Any Advice Please??? ***LONG***
ok, so there is a house down the road from mine, and they have a horse on about 5 or so acres. The horse they have is a bay mare, I don't think they have any others, but the people who own her consider her just a grungy lawn ornament. The so-called "feilds" they keep her in are 90% sand and sun. She has to drag herself around to look for tiny nibblets of grass in the blazing heat, however she manages to stay stocky... (?idk how?) she's a real nice horse, she looks to be about 5 or 6, looks like a paso or morgan, something like that. Also, her feet are long and cracked, she needs the farrier bad. Otherwise, she's like a big puppy. She's SO nice, loves treats and one-on-one attention...
The thing is, her owners are not the friendliest. They're the type of motorcycle-riding, beer-drinking, hermit people who don't give diddly squat about their animals. Their fence is barbed wire, broken in many places, and the little mare is caked in dried, hard mud. She has an old green halter on all the time, which is ripped and far too tight on her, it left a dent in her nose, she's covered with many small, old scars from barbed wire, and she has no shade or shelter.
She could be a gorgeous horse with a little TLC, but since she's not my horse, I can't do anything with her. I have been riding my bike out to see her daily, and I secretly bring a carrot every time, and give her lots of love ant rubs... she's a REALLY sweet horse. I've asked my mom if she could talk to the owners, and ask if they would let me take care of her, but I think even she is too scared to talk to them. I just can't stand to see a horse being treated like this, it breaks my heart when I have to leave her alone after every visit..... ANY ADVIVE??? PLEASE HELP!!!
He carried me away from all my fears, and his mane was there to wipe my tears. -RIP Vegas, my best friend.