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        10-18-2013, 02:15 AM
    Originally Posted by Wild Heart    
    Poor thing!
    I would definitely try to find out who owns the land and ask if they recently acquired a horse. If not, it would be time to get the authorities involved. Keep us updated, she is a cutie pie!
    Im going to try my best to find out! I will defiantly keep you guys updated!
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        10-18-2013, 02:18 AM
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    poor dear! She looks so sweet and kind! Definitely get her some water, looks like she has grass to eat, which is good but a flake or two of hay couldn't hurt if you can spare it.
    Im going to take some water down tomorrow. Yeah she's got grass the field she's in isnt in bad shape. But I wonder about her teeth. I didnt think about it at the time but she did have trouble with the carrots but I just figured maybe she never eatin on before. Maybe that's why with all that grass she isnt gaining any weight.
        10-18-2013, 02:21 AM
    Originally Posted by JCnGrace    
    Hope she gets some good care soon. Haven't the barn owners seen her out there?

    I know here in Indiana and down in Kentucky they've had some problems with people turning their horses loose because they couldn't afford them anymore. Sad situation all the way around.
    Yes the lady has seen her down there. I was out there riding when she saw her and we talked I just told her I started seeing the little horse down there by the fence. She didn't really act like she knew what to do. *sigh* I love my BOs but some times they just arent the smartest.
        10-18-2013, 02:23 AM
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Record her drinking on your phone or camera if you can. And put the water on your side of the fence. Can you put up wire to stop her getting out onto the road, while you confirm that she's been abandoned? I'd bet good money she's been dumped as she is lame and never ridable.
    Oh good idea so police can see just how thirsty she is if need be. And no I would have to go way up on the other sides of the fields and I don't have any wire or help.
        10-18-2013, 02:28 AM
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    I wouldn't waste time trying to figure out who the owners of the property are. Ask any neighbors you know if they know anything about the horse, and assuming they don't, contact the police. Tell them that this horse just recently showed up, you have reason to believe it's been abandoned there, and that it's in very bad shape. They can easily look up the property's owner and ask them about the horse. Call every day about it until they do.
    Im defiantly hoping I can ask some neighbors tomorrow or Saturday. And If I don't get any answers Im calling the cops. See what they say to do.
        10-18-2013, 06:21 AM
    My guess is that she's been dumped there, knowing there's neighbouring horses and somebody will take care of her. I'd call the animal welfare now - if it was mine, and I was taking the proper care of it, I wouldn't be offednded if someone was concerned and rported it as i'd be able to prove I was following vets edvice etc - and if the owners surface and can't prove they are working to get her well, thn at least you've saved her from anymore suffering xx
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        10-18-2013, 04:44 PM
    Go to the authorities!!
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        10-19-2013, 06:00 AM
    I'm another one for notifying the authorities
        10-28-2013, 11:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Any updates, OP?
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        10-28-2013, 11:09 PM
    Subbing, interesting situation.

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