Well, I offered them $500 before and they turned it down. They were originally asking $2500, and have lowered it to $900. He has gained very little, and was way worse off before they moved to a new property with a grass pasture. But the pasture he is on has zero nutrients-it's all dried weeds and crabgrass.
I want to take buy him so badly, as I've done something like this before, but I'm already trying to care for my filly Ginger who's having some sort of weight issue. Until the vet can pinpoint her issue, I really shouldn't take on another horse needing extensive care.
I have contacted Animal Control here, and they won't do anything because it's in the county, and the sheriff's department has very little care towards the situation and would rather not handle it. I have contacted every rescue around here, HSUS, and even a rescue in Texas and they won't do anything. One lady told me that you have to make the biggest fuss you can make for a very loooong time before someone will pay any attention to it.
I've given the guy hay, grain, and even money to help out with expenses. I know I shouldn't because likely he didn't use the money for horse supplies, but at least I tried. He has about eight other horses in the same condition, but this guy is the worse out of them all. It's such a shame.