Yes, it would seem since KY is supposed to be Horse Country due to the thoroughbred industry that there would be statutes on the books that would protect animals such as mine but there are none!!! I live in a rural portion of KY that is just now beginning to change its education status. We still have many, many backward uneducated people that think this type of thing is normal. In fact, a deputy sheriff called out to take pictures of the damages refused stating that this was "just nature" and I should just play nice with my neighbors. I have treated their animals out of my own pocket and time for 15 years because they don't believe in calling a vet for an animal. It is, afterall, just an animal is their belief! These same neighbors have had dead foals year after year after year because of not taking care of their mares and leaving the stud in with the mares. When I mentioned this to them I was told that this is how horses did it for centuries before man got involved! The stud has b been taken from the farm but that will not solve the problem. I was hoping I could find someone with a similar problem that I could get some type of legal case basis to go on. I have an appointment with an equestrian attorney this week but my damages may not be enough for them to fool with since it is not in the millions like the thoroughbreds of Lexington would be. I have been told by other horse owners I will most likely have to do the research and ground work myself if I want to get anything done. Thanks for all your responses and support. By the way, the horses wounds are healing nicely. We have one surgery on Tuesday that should be minor. It is their spirit that I am worried the most about. There has been a major change in the attitude and temperaments of 3 mares. Thanks again everyone!