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    05-29-2008, 10:02 AM
Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
Well, I don't know. You guys know P!nk the singer right? Well, she hates animal abuse and big on animal cruelty! She is starting a campaign about using horse drawn carts, as she hates it! ?????
P!nk is doing that? Good for her hehe

I'd love to travel everywhere by horse drawn would be so much fun!!
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    05-29-2008, 10:15 AM
Green Broke
I admit I didn't read the entire article... but I don't think it's quite that simple and I would be leary about the care a lot of those workhorses would get. When you match people who see horses as vehicles or machines instead of a passion or hobby, you're going to get a lot of people who aren't properly caring for their horses. Plus, feeding a horse (especially one that works hard) is NOT cheap! Is replacing a tractor with a horse going to get as much work done in the same amount of time? I just don't know if it's truly an effecient and cost effect replacement.

And actually, there are a LOT of horses out there and we should NOT be breeding them fast! In fact, on there are several recent articles about the low horse market and how there are tons of unwanted (and uncared for) horses.
    05-29-2008, 11:20 AM
I was born and raised inthe heartland and GOOD LUCK switching over! Lol... The Food prices would SOAR!!!! My father still farms in Iowa and he has downsized conciderably as he has gotten older. He is farming about 500 acres now by himself and he could never get the crops in the ground in enough time using horses. He has trouble now with rain delays and such. .. I dunno... I like the Idea but I can't see it ever flying.
    05-29-2008, 04:21 PM
I love the idea!!...except you have to many money grubbing farmers who love there gas guzzling tractors, combine, swathers and so forth.....and center pivets ......farmer love those!!!, some poeple don't relize how envermently unfriendly crop farmers are to the earth. For instance I live over the olgala aqua fer, once apound a time it use to be 12 ft under our farm, it's now 50ft down due to water sucking water pivets and greedy farmers who don't care about dry land farms like us, crop dustings, pest controls and so forth are all so harmful.
We own a 930 case tractor with a front end loader......i think we used it once last year, our farm implements are gathering dust because we're to small of a farm for any grants that BUSH hasn't veto (not a fan of him) , it would be cool to go back to the old way of farming with a plow and horse
    01-19-2010, 09:16 PM
We will all be riding horses

Well, I agree with the point about the gas prices. One day we will run out of oil, and we all have to start riding horses again
Tony W
Ford Farm Tractors

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