[Homestead] Draft Horse
gmasue at inbox.com
Wed Jan 7 13:04:52 EST 2009
Would it be way off to think of a horse as a big dog that eats grass? Any good books on horses that anyone would recommend?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: clansgian at wmconnect.com
> Sent: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:30:57 EST
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> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Draft Horse
>> >How hard is it to learn to take care of a horse properly? Right now, no
>> room and no money but maybe someday....
> Not so much. First, hobby and show-horse type people are all friggin'
> loonies down to every one of them. You'd think that every horse was a
> sickly hot
> house flower. So if a person is mainly into showing or pasture
> suspect insanity, and check out anything they have to say against
> But a horse isn't a dog either. Some people are surprised horses
> survive as it is, it is so unlikely to have an animal that depends on
> grass for
> its survival having a straight gut and one stomach.
> I'm not a horse person, but I was able to learn enough pretty quickly.
> Knowledge and sense account for a lot more than medicine and equipment.
> It is much
> harder to keep a horse confined than it is to "free range" it.
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