I don't usually wander back to look at the horses in the back pastures where I board my horse, but there were two new foals back there today, so I decided to check them out. I was appalled when I saw the lack of hoof care given to one of the horses pastured with the babies. I do not know how anyone could let their horse get to this point. I do not know who owns this horse, but I talked with the barn owner, and he will be speaking to the owner about getting something done with this horse's feet. Am I the only one who is extremely shocked and upset by how neglected this horse's feet look?? The picture is a bit hard to see since the ground is the same color as the horse's hoof.
Eek. Right in our contract with our boarders is the stipulation that feet, teeth and fecals will be addressed regularly, no compromises. This BO is clearly NOT touring the herd for health checks. Poor management.
Amen to you for seeing this tragic neglect and for doing something about it/forcing the BO to do whatever necessary to not only inform himself/herself of the status of the horse's on his/her property, but to ensure that the "owner" of this horse initiates proper farrier care immediately. It hurts me just to look at the photo. You must have felt ill seeing those poor feet; & not on some horse on another person's property whom you have no knowledge of, but right there, where you ALSO board!! Posted via Mobile Device