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    11-30-2012, 05:07 PM

Originally Posted by Jalter    
If you people are intent on trying to make it seem like I'm doing this all for nothing, then why don't you go complain to someone else. What's the point of arguing with me? I am trying to help these horses. The Humane Society agrees that there is something that can be done, so as long as there is that hope, I'm going to continue weather you b*tch at me or not. What more do you want?
Your the one who posted this if you don't like the responces then maybe you shouldnt of posted it. Your the one asking for help guess it turns out your not liking whats being said. So I say suck it up and get over it. Iam done with this post I can see now its a lost cause.
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    11-30-2012, 05:21 PM
I don't see anyone arguing with you, we're merely pointing out things from a real life standpoint based on years of experience. You don't yet have that experience, so don't understand that in certain circumstances AC's hands are tied.

The horses have food, water, and (crappy) shelter. Their basic needs are being met, and honestly that's all AC is concerned with.

There are just simply too many horses, and rescues are full up. If the animals were in imminent danger of starving to death, you might get someone interested. Since there really are starving animals out there, animals who are at least being fed and cared for someone what properly just aren't considered to be high risk.

This is your personal crusade and I can see why you're upset because I find those 'shelters' appalling, and the hoof neglect is distressing. Unfortunately, with so many in need, those who are less in need fall to the bottom of the help list.
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    02-15-2013, 03:10 PM
As of two weeks ago, this is the current condition:
Horses condition as of 2.1.13 | Abuse Watch

Horses condition as of 2.1.13
Today, I went down to the stables, to actually count things out and give you guys a better idea of the numbers (believe me, not an easy task when most of the people down there hate me).

There are 55 horses on the property. Seven horses are in closed off stalls, and I cannot report their condition or their stallís condition (the rest of these numbers exclude these seven horses).

Nine horses go without shelter altogether (this winter has hit record lows at -10 degrees). 21 shelters are excessively hazardous, or are piled high with muck (excluding the stalls with no shelters).

Twelve horses have bad hooves (too short, too long, deformed, rotted, elf hoof, etc.).

29 horses regularly have no water, or disgusting water that none of them will even touch.

Only one horse is excessively skinny. Two recently died of starvation. On the bright side, two skinny horses I was concerned about have gained a healthy amount of weight in the past month or so.
    05-21-2013, 10:06 PM
This city is not responsible for the conditions of the shelters. The owners of the horses have put up their own shelters. The city is leasing the land from the BLM. The living conditions are the responsibility of the horse owners, good and bad. Most of the horses are healthy. The city is not responsible for the care of each individuals horses. As horse owners, we are each responsible for the care of our horses, their living conditions, etc. The only ones at fault for the bad living conditions are the horse owners themselves. This summer, each owner with a shelter is to tear their shelters down by the end of August. If they want the new shelters being put in by the city, they (we) must sign a new lease by the end of June. Those whom opt for the new shelters will sign a new 1 year lease and pay $60 a month. Not at all bad if you ask me. Those who opt out will continue to pay the current amount of $30 a month. As far as the horses that have died, this is also due to owner neglect and nothing to do with the city. Big changes are coming, and are certainly for the better. There will no longer be ugly shelters that look like they are being held together by a thread with ugly carpets for 'doors', as some have now. Again, none of the current shelters were put up by the city. In order for them to keep tenant costs low, they allowed those who wanted shelters to put up their own. I like the new upgrades coming as it will be more welcoming in appearance. Most people neglecting and starving their horses have moved on, and most of the remaining tenants keep very healthy horses and spend much time working with them.
    05-21-2013, 11:31 PM
I understand that the individual issues are not the city's problem, but they own the stables, they have the power to say "your horse must recieve the basic needs, otherwise you can find another place to keep it".

I am happy with the changes as well. I haven't been down there in about two months, but I know things are going much better.
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