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        06-23-2012, 07:35 PM
    Ok, I am going to give you my best advice and personal opinion.

    Most importantly to start with.
    Call a rescue organisation, explain the situation, say you need them picked up urgently.
    You need to contact the owner, find out their dietary needs (what they need to eat and in what amount), find out their medical history, when they were wormed etc. Everything he can tell you.
    If he can't give you any definite dietary guidelines, I would advise you feed them haylage only (or hay if haylage is unavailable) and make sure they have plenty of clean fresh water. Horses can be killed by inappropriate feeding but I'm sure they all need plenty of hay or haylage.

    Honestly, I wouldn't call a vet, vets can be extremely expensive, if a rescue organisation can come and get them, advise them that the horses may need veterinary attention and they will provide that for them. You are not an experienced horse owner.

    I would strongly advise that you do not take on these horses, instead ask the owner to hire a trained, professional groom (stablehand) to come and take care of the horses untill they can be rescued or sold/rehomed to an experienced owner.

    I know it maybe sounds great, it's lovely to have a horse but you appear to be nowhere near experienced enough to take care of these horses. Make sure you do what is best for these horses, they need professional veterinary care and experienced ownership.
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        06-23-2012, 07:43 PM
    I think you made a wise decision on making a call to the rescue. You are young and one horse let alone three would be way way to much for you to handle right now. Especially since they obviously seem to be in poor health. However, do not call the vet to put that one horse down. You may end up with a large bill you wouldn't be able to pay or the vet may just refuse for the fact that you are young and these are not legally your horses. Just call a rescue (or maybe animal control) and let them handle it from there. The authorities need to step in on this one instead of you making these decisions. You have a big heart but some situations like this one are better to be left up to those that are more experienced.
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        06-23-2012, 08:12 PM
    Do we have a troll here?
    This can't be reality can it?
    I never knew a 15 year old to act 8.
    I hope it is a troll for crying out loud.
    Otherwise, somebody needs to figure out where all this is and call somebody from the department of agriculture or a humane group.
        06-23-2012, 08:17 PM
    Originally Posted by Hazels    
    And it's too late for the emaciated one. He isn't dead, and he's eating just fine, but he's seriously disfigured, in terrible shape, is extremely old, (I found out he's THIRTY two, not twenty) and is ready to die. Doesn't mean like there's much we can do. He's eating just fine. But it's his time to go. :c

    Yeah, that's what I was planning on. C:
    I have a horse that is 42 and aside from being thin because he has no teeth and has trouble eating anything that isn't soup he's in great shape. He still runs around the pasture like a 4 year old and bosses his 20 year old pasture mate around.
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        06-23-2012, 08:31 PM
    Green Broke
    Seriously? With that, I think I am done - engaging little girls playing "Fantasy Island, Horse Edition" is not my idea of "fun"
        06-23-2012, 08:34 PM
    I am getting the feeling that Celeste is right. We have ourselves a troll that needs to be branded.
        06-23-2012, 08:37 PM
    Green Broke
    I was saying troll at the first post...
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        06-23-2012, 08:51 PM
    I reported her.
        06-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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        06-24-2012, 02:13 AM
    The original poster of this thread wanted to apologize for being a bit sarcastic, and to start afresh.
    Publicly Apologizing. (Hazels)
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