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post #1 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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How NOT to keep your horse

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!!!!! The Humane Society in that area needs a kick in the butt!

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post #2 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Too right it does. Poor ponies.

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post #3 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 03:03 PM
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It's not the worst situation but not the best.

Mud is not life threatening. The don't look starving.

One is injured which should really be looked at.

I understand that it is really hard to let something you love go.

And where would the horses go? are those people going to take care of them? Not trying to sound snarky, just a question that needs to be asked.

But I do agree that thy needs some vet care and a new pasture.

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This was on the Fugly blog yesterday. AC won't step in because the horses are being fed. The one in the dog kennel is a stallion....like these people should be breeding!!
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post #5 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 05:07 PM
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That's just sad...
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this makes me so mad. If the humane society dosnt consider this neglect then i dont know what is. Honestly, no animal should be forced to live that kind of life. :( i hope they get rescued soon!

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post #7 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 05:13 PM
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Again.. There are worst situations..

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #8 of 47 Old 01-29-2011, 06:18 PM
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It's not the worst situation but not the best.

Mud is not life threatening. The don't look starving.
Perhaps not imminently, no. However, horses that can hardly move cannot really get food and water, can they? Plus, what about the effects of the mud on hooves, skin, etc.....what do you suppose their feet look like under all that mud?

One is injured which should really be looked at. Agreed.

I understand that it is really hard to let something you love go. Perhaps. But as a popular saying goes..."if you love something...let it go..." Most rational people would agree that if this was their animal, it would be better off elsewhere.

And where would the horses go? are those people going to take care of them? Not trying to sound snarky, just a question that needs to be asked. You don't really sound snarky, but if you actually watched, and comprehended, the video, the rescue lady was there and would gladly take them today. Typically rescues take care of animals and find them homes.

But I do agree that thy needs some vet care and a new pasture.
And we all are well aware that there are worse scenarios out there. Fast forward this one a couple weeks or a month, and this will be right up there. Perhaps you think the ASPCA should just wait until then?
Sorry, I am with the others here. Poor ponies. They need out of there, and someone in that county need to get off their arse and pay attention.

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Of course there are worse situations, there will always be worse. Does that mean we bypass a bad situation because "there are worse"?
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If the do-gooders were not afraid to get thier hands dirty they could have went to the owner and asked if they could help improve the horses situation. Fencing could be brought along with straw or sand and an acceptable solution could have been reached. Instead they demonized an owner that is probably trying to do the best he can for his horses and now they have lost all hope of him cooperating. The lady that called him a moron would have better served the horses by finding someone with a tractor to put some drainage material in the pen. Then she could have put on her muck boots and big girl pants and done some work.

People like that only want to vent thier frustrations with other aspects of thier life. They don't really want to help. It's hard work to actually DO something but it's easy to cry in front of the camera and point out someone else's shortcomings. If all the people that I saw gathered there had brought $50 worth of materials and spent two hours improving the conditions of these horses the county wouldn't have to get involved. The horses would also be much better off.
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