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    04-23-2012, 12:22 PM
  #11
Weanling
I read this earlier.

...some people's kids....
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    04-23-2012, 12:30 PM
  #12
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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.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:30 PM
  #13
Yearling
Let's just let the rest of the world dictate how we raise our families, ride/train /handle horses, dogs, cats, birds. Does it matter?
This is a perfect example. This forum is public domain so I know what I put up is open to public opinion. If I don't want criticism then I don't post it. This guy didn't have a single bit of choice. Because someone decided he was wrong. Condemned without trial, except of course, public opinion.

Does anyone remember when you could smack your childs leg in church? I know mine got whacked a few times. Do it now and you'll be a freaking monster to your kids, just like that fella will be labeled as a monster to his horse.

Sorry people. But IMHO we all would get along much better in this world if we minded our own business more.Stating someones animals should be taken, well it shouldn't be done lightly. I know in my own home, my animals run a close second to my child in quality of care, discipline, and affection. You can mess with me, but NEVER mess with my child or my animals.

( DH is open to debate however. LOL)
     
    04-23-2012, 12:32 PM
  #14
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It was an 86 year old man and it sounds like the horse was being a butt. I believe she is shown in her well kept stall in the news report. Did he do something stupid? Yes. Does it appear to be abuse to me? No. Why didn't the neighbors offer to help the guy? If they thought it was a bad idea, I don't see why they didn't offer to help him get it home.

I have driven down the road to get my escape artists before and I have led them down the road from my pick up truck. Granted I was holding the leadrope as I drove, so had they acted up they'd have pulled free of me.

I'm not condoning what he did, but I dont' think he was meaning to be abusive.
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    04-23-2012, 12:35 PM
  #15
Yearling
Edited. It wasn't worth the laugh.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:43 PM
  #16
Weanling
I think the gentleman made a mistake...

I think the OUTRAGE is that there seem to have been other folks standing around WATCHING the elderly gentleman struggle with the horse - and instead of coming to his aid - they went to grab their camera instead.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:49 PM
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Nope can't condemn the elderly gentlemen for trying to do right with the least amount of harm to both him and horse. I condemn the idiots who didn't help... what ever happened to helping out neighbors and elderly strangers...

If I see someone struggling with a bag of groceries you can bet your bottom I will go offer help whether it be rude or not. I woudl do the same for someone with animal issues. Never would I take pictures.

I also find this article very one sided... if this gentlemen did try to continue leading this mare I bet he would of ended up in the hospital and this pretty mare would then probably be pts for being aggressive....

Poor old man will be bashed for no good reason other than trying to do right.. so sad
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    04-23-2012, 12:49 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Daisy25    
I think the OUTRAGE is that there seem to have been other folks standing around WATCHING the elderly gentleman struggle with the horse - and instead of coming to his aid - they went to grab their camera instead.
And these same people will tell the world HE is the monster....
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    04-23-2012, 01:18 PM
  #19
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Uppity do-gooders with cameras. More often than not they wouldn't have helped the man if the mare trampled him into the ground. Just sat there taking pictres thinking of all he publicity HER photos were going to get. Goodness, I hate the stand back and watch types and the do-nothing-do-gooders. What happened to helping the elderly? Nope, I'm just going to watch him struggle. It's not MY horse. Why should I care? Oh, I don't but the pictures are nice. Let's call the papers so I can finally have a story ti tell my useless friends.

Bah, worthless people. I couldn't care less about the horse in the story. I hope that man is okay. I hope he didn't strain himself too much on the trip back. I hope thare didn't hurt him at all. I hope he is standing up for himself. Help the elderly!

I side with the older gentleman on this issue. Note that the mare lead better after? LOL!
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