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?