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        08-18-2012, 07:27 PM
      #51
    Weanling
    I wish I had a few hundred acers I would never turn away a horse and I would never turn away a child that could not afford one but would love to have one. My dream had always been to have a ranch for children and adults to come and experience the joy of a horse. If I ever won the power ball that is how my money would be spent.
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        08-19-2012, 07:46 AM
      #52
    Green Broke
    If everyone had the capacity and thought like you the world would be a much better place :)
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        08-19-2012, 02:32 PM
      #53
    Weanling
    When we are traveling the country side and I see all the acerage for sale I day dream about where I would put everything, and how I would set up trails and camping ares, picknic areas No cars allowed no bicycles either all horse ridden or driven. I kind have done this with my farmvill on facebook. All kinds of great things to do with horses.
         
        08-19-2012, 06:54 PM
      #54
    Foal
    Great improvement in the little grey stud! He's cute as a button! :)

    It's sad to say there's people like that in the world. Their hearts are often in the right place, and are unable to see the negative that goes along with their decisions.
         
        09-18-2012, 02:17 PM
      #55
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Why does 'your old guy' look like that? And he likely will not be around for much longer, if you don't feed him he will slowly starve to death!

    My first horse(s) were a mare (11 at the time and fat and happy) and an ollllldddd gelding that looking like that horse in the picture. We got two for one because we had to take the gelding with the mare in order to purchase the mare.. the story behind his skinnyness is that he had starved himself when she had been previously sold away from him- hence they HAD to stay together.

    Due to his age we had a hell of a time keeping weight on the old boy, and we did what we could to make him gain/keep weight (teethfloating,worming, 24/7 hay (wich didnt help the fat mare lol) senior feed, and calorie additives)...he was not a cheap horse to keep around.. and we had alot of people who called animal control on us over his appearance. We finally put him down when he started to LOSE weight despite our efforts with him.

    Get off your self righteous horse and don't be so darn quick to judge! NOT ALL OLD HORSES CAN KEEP WEIGHT!
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        09-18-2012, 03:20 PM
      #56
    Trained
    The horse in the pictures that started this thread was a young horse. He was dying of starvation due to neglect. There is no excuse for this kind of neglect and nobody feels sorry for the people involved. They should not own horses.

    However, you are correct in that it is often very difficult to keep weight on very old horses with no teeth. Not all skinny horses are neglect cases. When they get so that they are in bad shape regardless of being fed high quality senior feed, there is eventually a time that putting them down is the only humane thing to do.
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        09-18-2012, 03:29 PM
      #57
    Weanling
    Totally agree with you there celeste.... If you can't afford to feed a horse properly and provide at the very least BASIC care/vet care, you really do not have any business owning a horse.. Just having had experience with an old starved looking horse (and the judgement that goes with it), this post hit a nerve with me.
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        09-18-2012, 06:00 PM
      #58
    Trained
    I am currently the proud owner of a 30+ year old pony gelding that my kids enjoyed many years ago. It is quite a challenge to keep weight on him. He looks good right now. At one point, he lost a lot of weight and I thought I was going to have to put him down. He is doing better with a locally made senior feed in very large quantities. He earned his retirement by taking care of my kids.
         
        09-19-2012, 01:14 PM
      #59
    Weanling
    My first horse looked like he was under weight when I bought him but he wasn't he had a hay belly which pulled down his on his back and his ribs showed through. After a few months of excessive and ridding him he lost the hay belly, put on muscles and no longer looked like he was starving.
         
        09-19-2012, 01:16 PM
      #60
    Weanling
    I meant exercise
         

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