do y'all also sometimes just think back to your horse girl days and remember the horsey knowledge you have somehow accumulated and reflect on how just

horses, as far as critters go, will just self-destruct at the absolute drop of a hat

very glad that vet science has progressed to the point where not every single horse injury ends in "welp, go get my revolver from the house", but wow a lot of them do still end up like that

plus the things like bloat and whatnot and just several layers of "i'm sorry but your racehorse ate too fast and now it's dead"

some countermeasures are delightful however, like "oh no the racing horse we have bred to go very fast is also the world's most nervous animal, on account of that being good for the go fast. how do we get this creature to not keel over dead of a panic-induced heart attack before it wins the big race"

the solution is you pair big nervous with small fearless, which is to say, a goat

horse go "omg should i freak out??????", goat go "lmao nah it's cool" and horse chills out

there are some stable goats that were brought in before the kentucky derby even lmao, like "if you did not bring your horse's goat along, here are some community goats"

even better plot twist: zoos do this same trick but with cheetahs who are also full of nervousness. cheetahs get their chill out buddy of a dog lmao

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Elekk: Gameing and Other Delightful Pursuits

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!