My Kingdom for a Hoss

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  1. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    It is now, thanks to the wonders of editing, lol....No matter.

    Thank you.

    The topic you raise is an important one, just perhaps not on topic for this thread.
     
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  3. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    My Kingdom For A Horse......

    The horse greatly aided our species in numerous ways, to spread, to conquer, and to till the soil. The horse also aided the women's movement by the use of pregnant mare urine in the making of birth control drugs and hormone therapy for post-menopausal women.

    The manner of collecting the urine, which requires confinement of the pregnant mare, and the problem of what to do with the resulting foals has made this industry controversial and the target of animal rights groups. 'The Pill' was my own birth control method of choice, and until quite recently, I had no idea of the source of the product I was taking. I wonder how many other women are likewise unknowing of the facts?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premarin
     
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  5. geekzilla Banned Banned

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    Unknowing of the facts?

    Hold your horses boy! Premarin is used for HRT and cancer treatment.

    Birth control pill ingredients are synthetic:

    http://contraception.about.com/od/thepill/p/Progestins.htm

    Now if your really want to be controversial you'll get off your hoss and drink your pinto....

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  7. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Most birth control pills TODAY are synthetic, true.

    The synthetics used in birth control pills are also under study.

    http://drsamgirgis.com/2011/06/01/f...nthetic-progestin-drospirenone/#axzz1Vx63VcGh
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Stick to the original thread title Please!
    It's "My Kingdom for a Hoss."
     
  9. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Your comment and concern so noted.

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    The products derived from the horse have supported many kingdoms and so are relevant to the thread title, I would suggest.

    As it is geekzilla's thread, I will defer to that individual's judgement on this matter.
     
  10. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds fair to me.
    Lets go back to the original poster.
    Geekzilla, do you want this thread to be:

    a) Just about Hosses of the equine variety.
    b) About Hosses of the Equine variety and the Bonanza variety
    C) About both types of Hosses and people as fat as Hoss.
     
  11. geekzilla Banned Banned

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    I had a) in mind

    Hattie Jacques was a rather interesting woman most unlike the many of the knots in cotton that pass for females today and thusly deserves her own thread.
     
  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Aw Shucks Paw. (Or Maw,as appropriate)
    OK I'll find a nice horse picture.
     
  13. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm still waiting for Killjoy to pop up and express how Horse dung aided the explosives industry (Ammonia Nitrate) during the Boer war or some such.
     
  14. geekzilla Banned Banned

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    You think hosses hasn't played a part in wars? Man's inhumanity to hoss:


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  15. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    If it's any help I could point out that dead horses were often catapulted into besieged castles in order to cause disease. Early form of biological warfare.
     
  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    eeeeewww. How did they lift the horse onto the catapult? And why wouldn't those in the castle just eat it instead of waiting for it to rot?
     
  17. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Carefully.

    Wasn't catapulted over until it was rotting.

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    Ain't war fun?
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    How do you lift a rotting horse? Oh god, what poor schmuck had that job? I suppose its easier if teh horse is in pieces
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I grew up around horses (Appaloosa) but only got to ride once. How some people react to bee stings is how I react to horse dander. Straight to teh hospital I went. My sister used to have to strip on the porch and immediately put her clothes in the washer if she had been riding.
    Its weird how I can tell that someone has been near a horse just by the smell.
     
  20. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    One of the advantages of a feudal system. You get the peasants to do it.
    If they get a disease and die there's always more where they came from.
     
  21. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    No thread on the horse would be complete without discussion of the Pony Express.

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    The Pony Express


    by: Bret Harte (1836-1902)

    In times of adventure, of battle and song,
    When the heralds of victory galloped along,
    They spurred their faint steeds, lest the tidings too late
    Might change a day's fortune, a throne, or a state.
    Though theirs was all honor and glory -- no less
    Is his, the bold Knight of the Pony Express.
    No corselet, no vizor, nor helmet he wears,
    No war-stirring trumpet or banner he bears,
    But pressing the sinewy flanks of his steed,
    Behold the fond missives that bid him "God-speed."
    Some ride for ambition, for glory, or less,
    "Five dollars an ounce" asks the Pony Express.

    Trip lightly, trip lightly, just out of the town,
    Then canter and canter, o'er upland and down,
    Then trot, pony, trot, over upland and hill,
    Then gallop, boy, gallop, and galloping still,
    Till the ring of each horse-hoof, as forward ye press,
    Is lost in the track of the Pony Express.

    By marshes and meadow, by river and lake,
    By upland and lowland, by forest and brake,
    By dell and by caƱon, by bog and by fen,
    By dingle and hollow, by cliff and by glen,
    By prairie and desert, and vast wilderness,
    At morn, noon, and evening, God speed the Express.


    (The Pony Express was, at one time,
    the sole dependence of the Pacific
    Coast for the latest news from the
    Atlantic.) Poster Credit: Courtesy
    of Pony Express National Memorial,
    St. Joseph, MO
     
  22. geekzilla Banned Banned

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    No thread on the horse would ever be complete.

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    Technically speaking a pony is not a horse but I won't be pedantic. I'll leave that to Dwdrwrwrwwr.
     
  23. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    The horses of the 'Pony Express' were hardly ponies, however. 'Pony' is just a generic name for 'hoss' among cowboys, and the critters are also affectionately known as 'shitters', lol...

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