British woman crosses Australia on horseback

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A British woman finished a 145-day trip across the Outback on Saturday, in what was believed to be the first Australian crossing by a female on horseback. Full Story
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Kearney

Columbia, MD

#1 Aug 5, 2006
I guess the 2nd female to do the same won't be world famous... unless it's fewer days. The horse did most of work, what's the big deal on sitting on it's back while it does the journey?

Actually,who will be the first to eat 1 pound of potato chips in 45 seconds? The world wants to know.

Get what I am saying? After a while being "first" and "world records" are childish... like making the largest apple pie.... or something.

OH that reminds me. I once made the world's largest paper clip chain in my office at work. It was about 240 feet long. But when I called into the radio station to make my announcement to the world - no one cared.
tom

Smethwick, UK

#2 Sep 19, 2006
it sucks for sur im nearly jalous lol

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#3 May 12, 2012
Poor horse ! This is animal cruelty !
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 May 12, 2012
"Their trip raised around A$10,000 for Angel Flight, a charity that airlifts people from the Outback for medical treatment.."
Well that's great. I wonder how much the trip cost? A$15,000 maybe? Why didn't they find something fun to do for A$3,000 and give A$12,000 to charity?

The arithmetic for these things makes no sense. For instance, I think the (very rich) Duke of Westminster sponsored about 1,000 runners at 50 each for one charity effort. That was very nice of him but why didn't he just give an extra 50,000 quietly to charity? Why make 5,000 runners run for miles to get it?

I suppose there may be good reasoning behind these things but it isn't always very obvious.

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#5 May 12, 2012
EdSed wrote:
"Their trip raised around A$10,000 for Angel Flight, a charity that airlifts people from the Outback for medical treatment.."
Well that's great. I wonder how much the trip cost? A$15,000 maybe? Why didn't they find something fun to do for A$3,000 and give A$12,000 to charity?

The arithmetic for these things makes no sense. For instance, I think the (very rich) Duke of Westminster sponsored about 1,000 runners at £50 each for one charity effort. That was very nice of him but why didn't he just give an extra £50,000 quietly to charity? Why make 5,000 runners run for miles to get it?

I suppose there may be good reasoning behind these things but it isn't always very obvious.
Why couldn't the she ride a bike or walk it ? Making the poor horse do all the work .
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#6 May 13, 2012
Crazytempest wrote:
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Why couldn't the she ride a bike or walk it ? Making the poor horse do all the work .
I haven't read of any animal mistreatment. Maybe horses like long walks too? Riding them doesn't hurt if the (usually very caring) owners know what they're doing. We all have to work to live,(even horses!:-)

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#7 May 13, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't read of any animal mistreatment. Maybe horses like long walks too? Riding them doesn't hurt if the (usually very caring) owners know what they're doing. We all have to work to live,(even horses!:-)
Well at least name the horse in the article . I'd hate to walk across Ozz ! The heat would be unbearable !

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#8 May 14, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't read of any animal mistreatment. Maybe horses like long walks too? Riding them doesn't hurt if the (usually very caring) owners know what they're doing. We all have to work to live,(even horses!:-)
Enough of this horse play. It was cruelty to animals. You sound like one of those pro-slavery facists that used to say that blacks are better off as unpaid slaves. the poor horse MUST have suffered but you don't give a damn about the animal that was forced to do this horrible walk. It was torture for the poor horse. This British woman should be made made look after horses without pay for a few months for doing this horrendus act. Shame on her, shame on Australia for letting her abuse an innocent animal.

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#9 May 14, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't read of any animal mistreatment. Maybe horses like long walks too? Riding them doesn't hurt if the (usually very caring) owners know what they're doing. We all have to work to live,(even horses!:-)
And then you make a joke of the pain enjured by the horse. You are a sadistic person. I have more respect for the horse than you or the nasty barbaric British woman who likes to torture animals for her own fame. I do hope that she is saddled with guilt because of her actions. Shame on you all. My thoughts are with the horse.

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#10 May 14, 2012
Crazytempest wrote:
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Well at least name the horse in the article . I'd hate to walk across Ozz ! The heat would be unbearable !
Yes the name of the horse should be put on a hall of fame and the name of the nasty British jockey should be given to the prevention of creulty to animal people.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#11 May 15, 2012
Kearney wrote:
I guess the 2nd female to do the same won't be world famous... unless it's fewer days. The horse did most of work, what's the big deal on sitting on it's back while it does the journey?

Actually,who will be the first to eat 1 pound of potato chips in 45 seconds? The world wants to know.

