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A friend of mine and I are looking into a vacant property, with several acres and a barn, as our "starter property," with concise direction from her father (find owner --> property attorney --> so forth).

Today we went out for the address, and walked the property line (deeper than what we ever have before; which made it obvious it's a much larger property than we imagined). While on this walk we found what looked like an old burn pit, with partially-burned hay, dirt, and other things all over it. My friend pointed and said, "Is that a rib?" We pushed the hay around, and found the remains of a horse under an old tarp.

I know that there are laws regarding the disposal of dead animals. Would we need to follow these for the bones of horses long dead, as well? A third friend ("outside eyes") mentioned just burying the bones.


EDIT: To clarify; we found a lot of churned-up (partially buried) bones, skulls on the porch, and the horse under the tarp. I saw no flesh. Other bones are, literally, laying around the property.
 

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Saddlebag,

I would at the least move them. The "burned" horse is right beside the barn. Others are scattered around the pasture, and there are skulls on the front porch that would also be moved.
 

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I'd be really curious as to why all those bones are lying around in the first place. But I don't think you would have to do anything special with them removal-wise, good luck finding a place!
Regrettably, neighbors tell me the owner wasn't a champ at caring for his horses. But given the placement of most of them, they have to at least move to somewhere else on the property to be buried/Nature's course.
 

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I'd want to move them too.

Maybe a vet school would want some of the skulls & bones? Or a farrier - leg bones?
 

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I'd want to move them too.

Maybe a vet school would want some of the skulls & bones? Or a farrier - leg bones?
I was thinking the same thing. I know of 1 fully intact skeleton I could easily donate to the local university, and anything else I find just... Get rid of them. If they weren't so close to the barn/main house, I wouldn't fuss so much.
 

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I would ask what these horses or animal died of if you bring your horses there than you should know other wise just put the bone in the wood and say a prayer
 
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