Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
Are you trying to adopt? What's the purpose behind trying to find these horses? Likely, most didn't turn out so well, are you sure you really want to find out all the bad news?
No. Not looking to adopt, I have 2 horses and I know the care of raising foals this young, so no.
The purpose is stopping this from happening again. The fact that these sick foals have been trailered from NM into so many other states should be more than enough for any horse owner to be appalled. Strangles is a reportable disease.
And the cruelty of it needs to be exposed as well. This is wrong, however you slice it, this is wrong.
NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, IL, IN, PA, OH, to end up in NY, and then some taken into MD and ME for the NY ones. And the trailer that hauled them? Then went down into FL. So add possibly VA, WV, GA and FL to the exposure.
NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, IL, IN, KY, TN, NC to end up in SC.
The ones from KS have gone into OK, and into IA, possibly going through NE as well.
And that is just the ones we know about.
The worst would be knowing that I did nothing to try to stop this. Which is why I am looking for more people who may have bought one of these foals, or have bought foals from another reservation in similar circumstances.
I have no illusions that this will be a happy ending. I do think that this needs to be brought to the light.