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post #21 of 28 Old 08-13-2014, 04:35 PM
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If she brought the horse to the campground looking like that, she very well might not understand how malnourished it is. I know it sounds crazy to say that but I actually saw a person SHOW a very underweight wormy-looking yearling at a county fair. She truly had no idea. She was proud of her horse. It was sad.
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post #22 of 28 Old 08-13-2014, 04:44 PM
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horses are livestock. I hope that in NY they have more to the law than just food and water on the property. It was that way here, for a long time, but People starting complaining, laws got changed on what care meant. They can even take away starved cattle now.
NY needs people to start a petition for level of care to be added to the animal laws.
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post #23 of 28 Old 08-13-2014, 05:06 PM
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I hope you do get the horse back. Usually enough $$$ can change a persons mind.
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post #24 of 28 Old 08-15-2014, 07:45 PM
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Memorial weekend the lady who bought my first horse, Jazz, came to the campground and I got to see him for the first time in eight months. I was horrified at what I saw!! He is skin and bones, his eyes were "dead" ( no sparkle) and he was covered in ticks....we are talking hundreds! I cried all weekend about this and feel like there is nothing I can do. She said he was a hard keeper which is totally not true. Me and my friend who owned him before me never had an issue with him losing weight. I offered to buy him back but she said no way. I'm haunted that I did an injustice to him by selling him to this woman! Is there anything I can do???
If the situation is as bad as you are describing, calling your local bylaw might be a good idea. Killing her with kindness and looking at giving her advice on how to care for that horse properly might be another route you can try to see if you can bring that horse back to health.

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post #25 of 28 Old 08-18-2014, 11:44 AM
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What a horror story! I really do feel for you and hope that you can get this resolved.

What I would do is anonymously contact the Sheriff's department and any Humane society you have available. It would be really effective if several people from the trail ride could be convinced to do the same thing.

Then I would attempt to stay in somewhat friendly contact with this woman and continue to offer to buy the horse back. Best case scenario, she gets tired of dealing with the complaints and willingly sells the horse back to you.
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post #26 of 28 Old 08-18-2014, 12:02 PM
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horses are livestock. I hope that in NY they have more to the law than just food and water on the property. It was that way here, for a long time, but People starting complaining, laws got changed on what care meant. They can even take away starved cattle now.
NY needs people to start a petition for level of care to be added to the animal laws.

You are so right. What a Humane society can or will do seems to vary greatly from state to state, county to county however a really well run Humane Society recruits the county prosecuter, a sympathetic judge and several good hearted vets to get involved. Then these abusers and neglecters go to jail and people keep an eye on them. The weak, poorly run Humane Societies never seem to be able to do this.

We are lucky enough to have a Sheriffs department with a mounted patrol so when there is a complaint, they send out one of the mounted deputies to inspect. Our local Sheriff's department can instigate prosecution but
our usually ineffective Humane Society seems to just wring their hands!

These people who neglect horses need to be exposed to the light like the roaches they are!
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post #27 of 28 Old 08-18-2014, 12:09 PM
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This is why i have come to the dissension to never sell my mare. If i cannot keep her ill have her PTS. No one in their right mind would buy a 19 year old, unregistered arab that was NOT beginner safe. I have seen what happens to horses when they change hands and sometimes they are lucky, other times they are not. Im sorry this happened to your first horse. I wish there was something you could do :(.
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post #28 of 28 Old 08-23-2014, 08:24 PM
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I understand, I too have that sick feeling with nothing I can really do about it. Finances and back injury made me rehome my palamino mare. This nice man came out and wanted her, I went to check out where she would live, and thought about it. I told this man she has juvenile cataracts, she was my baby, had her since she was one, at that time she was nine. Anyway, heard he bought eighty acres, and got invited to visit her. mind you she was his first horse. when I went out, he had all kinds of horses, her feet looked awful, I did tell him that. she was still in good body condition , and then he kept breeding her, think like three foals now, with juvenile cataracts. There is nothing I can do, trusted him and did not have a contract in place, I miss her so much, and wish I could just get her back from him. So I do understand the sick feeling you feel insided, hugs to you
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