Just a question

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48803)
United Kingdom
August 3, 2007 2:03am CST
Here in the UK we have a law that if your Dog Poops you have to clean it up which yes is very good as I hate it when you have to try and avoid it and not step in it as that is so disgusting and also with Children about and that But here is the thing A Horse poos on the Pavement and we all know that it smells bad and is a lot more then from a Dog and the Owner does not have to clean that up it stays on the Pavement for days, why? I do not believe that is right ok yes they would have to get of the Horse and that and have bigger bags to clean it but I think it should still be cleaned up Kids walk on that Pavement and People have to put up with the sight of it being on the Pavement Do you agree with me that it should be cleaned up? Don't get me wrong I like Horses and I admire People who are able to ride them but I think it is only fair that a system should be brought in that when they ride their horses on the road or on the Pavement and the Horse has a poo it should be cleaned up
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39 responses
• United States
7 Aug 07
Here in our city there is no law that you need to clean up after your dog or your house. Now on the other hand we do not have many people riding their horses in the city. We do not have room with the cars, bikes and what not for horses. When we have our farmers market we sometimes have the police on their horses but not the general public. I do not know if police clean up after their horses. I have a neighbor with a giant dog who leaves giant poops in my front yard. I am assuming it is a giant dog, I have not seen the animal which leans it calling cards, I just know there are giant poops left in my yard and they are not from a horse. LOL I wish my neighbor would bring their giant shovel and clean up after their giant animal. Gabs I agree if your animal poops somewhere other than your yard then clean it up. LOL
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 07
Oh I totally agree it should be cleaned up but I just wondered why they do not have to clean up after Horses
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
I had a giant laugh at your response teapot...lol. Good one.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 07
well, I strongly agree with you because horses' poop smells so bad, worst than the dogs'...Here in the Philippines we have no law like that so it is ok for your dog to poop anywhere, but I wish that we also have that kind of law...
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
That is terrible I mean the Owner should clean it up I am sorry that you have to put up with that it is terrible
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Aug 07
We have that same law here, that if a dog does it's duty, the owner has to pick it up..at least they're supposed to, but don't all the time...But I agree that there should be laws in regarding owners of horses as well..now you must have more horses where you are...we don't being in the city and all...YET...believe it or not, every once in awhile, you'll see mounted police...yup--they got horses...and would you believe it...these are cops...and they don't pick up after the makings of their horses--gee, if you think anyone did, the cops should
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
I know but if you think about it there is many Laws that Cops seem to think they do not have to keep to including speeding
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@sirfsuraz (468)
• Nepal
5 Aug 07
Yea that is something Rude rule. In our country we don't have such civilized rule. Here public can piss out under the tree in a park and spit everywhere. No matter what kind of place it is. Well you country is one of the much civilized one.But this rule some what rudiculous
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@mummymo (23709)
3 Aug 07
You know I hadn't really thought of this before Angel and it made me laugh when you made me think about it but that is cos I havn't had this problem recently! It is still an awful thing but I have no idea why there are no laws against horse fouling! lol xxx
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Well you know me when something gets into my Head I think about it and come o conclusions lol and it was just something that I thought about when I saw that pile of Horse poo Maybe I should get Gissi to do them that big which will take about 6 months lol and then I won't have to clean up after him I suggested to buy him a Loo that I put on his Butt when I take him out but he didn't seem to happy with that Idea somehow Well it was just an Idea, he didn't have to give me a dirty look for it lol I might start tying the Pooper bag to his Butt do you think he would mind that? Well I just need to tie it then when he has done his bit
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Oh oh please if anyone reads this I am not being serious I am only joking I would never hurt my little Gissi that is just in case someone reads this and thinks I am serious lol
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@mummymo (23709)
4 Aug 07
lol - Angel we all know that you would never hurt your little fella! I can just see his face if you tried that though xxxx
@rainbow (6763)
8 Aug 07
Hi sweetie, as you know I like to ride but due to having short legs and being a heavy rounded person I need a big horse and cannot mount a horse without a block, this is fine while I'm at the stables as they have to clean up after their horses. As I'm not brave enough to go onto the road I'm not guilty of this but as a dog owner it does annoy me that the horse apples are left for doggies to sniff and kids to pop onto their sandcastles - yes it does happen. I can see why it may not be practical to poop scoop your horse and the argument is also that it is only grass, people along my lane run out with shovels to clean after the riding school as they want it for their roses. It is however unpleasant and although I see your point I really don't know how it could be enforced.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 07
Well they could put a Pooper bag on it??? Just a thought
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@rainbow (6763)
10 Aug 07
Do you mean the horse - like a giant nappy perhaps or a poop bag on a stick for those of us that could get off to poop scoop but never get back on again? You could have a carrot at the other end of the stick so the horse would go wherever you wanted too, lol!
