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    02-09-2013, 10:29 PM
  #111
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Originally Posted by AlexS    
A lot of us would like for you to have concern for your own horse.

An unknown horse going to slaughter is worrisome. But your own horse, that you could provide for - is far more so. Please put your efforts into the living animal right in front of you.
They are not talking about their own horses, they are talking about all the standardbred race horses about to be out of work and will probably end up going to slaughter.
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    02-09-2013, 10:35 PM
  #112
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Originally Posted by FaydesMom    
They are not talking about their own horses, they are talking about all the standardbred race horses about to be out of work and will probably end up going to slaughter.

I totally get that, but her horse is in dire need, and she won't call a vet, while caring about other horses she doesn't even know.
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    02-09-2013, 10:35 PM
  #113
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Much of the country is too far from a border crossing into either Canada or Mexico that the markets have closed and there is no place for horse owners to take them. The long trip costs too much so there are no kill buyers there.

This is particularly so in the SE States. We have had several Alabama, Carolina and Florida loads of horses brought to our local sale because they were broke and absolutely no one would take them -- even for free in the SE states. They were hauled here instead of being turned loose in State Parks. Two of my trail string horses came from Alabama and S. Carolina. Traders brought them here. The local sale barn owner warned them not to bring unbroke or thin horses. They wanted to bring loads of killer horses and the local sale owners asked them not to because he could not guarantee that all of them could be sold and hauled to Mexico.

There have been many horses in that part of the country that have just been abandoned. We know some people in N. Carolina that bought a couple of horses from us a couple of years ago. I was talking to her one evening and she told me that they had just put a hinged pipe with a lock across their cattle guard. The had just shot 6 horses that had been dumped in their pasture. This was the second time that had happened. They came out in the morning (they live back a pretty good distance from the road) and had found the horses in their cattle pasture. Someone had pulled in with a truck and trailer, opened the back door and turned out the very thin horses. Not only that, part of them had snotty noses and one had a huge old cut. They just put out some feed for them to eat and shot them. Then they put a pipe they can lock across their cattle guard and plan to put in a buzzer and speaker.

We do not see the abandoned horses here that are seen in other parts of the country. We are close enough to Mexico that most horses can be sold at the local sale and will ship to the border. The sale personnel will not accept thin horses with a body score of 1 or 2, weak horses, blind horses or horses that are badly crippled. They turn them away at the chute.

There are a lot of half starved horses close around here. It is not unusual to see 5 or 10 horses in a pasture with a body score of 2 - 3. The rescue in Tulsa is not accepting any more horses because they are full.

The previous Sheriff used to call me to go out with them to look at horses that had been turned in to their office. I quit going out with them when a Vet was going to open an office here in the county and I had a good way to get out of it. I got tired of going out and looking at emaciated horses. People would tell them that they were feeding them and they were just old. Some of these horses were under 10years old. They were just starved. My husband did not want me doing it any more because people had threatened me thinking I had turned them in. I had gotten to the point I was being called out so many times I told the Sheriff I just could not do it any more. It was not my job. I still get calls from the Sheriff's Office once in a while to ask if I know someone that has been turned in. They will not seize horses any more because they have no money to feed them and the rescues are all full. They just tell people to take them to the sale or make sure they have round bales when they come back and check them. The people usually are broke and just take them to the sale to avoid a citation. Of course, they just get shipped to Mexico.

But then, some people live in a fantasy land where this does not exist.
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    02-09-2013, 10:43 PM
  #114
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Originally Posted by AlexS    
A lot of us would like for you to have concern for your own horse.

An unknown horse going to slaughter is worrisome. But your own horse, that you could provide for - is far more so. Please put your efforts into the living animal right in front of you.
Just FYI.. I am, as I keep telling everyone. I have a HUGE story that's been going on for the past 3-4 years now, if I could tell everyone I would because it would help clear everything up and maybe make people understand better! But as it is, I can't because it's personal. And because of that fact, nobody should be calling ME the bad person. If you want a bad person then you should look at those who .... nevermind.
Just.. "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."
I don't even know why I'm letting people on this forum get to me so much... I got people here where I live who know everything my family and I are going through and understand me COMPLETELY... I WISH I could see my horse every day instead of maybe once a month..
     
    02-09-2013, 10:48 PM
  #115
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Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven    
Just FYI.. I am, as I keep telling everyone. I have a HUGE story that's been going on for the past 3-4 years now, if I could tell everyone I would because it would help clear everything up and maybe make people understand better! But as it is, I can't because it's personal. And because of that fact, nobody should be calling ME the bad person. If you want a bad person then you should look at those who .... nevermind.
Just.. "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."
I don't even know why I'm letting people on this forum get to me so much... I got people here where I live who know everything my family and I are going through and understand me COMPLETELY... I WISH I could see my horse every day instead of maybe once a month..

I am glad that you feel that you are doing well despite your circumstances, that's a great thing. I am a foster parent, I wish that for all my kids.

But then you ask us to understand something that you won't explain. That's impossible.

Then there's been something ongoing for the past few years, well heck, how does that affect the horse TODAY?

It's all excuses, your horse needs a vet, you are refusing to get one. I'm not a vet, but from what you described, I think your horse might have broken a bone.

I can't imagine a situation where my foster kids wouldn't see a hospital for a broken bone because they had personal issues going on a few years now - how is that relevant?

It's neglect and abuse. And it's not acceptable.
     

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