I went to the rescue today to drop off some donations, and asked them about those horses they took in in Sept. It was published on our local forum: they were in such bad shape the rescue never seen before (in fact they did 24/7 monitoring of those horses in stalls for couple months).
So they showed me the one of them. OMG! I've seen starved horses, but that was something I can't even describe. Poor horse is in sling to support the weight (because he fell and couldn't get up, kicking himself in attempts to get up), I believe with IV, etc. Skinny is not a right word. And the rescue volunteer said he's looking MUCH better. I can only imagine how he looked when he just came in. It's a miracle he was still alive (and the horse is just 7!).
What drives me crazy though is the WV person who starved them got just a slap on hand (I believe just $1000 fine).
Here is the story (and I'm sure they'll appreciate donations too ): DAYS END FARM HORSE RESCUE - DEFHR - LISBON, MARYLAND