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post #1 of 16 Old 12-28-2010, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Horse Abuse and Neglect in North America: Fact and Fiction?

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-28-2010, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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1st photo; horse flogged, 2nd; rope mark on neck by throat, 3rd; stabbed and scratched, 4th; flogging, 5th; injury unknown, 6th; stall injury.
Recognizing signs of abuse.
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Those photos could easily show a self inflicted injury that any horse could do when out with a friend.

Looking a horse who has an injury and assuming it is abuse can be dangerous. I do not see a horse kicking out a board on their stall and then getting injured on it before anyone notices abuse. If the kicked board with the exposed nails is left then I would call it neglect.
Anyone who has cared for a horse knows that horses are prone to self destruction with out any help from humans.

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Agreed. My horse had an almost identical wound on his back years ago, inflicted by a pasture mate.
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The horse above injuries were all unknown. The flogging was identified by a vet as beating and the horse was found in his stall with flogging marks. The scratches were from an unknown source from a barn of 100 horses; this horse was new to the barn and pasture donimant. This horse was hooking up with other boarders horses and the owners couldn't get to their own horse because this horse wouldn't let them. No fault was ever determand but flogging was established as beating be a vet. The horse owner was new to the barn. The horse was not ID as gelded prode. The flogging over the open scratches was a issue. The horse was stalled to prevent sunburning of the scratches on his back and flogging was found while the horse was stalled in the AM by the owner who was going through a divorce. The horse was moved. Surveying public opinions. Thanks for your opinions.
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What is flogging?
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A few random photos and the word of of a random stranger who seems bent on riling people up are hardly proof of anything!

My horse decided she didn't want to be in the crossties while the other horses were out in the pasture. In her attempt to escape, she ripped her head out of her halter, tore down the tack racks and cut her lip open. I could post a picture of just her bloody lip and claim "abuse" when in reality, she did it to herself while I was getting her saddle out of the tack room.
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Opps, I didn't read the whole thing(bad, I know. Sorry) and thought you were asking if a horse was abused, if w'd turn the owner is so I aswered yes. But after reading the OP, it's hard to say. They could just be accidents, but it could also be abuse.
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Mbender, flogging means whipping or beating. I think it is a term more commonly used in the UK.
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post #10 of 16 Old 12-29-2010, 12:21 AM
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The three pictures that are apparently of flogged horses are all the same horse.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
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