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[RC] will a horse run itself to death? - Ed Kilpatrick

jeri,  i bet a  good trainer, who knows the outside of a horse really well, can make a pretty accurate guess as to what is going on with the inside of a horse.
i am sure there are extreme cases where horses have been run to death, but left to their own devices,  i doubt that is hardly ever the case. someone mentioned that it was a good thing that human beans are around to keep horses from hurting themselves, or words to that effect.  i dare say that the cases of horses being run to death were caused by human beans.  horses can run hard for a long distance.  that is why as someone mentioned, the lioness quickly gives up the chase.  the big cats' technique is the element of surprise.   you wont see any of those nature films where the lioness chases a zebra for three miles before she finally catches it.   if the lioness doesnt catch the zebra in the first 200-300 yards,  she will quit.   the zebra however, might run three miles before he decides to stop, look back, and see if the coast is clear.       cowboy ed