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post #31 of 38 Old 03-18-2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DubyaS6 View Post
It definitely has NOT happened at the new barn (its pretty much in the middle of a city with 24 hr care), but she said she heard that people were doing it.
It's a rumor that floats around every year. Just switches locations.
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post #32 of 38 Old 03-18-2011, 05:02 PM
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Before we got our horse Harley, he had his tail cut by someone. The barn owners said it was someone that had worked their previously trying to 'get back' at them. There were other horses there that got their tails cut too, but amazingly none were owned by the barn. Harley's was cut so short that they actually cut his tail bone! When we got him, his tail was healed and the hair was growing back. He wouldn't let anyone touch his tail, what a surprise. We worked with him on that and now he has no problem with his tail being touched. Also, his tail has grown back out to full length. So not only can it be devastating, it can cause problems for the horse.

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post #33 of 38 Old 03-20-2011, 12:01 AM
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i used to be in cosmetology school when i was a teenager. the doll heads that we used to practice on were sometimes threaded with horse mane/tail. God only knows where those companies were getting the hair from.

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post #35 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 01:25 PM
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Wow this is scary! One afternoon about 6 months ago some dirty cracked out looking guy came up to the barn and asked if I had any spare horse hair I could give him. He said it was for an art project.... I just wrote it off as him being high. This idea never crossed my mind!

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post #36 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 02:03 PM
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I worked at a local campground leading public trail rides and such... One time a nice middle aged women asked me if she could have any horse hair. Not a ton, just a little bit like maybe some strands you get from brushing their manes and tails. She said she used it in pottery and that pottery with horse hair in it was more valuable? I didn't see much harm in it, so I brushed their manes and tails real fast and gave her about a pinch of hair of different colors black, white, chestnut... She was really thankful and said that it was very expensive to buy. I'm glad she was so honest and just asked instead of sneaking into the pasture and lopping their tails off in the middle of the night!

That story about those people killing horses is HORRIBLE. I would be absolutely devastated if someone killed my horses! Sasha, my filly, is one of the most friendly girls you'd ever meet. Is the first to greet you at the fence, a real in-your-pocket type girl.

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post #37 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Oxer View Post
God only knows where those companies were getting the hair from.
They used to come from slaughter houses.
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post #38 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 06:12 PM
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That's awful. My horse has the most beautiful tail I have ever seen(and i dont understand that because i dont take care of it.....) and if somebody cut it off, I would cut them lol. But in all seriousness, that is horrifying.
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