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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Time Trial and Killer Horse?

For those of you who missed it, here is the time trial by DWs NY Yank ridden by Chantal Sutherland-Krusse.  The duo set the world record for RUS on the 5/8th mile oval.  It took three attempts, but they got it done as they beat the previous record by 1/5th of a second.

Courtesy of the BBC, we learn an Appellate Court has ruled horses are 'vicious' animals.  One has to think the judge never met a horse up close.  If the judge did, they would learn horses are animals which only attack when threatened; given the choice, they will flee what they perceive is danger.

Just because a horse struck out at a child (we don't know the particulars as to how and why), the judge wants all horses declared vicious?  I hope those involved don't have a pet named Fluffy or Spot because based on this logic, dogs and cats would be declared vicious animals.  I am not suggesting there aren't horses who could be vicious, but any such determination should be made on an individual basis, not species-wide.

The appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court is very important to owners of horses.  If horses are declared vicious animals, people in Nutmeg State and possibly elsewhere will have a hard time to insure horses at a reasonable cost..  Needless to say if this happens nationwide, horse racing could be devastated.

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