Originally Posted by Terre
It is very sad that this happens to so many horses. But so true, once the kids get older they loose interest and the horse is the one who suffers and gets thrown away.
I know I've seen it more than once, and I just can't wrap my mind around it. I knew a man In N.C. Who bought a mare for his grandkids who lived out of state, and that poor mare sat there on a 2 acre lot all alone - never touched or interacted with. They lived a couple of houses down from me, so about 8 months into it I finally just knocked on his door and asked if I could groom and feed his horse. He let me, and I did for 7 years until I moved away. When I left I asked if I could buy her and, sadly, he said no. During the 7 years that I took care of her I never once saw anybody anywhere near her or her pasture other than myself. How sad.