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    02-17-2013, 12:17 PM
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Weanling
BIG horse in a TINY back GARDEN!!? what to do..

Ok, so I was just walking round the estate(we warm up by walking round a street) and I was looking into peoples gardens for dogs that might want to eat us and I saw what looked like a 14.2hh maybe 14.3hh black horse in a TINY back garden. I went back this way the next day to see what its stable and everything was like. It has a small shelter made off what looked like a few planks of wood which were ROTTING!! Then like a metre away was a 'stable' which was just a replica of the shelter but with a door in the same condition. The poor horse had no where to run around!!! I've seen it ever since I've noticed it now. When we walk past on my horse, if its loose in the garden, it walks up to the gate with its ears forward. The horse actually seems like its been groomed. I haven't been close up enough to see how skinny it is as I can usually just see its head. The headcollar looks really tatty too. And the most ANNOYING part of it is, the houses backgarden is seperated from one of my livery yards fields by a fence. We don't really use that field at the moment though I'm not sure why :S but anyway, why can't they come to our livery yard instead!? It doesn't even have any company or anything:( what should I do?
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    02-17-2013, 12:22 PM
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Yearling
Nothing, its not your horse and its not your property.

As long as the horse does have shelter and appears to be in good weight and well cared for, there isn't really an issue.

I know someone who has their horse on their property. Its basically just a lot for a house and a yard surrounded the house. She put fences up all around the yard and stuck her horse in there. The horse can move around the small yard but it has no real room. I don't agree with it, but its not my horse and it appears to be taken care of.
     
    02-17-2013, 12:34 PM
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Yearling
All you can do is ease your mind.
You don't know the owners, or their lifestyle - they could be trailering, or just riding their horse out and about for several hours every day for all you know. They just aren't out at the time you see the horse. There are horses that never set foot in a pasture - they are 100% stalled. BUT they are ridden very frequently. I really disagree with this, but it's not abuse, there are happy horses that live this way. Different strokes ...
     
    02-17-2013, 01:02 PM
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Green Broke
Just so know, a lot of horses here are kept in the same condition. Long Island New York has little room. Many places I've been to have small 30x30 or smaller paddocks. That's considered pretty normal here. Some places will have a larger area for a little "turn out", but its basically all small compaired to most places.

If the horse isn't starving he's fine. Also, he is lucky to have a shelter! Not every horse can say they do. Boarding barns are expensive, keeping a horse at home cuts the cost down by A LOT!
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    02-17-2013, 01:35 PM
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Weanling
I've asked someone at the yard if they've seen her and they've said they have and she has a little field at the back of the house where she's turned out sometimes.
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    02-17-2013, 01:51 PM
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Green Broke
For all you know the horse could be injured and being kept in a small area on rest.

A groomed, well-fed horse is not a concern!

If you feel so sorry for it, YOU go over and offer to pay to have it boarded!! Oh and while you're at it, my horse thinks his stall is too small, he'd like to have one of the giant 20x20 stalls, so can you send a check to pay for that too?
     
    02-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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Weanling
Look, I'm not wanting someone to have a go at me, I'm 13. I just wanted to know if there was anything I could do to help her be a bit happier. I didn't realise people could be so rude.
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    02-17-2013, 02:08 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
For all you know the horse could be injured and being kept in a small area on rest.

A groomed, well-fed horse is not a concern!

If you feel so sorry for it, YOU go over and offer to pay to have it boarded!! Oh and while you're at it, my horse thinks his stall is too small, he'd like to have one of the giant 20x20 stalls, so can you send a check to pay for that too?
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    02-17-2013, 02:14 PM
  #9
Showing
Honestly Domm, you're sticking your nose where it's not needed or wanted. The horse has shelter, and is obviously being cared for properly. Just because the shelter, turnout and halter aren't to your specifications, doesn't mean the animal is being neglected or abused.

If the legal entities in your area don't have an issue with how the animal is being kept, then you as a child with no ties to the people who own the horse need to mind your own business.
     
    02-17-2013, 02:17 PM
  #10
Weanling
That's not helpful. If you had said that nicely I would have listened to you. You are as needed and wanted on this thread as you say I am with the horse in the garden. So go away please.
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