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post #11 of 19 Old 02-23-2018, 04:03 PM
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Asking genuinely, not to 'have a go' or such, because your questions have got me beat...

What is the course/book that your doing that's asking questions like this op? Are you in primary school or...? What the point of all these questions, as they are all sooo broad & subjective(meaning 'it depends...' is the only accurate answer to every one). If in high school or further study, I don't get why you're googling & asking opinions & not researching?

Or perhaps the 'test' is just about what sort of info you get on Google/forums??

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I demonstrated that Google, in fact, works. Can you imagine what I would have found if I hadn't just clicked on the first link that showed up after a quick search?

"3 years old" has no bearing on the validity of the argument. I teach math that's thousands of years old.
The OP asked specific questions. "Foal Alone" will not return much because most foals are with their mothers. But if the OP thinks about what a foal alone actually is and googles that, better results will show up.

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post #13 of 19 Old 02-23-2018, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm asking because I'm hoping somebody can help. I have somebody in real life to help but she doesn't know everything and the internet is my enemy when it comes to research. :/ I'm not necessarily expecting full replies and mostly looking for stereotypical behavoiur.
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I'm not necessarily expecting full replies and mostly looking for stereotypical behavoiur.
There is one of your issues, we can all tell you of behavior we have experienced, but your question gives a person nothing at all to go on:


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foal - alone/in a herd
yearling/2 yr old alone/in a herd
3/4 year old alone/in a herd
Mature horse alone/in a herd
Old horses alone/in a herd
Well given what stimulus? How do they act when scared, threatened, hungry? It sounds more like a go out and observe question, rather google the answer question.

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Frankly when I went college I chose to do most of my research on reptiles a decade ago, not even that long, meant that there was very little to be found on the internet or in libraries for specific medical conditions. And yet I managed it. I love this forum because veterans here get really specific and that's great when I have problems that directly affect the care of my horse. BUT if, based on your thread history, you are seeking answers to help do your homework then that's either pure laziness or fear of failure. At the end of the day the sorts of questions you are being asked above are to prove that you are using your brain to seek answers not necessarily the answers themselves. You can find information on the internet and in books but YOU have to compile it. Find a couple examples of the above scenarios and use them. Instead of typing your questions as they are why don't you pretend you are the owner of a yearling and type in google "can I keep my yearling alone?". I've just done that and there are TONS of threads to go through with plenty of people describing behaviour issues or pros for it. Use them as specific examples; it is not recommended to keep a yearling alone because XY, however scenario Z is an exception.

I think that you know more than you give yourself credit for and maybe the issue lies more with putting down your thoughts on paper. But you have to do it. I didn't like doing it when I was 16 because I thought my writing was crap but the fact you do it yourself speaks more than a plain cheater. Practice now! Good luck :)
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I'm asking because I'm hoping somebody can help. I have somebody in real life to help but she doesn't know everything and the internet is my enemy when it comes to research. :/ I'm not necessarily expecting full replies and mostly looking for stereotypical behavoiur.
'Help' with what exactly? What is the 'test' & subject you're working on?? What grade are you in? If you want actually helpful answers you have to tell what it's for. And if you find the internet 'your enemy', I respectfully think that means you are looking in the wrong place & asking the wrong questions.

You will find 'normal' stereotypical HORSE behaviours, but very little as to specific to breed, sex, age, etc that's remotely objective. As said, you are asking almost purely *SUBjective* questions. As such, while my initial reply to you on breeds was supposed to be tongue in cheek, the 'breed traits' I gave were because they are common beliefs by many... which makes them stereotypes, in some circles at least, and there may be/is some truth to most, depending on many circumstances. Therefore, by what it sounds like you're looking for, I revise my advice that it's 'tongue in cheek' - take it just as seriously as any other.

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All I can say is that it is unfair to say that i'm not doing my homework. I'm working hard with my limited resources to succeed in the course. I came to the horse forum to look for an extra resource but recognized that most people are asking questions back or don't really answer the question. I have had other questions answered and it was very helpful! But I suppose it's not best to ask some questions that are so broad. Thus I decided to let you know so that I wouldn't keep getting replies on the post. Thanks again!
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And thanks to loosie and Kalraii. :)
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