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The_Radiation_Specialist
2008-Jun-19, 09:04 PM
When the car was invented. Where did all those horses go?
Who took care of the horses?

I need to know what happened to the horses.

sarongsong
2008-Jun-19, 09:26 PM
Some info:
“Through the 1920s horses disappeared at the rate of 500,000 a year.
Most were sold to meatpackers to be processed into dog food, bonemeal, leather, and glue. The price of horses reached an all-time low in 1950, and the horse population continued its steady decline until only about 3 million horses could be found in the United States in 1960…”
Overview: The State of Animals in 2001
Paul G. Irwin
http://files.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/SOA_overview.pdf [Page no longer accessible]...

answers.google.com (http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=144565)

slang
2008-Jun-19, 09:38 PM
When the car was invented. Where did all those horses go?
Who took care of the horses?

I need to know what happened to the horses.

I'm not a mechanic but it is rather obvious that they somehow went into the cars. Hundreds into a single car, if the advertisements are correct.

Swift
2008-Jun-19, 11:19 PM
I'm not a mechanic but it is rather obvious that they somehow went into the cars. Hundreds into a single car, if the advertisements are correct.
Hey, more power to them! But seriously, stop horsing around.

Whirlpool
2008-Jun-19, 11:46 PM
They went for a vacation , around the woods . Others went to look for other job.

:doh:

Donnie B.
2008-Jun-20, 06:15 PM
Most parts of them disappeared, but their backsides have never left us.

farmerjumperdon
2008-Jun-20, 06:37 PM
Some got chromed and ended up as hood ornaments, some grew springs and reside in playrooms and basements, one went into acting (Mr Ed), and many took up residence in black velvet paintings.

captain swoop
2008-Jun-20, 11:11 PM
Loads of horses in the UK. They aren't used for commercial transport of farm work but there are a hell of a lot more kept for riding. Also the British Army still has hundreds of them, Several Cavalry Regiments worth, Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Guards Regiments Officers Mounts. Many thousands of Race Horses, Police horses and such.

captain swoop
2008-Jun-20, 11:14 PM
Number of horses kept for leisure purposes in the UK


The new survey reveals that the number of horses in Britain, including those kept by private owners and in professional establishments, has reached 1.35 million. They are owned or cared for by 720,000 people, or 1.2% of the UK population.

Around 2.1 million people ride at least once a month, with a further 2.2 million having done so during the last year, making a total of 4.3 million participants. The previous estimate was that 2.4 million people had ridden during the last 12-months.



from Here (http://www.beta-uk.org/)

redshifter
2008-Jun-20, 11:58 PM
Hmmmm...when the car was invented...isn't that about the time merry go rounds were popping up?

Kaptain K
2008-Jun-21, 12:08 AM
Plenty of horses here in Texas - duh! I have several neighbors who own horses. On weekends, if I leave home, I either meet them on the road or can see the evidence that they had been there!

Whirlpool
2008-Jun-21, 12:11 AM
Texas Cowboys.. ?:think:

or Texas Horseboys ?

slang
2008-Jun-21, 12:13 AM
This is a serious issue that behoofs an answer!

Whirlpool
2008-Jun-21, 12:14 AM
With the oil crisis we are facing right now , and almost every day the price of gasoline increases, I think we might be needing back the horses again .

:think:

Frantic Freddie
2008-Jun-21, 12:19 AM
My neighbor's sellin' his horses,anybody lookin' for one?

Kaptain K
2008-Jun-21, 12:22 AM
Cowboys ride horses. The only ones who ride "cows" are bull riders and that's only in competition.

sarongsong
2008-Jun-21, 12:50 AM
Cowboys ride horses..."I'm a space cowboy..." http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif
Unification
...Captain Picard...manages to firmly remind Spock that as his very presence in the Romulan Star Empire poses a grave security risk, the type of "cowboy diplomacy" he is engaged in is not easily tolerated by Starfleet Command...
wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unification_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation))

Ronald Brak
2008-Jun-21, 12:55 AM
With the oil crisis we are facing right now , and almost every day the price of gasoline increases, I think we might be needing back the horses again .

But you only get a few gallons of biodiesel for every horse you render down.

Swift
2008-Jun-21, 03:03 AM
Where have all the horses gone,
long time passing.
Where have all the horses gone,
long time ago.
Where have all the horses gone...
Gone to pasture, everyone.
Oh when will they ever learn,
Oh when will they every learn.

Whirlpool
2008-Jun-21, 03:17 AM
But you only get a few gallons of biodiesel for every horse you render down.

