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post #31 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 12:58 AM
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Point is, OP realizes riding her was wrong. Lets try to help her find ways to get it across to the owners that this horse shouldn't be ridden.
I agree

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post #32 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 12:59 AM
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I'd be contacting animal control at this point, does NOT matter if she's your friend SHE IS NEGLECTING THIS HORSE. And if you stand aside and watch you're just as bad as she is I'm going to go ahead and quote mean girls here "there a two kinds of evil people, those who do evil stuff and those who see evill stuff being done and don't try to stop it"
I know AC has stipulations or guidelines for actually taking a horse away from its current home.

So there is a sad chance they wouldn't take the horse away because the new owner could claim "oh it's a rescue and I'm giving it water and hay and she's gaining slowly"

But if she actually doesn't make any moves in taking care of the basic needs of the horse, then AC will do something about it.

I'm all for something being done sooner than later!

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post #33 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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if some mod can delete these pics id be very happy .... I feel awful im not going to even talk to the girl anymore untill she no longer rides the horse untill it is physically ready to be ridden
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post #34 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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im actually crying you guys.. I feel awful :*(
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post #35 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:05 AM
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Trouble is Country Woman it is so difficult to say anything totally positive.

The fact is that the pics and videos show a very willing mare who is severely underweight and should not be ridden by anyone until she is in better health. The fact that the rider is so well covered just makes it all the more difficult to watch.

Western Rider, take a few deep breaths and stop over reacting, use that negative energy and work out how to help the mare, good luck.
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post #36 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:07 AM
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if some mod can delete these pics id be very happy .... I feel awful im not going to even talk to the girl anymore untill she no longer rides the horse untill it is physically ready to be ridden
She wont stop riding. I think this horse may need you if it is going to have any chance.
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post #37 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:09 AM
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she wanted advice that is all
So we're just supposed to ignore the condition of the horse? Yeah, doesn't work like that. If nobody speaks up for the welfare of the animal, then they may not ever have known just how wrong everything in the pictures is.

OP, I can appreciate that you and your friend are trying to help this horse, but you aren't helping. Your friend really needs to be taught how to properly care for a horse...and I think, so do you.

You need to do whatever you have to to get her to understand that she's hurting this horse by riding her. I strongly encourage you to show her this thread.

1) This horse is far to skinny for anyone to be riding her, regardless of their size, but it is worse that your friend is overweight. The horse barely has enough muscle to keep her back supporting her own malnourished belly; riding her when she's in this condition, when she's unable to use muscle to support her spine because she has no muscle, is damaging her back.

2) That saddle does not fit even remotely and is causing damage to the horse. She would be better off without a saddle at all.

3) Your friend is not a fluid rider as can be especially seen in this picture


If you look at the horse's face, she's saying "OMG, that hurts my back so bad but I'm trying so hard to be a good girl and ignore it"


This horse needs nothing but 24/7 good feed in front of her, a consistent visit from the farrier, and a vet visit wouldn't hurt just to make sure she's UTD on shots and de-worming. She needs nothing more than that for the next few weeks/months until you can't see a bone sticking out on her body anywhere. Then, and only then, will she be ready to start very light riding.

BUT, as another poster said, even then, this horse might not have the necessary frame to carry your friend comfortably. The only way to know for sure is to let her get her weight up where it needs to be and then go from there.

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post #38 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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I would help whisper if I could.. I know how to take care of a rescue I've done it before... but I have no job I couldnt even take her on
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post #39 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:14 AM
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if some mod can delete these pics id be very happy .... I feel awful im not going to even talk to the girl anymore untill she no longer rides the horse untill it is physically ready to be ridden
that's actually going to do more harm than good fr the horse as your friend will continue riding her. You NEED to be talking to her, nagging he not rode this horse tell her she is hurting the horse and that you WILL report her if she doesn't stop and will do everything in your power to see that the horse finds someone who is competent of caring for her needs.
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post #40 of 62 Old 09-05-2013, 01:17 AM
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i would help whisper if I could.. I know how to take care of a rescue I've done it before... but I have no job I couldnt even take her on
okay, stop right there, that attitude is AWFUL, yes you CAN help this horse as I stated above if you don't do that it's not because you "can't" it is because you WON'T. End of story.

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