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post #11 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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Awesome sight ! Thanks for sharing :) Beautiful horses too.
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post #12 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 12:38 PM
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I would sure hate to be the street sweeper after THAT day!

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post #13 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 12:45 PM
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It makes me sad!

What do they do with them, Where do the old, hurt, lame ones go?
They can't find homes for all of them.
After the summer camps, where do they go?

We all know the answer.
Not at all. If the horses are worthy of being in a string, they are collect and a large portion of them go back to the large pastures (1000s of acres) up in the mountains for the winter ( where this group came from). The Walkers own or have gifted to the county/city large parcels of land all over the county where they run horses in the down time as well. I remember one tall brown and white pinto that kept showing up down the road from me for about 5 years until the city leased the property out to someone else.The ones that don't work out or are too cripple to do the work are run back through the sale, go to the local meat sale or are sold off the ranch (they just did one about a month ago). I have heard that a hunting horse will command upwards of $500 a week so they don't just pitch them at the start of winter.
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post #14 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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It makes me sad!

What do they do with them, Where do the old, hurt, lame ones go?
They can't find homes for all of them.
After the summer camps, where do they go?

We all know the answer.
I was going to hit the "like" button on this one but it didn't seem quite the correct response. I'm in agreement with your sentiments, Taffy.
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post #15 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 01:36 PM
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I was going to hit the "like" button on this one but it didn't seem quite the correct response. I'm in agreement with your sentiments, Taffy.

Ditto to you!

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The ones that don't work out or are too cripple to do the work are run back through the sale, go to the local meat sale or are sold off the ranch (they just did one about a month ago).
This is what makes me sad.

All those horses, all that indescriminant breeding.

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post #17 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 08:12 PM
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This is what makes me sad.

All those horses, all that indescriminant breeding.
Most of those horses CAME from sales. The only ones that go back through the sale are the ones they can't get settled into a pack or dude job.

Those horses make hundreds of thousands of dollars for the pack companies that run them. Please, do your homework before knocking them.

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post #18 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 09:39 PM
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Most of those horses CAME from sales. The only ones that go back through the sale are the ones they can't get settled into a pack or dude job.

Those horses make hundreds of thousands of dollars for the pack companies that run them. Please, do your homework before knocking them.
Give me a break, I have a right to feel the way I do.

Oh and I am so glad that the pack companies make hundreds of thousands of dollars!

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They looked healthy and sound. I am going to guess that that is better than the alternative many of them faced at the sale from whence they came.
It ain't a crime to make money off of horses. Not everyone can own them as pets. I bet those horses live better than a lot of horses that are kept in stables for 23 hours out of every day, or other horsekeeping practices that are really much less adapted to a horse's natural way of life ; in the open and with a herd of his brethren.

I loved the sound of so many hooves, though I cringe to see them cantering on the concrete.
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post #20 of 41 Old 01-24-2013, 10:52 PM
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That's what I want when I grow up, LOL.
Just kidding, I complain constantly with two horses, 700 might be a bit over the top... But wow, beautiful horses. Thanks for sharing that!
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