Would a horse step on a cat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by Lawanda, May 29, 2010.

  1. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    I would never have thought this would happen. But apparently one of our horses stepped on the barn kitty, in the field.

    I know at least one of our horses goes out of her way to avoid stepping on the cat, so this surprised me. Out in an open field, a horse stepping on a cat??

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    My horse has stepped on several of our cats in the field, but it was only because the cat was being dumb and walking where it shouldn't have been walking.
     

  3. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Ok, so it could happen! It just surprised me, since they seem to try not to when we have them out and about....
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Definately. Friendly cats will sometimes even walk up to a horse rub on the legs and as the horse walks the cats walks under it or around it and gets stepped on. I actually have a filly that will chase and trample dogs and cats, but luckily she is out in a big pasture for the time being.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.... if a cat is walking under the feet of a horse anything can happen...such as... if...horse spooks or is doing a peaking order with another horse and the cat happens to be in the wrong place... at the wrong time....then absolutely ... they can get stepped on..... hope the cat is OK :(
     
  6. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    The cat had to be put down. It really upset the kids. We've never had a cat before, but for some reason the thought never occurred to me that the horses would step on it.
     
  7. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Oh gosh, i'm sorry for your loss. Poor kitty.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so.... very sorry about the cat..... that is heartbreaking..... :( :hug: