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        03-19-2013, 01:04 AM
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    No I'm not. Horses deserve to be treated with as much love and respect as humans
    Well that would be nice, but it's totally and completely unrealistic. The horse:Human ratio is just not balanced, I'm afraid you will forever be disappointed because horses are a business for a lot of people, some are better at it than others, but becoming emotionally attached to a horse just isn't good business......and a business needs to provide an income.
         
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        03-19-2013, 01:05 AM
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    People anthropomorphizing their horses.

    Prin didn't nicker at me when I walked around the corner because she missed me. I am the bringer of food
         
        03-19-2013, 01:06 AM
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    Horses are tools first, pets and friends second. That's my short version. Anything less is a pasture pet and should be treated as such. If a tool doesn't work, you replace it. I'm not saying there isn't or shouldn't be an emotional attachment. But, as far as concerned I need all of my horses to preform their job.
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        03-19-2013, 01:06 AM
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    Well that would be nice, but it's totally and completely unrealistic. The horse:Human ratio is just not balanced, I'm afraid you will forever be disappointed because horses are a business for a lot of people, some are better at it than others, but becoming emotionally attached to a horse just isn't good business......and a business needs to provide an income.
    Yeah that may be true but I would rather be too concerned for the horse's sake than not be at all. And yes it is disappointing but also feels good to be able to make my own horse's lives the best they can be!
         
        03-19-2013, 01:10 AM
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    Horses are tools first, pets and friends second. That's my short version. Anything less is a pasture pet and should be treated as such. If a tool doesn't work, you replace it. I'm not saying there isn't or shouldn't be an emotional attachment. But, as far as concerned I need all of my horses to preform their job.
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    If something doesn't work you try to FIX it before you replace it. If you pass a broken horse around it will end up being a hot potato and will never stop being sold
         
        03-19-2013, 01:16 AM
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    This is interesting...so basically if I don't keep a horse long or it does not preform the job I need it to do but perhaps fits someone better than that means I don't care? I think moving a horse on to a more fitting home or retraining one that may have been passed on several times until it was retrained so it could find a solid home or good match is a good thing and even better if I made a few bucks. Sounds like a win/win situation for everyone. What about horses that people outgrown and are better suited for a kid with the experience they received beforehand? (like the show horse example given before) I don't think you are looking at the whole picture but rather what you are relating to in experience(one person).
         
        03-19-2013, 01:21 AM
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    This is interesting...so basically if I don't keep a horse long or it does not preform the job I need it to do but perhaps fits someone better than that means I don't care? I think moving a horse on to a more fitting home or retraining one that may have been passed on several times until it was retrained so it could find a solid home or good match is a good thing and even better if I made a few bucks. Sounds like a win/win situation for everyone. What about horses that people outgrown and are better suited for a kid with the experience they received beforehand? (like the show horse example given before) I don't think you are looking at the whole picture but rather what you are relating to in experience(one person).
    That is pretty much the gist of it. The one person is my main rant. Although, I do think its cold how some people do it for profit alone with no regard of where the horse goes and don't care for the horse at all
         
        03-19-2013, 01:22 AM
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    If something doesn't work you try to FIX it before you replace it. If you pass a broken horse around it will end up being a hot potato and will never stop being sold
    True, but some horses just don't have it. If I have to try 3 horses to find one that's a bulldogger, then two might be great at something else. If I need a good cart pony, that's what I want. And if the pony I get rides amazing but is piss poor in a cart, yep, gotta go. It's not mean, it's honest. I'd never sell a horse as something it's not. But have bought a bunch that have turned out great
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        03-19-2013, 01:28 AM
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    Horses are livestock. They are not pets and are not as loyal as a dog.
    What grinds my gears are people who try and humanize animals or that claim horses are not livestock.
    When I sell a horse its gone I no longer have control over how it is treated or its future. I do not worry about what happens to it. I don't have the time or energy to expend on such matters. Horse are the property of their owners and the new owner can do what they choose to with that horse. As long as that horse is fed and has shelter I don't care if it is ever groomed ridden or petted. The horse will probably prefer not to be bothered anyway.
    Worrying about what others do and the standard of care they provide makes no sense to me and will only end in frustration . Shalom
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        03-19-2013, 01:34 AM
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    Well im giving up THIS battle. I remain firm in my beliefs. Moving on: one thing that grinds my gears is hackamores fitted too low on the nose. To me its like teens that wear their pants down past their butt and you just wanna grab hold and hike em up
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