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    I'm not saying horses are unable to compete at 20...

    I'm not saying horses are unable to compete at 20 by any means, but there's a massive difference between competing in games and shorter events compared with slogging it out for days on an endurance...
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-19/polo-pony-d...

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-19/polo-pony-deaths-spirit-of-tasmania-one-year-on-analysis/10722226

    Disgraceful....
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    '...With the same horses, often into their teens...

    '...With the same horses, often into their teens and even 20's. It's a beautiful commitment....' oh please. 20 yr olds? Doing endurance? Human ego overrides commonsense and real care and concern for...
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    I like the theory that walk is a reward, a...

    I like the theory that walk is a reward, a release of pressure, a mental break for a horse. If you give it, it's always a safe place for the horse after bigger efforts at other movements. A good...
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    So sorry to read this awful sad news mindari....

    So sorry to read this awful sad news mindari. What a dreadful shock for you and your family....sincere commiserations and condolences. Many thoughts. Can't imagine dealing with such news. Wishing you...
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    Latest polo pony deaths update

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-19/polo-pony-deaths-spirit-of-tasmania-one-year-on-analysis/10722226

    Amazing. Normal mandatory inspection rules don't apply to sea travel! But now it's proposed...
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    Hope this isn't just change for the sake of...

    Hope this isn't just change for the sake of change, like so much admin in the world, as it's so damn annoying.

    Hang in there mindari...you're a fighter, even though you have downtimes, which is...
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    I made my own from a close-clipped sheepskin many...

    I made my own from a close-clipped sheepskin many years ago, and sewed leather thonging ties on to attach to the D's at the cantle of my stock saddle, and two at the front where the breastplate D's...
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    Best wishes to all for a happy (or at least...

    Best wishes to all for a happy (or at least bearable day) in the Christmas chaos :)
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    Just hideous, inhumane and unconscionable let...

    Just hideous, inhumane and unconscionable let alone totally unethical on any level.....

    Email Christopher Pyne

    https://www.saliberal.org.au/christopher_pyne

    And cc
    ...
  11. Latest on the polo pony deaths on the ferry

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-14/spirit-of-tasmania-and-horse-owners-battle-over-deaths/10493372

    All responsibility back on the truck driver to prove a variety of claims.
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    Oh for heavens sake, what rubbish saying I only...

    Oh for heavens sake, what rubbish saying I only think people do bad things...how simplistic.
    And all that implication that I don't see the other side....rubbish, you are assuming you think you know...
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    Oh hey Shoe Man, posting that vid was rather...

    Oh hey Shoe Man, posting that vid was rather tongue in cheek....and it's meant to reflect how future generations will view this era, and there is a lot to think about what we do and how we do it; and...
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    Animation of Anthropocene man - music: 'In the...

    Animation of Anthropocene man - music: 'In the Hall Of The Mountain King' by Edvard Greig


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbS1VJyonuA
  15. I thought the juxtaposition of two speakers with...

    I thought the juxtaposition of two speakers with opposing viewpoints was a good format.
    I really respected the equine vet, who quite objectively and calmly explained how he had come to do a complete...
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    There is a real world beyond our personal...

    There is a real world beyond our personal bubbles. Some of us choose to discuss some aspects, what's the problem with that? Certainly the content is confronting, but if you don't like a thread or...
  17. Interesting discussion re racehorses on 7.30 report this week

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VGmmw0MMJHg
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    Yes, tgh we do. Rose-coloured glasses numb...

    Yes, tgh we do. Rose-coloured glasses numb reality.

    But, Fyadara this IS how humans treat other species...it is what happens, it's not my opinion, it's factual evidence, easily found on the web,...
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    Bats I think you've gone off on a bit of a...

    Bats I think you've gone off on a bit of a tangent there, but perhaps so did I....if we were all lacking empathy it would be a worthless world.

    I was referring to how we as a species treat other...
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    Its a fact that breeds have inherent traits....

    Its a fact that breeds have inherent traits. Something all dog owners should consider, but don't often.

    It's also a fact that many bogans (and dumb people with no clues as to the potential danger...
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    Definitely previous epochs have been...

    Definitely previous epochs have been brutal....the point is that we (homo sapiens) are meant to have evolved and be the superior species, but look at what we do, it's unconscionable in terms of other...
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    That dog is beautiful mindari, I love ACD's....

    That dog is beautiful mindari, I love ACD's. Every breed has bad examples, don't talk to me about Rottweilers or Pit Bulls....
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    It's the age of Athropocene Obscene....disconnect...

    It's the age of Athropocene Obscene....disconnect and no or little empathy for other living species. Brings your head undone.

    Will leave it at that as subject is too depressing.
  24. I think you are doing awesomely gb. I really love...

    I think you are doing awesomely gb. I really love your horse, she's energetic, wants to move, has nice impulsion, her ears are forward, she's listening, wants to please....and you are sitting that...
  25. Agree mindari....be interesting to know what...

    Agree mindari....be interesting to know what Winx's muscle count is!

    Aa I get you....and used to be involved with racehorses, who are bred and trained to gallop, and to do what they have to do,...
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