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Horse poo v dog poo

xcracerxcracer Posts: 298
edited May 2008 in The Crudcatcher
I was out today and to swerve to avoid a huge steaming pile of horse dung that was littering a bridleway! So why are dog owners encouraged to pick up their pets poo but horse riders are just allowed to leave it there steaming away? :? :? :?

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  • bikeperson45bikeperson45 Posts: 415
    because they're stupid
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Horse riders round here are bar-stewards. Doesn't matter WHAT you do, they sneer at you, as if you're a lower form of life than them. Honestly, you try, but what's the point?
  • Captain TurokCaptain Turok Posts: 686
    Dog poo is much much nastier!
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  • Father FaffFather Faff Posts: 1,176
    Yeh, dog poo is really nasty. In particular it can make kids go blind - people who leave dog poo on the ground should be shot. Horse poo on the other hand smells ok, is good for gardens, and is entirely made of vegetable matter. If I'm going to have to land face first in any sort of poo then horse poo suits me just fine.
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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    It's hardly as if you're going to put your foot in a pile of horse poo - it's way too big to miss. As said above, horse poo it basically just decomposed vegetable matter. What comes out of a dog's @rse, on the other hand, is vile.
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  • NikBNikB Posts: 243
    Yeh, dog poo is really nasty. In particular it can make kids go blind - people who leave dog poo on the ground should be shot. Horse poo on the other hand smells ok, is good for gardens, and is entirely made of vegetable matter. If I'm going to have to land face first in any sort of poo then horse poo suits me just fine.

    Not strictly true. It is a worm called Toxocara canis which can cause blindness in children. This can be in the dog poo but not if they're regularly wormed.

    As for the horse poo - I doubt most riders would even be aware that their horse had been to be honest.
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  • BlundellBlundell Posts: 308
    I wouldn't be surprised if horse faeces has some hidden treasure microbes in there waiting to do ya over gud 'n' proper.

    Supose the very worst one to ride through would be cat censored
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    But cat censored is tiny, and is usually buried by the cat after being laid.
  • NikBNikB Posts: 243
    Blundell wrote:
    I wouldn't be surprised if horse faeces has some hidden treasure microbes in there waiting to do ya over gud 'n' proper.

    Supose the very worst one to ride through would be cat censored [/quote

    No significant nasties in horse poo. Not if its well anyway and it's unlikely you'd be riding an unwell one.
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  • xcracerxcracer Posts: 298
    Horse poo still makes the place look untidy though...and stinks!
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Horse poo - herbivore censored .
    Dog poo - carnivore censored .

    Very very different.

    I think horse riding has been around a LOT longer than bike riding somehow - give them some slack.

    MTBing and/or running alongsdie wife horse riding is sonething I find very fun indeed.

    Just like people that hate dogs are ignorant, so are those that dislike horses.
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  • BlundellBlundell Posts: 308
    Yeah, I totally agree that the defectation types are poles apart by virtue of the difference in what they eat. And yeah dog censored is more packed with 'goodies' than horse censored . However, both have goodies such as E.coli in 'em that are pretty infamous pathogens.

    I suppose as doggie doo-doo is worse than horse censored as it is smaller an often hidden from view. Ya only notice it when it's splattered on ya down tube an exuding that thoroughly minging aroma; then it's too late!
  • ItsariItsari Posts: 346
    Well they would end up with back packs of censored ...Plus if they arnt rich enough for serves they gotta muck out the stables so they are prob sick of all that censored ...
  • NikBNikB Posts: 243
    Blundell wrote:
    Yeah, I totally agree that the defectation types are poles apart by virtue of the difference in what they eat. And yeah dog junk is more packed with 'goodies' than horse junk. However, both have goodies such as E.coli in 'em that are pretty infamous pathogens.

    I suppose as doggie doo-doo is worse than horse censored as it is smaller an often hidden from view. Ya only notice it when it's splattered on ya down tube an exuding that thoroughly minging aroma; then it's too late!

    We all have E.coli in our gut, it's part of the normal intestinal flora. Most species of E.coli are totally harmless too. The one that has been the cause of many cases of food poisoning is E.coli O157 and it's a nasty little blighter.
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  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Horse poo - I think horse riding has been around a LOT longer than bike riding somehow - give them some slack.


    Just like people that hate dogs are ignorant, so are those that dislike horses.
    Stunning animals.

    horses are ace but rather expensive to run thats why i stopped riding, i do not dislike the smell having worked on a stables for a year or more its like normal to me
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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    I did farm labouring many years ago - looked after 40 shetland and a couple of Arab thoroughbreds - love horses but I'm a hopeless rider.

    Wife is a bit of a horse ninja - played polo, done three day eventing, etc.

    You can do it very cheaply if you find someone wanting a competent rider to exercise their horse.
  • KonaMikeKonaMike Posts: 805
    This is why I love this Forum.......you can never get bored of this kind of quality thread ! :lol:
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Harse poo is fine, dog is evil thats the truth,

    Some hoarse riders are snobs, some are nice.. also true....

    hoarses and the idea of riding the scare me, thats half a ton of animal if it decides, im not his friend 'possible with my looks i tell you' the hoarse can really really hurt me. i guess i like the idea of one mind deciding where im going lol,
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Not hard to get control over a horse though.

    They don't like being approached head on (best from the side), they REALLY don't like people with their arms out straight (their eyesight makes you look bigger - same with cows), clapping loudly scares them and you can tell if they are naffed off because they put their ears back.

    Bit of confidence and a horse is pretty safe.
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I got kicked by a horse once, i was riding another at the time...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    What about a whoar's poo then? anybody ever ridden through any of that? you kinky lot :shock:
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Well, i didn't pay but she was pretty easy... and filthy to boot!
  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    i was a bit of a competitor, did a couple of show jumping events twas rather fun, been kicked plenty of times and bitten :lol:
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    someone at my stable was picked up by a pony using her elbow, it then shook her and threw her across the barn!
  • You have to love horse riders!

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  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    You have to love horse riders!

    Women riding around in jodphurs and boots? - Fantastic! :D

    seconded :lol:
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    meh, rowers are better, full body lycra and they have a wonderful habit of stripping off in the sun...
  • Oh I know rowers are good. The then current Miss Reading of the time rowed at Reading Rowing club whilst I was there!

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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Unfortunately i only have one womens crew :(

    but then they are always around to look at :shock:
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