Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I agreed, I was a little "put off" by those pictures but yet, we don't know anything about these horses. They could perhaps be horses that aren't used to being handled, which would mean that it might be safer for them and their owner, not to mess with trying to get the burs out. I know this sounds awful, but could be the case.
It could be the burs keep coming back, or maybe the owner is currently ill or otherwise unable to take care of them immediately, but normally does take good care of their horses. Because they seem otherwise healthy, I would probably just keep an eye on them.
Look for things like overgrown, strangely formed hooves, and the horses started to look thin or have wounds or sores that seem to not be cared for. If this starts happening, then I might speak up or possibly maybe knock on their door and ask if they need help grooming or caring for them, etc.