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Ever owned a horse?

Old 02-19-05, 01:27 AM
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Ever owned a horse?

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I don't but my dad has one, I used to ride a few times but the damn horse was spoked too easily so I quit riding it.

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Kind of... I voted yes, but technically I was not the owner, but close enough.

When I was in high school, my parents had two horses, and I got the idea I wanted a horse of my own. So some brought us out a horse and said, try it out and if you want it, buy it, and if you don't he would come back and pick it up later.

First time trying to ride the horse was kind of cool, until she took off running and I had to hang on for life. After the horse stopped, I was like, just tell the guy to come pick up the horse, I dont think I want it.
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I like horses but I prefer to own bicycles. A lot less maintenance and they can stand being neglected in the garage for long periods of time.
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I owned a couple when I was a teenager living in Tucson. Also, every student in my high school was required to maintain a horse during their freshman year. After that, it was optional - you could play sports instead of riding. A lot of people, myself included, dropped the horse program because it was more difficult to get up and muck out a stall before breakfast than it was to sleep in another 30 minutes....
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I knew a girl in high school who owned or horse, or maybe the horse owned her?

As for me, what Tandem said.
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My damn wife bought one

Actually, she has bought 4 and sold 1.

They have freakishly large eyeballs. That's just wrong.
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Originally Posted by Tandem
I like horses but I prefer to own bicycles. A lot less maintenance and they can stand being neglected in the garage for long periods of time.
Plus, I've yet to see a horse you can ride like this:

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Not a country music fan, but heard the song...

Save a horse, ride a cowboy
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I live beside a horse.
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Fuck no. One of my coworkers owns 2.5 horses, and he's miserable.
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I like horses.
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I owned three, but my landlord made me get rid of them because my downstairs neighbor complained.
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I dated a fat chick once. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
My damn wife bought one

Actually, she has bought 4 and sold 1.

They have freakishly large eyeballs. That's just wrong.
like I said you didn't have to say


4??!! how much land do you own?
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
like I said you didn't have to say


4??!! how much land do you own?

40 acres. They don't need much land, and I rent out the main pasture to a guy with cows during the summer. The land is "in demand" for those who want to rent it because there are two creeks that run through it, which means they don't have to water their animals. For the most part, I tell them I don't want their stupid animals around, though. I keep the cows just long enough to eat down the grass and avoid a fire hazard.
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I'm in London. Horses are a no no.
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Nope, unless I saw Mr Ed
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I had a horse named cocoa
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My mom used to own two miniature horses... they were extremely cute. She sold them a year or so back because they were pretty expensive to keep, and they really didn't do anything besides eat and shit. Nobody could ride them or anything...too small
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For such a large animal, they're surprisingly delicate. A friend of mine killed her horse while giving it an antibiotic injection.

The shot went in, she drew back to make sure it was in the muscle and not in a blood vessel, plunged the needle, and the horse dropped like a rock.

It thrashed about a bit, but was stone dead in 10 seconds.
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I grew up with horses, taking care of them and occasionally riding them, they were on our farm. They are fun to have, but very expensive to take care of. I was the youngest, when I left for college my father had just died and my mom sold the horses (couldn't take care of them herself). My sister still has horses and goes around the midwest taking them to jumping shows.

Here's a few stories: One day after high school I went out to feed the horses like I always did, but they were out in the field. I honked the horn which was their signal to come in, and walked out to where they were because they didn't hear the horn (far side of the field). Rather than walk back I jumped on the back of one, without a saddle, harness, bridle, nothing. Things were going smoothly until we got closer to where the food was, then the horse started doing a fast trot (not a canter), then bucked under a tree. I hit my head on a limb knocking me out, waking up when I hit the ground (five feet or so free-fall). That was very painful. I just laid there for five minutes or so gathering my breath and making sure nothing was broken, while the horse (and the other two) were happily munching on their oats. Not much I could do to her, so I just got into my van and left.

My sister was out riding one time when the horse we had at the time fell down, it wasn't the most graceful of horses. She broke her leg, but was out in the middle of nowhere. She somehow got back onto the horse, rode to a neighbor's house (a mile or so away), and they took her to the hospital.

Another time one of the horses had cut himself on a stall, pretty bad gash on the back rump. The vet told us to give him penicillian, and to rub preparation H on the cut (which was swelled up from an infection). The penicillian was kept in the fridge unless I was taking it out there to shoot up the horse, in the meantime I kept the needle, syringe, and preparation H on the doghouse of my van (mid 70s Chevy van), got some strange looks from some of my friends for that (the needle / syringe / preparation H combo). And no, the horse never dropped dead from my giving him shots. I have no idea what killed the horse in mllefoo's story, unless she accidentally shot air into him.

Is Betho still around? I think she cares for horses.

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