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post #11 of 23 Old 01-24-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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That is funny that you were able to teach your dog how to pee and poop. I've enever had any luck with either of my dogs to do that. i tell them and they look at me stupid. Then they walk off elsewhere to where they want to go and do their thing.

How would you teach a three horses not to eat grass? :)

Do you smack them in the side of the head everytime they put their heads down? Since the horses are alone all day in a pasture that is bare to the bone from almost any grass (due to them eating it all) I in fact have witnessed seeing all three horses eating grass in their pasture. I see this to be an almost impossible thing to do. Hence my crazy questions to find out the truth. I personally believe that my neighbors are liars and trying to cover their butts here. So far their lying has done them well. Tomorrow is another day for them as it will be their last chance at the hearing to diclose everything or else.
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-24-2007, 06:52 PM
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I swear, human beings in general are the most idiotic and rediculous creatures on the planet. That said, I did get a good laugh. While I do agree that horses could be taught not to poop or pee in the show ring (although I'm not sure how or why I'd go about doing it personally) I think it's absurd that anyone could say they've taught one horse - much less three horses not to eat grass that they are pastured in. That's like expecting a lion not to eat a carcass in the savana. :roll: Horses eat grass whenever they have the opportunity. Period. Not to say one couldn't teach a horse not to eat while being ridden, but we're talking loose horses in a pasture. Come on. Some people should be shot.
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post #13 of 23 Old 03-06-2007, 05:31 PM
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OK, I have a good laugh for all.

OK, how on earth do you teach a horse not to poop unless you want him to?
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post #14 of 23 Old 03-07-2007, 10:27 AM
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that's me. how in the world do you get your horse not to poop? mine do it no matter what we are doing? they dont care that people are standing right there or if the are circling or running or eating or whatever if they feel the need the do. i think those people are just not feeding them. a horse will eat grass. that is what they are made to do. wether you feed them enough grain etc or not they are made to graze all day and night.
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post #15 of 23 Old 03-07-2007, 05:42 PM
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Good question and I'm not sure I can explain the answer. All I know is that when I'm showing, my horses have never pooped in the show ring. How did I manage that? Not a clue. I know my (now retired) dressage mare was always so nervous about show days that she would poop constantly all morning so chances are that there was simply no poop left by the time I got in the ring. :) Other than that I can assume that someone out there has mastered the art of training a horse not to poop in the ring - wouldn't surprise me - but that secrect is lost on me. Personally I don't see why it would be an issue at all. So what if the horse has to go? As long as they don't come to a dead stop to do it, that's fine with me.
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post #16 of 23 Old 04-02-2007, 05:50 PM
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Yes it is mossible to teach horses to poo and wee on command, and where you want them to. it takes a lot of training and patience.
I have a filly who has been taught to poo and wee in an area of her yard, makes it so much easier to keep clean , she caught on fast. every time she pooed, we put it in the corner (the same one every time), she now goes there all the time.
Just to prove it was not luck, we moved her to another yard she started pooing and weeing everywhere, we put it in the corner and now she is doing it in that corner.
we have done the same with our older horse, and he too is catching on
This is not easy to do in an open paddock
We have not yet train her to do it on command.
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post #17 of 23 Old 04-02-2007, 06:36 PM
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Sounds like a bunch of Al Gores relatives
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post #18 of 23 Old 04-03-2007, 02:36 AM
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Hi all,

At my old yard, a lady I knew bought a horse, that cost her an arm and a leg. (£16000, I think thats about $8000) In his younger days he had been quite well known over here for dressage. (cant remember his full name, only his stable name which was jiffy). 17.2hh pure black, beautiful horse.
The only time that poor horse would wee or poo, was if you placed a large bucket in the middle of his stable!
He'd never lived out, and the place he came from was that prim and proper, they trained all horses to do their business in these large tubs/buckets. He lived in 24/7, except for exercise, so of course when he came to us, he didn't go to the loo for a day or two as no one knew he needed a bucket. It wasn't till his owner rang the previous owners, as he was getting so stressed bless him, that we found out. The relief on that poor fella's face!
He eventually stopped relying on the bucket, but it took a good few months. It took him a while to get use to playing out too, he was terrified.
I personally dont understand why he was kept like this with his previous owners. Makes me very sad, such a sweet horse, but he's having a super fun life now.
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post #19 of 23 Old 04-03-2007, 03:22 AM
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16000 pounds = 31,376 dollars = WHOA.
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post #20 of 23 Old 04-03-2007, 04:28 AM
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Sorry got my maths the wrong way round..
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