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post #21 of 84 Old 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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If this woman is so bad why has no one reported her to animal welfare?
If you (OP) and the people who say they have witnessed these things havent reported her then surely that makes you all complicit in this?
This is a Horse Forum - there's nothing we can do to make this go away, sympathy helps no one and it wont help these horses if they really are being abused.
If you really have evidence then report her and maybe she can be prevented from buying/owning more horses
As for having horses euthanised - then I would always have mine put down at home, there simply arent enough homes for unwanted unsound, elderly horses right now. I totally despise people who stick them in sales and walk away convincing themselves that they have found a wonderful happy home - the reality is they are usually being loaded up and on their way to a slaughter yard
No it doesn't. I didn't pull the trigger or say this horse needs to be put down. And like the others have pointed out. There is nothing AC will do because it is the BO right. I didn't ask for sympathy, I was asking for advice on if this is normal or not and if it wasn't normal then I would of taken actions.

I don't own a horse any more so i'm not boarding at the stables anymore. I don't work there anymore and my only connection is my friend who still works there. I'm trying to move out of this area and when I do all ties will be cut and I can go live happily ever after shoveling horse poop in my own barn
That part I actually miss about working at the barn and of course the horses!

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post #22 of 84 Old 02-20-2013, 08:57 PM
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And remember there are always two sides to every story. You might be taking it all wrong. The BO might be joking as a way not to cry.
I could tell you stories all day long about putting down animals and things that happen, and now I can laugh about some of them since they are sometimes not even believeable ...
My best friend shot an injured pony and then put it upside down in a bathtub(after it was dead)and basically "boiled" it to remove the meat/muscles for a science project for her neice. They repieced the entire pony skelton together. It was amazing when it was done. However, to someone driving by her farm and seeing the smoking tub with pony hooves sticking out looked pretty bizare and I am sure offended many, but how else do you remake the skelton, the bones have to be skinned off.
Not because she did not love her animals or was cruel, but because it was a fantastic science project for many to see and learn from after it was done. Cruel person? No, not at all
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And remember there are always two sides to every story. You might be taking it all wrong. The BO might be joking as a way not to cry.
I could tell you stories all day long about putting down animals and things that happen, and now I can laugh about some of them since they are sometimes not even believeable ...
My best friend shot an injured pony and then put it upside down in a bathtub(after it was dead)and basically "boiled" it to remove the meat/muscles for a science project for her neice. They repieced the entire pony skelton together. It was amazing when it was done. However, to someone driving by her farm and seeing the smoking tub with pony hooves sticking out looked pretty bizare and I am sure offended many, but how else do you remake the skelton, the bones have to be skinned off.
Not because she did not love her animals or was cruel, but because it was a fantastic science project for many to see and learn from after it was done. Cruel person? No, not at all
The last two mares that were put down. The last straw that broke the camels back was. The one horse was running up this small hill to be brought in and pushed a horse out of her way which made the BO fall in the mud. She came in the barn all muddy and mad. Later that night she put both of them down. The one mare who was over weight and lame for it and the one who was being grumpy for not being worked and had the minor back pain. I've known this person for 7+ years now. I honestly don't think she cares about the horses.

At first when I was reading the bath tub story I pictured it in the house,lol! That would of been an interesting science project for sure!
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She will gain a reputation for destroying horses after they are sold to her, if she hasn't already. This will make "good" horses hard for her to find because no one will want to sell their horses to her, except those who know their horses have no real future (lame, behavioral problems, etc.). In essence, she is setting herself up for crap stock and she will continue to buy crap stock because they will hold up long enough to get the job done and then be disposed of when they can't do it anymore.

No one with a good head on their shoulders will sell her a horse that they want to see successful. They don't succeed at that facility, they go there to die.

It is a cycle. No good horses will go there. Just the worn out ones. They won't hold up for long. She gets rid of them and buys another worn out horse. It doesn't hold up for long. She gets rid of it and buys another worn out horse.

I can only hope that her children have a better respect for life. Though I would rather see a horse shot than the alternative, nothing should be this disposable.

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She will gain a reputation for destroying horses after they are sold to her, if she hasn't already. This will make "good" horses hard for her to find because no one will want to sell their horses to her, except those who know their horses have no real future (lame, behavioral problems, etc.). In essence, she is setting herself up for crap stock and she will continue to buy crap stock because they will hold up long enough to get the job done and then be disposed of when they can't do it anymore.

No one with a good head on their shoulders will sell her a horse that they want to see successful. They don't succeed at that facility, they go there to die.

It is a cycle. No good horses will go there. Just the worn out ones. They won't hold up for long. She gets rid of them and buys another worn out horse. It doesn't hold up for long. She gets rid of it and buys another worn out horse.

I can only hope that her children have a better respect for life. Though I would rather see a horse shot than the alternative, nothing should be this disposable.

I never looked at it that way. But your so right. Actually that reminded me of the BO's new show horse that was just bought, its actually a nice one it was 8k but she told my friend that it wasn't even paid for yet and that was 2 months after the sale. This horse will get the best care out of all of them, just like the old "prized" show horse. But now that the mare is old and unable to show, its at the bottom of the food chain just like the other horses. Its so crazy some of the barn dilemmas that goes on.

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How does she make money to buy all of these horses??
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She sees horses as disposable livestock. It might be an abhorrent character trait to you, but it's not illegal.
Precisely.

The same way that a vegetarian might think my parents are cruel and uncaring for sending 200+ innocent baby calves to slaughter every year to be eaten between two buns and ketchup.

I agree that the BO's attitude toward horses is rather callous. However, it does not sound like she is starving them, torturing them, or abusing them. Therefore, animal control won't touch it. And there's not going to be anything that anyone can do about it. She can do what she wants with her horses, unfortunately.

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The same way that a vegetarian might think my parents are cruel and uncaring for sending 200+ innocent baby calves to slaughter every year to be eaten between two buns and ketchup.
Being an unrepentant meat eater, I applaud your parents for providing me with my slab o'cow on a bun.

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Being an unrepentant meat eater, I applaud your parents for providing me with my slab o'cow on a bun.
Not much on the cow but I would love to thank those who provide me with a side of Babe with my baked potatos and corn on the cob. Babe tastes very yummy... almost as yummy as Bambi

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Well, I prefer Porky over Bossie if we're being honest, but I do enjoy a good burger or steak when I'm in the mood.

I like a good Bambi roast too, as well as lamb and goat. I'm a big fan of Middle Eastern/Indian/Lebanese cooking.
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