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Yes I think that is really gross, we have horse riders that come down my road all the time, and inevitably the horse uses the bathroom on most occasions right there on the road. Now we don't have any sidewalks on my street, so people have to walk on this road as well. I've seen people go into the middle of the road just to avoid a pile of horse pooh, and this could end up being very dangerous. I've seen them attached to carriage drawing horses, but I am not sure what they are called, but they are these bags that go on behind the horse to capture the droppings I think these bags need to be designed in some manner that fit a riding horse, so it's still able to walk, but the droppings aren't just left in the road for others to avoid.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Yes I agree with you there as that would solve the Problem big Style and I hope that someday it will be done
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• United States
4 Aug 07
Same here, since I am one of those that likes to go for a walk when it's cool out, but I really don't like stumbling upon a big pile horse droppings every so many steps. Plus it really stinks in really humid areas, like mine is, makes the walks I usually look forward to a bit of a bummer, cause no one likes to continually smell droppings of any sort when they are trying to do something they enjoy.
• Australia
3 Aug 07
We have the same law here in Australia, but I've never heard of anyone being fined for breaching it. Yes, I do believe it should refer to all animals, and possibly even more so to larger ones. I'm certain I've seen horses wearing bags for that purpose. Do you also have a law saying dogs are not allowed outside the fence unless on a leash? I find the biggest culprits are dogs who leave deposits in their neighbour's yards. We do have a number of dogs roaming the neighbourhood without their owners.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Oh yes that is another thing that they are strict on to Gissi only gets of his Leash when I take him to the Field apart from that he is on it because of the Roads and he has no Road sense lol
@totty1969 (1474)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I can understand about the dogs. But I do have to say, I wish I lived in the UK. I could make a killing in the fertilization field. I have to pay lots for horse poo and there they just leave it in the streets. I love to put that stuff in my flowerbeds to help my flowers grow better. I think I am going to move over there and start another business. Peace, Totty
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Lol Totty well you could certainly get plenty free here if you are in the right Place lol
@weemam (13389)
3 Aug 07
good idea pal , they would have to carry a shovel and a big bag though , I remember years ago when the horses did this on the road or pavement , there was somebody out right away and shoveled it up for their roses , its changed days lol xxx
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
I know it has lol it was just a thought that crossed my mind xxxx
• United States
3 Aug 07
You have an interesting point Gabs. In the USA, in the city limits, people must pick up the dog poops, or get fined. That is most states. I live so far from the city, the dogs run wild out here, and everyone that rides horses, the plops stay where ever they all do it. I think if people had horses in the city, which most don't, there should be the same law as the dogs. I don't like the smell of dog poop, but horse poop is fine. :) Just thought I would share that.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Lol oh no I can't stand any Smell of Poop lol
• Canada
3 Aug 07
It is so odd to hear about horses! I don't think there is a law here either, but the horses are forced not to poop and if they do there is something behind them to collect it. It isn't that common where I live and it is more of a tourist thing.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Well that is a very good Idea
• Macedonia
3 Aug 07
i agree its very bad but try to live in macedonia where everybody can do poops....its very hard to live but i suggest to clean them and to be used as best it can ...like garbage for the trees anyway if there is for dogs why cant be for other animals ??? and so on i think its good to have service for cleaning the poops and other garbage for the good of the people and locality
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Yes I totally agree with you and I am sorry that you have to live like that it is terrible is there no Law in your Country for this?
