Wednesday, July 02, 2014

At The End Of The Day...

...I've got to wonder why, if we dog owners have to carry plastic bags so that we can pick-up after our charges, folks who ride horses on GVRD park trails don't have to do the same thing.

After all, my quick back of shite-stained tire calculation after I rode through a massive load on a Pacific Spirit Park main trail on the way home from work today is that it would take approximately 162 Whackadoodle poops to come even close to one massive 3 litre horse pile.

And don't cry for thee urban horse rider...It's not like the fine 0.1% that can afford to board their hooved ones in Southlands such that they can ride in the park in question couldn't afford to hire a few young kids (starting at the training wage of course) to follow along on electrified ATV's with big, double lined garbage bags.
And don't get me wrong (sorry, Beer)....I agree that we dog owners should be cleaning up after pets in urban/suburban areas.



e.a.f. said...

horses do shit a lot, that much I do know. that riders don't have to pick it up in public parks, is a health hazard.

Of course we do have people who once they see a person leaving their dog's shit laying on the trail, pick it up and bring it to the home of the dog owner. Perhaps that might be in order for those who ride horses on public trails.

Of course the Southland horse riders are so much better than you and me. They have so much more money, so they don't have to follow the rules. Perhaps it is time to take the horses out of the parks.

Danneau said...

Horsey diapers, or, alternatively, the butler can follow like a Monty Python coconut clacker and pouch the offending ejectum. Horse poop, properly composted, makes decent fertilizer. Not so for dog excretion, unless I am misinformed (sho'nuff happens!)

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

What about baby diapers? Might as well start spatulaing those down the loo too.

Lew said...

Are you sure that massive load of horseshit was left by a pampered southlands pony?
It could be the remnants of a BC Liberal press conference.