Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
You weren't there at the time, so how do you know one hundred percent that he starved his previous horses to death? Because THAT statement doesn't add up with everything else you've said.
It's natural for some horses to lose weight in the winter- it happens- one of my mares got in such a funk that she refused to eat what was put in front of her (sugary horse junk included) that she looked like bag of bones, the vet said there was nothing he could do- but keep offering her good food. The spring came and she's put all her weight back on and now needs to go on a diet.
The point is, 100 lbs isn't that much in the grand scheme of things and while it isn't IDEAL for a horse to lose that much weight through the seasons it certainly doesn't imply that he's starving his horses to death (ESPECIALLY if their weight is okay the rest of the year). It sounds, without both sides of the story, like barn gossip getting a little out of control.