04-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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I am siding with the owner on this. He is an elderly 86 year old man trying his best to bring his mare home. A mare who is in heat, broke out to go see the neighbor's stallion next door and had no desire to leave. She was tossing her poor elderly owner around and the witnesses had no desire to try to help. The one guy said that he wouldn't even approach the mare. The owner had no one who would come help him in the rain, maybe if it was nice and sunny, and he wasn't about to leave his mare were she was. Even when he then walked her home, she was throwing him around. But he put up with it because the less dangerous idea (not life threatening to his life) of using the truck didn't work. Some lost hair isn't permanent damage, I get tons more hair by brushing a horse. Horses take chunks out of each other more damaging. If this was some man (or woman) in his prime dragging a horse down a long road, I would be very upset. But an elderly 86 year old gentleman trying his best to lead his mare home from the neighbor's who is acting dangerously and no one even offers to help but yell at him and take pictures? Come on, if they were so concerned, they should have helped, not judge. And the picture with the horse on the ground, the truck was stopped and the door open, not carelessly dragging a down horse. I will not come down on an elderly man who loves and cares for his horse, does his best to do right, and does it all with no help or offer for help.