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    01-27-2010, 10:07 PM
  #21
Yearling
I agree with Speed Racer & kevinshorses...and btru2yrslf. The 19 yo Saddlebred that I had before, I couldn't get weight on him for nothing. The vet was out regularly, I was feeding him a mash of a 3/4 gal scoop of beet pulp, 1 gal scoop of equine senior feed, Weight Builder, 1/2 gal scoop of alfalfa cubes, and 1/4 gal scoop of rice bran (all soaked of course)...twice a day. It equaled out to being an almost full 5 gallon flat backed bucket. Not to mention pasture grass, a roll of hay in the pasture at all times, and worming every month and a half. The last time the vet was out, she said that with his age, I may never get weight on him. If somebody had called on me...I would have been furious.

As far as what btru2yrslf said, I am an ex-police officer. You NEVER know what you would be walking into. And honestly, "packing" doesn't mean a thing unless you actually know how to operate it. As a scare tactic...maybe. But speaking from things that I've witnessed on the job, somebody who is hyped up on some type of drug can be up 10 times stronger than the average person...they feel no pain.

Be careful with what you decide to do!!!
     
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    01-28-2010, 05:18 PM
  #22
Showing
Y'know, I've found those that brag the most about owning firearms and 'never leaving home without it' are the ones who probably shouldn't have them.

Guns are a deadly TOOL. If you use them for intimidation or wear them around to try and act tough and macho, that's foolish beyond measure.

I have two firearms. One is a .38 handgun and the other is a .30.30 rifle. I know how to use them, and have taken the requisite safety courses. No way would I ever walk around with one of them 'just because', even though in VA I can legally do so.

Guns are dangerous in the wrong hands. If you don't respect them for the deadly tools they are and act accordingly, the one getting shot may be you.

Besides, if YOU trespass onto someone's property and shoot them if they get violent, guess which one of you is going to jail and being charged with myriad crimes?

Gads people, THINK!!!
     
    01-28-2010, 09:07 PM
  #23
Yearling
Well said Speed Racer!!!
     
    01-29-2010, 05:14 PM
  #24
Showing
No kidding! Where sam (the OP) and I live, it's legal to kill someone if they're on your property!
     
    01-29-2010, 05:24 PM
  #25
Started
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There are no laws about how you keep your horse as long as he's decently fed.
Actually were I live there are. You can't legally keep a horse on less then an acre I think, unless you have the grandfather clause.

I think the MYOB thing is crap. I don't mean go out and be a nosey neighbor, but if you see something that dosent look right maybe you need to call the humane society.
     
    02-04-2010, 06:40 PM
  #26
Showing
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
Actually were I live there are. You can't legally keep a horse on less then an acre I think, unless you have the grandfather clause.

I think the MYOB thing is crap. I don't mean go out and be a nosey neighbor, but if you see something that dosent look right maybe you need to call the humane society.
Agreed. I saw a horse at a just-starting-out driving stable, and he was a paint gelding....SO thin. THE thinnest horse I have ever seen. I watched him for a month, as the other horses there didn't look to be under-fed, and was going to have my mom drive me to the stable so I could reccomend a good feed and a vitamin that got my stressed, underweight senior up to a good weight again. However, I started to not see him in the paddock anymore. For a month, he wasn't out there, even when the other horses were. I figure he was probably suffering from an illness and passed away, but even now, I'm kicking myself for not going and suggesting that feed product to them, even if he DID die of an illness. He might have been sold, but when I drive home from school every day, he's never out there. I feel realllly bad about not suggesting that feed and vitamin.
     
    02-09-2010, 10:00 PM
  #27
Foal
Just had to add a little news around here.....just this past weekend, there was a bit of trouble a couple counties over from where I am in eastern NC. The law heard that there were some neglected horses at a man's property. Went to check it out, were told to leave, they didn't have a search warrant....on leaving one of the officers noticed a horse down. Gave them reason enough to get a search warrant. Came back, found a total of 13 dead horses on the property. Went to arrest him, he was in his bedroom, had a handgun, and refused to give it up.....after repeatedly refusing to give up, he turned the gun on himself and ended the foolishness.......I know it doesn't add much to the current conversation, but I appreciate that people are staying alert and keeping an eye on our wonderful equine friends.....
     
    02-14-2010, 11:19 AM
  #28
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Y'know, I've found those that brag the most about owning firearms and 'never leaving home without it' are the ones who probably shouldn't have them.

Guns are a deadly TOOL. If you use them for intimidation or wear them around to try and act tough and macho, that's foolish beyond measure.

I have two firearms. One is a .38 handgun and the other is a .30.30 rifle. I know how to use them, and have taken the requisite safety courses. No way would I ever walk around with one of them 'just because', even though in VA I can legally do so.

Guns are dangerous in the wrong hands. If you don't respect them for the deadly tools they are and act accordingly, the one getting shot may be you.

Besides, if YOU trespass onto someone's property and shoot them if they get violent, guess which one of you is going to jail and being charged with myriad crimes?

Gads people, THINK!!!
Im sorry, I don't want to be rude, but that's kind of off topic, and quite rude...

I don't actually know what you must do... definitely don't go there and ask to see them, that can be dangerous. Maybe just keep an eye out everytime you drive past
     
    02-14-2010, 12:40 PM
  #29
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Now what if the owner was another busy-body do-gooder and had taken some neglected horses from the local inhumane society. You would be harrassing someone for trying to do a good thing. I agree with Speedracer, mind your own darn business.
I have had a couple of friends that this happened too. They brought in some horses that probably could have been a 1.5-2 on the scale. Several people called the sheriff on them and it was a complete nightmare. Even though they had rescued the horses and had proof of it, they were constantly harassed.

If you guys see something you don't like, ask before you do something so rash as to call someone out. You don't know if there are health issues, if it's a rescue issue or something else is going on.
     
    02-14-2010, 12:43 PM
  #30
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Solon    
I have had a couple of friends that this happened too. They brought in some horses that probably could have been a 1.5-2 on the scale. Several people called the sheriff on them and it was a complete nightmare. Even though they had rescued the horses and had proof of it, they were constantly harassed.

If you guys see something you don't like, ask before you do something so rash as to call someone out. You don't know if there are health issues, if it's a rescue issue or something else is going on.
I'm sorry your friends had to go through that, BUT I can't support the suggestion of random people approaching strangers and sticking their noses into what can very quickly become a volatile situation.
     

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