dead horse for an art project?
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post #2 of 31 Old 01-03-2013, 07:22 PM
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You could contact your local veterinary hospital, but most deceased horses are either buried or cremated right away. They pose a health hazard otherwise.

I can't imagine what kind of 'art' would require a dead animal, unless it's taxidermy.
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post #3 of 31 Old 01-08-2013, 11:06 PM
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I'm actually confused as to what you would need a dead horse for. Care to share?

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post #4 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 07:33 AM
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and once you got the dead horse, I dont think people would want it back.
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post #5 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 12:43 PM
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Weird, How do you borrow? and how would you haul it to and fro?
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post #6 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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A dead horse is not something anyone is going to have just lying around (well, come to think of it, it would be lying around, lol), this is completely odd.
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post #7 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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If you live near a vet school or vet tech training program, they often have many animals available for study and may be willing to assist you.
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post #8 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 12:57 PM
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We used to get bones from a local slaughter yard in the UK for still life drawing so is that what you mean?
A lot of Vet Training Centres/Universities will euthanise unwanted horses to use in teaching so I'd try them first
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post #9 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 PM
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Are you needing an entire, intact, horse or just parts?
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post #10 of 31 Old 01-09-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no no no, I don't want it in parts!! I don't think I could stomach that. Me and my art buddies at uni require a big size adult (preferably a mare). We intend to imitate a certain upside down horse statue by artist David Cerny. Google it.

I appreciate not many owners will allow this, and I don't blame them. But me and pals don't know where to go and ask. We would pay for the borrowing. By the way, I'm from UK.
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