My horses got out (or were let out) about a week ago. The neighbor came over banging on the door saying "are your horses gone"? Yes they were he says "well I've got em." My horses had NEVER been out before this. Went to his place and he had two of my 4 horses is some weird pipe coral hooked onto a cow barn. I noticed that my Big Red Gelding had huge patches where all his hair was gone and he was scratched up on the front of his head, I'm talking huge sized patched of hide gone. It looks suspiciously like someone had been hitting him in the head. They do that around here to cows. I think it's cruel and ignorant to to to any animal but this guy is a "cowboy". Has a herd of Angus cattle.... I digress....
Then a few days later we notice that his front tooth is broken off 1/2 way up. I'm FURIOUS and really want to go over there and lay into said neighbor.
My HUBBY URGES CAUTION but I'm so mad I could just spit. I know for a fact that the horse wasn't all scraped up that morning and around 1pm his face is all banged up and his tooth is broken off in a way that you can just tell he got hit HARD on the mouth. I want to call the police and report the guy for animal cruelty but my husband says that unless we saw him it wont do any good.
Has anyone else ever had this problem and what was the outcome? Did the cops even care? It it worth reporting or is that pouring gasoline on the fire?