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post #11 of 42 Old 07-09-2015, 11:56 AM
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post #12 of 42 Old 07-09-2015, 12:24 PM
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I found a video from last year, by a visitor. The horses were not fat, but not skinny. They were eating round bales.

One site said they have 40 acres....who in their right mind keeps 21+ dairy cows, assorted goats, and 200 horses on 40 acres???
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post #13 of 42 Old 07-09-2015, 02:27 PM
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I don't understand how anyone can look at an animal, know they are in poor condition because of your fault, and not fix it.

Wow.
Or, to add to this, how they can think an animal in such poor shape is "not that bad." A friend of mine just rescued two horses. The mare isn't in horrible shape, but the gelding is as skinny as these horses and has a horrible sway back. The lady who owned them told my friend that she didn't think they looked too bad, supposedly because their coats were shiny. She made my friend pay $800 for the pair.
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200 horses is a lot of horses to help and re-home, a whole lot of horses.

I am wondering if this guy was a kill buyer or something who just couldn't move his product.

That brings me to my next concern, what happens to these horses now, I don't want to see them wind up in that kill buy pipeline.

Since I am a trucker and I can get to Houston pretty easy, I am going to see what I can do to help.
That is what I thought after I got over my initial reaction of anger. There must have been a plan to move all or most of them and what else could you do with that many? If the plan was to get some weight on them, it obviously wasn't working
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post #15 of 42 Old 07-09-2015, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like they are headed to good people, we can only hope. There is no way they can get these horses back.

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That is what I thought after I got over my initial reaction of anger. There must have been a plan to move all or most of them and what else could you do with that many? If the plan was to get some weight on them, it obviously wasn't working
They were probably doing just that started off feeding them then when they discovered they did not gain fast enough, or that they could not turn a profit they just let them go.

I wonder how many died before help came.
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Animal abuse and neglect is never ending in my area..it's just mind boggling!
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Animal abuse and neglect is never ending in my area..it's just mind boggling!
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Reading that just about made my head explode.
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After looking into this a bit more, I found out that this was supposed to be a QH breeding operation. There has been a lot of discussion about "backyard" breeders and the surplus of unwanted horses. I am not disputing that there should be more thought before an individual wanting one foal from a mare that probably shouldn't be bred but how many horses are added to that surplus by someone like this? I read one comment by the owner (as if this is an excuse) that his horses just live in a herd and many are not even halter broke. WHAT ? Not that I think breed associations need to police everything but I certainly think that someone convicted of animal abuse should be banned from the registry.
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After looking into this a bit more, I found out that this was supposed to be a QH breeding operation. There has been a lot of discussion about "backyard" breeders and the surplus of unwanted horses. I am not disputing that there should be more thought before an individual wanting one foal from a mare that probably shouldn't be bred but how many horses are added to that surplus by someone like this? I read one comment by the owner (as if this is an excuse) that his horses just live in a herd and many are not even halter broke. WHAT ? Not that I think breed associations need to police everything but I certainly think that someone convicted of animal abuse should be banned from the registry.
I think that is an excellent idea. Another might be to have breeders qualify by having a minimum acre/horse ratio at their facility.

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