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I was just wondering today, would a horse be a good, or bad idea for back country transportation? Assuming, of course, that you already know how to handle a horse.

A horse could move you faster ... the horse can carry more gear and supplies.

If you run out of food, you could always eat the horse.


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Horses are a pain in the ass. I would not recommend one unless you have lots of open land.
 

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that's right The risk of being shot FOR

your horse is worse than being afoot. That horse will be life saving meat for dozens of people, and they are noisy, hard to conceal, get hurt, sick, HAVE to be fed,watered. They want to roll, run off, bite, kick rub you off on a tree, etc. if shtf,WHERE you going in such a big hurry, anyway? The livestock and game will all be gone within a month, so what will you be "hauling" other than your lazy butt, hmm?
 

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Faulty logic again Gunkid. Horses are quite managable if you know how and aren't afraid of them. Besides, the whole purpose is to haul my "lazy butt" plus the things I want to carry to a safe place away from the sheeple.

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your horse is worse than being afoot. That horse will be life saving meat for dozens of people, and they are noisy, hard to conceal, get hurt, sick, HAVE to be fed,watered. They want to roll, run off, bite, kick rub you off on a tree, etc. if shtf,WHERE you going in such a big hurry, anyway? The livestock and game will all be gone within a month, so what will you be "hauling" other than your lazy butt, hmm?
Melvin:
Your posts are so illiterate, that it is hard to understand what you meaning is.

Instead of being so cantankerous, why not act like other people.

Why always be so surley and disrespectful? It is no wonder that you don't have any friends.

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If I needed mobility, a horse would be right handy, although I would prefer a mule. If the day of doom does finally hit, I'm in a pretty good location where I am, and would probably stay put. I just bought a mule, not to prepare for anything in particular, but because I like mules. Brings back childhood memories, I reckon.

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If I needed mobility, a horse would be right handy, although I would prefer a mule. If the day of doom does finally hit, I'm in a pretty good location where I am, and would probably stay put. I just bought a mule, not to prepare for anything in particular, but because I like mules. Brings back childhood memories, I reckon.

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I is surprising to me that so many people that I talk to, say the same things about mules.

Our family always had horses, so I don't have any experience with mules.

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...and they are noisy, hard to conceal, get hurt, sick, HAVE to be fed,watered. They want to roll, run off, bite, kick rub you off on a tree, etc.
Have you ever even SEEN a horse in your life? Horses aren't noisy, most injuries they receive aren't major (unless it breaks its leg, and only if it's in a certain part of the leg), they eat grass, and can drink from streams. Horses don't roll around with a rider on their back, if they run off, they're easy to find, they don't bite unless you stick your hand in their mouth, they don't kick unless you do something stupid ;) , and it's VERY difficult for even an "intelligent" horse to rub off even the most incompetent of riders.
 

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84 C4 said:
Have you ever even SEEN a horse in your life? Horses aren't noisy, most injuries they receive aren't major (unless it breaks its leg, and only if it's in a certain part of the leg), they eat grass, and can drink from streams. Horses don't roll around with a rider on their back, if they run off, they're easy to find, they don't bite unless you stick your hand in their mouth, they don't kick unless you do something stupid ;) , and it's VERY difficult for even an "intelligent" horse to rub off even the most incompetent of riders.
Good post 84 C4, what Melvin doesn't know about horses, would overfill a Railroad Boxcar.

With every post Melvin keeps proving that he's sociopathic. I let a psychiatrist friend of mine read some of Melvins posts. His diagnosis -- Melvin is a rabid sociopath. He even ventured the opinion, that since melvin likes to torture animals, that he COULD even end up as a SERIAL KILLER.

Now that is shocking. This Psychiatrist ,specializes in criminal antisocial behavior, so maybe he knows what he's talking about.

Is that scary enough for you?

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it's U who's obviously never been around

horses. :) My dad farmed with them, stupid, and my sister was nearly killed by a horse that "brushed" her off against the corner of a barn, at full run. My brother in law (just her boyfriend at the time, 40odd years ago, beat that SOB to death with a whip.
 

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I LIVE in horse country, stupe. Horses

CONSTANTLY come up lame, especially if they are not properly shod, and run on rocky or sandy ground. Why do you THINK that guys "shoe" them, stupe? Do you know how often shoes have to come off of a horse, and have its hooves rasped-down? Why do you THINK both Indians AND cowboys kept a "remuda"? so one horse could be left to heal up, or be replaced ENTIRELY, dummy. Plenty of people have been bitten by horses, who did NOT put their hands in their mouths, too. Even SEEN the result of a horse bite? without med care, post shtf, such an infectious area could easily kill you.
 

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the clank of a steel shot horse hoof, is

a LOT easier to hear than the cycling of a suppressed auto rifle's bolt, and YOU are the SAME stupid <font color=red>[**censored**]</font> who claimed that the auto's bolt could be heard cycling at "1/4 mile". A horse's whinny carries a long ways, and a NEIGH carries futher than does a bolt-noise. So anybody who " thinks" that horses aren't noisy is just plain ignorant.
 

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Melvin, your rant on horses just shows your ignorance and highlights your utter fear of them. No form of transportation is perfect but given a choice between walking or riding, I'll take the horse every time. What happened to your sister was unfortunate but I really doubt that the boyfriend beat the horse to death with a whip. If he wanted to kill it, a gunshot or a 2x4 across the head would be sufficient. Whipping an animal to death indicates a person with a dangerous lack of self control or worse.

