research paper - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 Old 02-23-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
research paper

Hey everyone. =]
I know I'm a fresh member, but I joined in hopes of getting help with my junior paper in high school. I picked a horse subject of course, but now I'm having a hard time finding information. I have just a few questions.

Does anyone know a site where I can find the health risks of pasture feeding? By this I mean when a horse is stuck out in a pasture with no grains, vitamins, anything. Just grass.

Another question, what is it called when a horse is sensitive to the change in grass when the season changes? I've heard it before, but not in depth. It was something about the grass changes with the season, and it makes the horse sort of sick.

My paper is on alternatives to horse slaughter and abandonment. It covers why horses are abandoned (uneducated owners on health, price, and needs of a horse), how rescue groups are trying to help, how horses can be given a second chance (lesson horse, police horse, pasture companion, therapy horse, etc.)

I need other topics to add. I can't think of what else to write about. I also need someone to interview, I'd prefer someone in NC. I was hoping to find someone who works with rescued horses or owns a rescued horse.

Any opinions or information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Cierra
bumble2010 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 Old 02-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
If your paper is on equine slaughter, how come you are writing about pasture feeding?
And as far as the grass, do you mean how it is risky to turn out a horse on too lush of grass? (usually in the spring)
I didnt know that had a specific name...hmm
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 02-23-2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Well it's covering horse neglect. Everything from abondoning horses, abuse and stuff. It's a broad paper. I had to pick a few different topics to cover the minimum page length.
bumble2010 is offline  
post #4 of 25 Old 02-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: If you only knew....
Posts: 201
• Horses: 0
Well first off I think that you need to figure out what you definition of neglect is. If someone leaves their horse simply on pasture, and only pasture, but still provides water and shelter, this is not neglect. If they were to leave their horses for weeks without checking on them and no access to water, that would be grounds for neglect.

As far as feeding habits, horses can develop what is called founder if they are left on grass that is too lush or rich. Is that what you were getting at? Otherwise I am not sure as to what you are asking? There are less nutrients in the grass when it goes dead, but that is kind of common knowledge.

Have you tried googling horse rescues in NC? I did and came up with hope for horses in western NC. Http://www.hopeforhorses.org is the website that came up. I am sure there are others I did not look very hard at all. If your paper is broad then perhaps creating an outline will be of help to you in gathering you thoughts and points.
NewHeart is offline  
post #5 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 07:43 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
I wrote a 12 page paper in college just on horse slaughter, lol. You sure you need to go into that much depth?
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
I would say don't even worry about pointing that out. It's not important.
There is A LOT of information to cover just on slaughter/neglect alone in the really extreme cases. I don't think you will have a problem getting enough information but still keeping it concise.
You don't want to be all over the place.
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 03:29 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 329
• Horses: 2
I have to agree with luvs2ride...I'm an English major (junior year in college), and for a research paper, you really want to narrow it down very specifically, or you'll be all over the place. Does that make sense?

Anyhow, on that note...I have a great article on equine slaughter...once I find the URL I'll link it to you.

(Oh, and NewHeart makes an excellent point...very clearly define objective words like "neglect." For instance, do you mean your idea of neglect, or the state of Montana's legal definition, blah blah blah...lol, boring, I know...but it makes your paper easier to write in the long run.)
Lori1983 is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 855
• Horses: 0
There is no scientific evidence to support any of those claims. If so, there will be incredible simple science, and probably no tests. You will find that other than simple anatomy & biology, there is not much in depth research done on the horse.

Horse slaughter and neglect are incredibly liberal topics, a person could ramble forever.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
shmurmer4 is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 05:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by shmurmer4 View Post
There is no scientific evidence to support any of those claims. If so, there will be incredible simple science, and probably no tests. You will find that other than simple anatomy & biology, there is not much in depth research done on the horse.
Which claims?
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #10 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 855
• Horses: 0
Does anyone know a site where I can find the health risks of pasture feeding? By this I mean when a horse is stuck out in a pasture with no grains, vitamins, anything. Just grass.

It was something about the grass changes with the season, and it makes the horse sort of sick.

Those two.^

If you find hard scientific evidence that is in depth, so I would be shocked.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
shmurmer4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse paper ideas? Sissimut-icehestar Horse Talk 3 11-22-2008 05:24 PM
Critique My Paper! Moxie General Off Topic Discussion 12 11-13-2008 12:00 PM
Anyone super good at research papers? SonnyWimps General Off Topic Discussion 2 11-11-2008 09:35 PM
Need Help for Research Project CuteLilKatieKat General Off Topic Discussion 3 04-24-2008 03:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome