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Re: [RC] [RC] Tying to the trailer vs Bungees et al. - Diane Trefethen

We humans are pretty smart but sometimes we jump to conclusions. What is "natural" about a horse eating and drinking from the ground isn't that the horse prefers it but that in the wild, almost all food and water ARE ON the ground. If you could ask a wild horse, "Which would you prefer? Eating and drinking from the ground, with your feet splayed out because your neck isn't long enough, off balance, and unable to see an approaching carnivore in the tall grass or eating and drinking from a ledge at about chest height, balanced and able to move off quickly, and able to spot a skulking carnivore by the movement of the tall grass?", I bet the horse would reply it favored the latter. Even when sleeping, a horse's natural head carriage, not counting peanut rollers, is rarely BELOW its chest.


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[RC] [RC] Tying to the trailer vs Bungees et al., Dreamweaver