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Maybe they should hire someone to just clean up the pavement of all horse manure and any other debris. I agree it would be difficult for the horse owner to stop and clean up or even always know when his horse poops. Are there many horses where you are at? Here it is such a rare sight to see a horse on the main roadways. We also have the pooper scooper laws for dogs but horses rarely...almost never travel on the roads that the dogs do.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
Well at least once a Day you can hear them go past which is no bother it is just what they leave behind lol Yes I agree that it might be a good Idea to have someone clean things like that I clean Gissi's up but there are many about that do not clean up after their Dogs
@raydene (9875)
• United States
3 Aug 07
People here that have cart horses in cities have to have something that catches the poop and is dumped in their muck bucket from time to time. Out here in the country our horses do poop on the highway but people do not walk there just cars. We also have places where we can not ride unless we clean up. Of course there is a difference between dog poo and horse manure. If horse manure gets left on the grass it will feed and make the grass better but dog poo is not so good for the grass so should be removed right away. The bottom line is that both can cause a health hazzard and should be taken care of properly. Hugs Honey xoxoxoxoxo
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
Thanks Sweetie that is what I was getting at when it is on the Grass or Fields it is not so bad but this was on the Path xxxxxx Hugs back to you big one
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I agree with you on this one gabs. A Horse that is out and about on public streets should be required to wear a sack under it's rear to catch it's droppings. I have seen these sacks on horses here in Dallas. It is unpleasant riding in a carriage that they are pulling after they have done their business, but I guess you have to realize that could happen before you get on the carriage.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
That sounds like a great Idea
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Gee these days we don't see many horses here in Australia but I do remember when I was a little girl there were a few horses to be seen and I can tell you that when they used to do their droppings it used to be a fight over it, it wouldn't be there for long as that was considered good, free, garden fertilizer, we have the law here about the dogs as well but it doesn't stop it, I have lawn out the front of my house and every time I mow the lawn I have to gr through doggy doos....but then there is the other problem which I hate is people spitting I think young youths think it is pretty cool seeing as the footballers are doing it all the time....
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
Yes I know I have noticed here to that not everyone sticks to the Law As for spitting I hate that I think it is disgusting
@rhinoboy (2129)
3 Aug 07
I completely agree with you on this one Gabs. In fact we were discussing it the other day when we went out walking. We live near a big nature-reserve type field that has pathways around and through it that link to bridalways etc. It's a lovely place to walk and joins up to the riverside walks & parks. It infuriates me that with a field about the size of 3 or 4 football pitches, the only proper path is covered in poo! It's like a slalom when we push the buggy down there! I don't even care that people don't pick it up, it's away from houses etc but they should at least move it off the path and that goes especially for horses. Of course nobody would expect riders to carry huge sacks of manure, but they could at least take a shovel or something and move it off the path. Or ride the bloody horse over the grass instead of where people walk! Dodging dog turds is one thing but a decent horse crap can block the whole path and stays there for weeks.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
Hi there Rhino yes I know what you are saying there I mean on the Field Gissi is such a snob he has to be hidden when having a poo lol so he will go into the high Grass so no one can see him he will not do it on the Paths as he knows People can see him but when I just walk him to the Park and that I am behind him with the bag ready for when he goes
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@rhinoboy (2129)
3 Aug 07
As I say, it's a field so I don't really care if people pick it up. The grass is really long and the ground rough so kids don't play football or anything there. It's infuriating though that people leave poo (dog and horse) on the path. Because the ground is rough under the grass, people in wheelchairs and parents like me with buggies have to use the path and dodge turds. GRRRR! While I;m having a rant, I hate the little pikey sh!t who always takes his horse out for a ride around the main roads in our area during teatime traffic. There are bridalways and things to ride horses on but the little gyppo tw@ rides on the roads at tea-time.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
I agree with you totally as for the little ***** knock him of but don't hurt him lol and tell him to ride his Horse somewhere else Do you want me to come and do it lol
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I have never thought about it that way as the only time I have seen a horse poo is in the country and along side a lane or road that most people dont walk on and it sure is big enough ya can see it and not walk int o it. But yes in a town there should be something to have to clean it up . I bet the horse owner even thought about this I wouldnt have. But then the horses I rode always seem to poo way out in the country were the cows roam and I sure wouldnt be cleaning up there for it stays along with the cow paddys
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
I never thought about it till that Day but then where I lived before there was not many Horses on the Street but here there are
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I know what ya mean
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Yes they should pick it up. But its not a health risk that they have to worry about...Dogs eat meat and other food therefore their faeces can contain germs and diseases..Horses only eat grass or grains, so it is a natural fertilizer, no health risks...
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 07
I know but it is terrible though the smell and that I know what you are saying and I do agree with that it is just the sight and the smell lol
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
3 Aug 07
Yes, I understand..
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