Hello - I'm quite concerned about two horses that are being kept near my mum's. Trouble is, I am not sure if I am being over-protective or 'trouble-making', so just wanted to see what other's would do in this situation.
There are two horses, one indescribable pony and one part thoroughbred. I have reason to be concerned due to the hollowing:
> They both live out all the time
> Until last week, neither had a rug on (the horse now has one, but this was after about 3 weeks of -7 temperatures)
> The rug isn't done up correctly
> There is little grazing and no sign of supplementary hay
> The horse appears lame, and there are small cracks up the centre of his front hooves
> The horse has little condition on him
> There is no bedding in the one box/shelter
> The pony's head collar is on continuously and MUCH too tightly
> The horse will stand in the same place (between 7am and 7pm - when I walk the dog)
I believe someone has contacted the RSPCA already, however, apart from a chat (hence the rug) little has been done. I wouldn't go as far as to call it cruelty, but certianly verging on neglect. I am tempted to contact the World Horse Welfare.
Do you think I am taking it too far?