Idle Curiosity - How Many Horses?

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How many horses?

More than 4?
26
41%
4?
11
17%
Less than 4?
27
42%
 
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Idle Curiosity - How Many Horses?

Postby msscamp » Thu May 31, 2007 11:05 pm

Slow night, and I'm curious. I had to go to Cheyenne the other day, and I got to counting horses in pastures. It seems that 4 is the magic number when it comes to horses, and I'm wondering why that is. Although a few pastures had less than 4, and 1 or 2 had more than 4 - the vast majority of pastures in the 85 miles between here and Cheyenne had 4 horses in them, and I'm curious as to why the numbers seem to stabilize at 4 - any thoughts? We also have 4 horses, but I don't know why - just seems to be the way it is. We had 9 a few years back, but sold 4 of them, and 1 had to be put down. Thanks for any input.
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Postby DrumRunner728 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:18 am

When I left the house this morning, there were 11 of them ranging in age from 26 years to 6 days. Plus one boarder. Guess that makes a dozen! :shock:
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Postby ffscj » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:27 am

Six.

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Postby Alan » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:56 pm

7, soon to be 6, selling the new foal.
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Postby Beefy » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:23 pm

4 is the magic number with everything for me. i used to have 4 horses, now only 3. 4 cats. used to have 4 chickens but now i have 5. etc.
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Postby Moocow11 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:05 am

depends we have any where from 10-20 brood mares, 1-4 stallions, 0-8 geldings, 0-20 mares
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Postby oscar p » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:55 am

3 Mammoth jacks,1 mammoth Jennet and foal, 1 paint mare soon to have a mule colt, 1 tease pony and 1 rideing mule. Oh yea, 1 mule colt
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Postby Moocow11 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:11 pm

i forgot about the asses. we have 3 jacks and 6 jennys. we use them to halter break horses and cattle
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Postby circlet » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:25 am

3 for us. probably a pony for our little girl within a year or so. probably another horse for mom within a year or so as well.
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Postby Hipy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:44 am

We have 4 1/2

Husbands fabulousperfectwonderful Arabian, "Pistol"

My fabulouspefectwonderful Paint, "Bucket"

My wonderful SE Arabian, "Solo"

Our oneyed gray paint roping horse, "Rooster"

Daughters perfectwonderful Hackney Pony, "Paris"
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Postby born2run » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:23 pm

Three and don't intend to buy or sell any within foreseen future. Both are stressful for me!
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Postby flaboy? » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:30 am

We always had 4-5 around but now I just keep two. One to push the cows and one to herd.
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Postby msscamp » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:07 pm

Thanks for the responses, I appreciate it! :)
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Postby randiliana » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:19 pm

We have 5 at the moment. Have had up to 10, and right now I am debating on breeding a mare. Haven't decided quite yet if I want one next year or the year after. I like to have one for each of us to ride, 2 adults, 2 kids. Right now I have 1 kids horse , 2 other broke horses, 1 green broke and 1 that has just been started on groundwork.
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Postby holly heifer » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:20 am

:heart: horses: 10 donkey:1 Mule:1 :heart:
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