I'm thinking the means of transportation.
But this is only applicable by land .


:think:

Ronald Brak
2008-Jun-21, 03:57 AM
I'm thinking the means of transportation.
But this is only applicable by land .

Horses could be used on conveyor belts in ships to turn the ship's screw. Or you could burn the hay the horses would eat to provide power. Or instead of growing hay you could produce a biodiesel crop. Or you could just burn vegetable oil.

But when you get down to it, a horse is a pretty inefficient way of turning solar energy into motive power. Plants are generally less than 1% efficient, and you'd be lucky to get 25% efficiency out of a horse. Overall efficiency would probably be less than a tenth of a percent. But if you use 10% efficient solar cells to charge an electric vehicles you can get nearly 8.0% efficiency using the current electrical grid and lithium-ion batteries. Which may be 100 times the efficiency of horse transportation. If you used 37% efficient solar concentrators like the ones made in my town then it might be over 300 times as efficient as horses. If you use lead acid batteries ripped out of current cars, then it might only be 200 times as efficient.

Of course horses have the advantage of being Von Neumann machines.

mugaliens
2008-Jun-21, 09:23 AM
With the oil crisis we are facing right now , and almost every day the price of gasoline increases, I think we might be needing back the horses again .

:think:

A study done in the late 1800s concluded that at the (then) current rate of immigration and population growth, by 1950 every city would be buried beneath 8 feet of manure.

I hate manure.

Perhaps the cities could sell it to the farmers along the Mississippi who keep trying, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, to keep the Mississippi from delivering the trifold bounty of irrigation, fertilizer, and topsoil the Mississippi keeps trying to give them for free!

By the way, some horses have found a home between the legs of New York City's finest.

That didn't come out quite the way I'd hoped...

mahesh
2008-Jun-22, 02:36 PM
there was A Man called Horse on tv late last night. i missed it. again.

apologies The_Radiation_Specialist...we all seem to be hijacking your thread,

sorry mugs, but :
this city wise-guy visits the 'country'. idling by a farm, sitting on the fence, watching the scenery, he espies a farmer, approaching, with a large pail, collecting horse manure along the pathway.
as he nears, the city kid asks the farmer: why are you doing that?
farmer replies, 'oohar, it's for me rhubarb, see?'
the city kid goes, 'oh i say. where i come from, we use custard!'

mike alexander
2008-Jun-22, 04:52 PM
Some were crossed with radishes to provide wasabi during the great American sushi restaurant boom.

Most returned to the Diz Boro Grai along with the Romani.

sarongsong
2008-Jun-23, 10:30 PM
Closing-the-barn-door Department:
June 16, 2008
The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal by the last US horse abattoir against its forced closure, despite claims that American horse meat is greatly valued in Europe...
Yahoo/AFP (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080616/ts_alt_afp/usfarmanimalcourt;_ylt=AvUsyMOpMQuMNaX7oyjJJnBMEP0 E)

Whirlpool
2008-Jun-24, 04:50 AM
Some were crossed with radishes to provide wasabi during the great American sushi restaurant boom.

Most returned to the Diz Boro Grai along with the Romani.


<gidiyap-gidiyap> let's go!

mike alexander
2008-Jun-24, 05:09 AM
You know the story?

Ronald Brak
2008-Jun-24, 06:13 AM
I ate one raw once. Well, not a whole one. It wasn't bad.

sarongsong
2008-Jun-24, 06:34 AM
Hee-hee,
Did you mean: hor’dourves :)

Gay: What's eatin' you?
Guido: Just my life.
The Misfits (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/quotes)

captain swoop
2008-Jun-24, 09:30 PM
Horsehide used to be the cheapest leather that's why all the Military flying jackets were made from it (The A2 contract price in WW2 was $5 per jacket) Now it's the most expensive. It just happens also to be the hardest wearing next to Goat and the most waterproof. US Navy flying jackets were Goatskin because on a 'World Cruise' between the wars a huge cargo of cheap Goatskin was braught back from India.

Ronald Brak
2008-Jun-25, 01:36 AM
Horsehide used to be the cheapest leather that's why all the Military flying jackets were made from it (The A2 contract price in WW2 was $5 per jacket) Now it's the most expensive. It just happens also to be the hardest wearing next to Goat and the most waterproof.

I'd like to compare horsehide and kangaroo leather to see which is the toughest. The most logical way I can see to do this is to get a kangaroo and a horse to fight.

Kebsis
2008-Jun-25, 07:52 AM
On a related note, perhaps we could utilize Blue Whales as a fuel effiecient form of overseas cargo transport.