Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Need a little advice
Hi guys! So I need a little advice. We have had a lot of issues with the ranch next door to ours. We have repeatedly called animal control because in the last two years I have only seen them feed the horses one time... the horses are in a fairly large pasture, probably 5 acres but there are at least 15 horses out there. In years past it seamed like there was enough grass to keep them looking okay but this year has been really really dry, so there is no grass left and I often see the horses digging trying to get any food they can and many have been dropping weight... the horses all have long feet and horrible dread locks. Like I said we have called animal control multiple times but they haven't done anything.... So i'm really not sure what to do at this point...
I have talked with others who have ridden at her place and am told she rescued the horses, and when I have feed the horses grass over the fence many seem really skittish. So I'm wondering if this is why some of them have such long feet? So I have been thinking about going over and just talking to her myself and see if maybe I can donate some of my time to work with a few of the horses and get them to the point where they could at least have their feet done... What do you guys think? This doesn't help the food issue but maybe if I can get on her good side I can help her see what she's doing. I am really really worried about how the horses are going to do this year... I have pictures and will try to get them uploaded soon so you can see what i'm talking.