Anybody want a zebra? :D - Page 4 - The Horse Forum

 74Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 51 Old 02-26-2013, 11:27 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wahiawa, HI
Posts: 14
• Horses: 1
Descended from domesticated stock that descended from wild animals. An animal that was born and raised without human contact is wild or feral, it means the same thing.
Dreamers Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 51 Old 02-26-2013, 11:28 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
Awwwww!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg zonkey-1.jpg (91.1 KB, 90 views)
cowgirl928 and sxybeemr like this.

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
post #33 of 51 Old 02-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wahiawa, HI
Posts: 14
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheatermay View Post
Awwwww!

Now that's adorable.
Dreamers Mom is offline  
post #34 of 51 Old 02-26-2013, 11:47 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,364
• Horses: 9
I own two zedonks, and oh my goodness are they a handful! Granted that we got them when they were around 5 and basically untouched, they are extremely untrusting when you're in their pen, but if you are standing outside of it one is very friendly and loves to be scratched all over and the other is slowly becoming friendly.
It's absolutely nothing like owning a horse, though. They are way more unpredictable and hard to train. Their stubbornness is about 50 donkeys put together.
Posted via Mobile Device
Wheatermay likes this.
HorseOfCourse is offline  
post #35 of 51 Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
I love mules too though! I have two arab crosses and mules seem so hard! LOL I've heard they are super super smart and stubborn!

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
post #36 of 51 Old 02-27-2013, 08:38 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 6,478
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreamers Mom View Post
Descended from domesticated stock that descended from wild animals. An animal that was born and raised without human contact is wild or feral, it means the same thing.
The difference in a wild animal and a feral animal is not that simple. Feral animals come from animals that were once domesticated. Domestication is a process that takes many generations of culling to remove wild traits and instincts. The wild animal may be tame as a juvenile, but he will revert to his wild tendencies as he matures.
EvilHorseOfDoom and LisaG like this.

Celeste
Celeste is online now  
post #37 of 51 Old 02-27-2013, 09:02 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 373
• Horses: 2
All of the pets we have now started out as wild animals. Through selective breeding and human interaction they became domesticated and easily tameable. So it's not terrible or cruel to own a zebra. Give it a few decades and they'll be domesticated too. All it takes is one person to want it and it will happen. So yes they may be wild but so were horses at one point. What would we all be doing now if someone hadn't been all 'hmm I'm going to make that wild horse my pet and have it do tons of work and take me where I want to go'? Zebra's may not be house pets and that one advertized will probably be a little sh*t but that doesn't mean they all will be or that they'll always be wild animals. There are numerous zebra farms all over the place so it's already on it's way to domestication. I'd totally get one if I had the room or time for another equine.

Show me a horseman who hasn't fallen and I'll show you a man who has never truly ridden.

BlooBabe is offline  
post #38 of 51 Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 319
• Horses: 2
I got my Shire mare from a group of horses set to be imported to Africa (it fell through), there was a Zebra in the mix. Honestly, some guy in Africa, was going to import a Zebra, from America... don't they have those in Africa??? She too is now for sale, she's a total brat, but she made some of the funniest faces!
Southern Grace is offline  
post #39 of 51 Old 02-28-2013, 05:40 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wide Open North Dakota, USA
Posts: 977
• Horses: 2
bahaha import a zebra from America? I agree, that makes little sense. Unless it's very hard to get a zebra in Africa because of restrictions from reserves

You have to learn how to fall before you can learn how to ride~
cowgirl928 is offline  
post #40 of 51 Old 02-28-2013, 06:29 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 667
• Horses: 0
I think it's funny on the ad how often they said "he smells wonderful". That's great, but is he going to try to kill me when he matures and realizes he's wild and likes the lady zebras as well?
paintsrule is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too big for my zebra? kac7700 Jokes and Funnies 3 07-15-2012 05:10 PM
How would you incorporate zebra into this? WesternBella Horse Tack and Equipment 8 02-06-2012 12:06 AM
Zebra Stripes? MyLittlePonies Horse Breeding 3 01-20-2012 03:33 PM
Anyone got Zebra??? wyominggrandma Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 12-05-2010 10:23 PM
OMG - Zebra for sale Ruby Tuesday Horse Breeds 60 05-20-2009 11:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome