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Old 02-23-2011, 10:41 AM
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Anyone plan to use a horse and buggy for BOV? I have access to horses but do not know much about food rations for horses.
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turn them loose in a field of grass and they'll take care of themselves
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turn them loose in a field of grass and they'll take care of themselves
... until some one shoots them for food; thinking they are deer...

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I don't know about the buggy, but horses are just about the best post SHTF transportation that I can think of. A buggy presents many of the same problems that a vehicle does when it comes to roads, obstacles, etc. But it sure sounds like fun!
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I've been giving it some thought -- not for bug out purposes, but simply transportation if/when shtf.
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... until some one shoots them for food; thinking they are deer...

Enjoy!
In all these years I've never had a single horse get shot. I must be doing something right.
Old 02-23-2011, 12:12 PM
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Count me in, I hate...I mean HATE the poison of modern conveniences!

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Been toten the idea of getting a hay burner, but i'd have to grow hay(alalfa) as well . 2.5 acres ain't much .
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G&S Horse cart company makes nice little horse buggys for a person to use as a way to go into town and get supplies or to the doctors office's as it need ..Google there name and it should come up
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Always wonder what happens to those whose bug out plan involves moving to the back of beyound when the car/truck won't start? I've read that there has been a steady decline in the availability of horses as stable/feed cost increases along with urban sprawl. Which reduces the land/ranch available to stable a horse. The possible need for horse flesh/tack is just another reason to own some gold.(assuming one can find a horse for sell)

If things ever get that bad, I can imagine people out west driving herds of horses east $$$$$$ on the hoof.
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i dont get the whole gold/ silver hoarding thing.. i for one if shtf sure dont want to trade food or supplies for gold/silver i want something i can use to help feed myself and family...just me though,,, im sure you couldnt trade enough silver to get a work horse if there are no stores to use it(silver/gold) at
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My sister, who used to ride quite often, wants to use just horses as her BOVs. They're quite a bit more all terrain and all you need is some grass and water to keep them going. I'm actually allergic to horses myself, so I'm walking out, if I have to. I'm OK with that. I don't need an allergy attack when bugging out!
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i dont get the whole gold/ silver hoarding thing.. i for one if shtf sure dont want to trade food or supplies for gold/silver i want something i can use to help feed myself and family...just me though,,, im sure you couldnt trade enough silver to get a work horse if there are no stores to use it(silver/gold) at

Couldn't agree more... You can't eat, farm, or defend yourself with gold or silver. I would say the best thing you can do is stock up on guns and ammo, because THIS is what people will want if the SHTF. The first thing people feel when government oversight breaks down is UNSAFE. The very first thing a person wants to do is defend themselves because they know the government isn't there to do it for them anymore. The next thing they start thinking about is FOOD, and having a firearm and ammo can get you food. So in my opinion WEAPONRY is the thing to stock up on right now. Weaponry will be CURRENCY if that time ever comes.
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I saw these at a fair and then again in Denver as rentals, just had to have one until I seen the cost, then I had to bulid one fun and fast and able to carry a lot. We us it in good weather for trips to the grocery store.

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A burro can carry quite a bit and can live on very simple fare
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Pegs, If you are serious about using horses come shtf, now is the time to learn all the things you can about them. PM me and I'll send titles of some good basic books to get you started. There is a lot more to know about keeping and using a horse than there is to keeping and driving a car.
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I have plenty of resources when it comes to horses, getting "out" is not so much my concern I just need to get home from the city I work in. But for other people i think this could be a viable source.
My next thoughts go into using goats to help pack out, they follow, can pack a lot of weight, and are a great food source. Also growing up as a kid and being around goats they were very defensive and would stand up to dogs and other people protecting us kids.
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What about the welfare of the horse, having a vet around post incident might be a problem.
A friend had horses and his horse was a blooming liability, always lame and cost him a fortune. I believe that the natural breeds such as shetland ponies and highlands are very rugged.
A bit like dogs I suppose, the pedigrees are so in bred now they have big problems.
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Their not hard to find. Folks can not give them away in todays economy. I own three of them and feed or hay is not hard to come by at all. The prices of both have gone sky hi like everything else but it isn't hard to get. Look around on craigs List and you will see how many horses are for sale really cheap or for free.
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bigdudegeorge, they have a breed of horse that is hypo-allergenic. It is called a bashkur curly. very hardy horse. I'm a farrier by trade, a couple of my client's have curly-mustang crosses. fantastic traits (good feet, hardy, athletic, built like tanks) as far as feeding, they eat about 1-2% of their body weight a day. I have about two years of grass hay put back, i buy what little alfalfa i feed them when i need it. Alfalfa's not a usual part of a horses diet.
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