Get what I am saying? After a while being "first" and "world records" are childish... like making the largest apple pie.... or something.

OH that reminds me. I once made the world's largest paper clip chain in my office at work. It was about 240 feet long. But when I called into the radio station to make my announcement to the world - no one cared.
Get on a horse and cross Australia, or shut up and get back under your bridge.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#12 May 15, 2012
Puddleofpepsi wrote:
<quoted text>And then you make a joke of the pain enjured by the horse. You are a sadistic person. I have more respect for the horse than you or the nasty barbaric British woman who likes to torture animals for her own fame. I do hope that she is saddled with guilt because of her actions. Shame on you all. My thoughts are with the horse.
And you haven't even rode a horse it seems, it's a partnership, would have been a big journey and she probably formed a strong bond with the horse.

But you know a lot about the outside world sitting in your arm chair.

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#14 May 21, 2012
Australian Bigot wrote:
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Get on a horse and cross Australia, or shut up and get back under your bridge.
So when you have a difference of opinion with someone you suggest that they torture an animal or sleep rough. How very odd you are. One thing I know for sure, I definitely won't be asking you to look after my pet cat "Cornflake" when I am away on vacation during the summer.

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#15 May 21, 2012
Australian Bigot wrote:
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And you haven't even rode a horse it seems, it's a partnership, would have been a big journey and she probably formed a strong bond with the horse.
But you know a lot about the outside world sitting in your arm chair.
Yet another curious comment from the self named "Bigot". I have actually rode a horse ensuring that it was comfortable and was not treated badly in any way whilst in my charge, a claim that the British woman in question cannot in all honesty make. The only bond she formed with the unfortunate horse was one of master and tortured servant. I don't have an armchair, I prefer a big comfy sofa and I suppose that you only sit on a wooden stool because you are so tough right? Actually there isn't much you would do that would surprise me.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#16 May 21, 2012
Puddleofpepsi wrote:
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Yet another curious comment from the self named "Bigot". I have actually rode a horse ensuring that it was comfortable and was not treated badly in any way whilst in my charge, a claim that the British woman in question cannot in all honesty make. The only bond she formed with the unfortunate horse was one of master and tortured servant. I don't have an armchair, I prefer a big comfy sofa and I suppose that you only sit on a wooden stool because you are so tough right? Actually there isn't much you would do that would surprise me.
How do you know she didn't treat it with respect and always make sure it's comfortable?

I've ridden horses hundreds of kilometres for weeks or months at a time, we never tortured them, they are your best friend when droving or mustering, your life is in their hands and vice versa, horses are noble animals that deserve respect and most people who work with them treat them that way.

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#17 Jul 12, 2012
Australian Bigot wrote:
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How do you know she didn't treat it with respect and always make sure it's comfortable?
I've ridden horses hundreds of kilometres for weeks or months at a time, we never tortured them, they are your best friend when droving or mustering, your life is in their hands and vice versa, horses are noble animals that deserve respect and most people who work with them treat them that way.
You were using horses for work purposes and the horses you used were stabled most nights and well rested and fed I presume. That is a totally different situation to what this selfish and sadistic self serving woman did. What this woman did was needlessly cruel. We can only hope that she gets her just deserts.

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

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#18 Jul 12, 2012
Crazytempest wrote:
Poor horse ! This is animal cruelty !
What a load of rubbish, get a clue.

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#19 Jul 12, 2012
Puddleofpepsi wrote:
<quoted text> Enough of this horse play. It was cruelty to animals. You sound like one of those pro-slavery facists that used to say that blacks are better off as unpaid slaves. the poor horse MUST have suffered but you don't give a damn about the animal that was forced to do this horrible walk. It was torture for the poor horse. This British woman should be made made look after horses without pay for a few months for doing this horrendus act. Shame on her, shame on Australia for letting her abuse an innocent animal.
You sound like a nut from PETA, you obviously have no clue about horses.

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#20 Jul 12, 2012
Puddleofpepsi wrote:
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You were using horses for work purposes and the horses you used were stabled most nights and well rested and fed I presume. That is a totally different situation to what this selfish and sadistic self serving woman did. What this woman did was needlessly cruel. We can only hope that she gets her just deserts.
Wrong, you have no clue what you are talking about.
Tipical keyboard warrior, sit back & call everything "cruel" when you don't have the faintest idea what goes on in the outside world.

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#21 Aug 1, 2012
_0rion_ wrote:
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You sound like a nut from PETA, you obviously have no clue about horses.
Try being a horse you ashhole

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