Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Equine
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Need opinions of WPEQ members
This has been sitting around for awhile and now languishing. Need some more votes. (I supported): http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3ATrot_%28horse_gait%29&diff=541061190&oldid=540380214#Requested_move
Horses with bags on their heads
Can anyone shed any light as to what's going on here? Two of the horses in this field have cotton hoods completely blocking their eyes and ears. They're not the protective type used in racing with the mesh holes over the eyes and ears, they're clearly sensory deprivation hoods, and they're carefully tailored around the ears so someone has obviously gone to some effort and not just slipped a couple of pillowcases over their heads. None of the other horses in the field have them, so this is presumably not the isolation field for horses with some kind of eye disease; it's England with a typically grey English sky so it's highly unlikely to be any kind of sun protection; it's adjacent to a fairly heavily used public footpath and within earshot of a busy rail line so presumably not a place to keep especially skittish or vicious horses who need the Abu Ghraib treatment to stop them biting the other horses. Neither of the horses seem remotely concerned by the hoods, and nor do any of their unhooded horsey friends in the same pasture.
If anyone knows what's actually being illustrated here, do feel free either to change the title to something more explanatory. – iridescent 10:51, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
The masks are for fly and gnat eye and ear protection, they are like looking threw a window screen at your house windows. I have a horse that last year when I purchased him had flystrike which means that flies had laid eggs in his eyes and the larva were crawling/living inside his nasal cavities causing him so much pain he had rubbed the skin off of his face. The horses can see threw the masks although I take mine off at night when they sleep in the pasture for an added measure of safety, imagine wearing sunglasses at night. The masks do provide sun protection like sunglasses which is important for horses with light colored eyes. The masks may help provide some degree of cancer protection. Please let me know if I did this right,I am 50 and not a tech person here trying to learn I want to update the Belgian draft page and setup one for the American Brabants SueJorgensen (talk) 16:59, 16 June 2014 (UTC)susanjorgensen
- See also fly mask. The white mesh ones look like that. At the article linked, I actually have a photo I took shooting through a black fly mask. Montanabw(talk) 19:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks to both! Makes sense (although it begs the question of why only two of the horses in the field get to wear them). – iridescent 2 10:12, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
- Horses are like people, insects bother some more than others. At my place, while my other horses would just swat flies with their tails, File:FlySheet1.jpg the horse in this photo absolutely freaked out with any bugs biting her little self, and instead of grazing on pasture would race into the barn to hide from the bugs, thus she lost weight and was uncomfortable. With the fly sheet on, she'd stay out and eat. If the bugs were really bad, I'd put sheets on all of them, but this is the one who'd need one first. (Sheets are not cheap, and horses tear them up a lot) Montanabw(talk) 21:01, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Issue at ANI that may be of interest to project members: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Undiscussed_page_moves_by_SMcCandlish. Montanabw(talk) 18:33, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Animal breed disambiguation
Wikipedia talk:Article titles#Toward a standard for disambiguating titles of articles on domestic animal breeds may be of interest to editors here. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 23:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)