badly thin horses, Im at a loss here!
Ok, I have a friend that has Danahe (arab Mare), Peachy (arab Mare), Bandit (paint stallion), Skipper (1/2 arab stallion, bandit/peachy son), Boot (1/2 arab 1/2 mustang stallion), Blu (paint mare), Jessie (1/2 arab mare, bandit/peachy daughter) Rosie (QH mare), Kiddo (qh/paint mare), Ziggy (1/2 arab filly, bandit/danahe daughter)and I think a couple more plus one being delivered next week. The stallions have been loose with all the mares even coming 2 year olds that have already cycled. All or most of the girls are bred, Ziggy was born this week very thin already and her dam Danahe looks way wormy.... All of these horses are bone, She has "lost" 2 within 1 week, she shot 1 supposedly not knowing she was pregnant then attempted a csection but the filly died shortly after, the other a grey 2 year old that had been missing for a full week before she went looking for her and now claims a cougar got her. I have called the sheriff and they have been told the next time they are without hay the horses will be taken away but she just keeps getting more! There are over 10 horses out there on 66 acres but there is no grass left and they dont feed them. What else can be done?? I have even tried to buy some of the worst ones but she wont sell them for anything. Peachy (nearly dead when I saw her last) had a HUGE infected wound to her back where a person would sit when riding bareback and she STILL rode this mare bareback and saddled! Im at a loss here.... Maybe just need to vent... Im not sure anymore im just SICK of seeing this! She is a hoarder when it comes to horses, dogs and cats. She has also confessed to me of killing her mothers dogs off with posion when a cat runs off and 1 of the dogs, a little pomeranian, she literally bled her out still alive and before she died broke her legs and spine, I have seen the mangled skeleton of this poor little dog....... It is sickening.... Any advice???
"A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan." ~Pam Brown