I seemed to cause a stir about all this. I probably should've mentioned that our teacher wanted us to cover as many causes and effects of our subject as possible so that we can go through and pick out the necessary and unnecessary. We are supposed to gather a couple things to highlight, cover the major cases and light cases. By the pasture feeding and stuff I brought this up under the 'neglect' case as owners are uneducated. Does anyone understand this? I have heard a lot about people purchasing a horse then realizing there is more to know than just "can I see Sally's ribs?"
I'll point this out again, I was asked to cover many subjects. All types of neglect, what neglect leads to, how to fix this problem, what owners do when they realize they aren't taking care of their horse, etc.
My teacher actually owns a horse. She mentioned a few of these points. I wanted to stick mainly to horse slaughter and the alternatives (ex. horse rescues). So once I get this paper typed up, I'll tell her I want to focus on horse slaughter and alternatives.
I know I sounded pretty broad and unsure about my paper. I was in a major rush when I posted my first couple questions. At that point I was really frustrated with how much I had progressed. Right now I need to find someone to interview. Since I'm focusing on horse slaughter and horse rescue, I tried to think of a good person to interview. Who would I interview about horse slaughter? I figured it would be easier to interview a horse rescue center. But I've tried to find one around my area and none have surfaced.
Does anyone else have any advice?
Also, I'm sure I didn't sound like a very horse-y person, but I honestly am. I'm not the best, but I've been around them for most of my life. I've just never owned one and learned about the full responsibilities of caring for one. I get everything I know from lessons and taking care of my boyfriend's miniature donkey, and the couple years I was in 4-H when I was younger. Not to mention I was completely obsessed with horses growing up. I was reading advanced horse medical, history, and general information books starting when I was about eight.
Seriously, I was a major horse nerd. I'm still a horse nerd. I even told my teacher about Comanche, the only survivor on the American side at the battle of Little Big Horn. She told my class that the entire American troop was killed. Remember, I'm a junior in high school. I had to raise my hand and correct her. Ohhhh the looks I got at that moment. It was priceless.