How to compost a horse carcass

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What do you do when your trusty Rocinante kicks the bucket?  Perhaps not a great concern for Brooklyn-based readers, but in Colorado and other rugged places, apparently dead horses end up in landfills.  Or rendered, which sounds like made into glue but does that even happen anymore?  Anyway, the best way for green riders to honor their fallen companions is to cover them up with a 50/50 mix of hay and manure and let them disintegrate into usable soil.

More on horse composting can be found at the Denver Horse Examiner.  Or if you live in Oklahoma, you can attend this how-to seminar.  And of course, the more common link between horses and compost is that their poop is an excellent ingredient to a good pile.

This reminds me, has anyone seen Harry Potter in Equus yet?

Horse silhouette via Karen’s Whimsy

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3 Responses to “How to compost a horse carcass”

  1. esther Says:

    gosh, never gave that a thought! I probaly thought they’d incinerate them, as they do with domestic animals…

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    I had never thought about it either. Live and learn!

  3. paula Says:

    how come we dont do that to ourselves?

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