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    04-28-2012, 11:09 AM
  #41
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Originally Posted by Ripper    
Halter horses can not be lose with other horses...and they do just fine.

In fact, most show horses can not be turned out.

My foals never ate a blade of grass.
Yeah, who's needs is that all about.............
     
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    04-28-2012, 11:40 AM
  #42
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
Yeah, who's needs is that all about.............
That is just the way it is.

I hate seeing foals that where not fed correctly. (IMO)

They do not grow well and in the fall are pretty much worthless.

By then it is to late.
     
    04-28-2012, 11:56 AM
  #43
Foal
I always think it's best to keep horses with other horses. On our yard they all go out together so I don't have to worry about having a companion for my horse as she has many other people's horses out with her.

I don't think it's good to keep horses with sheep or goats really. 1. I know Goats and sheep that have been hurt by horses. 2. Imagine having a friend you can't talk to because they talk a different language, you can't understand them, they are very different to you and have different needs to you - that's just as lonely as being on your own, sure they probably do love each other but it can't replace the need to be with other horses, in the wild they would be in herds with other horses.
     
    04-28-2012, 12:29 PM
  #44
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Well, I'm sad for the foals then. And any laws about "not being turned out" are just based in human ambitions, not horse needs, and I deliberate myself to believe that people, who follow their ambitions above the natural needs of their horses, love the goals and the illusions they achieve, not the horses as true individuals.

And, yes, I do understand how show people might disagree in this statement. That's ok, to each by their beliefs.

Just by the way - my horse was raised in the field since day one. Just grass after being nursed by his mother, later hay and oats. Living freely in the herd. He is one happy, healthy and beautiful horse. As well as the filly that was born in my BO's fields and lived 24/7 pastured with a herd since the day of her birth. You can rarely find a filly more healthy and good looking, well developed as her.
     
    04-28-2012, 12:33 PM
  #45
Showing
Lets put it this way - how would any of you deal with solitary confinement? It's done to break a person down. Is that what we want for our horses?
     
    04-28-2012, 12:34 PM
  #46
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Originally Posted by Saranda    
Well, I'm sad for the foals then. And any laws about "not being turned out" are just based in human ambitions, not horse needs, and I deliberate myself to believe that people, who follow their ambitions above the natural needs of their horses, love the goals and the illusions they achieve, not the horses as true individuals.

And, yes, I do understand how show people might disagree in this statement. That's ok, to each by their beliefs.
What foals will end up at slaughter???

My $5000 weanling or, the faded little foal in the field.

And yes, it IS about value.
     
    04-28-2012, 12:38 PM
  #47
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Lets put it this way - how would any of you deal with solitary confinement? It's done to break a person down. Is that what we want for our horses?
Whoa....

Who said that????

My horses where out being worked and handled.

Expect my last gelding......they all had other horses in the barn.

My box stalls were 16'X20'.
     
    04-28-2012, 12:39 PM
  #48
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Originally Posted by Saranda    
Well, I'm sad for the foals then. And any laws about "not being turned out" are just based in human ambitions, not horse needs, and I deliberate myself to believe that people, who follow their ambitions above the natural needs of their horses, love the goals and the illusions they achieve, not the horses as true individuals.

And, yes, I do understand how show people might disagree in this statement. That's ok, to each by their beliefs.

Just by the way - my horse was raised in the field since day one. Just grass after being nursed by his mother, later hay and oats. Living freely in the herd. He is one happy, healthy and beautiful horse. As well as the filly that was born in my BO's fields and lived 24/7 pastured with a herd since the day of her birth. You can rarely find a filly more healthy and good looking, well developed as her.
Any pictures???
     
    04-28-2012, 12:44 PM
  #49
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Oh, stop the "faded little foal in the field" talk, it is just so wrong in so many ways! Foals do not fade away and die in fields! For example, does this look fading away to you?

http://content23-foto.inbox.lv/album...pikardija3.jpg

This gal' hasn't seen a stable in her life!
     
    04-28-2012, 12:48 PM
  #50
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Originally Posted by Saranda    
Oh, stop the "faded little foal in the field" talk, it is just so wrong in so many ways! Foals do not fade away and die in fields! For example, does this look fading away to you?

http://content23-foto.inbox.lv/album...pikardija3.jpg

This gal' hasn't seen a stable in her life!
I do not mean to hurt your feelings but, I have seen many just like her at horses sales.

Just keep her, she will have a good life...
     

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