Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I would leave it to the authorities. The owners may tell the cops that you must have been poisoning their horse and that's why it's in such poor shape. You really never know, if they're willing to treat a horse like that, god only knows how they would treat a person.
Keep calling it in, have your friends, co-workers and neighbors keep calling it in. I know you can call the cops on a reckless driver and give them the license plate, but they won't do anything unless they get X amount of calls. You can also tell the RSPCA that if they remove the horse, you would be willing to donate hay for it.
And lastly, good on you for calling, and even noticing. =] Too many people just turn a blind eye to abuse and neglect, and to me, it makes them just as guilty.
EDIT: I was responding when you replied. It would eat the grass, but if it's feet are in bad shape, it may not be able to move, or it may be too sick to move or eat. Again, the best advice is to keep calling and tell everyone you know to call.
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