Not only should they prosecute those people to the full extent of the law....but they should have to pay all vet expenses on that horse and every living thing in their care should be taken away! Every living thing!!! Nothing should have to live with those kind of people!
The fact still remains that they rode him 4 days after having him gelded, and they left him tied up for a long period of time. Then they take him to a vet, that for whatever reason does treat the horse and lets them leave.The only smart thing the owners did was take it to the rescue. They did that to relieve themselves from financial responsiblity. I am by no means rich, but if I were the reason this happened to my horse, I would make **** sure the horse was taken care of properly. We are usually quick to judge other people, but the writing is on the wall. The owner screwed up and will walk away from all responsibility. AND the fact they rode him 4 days after surgery, and they dropped him at a rescue, says that they didn't even care about him enough to help him through the situation THEY caused.