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post #31 of 36 Old 06-01-2012, 02:55 PM
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As mls said the first thing that came to my mind was PMU mares.. Hmm. Well hopefully this situation won't happen again..
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post #32 of 36 Old 06-01-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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I hear you and I believe I get your perspective on this, 13 acres...(?)

IMO, good for you for being proactive and offering a potential "exit strategy" for the foals, should this "situation" -hopefully not-happen again. (In the sense that even if you can't take'em, @ least perhaps you can help these people find appropriate and loving homes for the foals...maybe through someone on HF?
That was my view on it. Maybe I could help find them homes and certainly would know what kind of care and training they'd need to find good homes.

I really hope they went to a good, honest home. This won't leve my mind for a while.

Sometimes I think I'm just TOO soft hearted for horses. Haha. I'd save them all if I could.
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post #33 of 36 Old 06-02-2012, 08:25 AM
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That was my view on it. Maybe I could help find them homes and certainly would know what kind of care and training they'd need to find good homes.

I really hope they went to a good, honest home. This won't leve my mind for a while.

Sometimes I think I'm just TOO soft hearted for horses. Haha. I'd save them all if I could.
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^ just taking with husband about same, but in regard to rescue horses of various ages/circumstances.

We love all animals deeply, and are quite realistic about the life if an animal..we both agree that if being PTS is necessary, due to immense suffering or ridiculous lengths to travel to make the animal "well" again, we would find it more humane to end their pain right then and there...

However, horses being working creatures (just as humans SHOULD BE-another topic for another thread!) in addition to being beloved family members and pets..., a horse DESERVES a "retirement" period, during which to truly ENJOY his or her Golden Years-free from work/responsibility, just filled with fun and interesting "horsey stuff"...playing with herd-mates, ambling trail rides to stimulate their minds, lots and lots of grooming, being loved on, and healthy, non-fattening treats! Etc...)

If the horse is not ill beyond "reasonable" treatment modalities, and has a will/desire to live once in "old-age"; the animal should, in OUR opinion, be given "free-time" in life, at the end if it must be, just to be a HORSE!

I know this sounds way off topic, but I guess it came from the comment you made about having a big heart, doing the right thing by these babies which led to me thinking about the talk hubs & I shared about the elder horses, and the reasons for such, specific to horses.

Having a big heart sure can HURT SOMETIMES, but personally, I'd take that pain ANY DAY over the grossness of having a small one, you know, Thirteen?

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post #34 of 36 Old 06-02-2012, 08:39 AM
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I feel sorry for the mares too. They were bred, gave birth, enjoyed their babies for a short time then were ripped from them & sent on a one way trip to hell.
But no one speaks for them.
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post #35 of 36 Old 06-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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I feel sorry for the mares too. They were bred, gave birth, enjoyed their babies for a short time then were ripped from them & sent on a one way trip to hell.
But no one speaks for them.
I couldn't agree with you more, Natisha. You make an excellent point...the fear and sadness those mares carried until their untimely and likely horrific end is unimaginable. Human beings can be immensely cruel and lacking in all empathy. There aren't words for "people" like that...one can only hope SOMETHING will occur to wake them up from their pathetic ways, but I don't think it's likely.

Thank you for your comment. It needed to be said, and now has been heard and hopefully considered, by all. Sadly, those of us on HF already "get" this. Too bad it isn't able to be heard by those who REALLY HAVE NO HEARTS, (and their minds are highly in question) as well.

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post #36 of 36 Old 06-02-2012, 09:45 AM
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Mares that had recently given birth would likely weigh more than an unbred mare, thus be more valuable for slaughter.

I sincerely hope people haven't stooped so low as to breed mares just to put weight on them for slaughter :\
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