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Dog vs. Horse

Dogs, dogs and even some cats
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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby geno71 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:40 pm

Chris P. wrote: Stick a poop sack on it and let it carry its own waste.


Can I get one of those for my next hike? :D

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby Kate » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:40 pm

I'd be interested to see a comparison in the rates at which horse and dog feces decompose/biodegrade.

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby Piker » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:47 pm

One of my dogs carries a backpack and the contents are:

2 liters of water for the dogs only.
1 large bag of dog treats and doggie power bars.
10 zip lock baggies.
2 leashes.
1 dog dish.

and if they poop on the trail, he carries a poop filled zip lock baggie.

Horse back riders can carry saddle bags and they should be kind enough to clean up after their horse.
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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby Tory Wells » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:03 pm

Kate wrote:I'd be interested to see a comparison in the rates at which horse and dog feces decompose/biodegrade.


We'll leave that study for you, Kate.........since it WAS your idea and all. :-"
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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby cheeseburglar » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:11 pm

Here is what it comes down to:
People pay a crapload of money to ride horses in the woods.
Crap always follows craploads of money.

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby elkheart22 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:16 pm

Dang!! Next thing will be someone b!tchin about all
the elk crap above timberline,& why the Forest Service
doesn't haul it out....
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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby skier25 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:48 pm

Here's the solution: It's simple! Bun Bags!:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby dbroudy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:52 pm

I've always chalked it up to a powerful, organized horse lobby. That probably relates to money, as cheeseburglar mentioned.

It's definitely not a western thing, it was a constant annoyance back in South Park, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh, and not very rural). Mountain biking through horse sh*t is really not fun, especially in a place with lots of rain. Don't some places require horse diapers, or something to that effect?

I've also never understood the argument that mountain biking has a greater impact on the environment than horses? More impact than hiking, sure, but biking and horses always seemed at least even to me.

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby Chris P. » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:07 pm

dbroudy wrote:I've also never understood the argument that mountain biking has a greater impact on the environment than horses? More impact than hiking, sure, but biking and horses always seemed at least even to me.


I don't know that I've ever heard anyone make the argument that bicycles make more impact than horses. I've always just thought it was understood that horses created a much greater impact, but were still allowed in wilderness because they aren't mechanized vehicles (strictly speaking). I can understand the logic behind banning bicycles from wilderness because the point of it is to preserve in its natural state and be unaffected by modern technology, i.e. no motorized or mechanized vehicles or machinery of any kind.

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby keith » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:15 pm

There are some mountain bike trails around chicago that go through the same fights. the mountain bikers spend one saturday a month grooming and repairing trails. Some how they always get the short end when horsesback riders want to use the trails or file any kind of complaints.

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby geno71 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:44 pm

dbroudy wrote:it was a constant annoyance back in South Park, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh, and not very rural).



GO STEELERS

(I'm from Mt. Lebanon so I know those trails well...)

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Re: Dog vs. Horse

Postby colorado yooper » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:06 pm

Shoot, I wanted a youtube video with a dog vs a horse. I bet my dog would loose that battle! :D
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