Okay so I am not going to put names or locations but this person lives down the street from me. Over the years he has owned a number of horses. Why? So he can receive a tax write off since he has no job and is a drunkard. When I was young, they had one horse, she really was a nice horse but she started to run in a panic because her field companion( which was taken well care of) trailered to a lesson. Their soultion? Tie the horse to a CINDER BLOCK. The horse kept running, broke its shoulder from the cinder block and in the end was put down.
Then came along a chestnut mare. Along with 2 other horses around the same time, a mini and a paint. The paint and chestnut were sweethearts. Could have SO much potential. However the man does not feed the horses, pastures are filled with poop and weeds. The chestnut over the years progressively got skinnier and during the winter, died of starvation and lack of warmth. The paint was skinny as well and well the mini is actually in good shape.
We have called animal control over and over again. I can even count how many times they have come out. They say they are "slighty" underweight and say they can't do anything. Makes me SO mad. I went to visit the horses and the water was green and gross. I smelt something bad and looked at the paint and the halter clip was IN the skin. Raw and infected, the skin was even starting to grow on the halter. Animal control AGAIN didnt do anything. Makes me sick.
After years and years of trying to saving these sweet animals, we have given up and a animal lover has been gradually feeding them hay and they are in great shape because of her. I know we shouldnt be HELPING this man keep his horses but all other attempts have failed.