Originally Posted by Speed Racer
First of all, if you steal someone's horse you could be in BIG trouble, so get that thought out of your mind.
Also, if you approach this woman with the attitude you're showing on here, she'll probably throw you off her property and tell you to never come back.
If the horse is really in danger of dying from starvation, give the local ACO a call. By law, they're obligated to check out every complaint.
However, if the horse has food, water and shelter, depending on your local laws concerning animal husbandry requirements, there's nothing AC can do if this woman is within the letter of the law.
Just because you don't like seeing him less than hog fat, doesn't mean he's necessarily starving to death.
No one wants to see an animal mistreated or food withheld, but I get the impression from many of you that if someone isn't taking care of an animal the way YOU think they should, then they're doing it all wrong in your opinion.
Yes - the only legal (and safe) recourse for you at this point is to make a report and leave it to the proper authority to evaluate his situation as it fits within local regulations.