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Flying Stars

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In Topic: Official Spring Exchange Sign Ups

Yesterday, 08:01 PM

Serah, your tracking # not working?  Sometimes it takes a bit for the system to recognize it?

 

I believe everyone has shipped!! 

In Topic: The Official Spring Exchange I Got My Awesome Box Thread!

21 April 2014 - 01:49 PM

Ooooo!  Can't wait to see pics!

In Topic: Would You Pay For This Horse?

19 April 2014 - 01:19 PM

I would pass on this horse as well. I do commend you for sticking with her!

In Topic: If A Horse Kicks You

19 April 2014 - 12:36 PM

You know , Horsecity is all about people coming together and learning all we can about horses. How we can improve ourselves as horsemen and horsewomen.

 

Agreed KatyB

In Topic: If A Horse Kicks You

19 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

Keep typing, it says a LOT about your character.

 

 

Ever think Smilie? May NOT have been in the same part of Cuba as you may have been?

 

She did not state that " ALL " horses were tied with neck ropes

 

She also said that to her "knowledge" that there weren't any camels.

 

You seen a camel, she didn't...

 

 

I found an interesting link though!!

http://www.martinews...cuba/27848.html

 

 

In regard to the horses body conditions!

There are no laws or punishment for those who

abuse their horses.

 

Camels are not Native to cuba, they were brought in..around 1834..to help with 

transportation of sugar cane and used in the slavery fields.

 

here is another interesting link as well!

http://www.tshaonlin.../articles/quc01

 

Copy and Pasted this from the link.

The failure of the camel in the United States was not due to its capability; every test showed it to be a superior transport animal. It was instead the nature of the beasts which led to their demise-they smelled horrible, frightened horses, and were detested by handlers accustomed to the more docile mules. Two private importations of camels followed the government experiment. On October 16, 1858, Mrs. M. J. Watson reported to Galveston port authorities that her ship had eighty-nine camels aboard, and claimed that she wanted to test them for purposes of transport. One port official, however, felt that she was using the camels to mask the odor typically associated with a slave ship and refused her petition to unload the cargo. After two months in port, Mrs. Watson sailed for the slave markets in Cuba after dumping the camels ashore in Galveston, where they wandered about the city and died from neglect and slaughter around the coastal sand dunes. A second civilian shipment of a dozen camels arrived at Port Lavaca in 1859, where it met a similar fate.

 

I have not been to Cuba, however..if they took care of their camels like most do their horses..I can't see many of them ever having survived..I can't really see or dig up any information on them. Other than a Resort has a few on site for tourist rides/attraction.