I thought so too. I just saw this add on Craigslist, he's owned by a horse trader on my route to school. A couple days ago I stopped by the place (the name escapes me at the moment..) just to look around. I saw this poor boy in a tiny little paddock, walked up to him and he was absolutely lifeless. He eyes had absolutely no spark, his ears weren't perked up, his coat was dull and his ribs/hips showed. He shied away a little when I reached out to pet him. I felt so bad
I thought that maybe they got him that way, and that's why he was alone, getting him better. But now that I see he was healthy and happy at one point when they had him I can't stop thinking about him.They have around 60 other horses, most were very slow unhappy looking, about like him.
The owner has less than 1000 square bales of hay (he told me) for the rest of the year, for all the horses.
I don't know if I should call the animal welfare people (I don't know who that is at this time, I live about 30-40mins from this place) on them, or what. I hate to see all these horses be neglected.
This was mostly a rant as I'm trying to think of solutions, there's no way I can just leave them. I pass by 5 times a week, I'd feel so guilty.