To the emaciated video: the video leaves more questions than answers, but the grass quality around the horse looks quite poor and could have left the horse to starve. I don't know what's happening at the vulva of that mare, but that could have caused issues as well. The horse is in over all poor condition, not just weight wise. I do hope that the owners were contacted immediately, and if the owners were the ones taking the video I would have that horse euthanized or receive serious immediate medical attention. Standing there filming it isn't going to help much of anything, if it's for evidence to the ASPCA then photos would have sufficed. They also shouldn't have disturbed it, ie trying to get it to look at them. The eye on the other side is swollen, which makes me think it had been lying there for at least a few hours if not more.
Bottom line: that grass quality was poor and easily could have starved the horse if he/she was not also being fed hay. This doesn't look like a horse that just got to the dying years to me.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
Last edited by roro; 05-09-2010 at 09:24 PM.