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RE: [RC] hay in hind gut//Frankfurters in Fore Gut - heidi

I heard about that on the radio!  Ugh!
And while the horse can't do it in 12 minutes, since it takes him all day to get it BACK to the hindgut, once he DOES get it back there, he has a much better place to put it than does the 160 lb man!

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Subject: Re: [RC]   hay in hind gut//Frankfurters in Fore Gut
From: "Beverley H. Kane, MD" <sensei@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, July 07, 2006 7:35 pm
To: RideCamp <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I had been skeptical of the alleged capacity of a horse’s hind gut.
Then I rec’d this article in today’s New York Times:


Takeru Kobayashi, 27, a 160-pound wonder from Japan, set a new record by devouring a sickening 53 3/4 frankfurters in 12 minutes to win the annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition on Coney Island. ... Kobayashi, a top-ranked eater [in international competitive eating], once ate 17.7 pounds of pan-seared cow brains to win $25,000.”

Do the math. 80 lbs is 9% of a 900 lb horse. 17.7 lbs is 11% of a 160 lb man.

Bon appetit


Beverley Kane, MD
Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & Therapy
Woodside, CA

On 7/7/06 5:19 PM, "heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A horse that REALLY eats a lot (I know mine can, because I've weighed what they eat) can eat up to about 40 lb of dry hay in a 24-hour period, and they have about 48 hours' worth on board.  Still, that's 80 lbs of dry hay, but it's mixed in a slurry with a lot of water.
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