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They probably dumped him because of the hernia, that can be prettyyy expensive to get taken care off, you can apply for help.. but since you're not a rescue and you only have two horses they probably won't accept it . :/ Unfortunately that leaves you kind of stuck. Be very careful with him and research the hernia.. isn't that when the owners didn't pay to get it cut off? IF that's what it is, the rescue i got my horse from used to have a filly with that and they had to make sure food (grass / hay) was ALWAYS available to her.
 

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They probably dumped him because of the hernia, that can be prettyyy expensive to get taken care off, you can apply for help.. but since you're not a rescue and you only have two horses they probably won't accept it . :/ Unfortunately that leaves you kind of stuck. Be very careful with him and research the hernia.. isn't that when the owners didn't pay to get it cut off? IF that's what it is, the rescue i got my horse from used to have a filly with that and they had to make sure food (grass / hay) was ALWAYS available to her.
What ive read so far there isnt any thing to worry about with the hernia and some times depending on the size they might not do surgey. When they come out to geld him I'll ask if he needs it (he probably does.)
 

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There is a third option I don't see anyone has mentioned. The property was empty, no one living there, at the time the horse was left, right? He might actually be a squatter-type situation. The empty tall grass pasture, someone who cannot afford to feed their horse, thinking no one would notice if they stowed him there a few days to get some eating done. Don't be too quick to get attached and start naming him, in case he disappears as suddenly in the middle of the night as he appeared in the first place.
 

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You might check with area vets to see if they had examined a colt like this one with a hernia or if anyone had called to see how much it would cost. That is probably why they couldn't sell him or even give him away. This might give you a clue as to who abondoned him. Then they could be prosecuted.
This is also, unfortunatly, common in our area. I have been offered 30 free horses in the past 2 years. Some with papers. We did rescue one pony, he wouldn't have lasted 2 more weeks where he was and I just couldn't leave him there.
 

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There is a third option I don't see anyone has mentioned. The property was empty, no one living there, at the time the horse was left, right? He might actually be a squatter-type situation. The empty tall grass pasture, someone who cannot afford to feed their horse, thinking no one would notice if they stowed him there a few days to get some eating done. Don't be too quick to get attached and start naming him, in case he disappears as suddenly in the middle of the night as he appeared in the first place.
We thought about this but the thing is that there is no gates or any thing so he could have just left. If he disaperes I will not be to sad. I like him and all but I dont know much about him so I would have to treat him like a mustang. I would contack the local vets if there wasnt like idk 100,000,000,000 of them. I live in ocala florida its one of the biggest horse camunities in the usa. I've run some adds on the computer saying to contact me with a descrpition. I guess I could call the cops but hte ones around here dont care about that. there isnt very meny of them so horses are the last thing on there mind. If no one clames him I guess I have a new project. :lol:
 

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Hope all works out for the little guy.
I heard of a situation where some horses were abandoned at a gas station.Apparently the person bought gas and asked the attendent if he could unload his horses for a few minutes to water them. Attendant said yes, so the man pulled around back. Ten minutes later the attendant saw the man pull away and thought nothing of it until he went out back for a smoke on his break and there were two horses tied to a small tree. I don't think they ever found the person who abandoned them either. Too sad.
 

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Oh I wasn't there when she was dropped off, and she kind of takes care of herself (eats just about anything and wanders around with the two other goats that live on the property next to it). But she is lucky to have found a place that doesn't mind having a goat around.
I was talking about the horse actually XD But I'm happy your little goat friend is safe and healthy too! :D
 
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