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Thread: Dog Poo Vs. Horse Poo.

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    Default Dog Poo Vs. Horse Poo.

    In my local paper, there has been an ongoing discussion on cleaning up dog poo in the street compared to cleaning horse poo in the street.
    Personally I think its ridiculous to compare the two.
    First of all, horse poo is at least 20 times bigger that dog poo, so 20 times harder to manage a horse and carry a huge bag of poo. And secondly, horses(well, my horses) do up to 7 poos in 2 hours when out on the street(some horses poo when a little stressed in new surroundings with lots to look at).
    And finally, horses eat grass and hay. Dogs eat meat.

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    Horse poo just isn't as offensive to me as dog poo is on the nose.
    For goodnes sake it just chewed grass whereas dogs is fermented meat.
    Not comparasion if you ask me & your horse should be free to poop away.
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    Seriously, people complain about horse poop?

    I'd be following them around with a bucket!!!

    Dog poop on the street is pretty awful. A lot of it is the fowlest stuff in creation, thanks to tinned food, and if you happen to step in an unseen landmine? Oh the horror.

    Horse poop is easily avoided, and complainers of it need more to do in their lives!

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    Meh. I don't like the smell of horse poo and it attracts flies too. And it's a tetanus risk. But dog poo also has problems.

    Met some horse riders down at the beach - they're expected to clean up after their horses if they crap in the car park. And on the beach I suspect, if they crap above the high tide mark. Personally I'd rather not be trying to clean poop of any sort off my shoes before I get back into my car after being at the beach.

    Just don't try explaining that to the sea lions at Seal Bay Kangaroo Island though.

    Horse poo is very popular with gardeners around here, so the stuff at the local racecourse gets loaded up into old chaff bags and disappears very quickly.

    When I used to ride around Canberra, I used to kick my horse's poo off the bike tracks. My friend used to laugh at me, but I used to ride my bike on the same bike tracks and I really didn't like having to dodge giant piles of poo there either.

    I think if I was riding in urban streets I'd find a way to clean up and carry the horse poo, attach to saddle, find a few friendly gardeners along the way who would be willing to take "deposits".

    We have horse and carriages around town for romantic evenings - and they have poo catchers across the arms of the carriage. And there are poo collectors for the parade horses when we have functions. Not sure what happens if a police horse drops one. I suppose they call for "backup"?

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    Horse poo is only compost and you can throw it on the roses....Horses don't eat meat.....

    Funny thing is, where we ride, people almost clamber for the horse manure
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    I think all poo should be picked up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I think all poo should be picked up
    Any response to my points?
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    I think it depends on the area. I'm a city girl and always have been, so horse poo makes me cover my nose and run as fast as I can. I used to have to walk past a race track and across the road was a stable or something and so there was always heaps of horse poo over the entire footpath and i'd have to walk through it >.< It was awful. I think if you live in a more country area or have lived in a country area you get used to it but for most city people it's awful. Just look at all the little kids who ask "what's that smell?"" at the Royal Show.

    But which is worse, horse poo or dog poo? I don't know, when dog poo dries up there isn't any odour (or very little) and it turns white and crumbly so even if it's stepped on it's just like dust. But as I said, i'm biased being a city girl.

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    Around here, they sell horse poop by the bag for 2 bucks a pop! My sister and I make a small fortune with the local gardeners.

    Although fresh horse poo does stink, I prefer it to dog crap. And I work at a vet and at a dog rescue...


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    See I don't think horse poo smells bad, lol.
    I actully like that smell the kids go yuk at at shows, it's a mixture of horse sweet, leather, feed & poo & I like it, strange I am.
    But a cattle shed or nearly any other livestock can stick but it's more the wee than the poo.
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