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post #31 of 47 Old 01-30-2011, 10:28 PM
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Good for the horses! They are now in a better pasture and hopefully some vet care for that leg :)

But still....... it wasn't exactly "life threatening". Just saying.

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post #32 of 47 Old 01-30-2011, 10:51 PM
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I really can't believe some people don't see much wrong with that situation. Would you like to be walking in mudd up to your knees and have no way to get out of it. I don't think so.
When you decide to own animals you are taking on a life that relies totally on you to feed it, and provide it with water and shelter. NOT a small pen filled with manure and mudd

Next time you decide somethings not that bad, think about if you would want to live in those conditions and how you would feel if your horses had to live in like that...
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post #33 of 47 Old 01-31-2011, 10:42 AM
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Good for the horses! They are now in a better pasture and hopefully some vet care for that leg :)

But still....... it wasn't exactly "life threatening". Just saying.
The second report indicated that some of the 10 horses may have to be euthanized, and the video clip showed one that was nearly three-legged lame. I'd say that qualifies as life-threatening...

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post #34 of 47 Old 01-31-2011, 10:44 AM
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Not arguing this. The horses are now saved and in a better home.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #35 of 47 Old 02-02-2011, 11:22 PM
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Good for the horses! They are now in a better pasture and hopefully some vet care for that leg :)

But still....... it wasn't exactly "life threatening". Just saying.
I disagree with this. As someone who has to deal with intense mud every single spring, thrush is a constant threat, as well as scratches and heaven forbid anyone gets injured because keeping it clean is next to impossible.

That amount of mud for any amount of time can be EXTREMELY lethal - regardless of it's a severe skin fungus, a badly infected wound or even colic from eating off that all the time.

I would argue that these conditions are almost as bad as it gets. A horse is not a pig, they are not designed to be wallowing in filth and feces without severe consequences.

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post #36 of 47 Old 02-02-2011, 11:28 PM
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As a note, I am totally unable to locate the second video - the link only shows one video and none of the related videos seem to have anything to do with it?

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post #37 of 47 Old 02-03-2011, 07:40 AM
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If you wait for a minute after the other video is done playing the second will play automatically, At least it did for me
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post #38 of 47 Old 02-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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I don't think it's just mud they're wallowing in. How often do you think the guy picks the manure out of his paddocks?
I am guessing if you took a survey of the horse owners on this BB you would find that a good percentage of them never pick their paddocks.



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Glad the horses have found dryer ground.
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post #39 of 47 Old 02-03-2011, 08:06 AM
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I have never picked a paddock IN MY LIFE! Also I think the comment about some of the horses needing to be put down is probably fiction. If there was a horse in bad enough condition that it needed to be put down they would have shown close ups of every wound and blemish over and over. I don't trust television news to report only the facts particularlly when the whole point of the story is to stir up emotions.

I'm glad the horses are in a better place but it's too bad that someone couldn't have been a little more proactive and helped the owner improve the conditions before they deteriorated to that point.

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Kevin you are not the only one. I would guess there are more people who do not pick their paddocks than do pick their paddocks.

I pick mine because they are right near my house and I have a horse who manures all in one spot so you end up with a huge pile of manure if it is not picked regularly.

I do not see not picking paddocks as a sign of a bad owner.
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