It really is interesting/shocking to go to another country and see how they treat animals. When we were in Ensenada, Mexico, we found a stable that actually took good care of the horses but there was one place alongside the main highway where the horses were in horrible condition, broke my heart. One mare had a little foal who was just loose right next to the road with cars zooming by going 60+ mph and she was so thin, tied up all day in the hot sun waiting on someone to come ride....... In Sonora Bay all the donkeys, cows, etc were so emaciated but then so were the people! I hired a day laborer from Guatamala yesterday to help put away my hay and do some yard work and he kept asking questions about my horses and shaking his head at the cost of their care. Poor guy hadn't worked or barely eaten in 5 days due to our rain.