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    Default Can I Interest You in a Cold Glass of Horse Milk?

    Yes, horse milk can be bought as a beverage in Russia. It's called Kumis. Here's a photo of the bottled product.

    http://blog.hotelclub.com/wp-content...9/08/kumis.jpg

    And here's a video of how it is made.

    http://vimeo.com/24251258
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    Ha, ha. I don't know how I feel about that. I don't think I'd be trying any!
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    A teen out at the barn I ride at likes the taste of horse milk. She claims to be able to tell by the taste of the milk if the mare will be foaling that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo7777 View Post
    Ha, ha. I don't know how I feel about that. I don't think I'd be trying any!
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    Cow's milk, goat's milk, horse milk - what's the difference? Why eww for horse and not for cow? It's all boob juice right?

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    You guys must not hang out in the breeding forum much. We all taste the milk to see how close the mare is to foaling. Granted that isn't the same thing as pouring a glass of it but not that strange.



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    Milk is milk to me, although I don't particularly like to drink any of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    Cow's milk, goat's milk, horse milk - what's the difference? Why eww for horse and not for cow? It's all boob juice right?

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    I would try it. It might be expensive though. I have tried goat's milk before, it's really strong, not my favorite, I like chocolate milk !!! LOL



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    Anyone ever see the Friends episode where they taste the breast milk?



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    Kumis is fermented mares' milk, not fresh, although I understand there is a small niche market for fresh mares' milk in Europe.
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    I had fresh pony milk a few years ago. Mama pony bagged up after her yearling+ went into the same pasture and started nagging Mama. So she was milked, the milk was strained and chilled, and anyone who was interested had a taste.

    It was pretty stinkin' good, actually! Not as rich as goat milk, and lighter than a full-fat cow milk.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
    Kumis is fermented mares' milk, not fresh, although I understand there is a small niche market for fresh mares' milk in Europe.
    When my sister was sick they found a source for horse milk. Came in handy pouches....I think they poured it into the stomach port...so the taste was not an issue though...

    Fresh is probably a lesser market.
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    Fermented mare's milk is pretty common in Mongolia, too. There, it's typically known as Airag and is very slightly alcoholic. Not surprising that a beverage like that exists in a nomadic culture so centered around the horse, really.

    http://www.mongolfood.info/en/recipes/airag.html

    It's supposed to be an acquired taste.



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    I'm thinking that the beverage shown isn't like fresh milk and some parts of the world, like mongolia, use fermented mares milk...that just sounds yuck!
    When I was a young pre-teen, the barn I rode at had a mare that had just foaled. We, being curious kids, milked her and tasted her milk. I remember that it was very sweet, almost like sugar had been added to it. It was not necessarily something that I would like to have a big cold glass of though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRS View Post
    I'm thinking that the beverage shown isn't like fresh milk and some parts of the world, like mongolia, use fermented mares milk...that just sounds yuck!
    When I was a young pre-teen, the barn I rode at had a mare that had just foaled. We, being curious kids, milked her and tasted her milk. I remember that it was very sweet, almost like sugar had been added to it. It was not necessarily something that I would like to have a big cold glass of though.
    It's all what you are used to.
    An uncle of mine would not drink cow's milk when he was little. They had goats growing up, when they were dry he's rather go without.
    I have heard that people tricked their families into accepting goat's milk by filling it in empty cow's milk containers, but I have my doubts...

    I guess the sugar in it makes mare's milk ferment well.
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    Gordon Ramsey did a horse milk thing; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqS4yJB90Vo
    And a camel milk thing; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVF6SEGLWKM
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    I'm not sure why it seems gross to me. But it does. Would I taste it anyway? Probably....

    I don't like goat milk at all, however. Ewwww. Way too strong of a taste for me.
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    Does anyone else find the floor length gown and Chiquita banana earrings that the hostess is wearing.... in the barn... slightly hilarious?



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    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    Cow's milk, goat's milk, horse milk - what's the difference? Why eww for horse and not for cow? It's all boob juice right?

    Paula
    Boob juice! HA!!!!!!

    In theory I agree, it's all milk, right? But it does kind of gross me out. And where do you draw the line? What about dog's milk?



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