From my local Craigslist ads today: (one backyard breeder's solution to his/her unwanted horse herd) -- this is the reality that is repeated thousands of times across the US. At least this owner "selected" his horses' adoptive family. As earlier posts have said, sometimes it's much worse for the horses that are abandoned in the desert, in the hills, or in the dead of winter where there is nothing for them to eat. To person who dumped 12 horses in my hay meadow! (Louisburg KS)
Date: 2012-03-23, 10:47PM CDT
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?
Dear whoever this may concern,
I appreciate you dumping your horses on my brome pasture... Atleast they are eating! I also am a horse person but have never dumped off my unwanted horses into an opened gate pasture and apparently peel out going 90 (from what neighbor said) late last night. I appreciate the fact that most look due to have foals and 2 have foals on them. Please next time be kind enough to knock on the door and say "hey I dumped my horses off if you need anything don't call". I really didnt need these horses but apparently somewhere in your mind my pasture looked the best! Glad it looked good to you. Thanks for leaving rutts entering the gate, apparently you don't remember it raining yesterday and the days before that, the gate 1/2 mile up has gravel please us that next time. As for the horses I will take care of them but please next time leave halters on them some were very hard to catch and others just so sweet and act like big dogs. Wasn't expecting the 17 hand leopard appaloosa stallion to be a dog either with the fact he almost killed me when I tried to catch him, but know he calmed down when he realized I was putting him in a stall with hay and grain. He's actually very sweet! If he or any others have papered please stop by and just hand me the papers on these horses and I will take care of them for you. Also the 15.2 dunskin quarter type mare had a nice grulla filly and the bay framed overo mares foal ( black framed overo) cut his leg pretty bad when you dumped them looks to be deep, just thought you might wanna know, he is being medicated and should heal fine.
Please if you would like to see your horses don't mind coming by as I will have probably found them all nice homes by then. You have taught me the lesson of locking my gates, never thought someone would be so nice to give me more horses...
Thanks and Happy trails, well I seem to have your horses so I don't know how you would have such happy trails so just THANKS!