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    12-21-2011, 06:58 PM
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Weanling
Unhappy Worst Horse Owners I Know

So these neighbors of my parents have a 1 dollar lease on the land they keep their junk (old cars, scap metal, tires, crap etc).They only keep the lease by keeping livestock on their land. So they keep a minimum of two horses on it at all times. They go to auction, buy horses for meat price, keep them until they die of neglect or take them to auction and come home with new ones. One of their horses collapsed by the road and theycajoled her onto a piece of plywood so that when she died they could drag her to the treeline to rot. She laid there for a week until she finally died. Anyways this is a thoroughbred gelding they had for about 2 years.








He could barely walk. In the months that he was like this I don't even think they knew, or they just didn't care enough to waste a bullet, let alone pay the vet to put him down.

And I have a question... what does this look like? The only similar pictures I have found are broken knees, but I'm not sure if that's very common. Anybody have an idea?
     
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    12-21-2011, 07:02 PM
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Green Broke
Do you know if its the owner's neglect, or a previous injury?

The welfare of the animals sure is a concern, and as for the pictures I can't help there... but what honestly can you do?

If you call animal welfare, or whomever it is that you contact, they may or may not take the animal away. Has he access to food, water, shelter? His overall condition isn't fab, but he's not got bones sticking out from what little I can see.

I would be at a loss of what to do, but from my own experience they'd be told to clean the place up, and providing the horse is able to get access too food, water, shelter, leave it at that. What happened to the other mare was horrific, too :(
     
    12-21-2011, 07:09 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
Do you know if its the owner's neglect, or a previous injury?

The welfare of the animals sure is a concern, and as for the pictures I can't help there... but what honestly can you do?

If you call animal welfare, or whomever it is that you contact, they may or may not take the animal away. Has he access to food, water, shelter? His overall condition isn't fab, but he's not got bones sticking out from what little I can see.

I would be at a loss of what to do, but from my own experience they'd be told to clean the place up, and providing the horse is able to get access too food, water, shelter, leave it at that. What happened to the other mare was horrific, too :(
Other people have called the spca, as far as that goes, nothing has changed with the pasture condition or treatment of the horses. They have no water source or food through the winter. Absolutely untouched. Nothing I can do bout. And its not my business either. Right now there's a real sweet black filly and friendly grey mare, they're both so well put together its sad to know that maybe neither of them will make it through the winter.
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    12-21-2011, 07:36 PM
  #4
Weanling
Do these neighbors have anything else to do other than buying horses at an auction and leaving them in their pasture without food or water? This is horrible ):
     
    12-22-2011, 12:34 PM
  #5
Foal
We have people located by us that have abought 20 horse and they let them indreed and also the do not feed these horses. We called the spca on them but they wont do anything until they find dead ones. Although 3 horses died so far. It is disgustin what these people do. We offered to buy a mare and a foal for 500 and they said źno she will make a good horse some day╗ then guess what. They never even touched her.
     
    12-22-2011, 01:02 PM
  #6
Weanling
20!? Yeah, 2 have died that I know of... The SPCA must have bigger concerns, can't save em all I guess. I know another lady I used to work with has her pregnant mares out in the back quarter with no water and 3 feet of snow. And when her 2 year old stud misbehaves when she rides him she ties him for a week with no food.
     
    12-22-2011, 01:10 PM
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Started
Well if there is snow on the ground water is really not a big issue. Lots of animals learn quickly that eating snow is a source of water and hydration. As for food that is very sad.
As for the condition of the horses legs... not sure I would first think broken knees as well. But then again it could be so much fluid build up in the knees that keeping them bent relieves pain or calcium deposits of some sort around the bone joints have caused shifting... not sure those are pure guesses :(
     
    12-22-2011, 01:17 PM
  #8
Trained
MystyKat, call the News. Send them pictures, give them the location and see if you can tv and print involved in doing a story on them.
     
    12-22-2011, 02:01 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kait18    
well if there is snow on the ground water is really not a big issue. Lots of animals learn quickly that eating snow is a source of water and hydration.
Yes it is still cruel. You can't expect your animals to eat the snow off the ground for water. I'm sure there are some animals that don't like snow in their mouths because of how cold it is.
     
    12-22-2011, 02:03 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
MystyKat, call the News. Send them pictures, give them the location and see if you can tv and print involved in doing a story on them.
This is what I wpould do if the SPCA didn't respond.
     

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