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Re: RC: Re: The Horse/Cow Thing

In a message dated 12/3/99 4:40:30 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< So what does a NYC police horse know of dairy cows???  I can just imagine
 his surprise and flight instinct kicking in.  Poor guy wasn't trained to
 handle a mob of COWS!  And they smell so funny. . . those marble throwing
 hoodlums in NYC didn't smell that way! >>

We had a similar experience when we moved to suburbia from the ranch.  We 
were used to horses that were used to cows but terrified of motorcycles.  Our 
"city foals" grew up right next door to a family of boys with dirt 
bikes--when my dad first started his gelding raised there, he was amazed at 
how calm this colt was about motorcycles, but got dumped a couple of times 
when he whirled and split when we encountered cows on training rides!  He was 
just an Urban Horse...


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