Originally Posted by arrowsaway
"No, it's considered neither neglect nor abuse to not groom your animals."
Ever seen one of those pathetic little dogs that when it gets shaved the matted hair and feces and urine literally comes off them like a suit of armor? Yeah... that's neglect and/or abuse...
I have to agree with the cats and dogs, however unless in a stable, a horse doesn't tend to lie in its own business unless its a pillow ;)
Horses are different in that sense, and the pictures show that they're in good condition. They may have slight discomfort, but they look like they've been turned out au natural for winter. So messing around with coats, burrs and rugging up is going to cause more problems, as you'll strip the oils out of the coats of the horses they need to keep warm and dry.