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    OCMD Horse s%#t on beach/h2o

    Can't wait to have some of that horse s#$t to be in the water and on the beach in OC,..seems that riding on the beach is the answer to new revenue for OCMd City Council. Maybe "Rodney the Life Guard" can guide me to a fresh pile.

    Aloha

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    not sure where your coming from on this issue, but will put in my .02. Having participated in beach clean ups in OC, and a resident surfer who always picks up trash, and his own dogs poo daily(one of the few ). I will say this ... I would so much rather see a pile of horse manure on the beach then used condoms ,used tampons, beer bottles and cans, baggies for drugs, fast food containers,the list goes on and on (and yes I really have picked up all of those things). Do you surf the teague? What are your thoughts there? I love it there and actually see very little horse droppings. Anyway I say let 'em ride, its better then some of the tourists who in my opinion can be filthy, filthy human beings. My opinion here goes for mountains meadows parks and the rest of the planet also. Horse poo?... Really? There has to be a back story here, did you get kicked by a horse as a child?

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    In the proposed ordinance, do horse owners have to clean up after their animals like dog owners do? If not that is a serious inconsistency. Of course, many horse owners see themselves as a cut above the rest of us--hence the words "cavalier" and "pedestrian" in the English language--and would not see a problem with that inconsistency.

    There is horse poo on the beach at Assateague, but these animals are wild (or at least feral), and regardless of the story of their introduction to the island, have become a natural (or at least permanent) part of the island. Therefore I have no problem with stepping around their droppings. Perhaps it is a residual bit of my old Celtic peasant blood boiling, but I think I would have a problem seeing piles of horse crap on the beach at OC--even if it is only during the off season, which is the only time I surf in Ocean City.

    Ultimately, I wonder how many people will actually ride on the beach and how much impact it really will have on pedestrian beachgoers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kookdog View Post
    not sure where your coming from on this issue, but will put in my .02. Having participated in beach clean ups in OC, and a resident surfer who always picks up trash, and his own dogs poo daily(one of the few ). I will say this ... I would so much rather see a pile of horse manure on the beach then used condoms ,used tampons, beer bottles and cans, baggies for drugs, fast food containers,the list goes on and on (and yes I really have picked up all of those things). Do you surf the teague? What are your thoughts there? I love it there and actually see very little horse droppings. Anyway I say let 'em ride, its better then some of the tourists who in my opinion can be filthy, filthy human beings. My opinion here goes for mountains meadows parks and the rest of the planet also. Horse poo?... Really? There has to be a back story here, did you get kicked by a horse as a child?
    As the fouder of the OCMD Chapter of Surfrider,..I've done my amount of beach clean ups and fought for cleaner water not only here on the East Coast but the West, Hawai'i, and Costa Rica.----the beef is additional contaminents in the water, and beach. Maybe you should do a bit more research on "horse manure" and the evidence of contaminates that threaten all of us-----I personally don't like being the "canary in the coal mine" for beach and h20 pollution.
    -----------the back story could be that fecal pollution is not my idea of a healthy surf session.
    As for Assateague,...I think you'll find that the vast majority of animals do not habitate the shore line (as much as they roam the wet lands and bay areas)

    Aloha

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    in the words of Richard Pryor "who gives a sh!t'. stop trying to invent an issue.

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    The seagull poo washing off your jetty rocks create a much worse health hazard than horse poo...

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    I see nothing wrong with horses on the beach. I think its beautiful. I'd love to saddle up with my board in hand and head to the beach! Ha! Assateague island is full of horse poo. granted it natural and healthy unlike stabled horses and most of them hang in the estuarys. In the dead of summer when the sand is 1000 degrees stepping in horse poo keeps your feet cool while crossing the sand! I hate flip flops on the sand. I tried to freak out a little girl by doing it and she said;" ha ha I do that all the time on the farm.

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    Wild horse's poop is probably as clean as poo gets

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Wild horse's poop is probably as clean as poo gets
    I concur....grassy materials can't be thhhhhhat bad. just watch where you step

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    its all horse**** anyways