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post #1 of 5 Old 10-03-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Skinny Horses.

Good day!
As you can tell, from looking at where i'm from, I live in South Texas. Where rain loves to NOT come here at the moemnt. We are in the middle of a serious drought and hay prices are extreme. When hay prices are extreme, they also decide to rise the prices of horse feed. anways.
I have a few neighboors who also own horses, and as I was driving by, their horses were tied out in the front yard, and had to GASP, when I saw how thin they are. I am actually surprised they are still alive.
A neighboor of mine asked me what he should do (because he lives right next to the people who own a quarter horse gelding) about the horses because he had checked their water, and it was empty. In the middle of this hot hot time of the year.
I didn't know what to tell him. I mean.. What can you do about something like that. Here in my town, we don't have an ASPA that takes in horses, the closest is Houston, but they are two hours away.
The people that own the gelding do not ever give hay since the prices of hay are extreme, and they feed once a week, I know this because my neighbor talked to the owners.
The horses across from these people are also owned by people who never ride and the horses are one about 1/4 of an acre. They are basically walking on dirt. Their ribs are petruding.
I can't help but to feel sad when I want to help animals that I just can't help. I would really buy hay or feed for these horses if I wasn't already struggling to buy my own. sigh.
Just me ranting, maybe something I can do? I don't know.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-03-2011, 08:57 PM
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I guess all you can do is call the folks in Houston and ask them if there's something they can do. If the horses are a little skinny, that's one thing. But if they are half dead and have no water, they need to be helped.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-03-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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I guess all you can do is call the folks in Houston and ask them if there's something they can do. If the horses are a little skinny, that's one thing. But if they are half dead and have no water, they need to be helped.
You are so right, I will get some pictures of these horses & post.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-03-2011, 09:16 PM
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Will the sheriff or local animal control not do anything? Even getting the local news involved might spur some action....
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-04-2011, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Will the sheriff or local animal control not do anything? Even getting the local news involved might spur some action....
I will do what I can. Keep ya'll updated
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