Originally Posted by Spirithorse
You can see it in their eyes.....ever seen a horse that just looks broken? I have, and it's so sad. There is no light, no spirit, no dignity. And when people do horrible things to horses, like some show people do for the sake of winning, don't you think the horse knows it's being done TO him? There is no dignity in that. And I'm not suggesting horses think like people. You know me better than that! Lol. Horses are more perceptive than people sometimes think.
Whenever I go to the local auction and look into horses eyes I can see most of them KNOW why they are there. And most of them look very sad. I don't think horses think like people, but I do think horses have similar feelings and they can think in own way (as well as cats, dogs, etc.).
Sounds like Jack had been through a lot in his life. All I can say selling him down the road most probably will lead to more abuse and/or slaughter (unless someone will step in, but it's not very likely because not too many people want to deal with problem horses).