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        05-16-2010, 05:19 PM
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    Yearling
    A good owner treats the horse like it is its own child.
         
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        05-17-2010, 07:16 AM
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    Originally Posted by wannahorse22    
    A good owner treats the horse like it is its own child.
    I guess I'm the bad one then. If my horse will require $5K operation I'll just put it down.
         
        05-17-2010, 09:10 AM
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    I guess I'm the bad one then. If my horse will require $5K operation I'll just put it down.
    Well, you're not neccessarily a bad horse owner. It just depends on how much time and money you have to treat your horse like they are your own child. In a way they are your own child-they require just as much energy (maybe even more) and probably more money. If you can't afford a $5,000 operation on your horse that might not even work, it may be cheaper to put it down, BUT that doesn't mean you are just giving your horse away. It will always have a spot in your heart:)
         
        05-17-2010, 10:04 AM
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    Originally Posted by wannahorse22    
    A good owner treats the horse like it is its own child.
    No, a good owner knows how to care for an animal be it a dog, horse, cat, parakeet, etc. the way it needs to be treated to maintain its health and mental well being.

    Each species is different, and none of them benefit by being treated like furry, nonspeaking children. People who call their animals their 'babies' and care for them as if they're human children make me want to puke.

    We are not our animals' parents, we are their owners, stewards, and caregivers.

    It's okay to love our animals, but we should never lose sight of the fact that they are animals, and not fur people.
         
        05-17-2010, 11:29 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    No, a good owner knows how to care for an animal be it a dog, horse, cat, parakeet, etc. the way it needs to be treated to maintain its health and mental well being.

    Each species is different, and none of them benefit by being treated like furry, nonspeaking children. People who call their animals their 'babies' and care for them as if they're human children make me want to puke.

    We are not our animals' parents, we are their owners, stewards, and caregivers.

    It's okay to love our animals, but we should never lose sight of the fact that they are animals, and not fur people.
    Amen to that!!! We truely are kindred spirits.
         

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