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Originally posted by hardamber
It doesn't take much to kill a horse with electricity. A friend's horse dropped dead by a lightening strike more than a half mile away. They have a very sensitive nervous system.
Edit to add: Ever since that happened, I bring our horses in when there is a threat of lightening. I have no electricity hooked up in the horse barn. We run a huge light with an extension cord that gets unplugged when I leave the barn. I would never want to go through the nightmare of finding a horse that died by something that could be prevented.edit on 12-2-2011 by hardamber because: added another sentence.
I used to work in horse racing never would they purposely kill them in the paddock area in front of everybody.They do illegal things but it would not be like that.It is odd though because most paddock areas(where they are saddled before the races)are layered with a rubber tartan ,but then again I've never raced at that track.Some horse owners really take good care of them and then you have the ones that are in it just for the money,for instance if their horse isn't very fast and won't get much for breeding they somehow find a way to cash in on the insurance,so the horse ends up being worth more to them dead.Whatever happened it was accidental and a freak accident at that.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
Originally posted by andy1033
They have to pretend horse racing is fair, lol.
Still say more likely to be non lethel weapons, and who would know and how they are used.
Horse racing already knows about weapons being used in there sports, and the sport is full of alot of shady characters.
Really? You think it was deliberate to maybe, get them out of the race?
Man, I don't ever think along those lines (so I guess I'd suck at being a detective) but I s'pose, that's possible. However, some people said they felt a 'shock' when they were near the horses.
Man, I hope they weren't killed on purpose.
You see, I don't like animal exploitation be it, zoos, an artificial safari, race or an aquarium etc so I am very removed from the goings-on in these arenas.
But if this was fixed and the killer caught then as punishment, they should be forced to don a saddle, mounted by a 300 pound jockey and chase a rabbit around 8 hours per day for a year (horse shoes optional!)
Originally posted by TWILITE22
I used to work in horse racing never would they purposely kill them in the paddock area in front of everybody.
I couldn't tell you what happened in this case but I will say that why kill them in the paddock?this area has all the crowds watching,security cameras,judges,trainers,and loads of other people.Why not do it in the stables where there are no prying eyes?I believe what happened was a accident,to me that's the only thing that makes sense.
Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by TWILITE22
Who knows what happened. Remember just because you would not do something, does not mean someone else would not. Uk horse racing has alot of shaddy characters. I am not talking about the plenty who love horses and love to look after animals that work with them every day.
Its just a fact of life that shaddy people would be associated with horse racing especially uk as this is also world wide shown, sort of like the premier league.
I think if you where a science person with engineering skills there would be plenty of ways to stop a horse, if you had imagination, and i am sure plenty out there do. You can be sure all types of things are doen to try and win, and most probably are never known to the jockey club.