These were farmers, no poverty, no other ailments with the horse, just the unnecessary ending of horse's life, because it was messing up a field, a really valid reason for ending a horses life, NOT.
Yes, I agree I should have taken the horse when he was offered to me. But obviously some of you haven't read my initial post, very carefully, a VERY close friend died at this time. Great lack of empathy from you 'horse lovers'! Ha!