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post #11 of 31 Old 12-31-2011, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by grayshell38 View Post
I didn't see this as a "stupid things people do", rather, a "strange" things people do, thread.

One strange thing from my stint at a boarding barn, a lady wouldn't let her horses have any kind of salt or mineral block because "1. It had arsenic in it 2. It is nothing but rust, which is why it is red 3. It has a whole bunch of inhancers that make horses addicted to it. So they eat enough of it that the low amounts of arsenic eventually kill them."
Lesson learned. Salt kills. lol
lol, that is definitely one of the goofier things I've heard. I had no idea salt was so toxic!
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post #12 of 31 Old 12-31-2011, 02:09 PM
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A floating object will kept water from completely freezing, plus normally the horse can move the object to break more ice and have a drinking hole. Strangest thing I see is people who own horses, and only come out once a month to see their horses.
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post #13 of 31 Old 12-31-2011, 06:46 PM
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I dont know if this is normal but my stepsisters family used to save their old cigarette butts to feed to their horse as a treat.
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post #14 of 31 Old 01-01-2012, 10:15 AM
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I haven't seen too many strange horse related things...but my old neighbors must have thought that of me. SO many times I was asked why do I put blindfolds on my horses (fly masks), and OMG the VERY odd looks when I have my gelding's sheath cleaned! I think I was the "strange" horse lady of the neighborhood! lol

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post #15 of 31 Old 01-01-2012, 11:14 AM
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ALL horse people are crazy. It's merely just a matter of to what degree.

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post #16 of 31 Old 01-03-2012, 12:33 AM
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My farrier told me of a few owners who thought if you peeled the chestnuts off a horse they would bleed to death & die. So he promptly peeled them off and went about finishing the horse's feet while the owners waited around for the horses to die, lol!
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post #17 of 31 Old 01-03-2012, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
In all honesty, what is the point of having a thread where you talk about all the wierd things other people do?
Because it's entertaining or sometimes we just have to share. Kind of like when our grandmas have to share that they are bloated, or forgot to take their laxative today so now they are gassy.
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post #18 of 31 Old 01-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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I wonder if that was for worming. Wasnt' there someone who said that their grandpa fed the horses tobacco for worming?
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When I was little, it was kinda common for peops to worm their horses with tobacco. Me, being a kid of about 7, read horse magazines & knew about "wormer", Hello?
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post #20 of 31 Old 01-03-2012, 12:53 AM
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At my old barn back in CA, there were some girls that always added powdered milk to their horse's grain. I asked them why and they said they wanted to make sure their 18YO Gelding got all his calcium. I'm still scratching my head on that one.

The sad part is, that horse had to have stone surgery and they found a calcium stone the size of a grapefruit in his gut! Today I still wonder if it was because of that powdered milk.
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