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        11-06-2010, 06:00 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    It's ironic, because typically horses in third world countries are only bone thin because the people can barely afford to feed themselves and they NEED the horse just to eek out a livelihood. They're not typically abusive or cruel, they're just put in a really lousy situation.

    Compare that to North America, the land of excess, where we CAN afford to feed them and treat them well and shudder at HOW many cases we hear of annually of sick twisted freaks that delibrately starve, abuse and torture horses (or any animal).

    At least they respect the animal in third world countries, as much as they're able to and appreciate what it does for them. I was in Cuba and a guy running trail rides had very lean but fairly healthy looking horses. I paid him more in a tip then I did for the entire ride because it was obvious he cared for his animals. We saw some really skinny horses in Cuba, but I didn't see one instance of abuse or mistreatment.
         
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        11-06-2010, 06:11 PM
      #12
    Banned
    I'll say then I wish Mexico was richer so they were able to care for em more. How's that? And my friend made a good point about it earlier, she said she'd rather see an overly skinny man working a skinny horse than a fat man working a horse that's too skinny. Cause I would think if the man was fat cause he ate alot would mean he'd be able to afford some food for the horse as well. But I do understand that there are people who can't help that they get overweight as well. Tough world these days I guess
         

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