Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
I can see where people may be concerned, but if the horse, young or not, is healthy and with a "herd" or mom...isn't that it's natural condition? I'm not saying no vet care and if it gets sick and dies, oh well...don't get me wrong.
I've been on the other side of this. I've had (dip#$%^s) call the Animal Enforcement Agents to my property claiming my dogs had no food or shelter. My yard is surrounded by trees. My dogs have a patio. My dogs have a water and food dish, plenty of shade, and most importantly....aren't outdoor dogs. Ooops. I guess the "concerned party" did not bother to mention to Animal Control that my dogs are generally left outside no more than an hour at a time. Or that my dogs are, you know, generally well cared for, hydrated, and possibly somewhat fat.
But still, it was an intrusion to have some nosy person call Animal Enforcement on my HEALTHY ANIMALS. I am not sure that the OP is able to gauge whether or not the young horse is healthy? For example, everywhere you read it says that a young horse should appear "ribby" as it's growing and it is dangerous to let it get too fat. Well, if we're talking cats, puppies or any other animal the OP may be familiar with, that may be a sign of sickness or starvation!
I would say keep an eye on the situation, but if the animal appears healthy and happy....well...as Kevinhorses (sp?) said...mind your own business.
IF HOWEVER they are in violation of statutes, or the animals take a downward turn, by all means, call someone who can intervene. I am certainly no horse god...but I'm a hundred percent certain I'd be sure that there was some neglect going on before I barged into a situation I knew nothing about.
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