MissFleece Posted November 4, 2016 Share Posted November 4, 2016 These assholes dropped off some starved horses. A little background: we(my mom and I) recently sold one of our personal riding horses to thin out the herd for winter, we cannot afford any more horses. So recently a family friend reached out to us. He says he wants to get two horses and he would like to take them to our farm for a "couple days" to see if they are worth buying. Since he is a family friend, we and two of his friends go right over to pick the horses up in good faith. He says he will bring supplies for them sunday. A small amount of dread bloomed in my stomach when we pulled up near the property. We weren't allowed to drive in, friend 1 and 2 claimed they had a "mean dog" which we could see was skinny from the road. He was at least part rottie, tied up to a pile of rubble and an absolute skeleton. This set the mood for the entire exchange. They led the horses from over a hill, we could also hear mooing, indicating there was also a cow on property. One horse was notably worse off than the other, he had two injured legs and he was maybe a 3 on the body score scale (out of 10.) The other they said they had been riding, although they said the horse had been bucking. We load the horses and get out of dodge, mom and I exchanged looks and we ride in solemn silence. When we unload the horses, we inspect their injuries. Red: the skinniest of the two, has a clubbed foot, a rope burn, and a dog bite. He also has bad teeth and hooves. Both horses are very wormy but Red is showing signs of kidney and liver damage. He is not likely to recover from this abuse. His attitude is very gentlemanly, and I believe he would be very good with children. He likes me most because I am small, and he really likes hugs. Harley: Almost a normal weight, but you can still see ribs and a bit of hip bone. He has scars from being pin fired but is sound otherwise. Not a gentleman on the ground and bullies Red, which is most likely why he is the fatter of the two. Asshole and his friends pull in behind us, and it comes out that Friend 1 had been living with the starved horses and knew about the abuse. The woman who owned them stopped feeding them because one of the horses kicked her. Friend 1 took over taking care of them, but was only feeding them supplements and beet pulp. These have no caloric value and is the equivalent of eating air, filling them up and taking energy to digest. Friend 1 wanted Asshole to buy the horses so she could continue to ride one. Mom gives her a lecture about animal abuse and all parties leave. The next day, no promised feed arrives. No electric cord, no hay, not even Asshole shows up. We never see Asshole again. We call his father, and he brings $10 worth of grain and says he will talk to his son and bring an electric cord wednesday. He also says his son said he was given the horses, and that he was planning to take them to the day after thanksgiving horse auction. This mean his son was planning to leave the horses at our farm to get healthy and fat at our expense, and take them the day of the auction to sell them after saying they would only stay for a couple days. Asshole texts to say he is on his way to bring hay, but never arrives. Wednesday, no electric cord was brought, no hay has been dropped off. We tell Asshole he has until Friday to move them or we will sell them, he doesn't know we are bluffing. No food arrives. Thursday we call animal control and report everyone involved. Animal control took pictures and will be returning today. Friday arrived, they have not been moved and no food has been delivered. We cannot legally give them veterinary care or pain medication, legally we can't even do their teeth or feet, until we gain ownership of them through legal means, meaning reporting the abuse and reporting them as abandoned. People fucking suck. tl;dr: people are assholes 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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