Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Paris, Tennessee
Neglect case so close to home..?
So there's a crazy lady that lives down the road from me. (It's about a mile away, 2 houses between us) and she's had the cops called on her multiple times before by our vet because of the condition of her horses, so now she locks them in the back so nobody can complain. Her idea of decent fencing is electric rope fencing, 3 strands high, that half the time sags to the ground or is broken. She has a few corrals out there among the tons of ridiculous garbage that have blown over shelters in them with metal everywhere. We brushed it off assuming she would fix things after the cops got involved.
Well guess who woke up early today because this lady's horses managed to end up in my yard? Cut, bleeding, kind of mad... They wouldn't let us catch them. What's the icing on the cake? One is a stud. Hooray. We managed to catch the old gelding, and my friend almost had him locked up when the stallion literally attacked her. She ended up dropping the leadrope to get out of the way and save herself. Well then they ran off and 3 hours later we finally found and caught them.
The lady wanted us to use this really soft and flimsy rope halter on him, but after how he attacked my friend I refused to let anyone try to lead him without one of my nylon weaver halters (this brand rocks and has saved my butt so many times) AND a stud chain on him. I was right. He was leading along just fine until we got to doc's house, and his mares just happened to be by the fence. My arm was jerked like crazy and idiot horse had a rearing fit. I had to throw all my weight against him, using the stud chain, to get him back down. After 10 minutes of nonsense, I passed him off go the owner and took the gelding as doc called the mares away from the fence. The whole rest of the way to her house, this stallion was rearing and prancing and being just ornery as hell, while the bleeding gelding was hardly able to walk home. She ended up putting the stud I. With her mares and the gelding in one of the corrals mentioned earlier, with no food or water. Her dogs were skinnier than the horses too and I swear you could count all their ribs.
So folks, use good fencing and train your horses, especially if you have a young stallion. Or else all your neighbors will hate you.
Right now we're trying to decide if we should call the humane society or animal control, or what to do. I might just be overreacting because I'm kind of ticked off about the stallion, but I dunno. Input?
[The pony is a palomino, 14 hands.] He has a heart of gold and star power... A good horse has a sparkle, a 'look-at-me' attitude, and good movement. There's a white of the eye. Some people hate it, but it means there's a bit of fire in there.