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my sister was nearly killed by a horse that "brushed" her off against the corner of a barn, at full run.
She never should of been on the horse if she can't control it, much less allowing it to gallop.

CONSTANTLY come up lame, especially if they are not properly shod, and run on rocky or sandy ground.
The barefoot method is gaining popularity, and lameness is usually temporary, particularly with the barefoot method. (NOT necessarily the "Strasser" method, that woman's a crock)

My brother in law (just her boyfriend at the time, 40odd years ago, beat that SOB to death with a whip.
That's animal abuse, whipping a horse should be used for disciplinary action, not as a means of anger management or euthanasia. If you're going to put the animal down, put a single bullet behind the animal's ear. That severs the spinal cord, and kills the animal quickly and painlessly. It's a shame to see an animal put down due to someone's inability to ride. :(

A horse's whinny carries a long ways, and a NEIGH carries futher than does a bolt-noise. So anybody who " thinks" that horses aren't noisy is just plain ignorant.
Whinnies and "neighs" are the same thing, I think you need to stop reading those children's books ;). And they really aren't all that loud, yes you can HEAR them at an 1/8 to a 1/4 mile (depending on the horse) if you're listening for them, but you can also hear a diesel engine at that range (probably further). Horses also aren't constantly whinnying, unless it's a stallion which smells a mare in heat, or it's a mare in heat. Otherwise, they most noise they make is blowing snot out of their nose.

Plenty of people have been bitten by horses, who did NOT put their hands in their mouths, too. Even SEEN the result of a horse bite? without med care, post shtf, such an infectious area could easily kill you.
Only people I've ever seen bitten by a horse were feeding the animal by hand, and even then, it's not all that common. And yes, I have seen people bitten, it's not nearly as bad as you think, and an infected wound ANYWHERE on the body could kill you. That's why flesh wounds are almost harmless, because they're easily sterilized, and deep wounds are often fatal. Until relatively recently in human history, if you were stabbed, you were going to die.

if they dont cut themselves on barbed wire, eat WOOD, etc.
Because horses are the only animal (domesticated or otherwise) that cut themselves on barbed wire, wood and misc. materials. :rolleyes: I've never seen a dog do that, and I've definately never heard of PEOPLE doing that. :rolleyes: (One thing about horses, though, they aren't so stupid as to shoot themselves in the foot ;) :D )

So, I know nothing about horses, huh? I guess all that hunter-jumper, dresage, and endurance racing that I've been doing for the past 9 years taught me nothing.:rolleyes:

I know more about horses than anything else. And I can tell that YOU don't know anything about horses.
 

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horses. :) My dad farmed with them, stupid, and my sister was nearly killed by a horse that "brushed" her off against the corner of a barn, at full run. My brother in law (just her boyfriend at the time, 40odd years ago, beat that SOB to death with a whip.
Well Melvin, you have equaled yourself in exposing your idiocy again. No sane person, would believe anything lilke this in your wildest dreams. So, you're caught in another lie.

One thing I learned from my grandfather, early on, is that you make a pet out of the horse, and the animal willing cooperates with you. My family ranched and farmed with horses too, Melvin.

But NO, old Melvin the terrible, has to come out with his unecessary violence against the animal trying to show how big, and bad, he is. What you are showing, Melvin, is how big a WUSS you are. You're exposing your cowardly mind for the world to see.

Melvin, if the BS you put out were music, you could out do most brass bands. Being a coward goes hand-in-hand with being a BULL-SQUEEZE ARTIST, which you most certainly are.

I don't care how many posts you make, what you don't know about horses would still fill a boxcar. And with you lack of knowledge about horses, I would doubt if you have ever set foot on a farm.

And, Melvin,when someone is so dumb, that they don't know there isn't any difference between a horse whinneying, and a neighing, IS FALLING DOWN STUPID, ON THEIR PART.

You are really showing how US high you're on the BULL SQUEEZE scale.

Tell me Melvin, why do you always post violence toward animals? I have been told, by a competant Psychiatrist, whom specializes in criminal behavior, that animal abusers can eventually become SERIAL KILLERS! Is there something about you that we don't know Melvin?

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What do the knowledgable people here think about a horse-burro team? Ride the horse and let the burro carry the kit?

I've always loved riding horses, I just can't afford one right now.
 

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What do the knowledgable people here think about a horse-burro team? Ride the horse and let the burro carry the kit?

I've always loved riding horses, I just can't afford one right now.
That's really a personal preferance on how much crap you want to put up with, burros aren't renowned for being cooperative. If you wish to try it, more power to ya'. Just tell me how it works out.:cool:

There are usually places that'll let you ride their horses for lessons or trail rides. Were do you live? I might be able to locate a few stables for ya'.:cool:
 

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Okay, I'll show my ignorance. Do horses and mules get along together? I'm told that mules are quite intelligent despite their rep. I'm thinking that you could use the mule to pack stuff.

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go ahead, stupes WASTE several thousand

$ on a horse, trailer, tack, etc, then thousands MORE for his training, and thousands more for his "keep". Horses will be shot on SIGHT within 2 weeks of shtf, for their FLESH, and there's absolutley NOTHING you can do about that FACT. You can "rather" ride than walk all you WANT. It will have the SAME chance (of being effective () as a snowball in hell's "wish" tor emain unmelted. You people need to WAKE UP. Your PREFERENCES dont mean SQUAT.
 
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