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    03-04-2013, 05:04 PM
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It is a very common practice, to tether horses out like that, in England and Ireland. This especially among some Gypsies, who often graze their horses on roadsides or even the land of others. Never seen one with that kind of string, but have seen tons with neck collars on and long lines to a stake.

In the '70's, I knew an Arabian Horse breeder in the US, who also used to stake his horses out in a similar fashion. I never liked the practice and wouldn't dare use it on one of my horses, but the Arabian breeder's horses, never seemed to get into trouble.

Lizzie
     
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    03-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
It is a very common practice, to tether horses out like that, in England and Ireland. This especially among some Gypsies, who often graze their horses on roadsides or even the land of others. Never seen one with that kind of string, but have seen tons with neck collars on and long lines to a stake.

In the '70's, I knew an Arabian Horse breeder in the US, who also used to stake his horses out in a similar fashion. I never liked the practice and wouldn't dare use it on one of my horses, but the Arabian breeder's horses, never seemed to get into trouble.

Lizzie

It is common in Dublin, in the rougher areas of Ballymun, Finglas, Tallaght and Mullhuddart ... where the horses are "jockeyd" by young lads in tracksuits and sneakers - no saddle and they just gallop around the fields. There was an irish program made several years ago called "Diarmud's pony kids" which took 5 of these kids and gave them proper lessons and equipment.
     
    03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
  #6143
Yearling
QUARTER HORSE BRAKES

OUCH
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    03-04-2013, 05:39 PM
  #6144
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Originally Posted by Kilokitty    
Are those scars on her face? And I'm hoping she's just naturally ribby.



Looks like fungal scarring to me.
     
    03-04-2013, 07:28 PM
  #6145
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
It is a very common practice, to tether horses out like that, in England and Ireland. This especially among some Gypsies, who often graze their horses on roadsides or even the land of others. Never seen one with that kind of string, but have seen tons with neck collars on and long lines to a stake.

In the '70's, I knew an Arabian Horse breeder in the US, who also used to stake his horses out in a similar fashion. I never liked the practice and wouldn't dare use it on one of my horses, but the Arabian breeder's horses, never seemed to get into trouble.

Lizzie
Their tethering "string" is also what they are using for a "halter" in the other pictures
     
    03-04-2013, 09:19 PM
  #6146
Weanling
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Originally Posted by AnalisaParalyzer    
What a way to describe it!
     
    03-04-2013, 09:25 PM
  #6147
Trained
Oh dear god-this poor filly is probably already bred. UGH. Stupid people. I wish I could just go get them.

filly and colt
     
    03-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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Horses are tethered like that all the time here in NZ, you will be driving along the main highway and see peoples little bush ponies tethered on the big grass verges that back onto forest, especially when there is no grass around on their actual property (like now). My miniature gets tethered all the time (mind you, she has an actual halter on and is always in a place she can be seen) because she can't be on grass 24/7 like my big guys (she foundered just after we rescued her) and I can't paddock her for an hour a day because she is like houdini, fences won't hold all 37" of her
Tethering doesn't bother me so long as the horse is able to be seen where it is tethered and isn't stressed out over it
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    03-04-2013, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
oh dear god-this poor filly is probably already bred. UGH. Stupid people. I wish I could just go get them.

filly and colt
Oh poor things!
They all look so wormy, or pregnant.
     
    03-04-2013, 10:26 PM
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oh dear god-this poor filly is probably already bred. UGH. Stupid people. I wish I could just go get them.

filly and colt
Both of them are train wrecks, but that colt's hind legs scare me.
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