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post #21 of 29 Old 02-12-2015, 11:25 PM
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That's horrible that things ended so badly, but the important thing is that your horses are safe. You did what you needed to do, and I think you were right to not give any notice. From the sounds of it your horses would have indeed been unsafe, and it wouldn't surprise me if she had tried to do something to them. Very unfortunate for the horses left behind, but you are correct. You can't help everyone, and their owners are ultimately responsible for their safety.

Thanks for giving us an update. I always wonder what happens in cases like these when folks don't update us.
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post #22 of 29 Old 02-13-2015, 12:07 AM
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First off leaving is the best decision to make. Secondly the other owners are responsible for their horses and they should be asking questions themselves if their horses are losing weight.

I had a similar problem when I got my first horse. I had no idea and my old beginner horse was put into a small pasture with geldings that were young and easy keepers so did not need as much grass. I kept asking the manager, who I was totally reliant on for ways to get the weight back on him and why he was losing so much. She kept telling me I need to hard feed him more, and more.

Was not until I went looking for help on the internet and came across this site that I was told that that was not right and he needed to be on more grass. I moved him to new grazing the next weekend and happily paid my notice out to get my boy to a better environment.
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post #23 of 29 Old 02-13-2015, 12:29 AM
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It is sad that AC did nothing. Give her time, I am sure the skinny horses will be out in view again, and if you have photos of the other peoples horses make them a copy and send it to them. . Dont put your name, just state, if this is your horse you should be concerned .
She will probably have skinny horses out front again, then call a news station, tell them you have called AC previously and nothing was done. ;)
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post #24 of 29 Old 02-13-2015, 07:13 AM
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I'm glad things turned out all right for you 'cause I was thinking as I was reading how this could all SERIOUSLY backfire! I'm surprised animal control didn't site the actual owners of the animals for neglect. Ultimately, the worst that can be done to the barn owner is a lawsuit for breach of contract, which is a civil suit that would have to be addressed by each individual horse owner and the welfare of the horses is the responsibility of the owner of the animal. I know that sounds incredibly UNFAIR, but I could see that happening here in the US.
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post #25 of 29 Old 02-13-2015, 09:17 AM
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It's heartbreaking and frustrating for the horses left behind, but you did the right thing. I'm glad things turned out well for you and you like your new boarding situation. I boarded my horses the same way as you are doing now and the piece of mind you get from KNOWING they are being taken care of properly is priceless.
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post #26 of 29 Old 02-21-2015, 02:56 PM
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Great to hear that your horses are safe and sound but really sad to hear two horse also died.. :(
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post #27 of 29 Old 02-23-2015, 07:25 AM
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Omg!!!! Seriously this story sickens me so bad. Shame on her. Do everything you can to save thst barn. Those horses deserve someone to care about them and to take action. It's not fair that they are hidden . If you don't do something no one will. I'd rather be dead than to have to starve to death. They'd be better off loose so at least they can try to find food. And for her to call them pigs? ?? seriously take action!!! Go with your gut instinct and don't tell her anything . Call on her and if you can get people around u to also call so it sounds like a lot of people are concerned. This will only get worse

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post #28 of 29 Old 02-23-2015, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
I'd wind up telling her that a lawsuit is in the offing, for failure to provide adequate care. That might shake her up.
Might shake her into retaliating on your horse.
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post #29 of 29 Old 02-26-2015, 10:25 AM
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great thinking

I think you not giving her a heads up was the best thing you could have done to keep your horse safe. I know of a stable local to where I am that has the same issues, and the barn managers deny ever missing feedings. Someone that is that careless and not providing adequate needs to horses would have no issues harming your horse further. I think you did the best thing you could do.

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