Shows the conditions she has been keeping him in. Poor boy.
(OK, I have horses....lots of very minor things can happen to make an eye swell up like that.....bumps, scrapes, bug bites, etc....I just wouldn't want to show anyone a picture of one of my horses with an eye like that without an explanation.)
I certainly wouldn't want it on my FB page.
I just saw that photo too; he looks terrible. It makes me sad.
How old is the horse? It's not that unusual for an older horse to have trouble keeping weight on his ribs.
He is in his late teens I believe.
Born 1991.....he deserves much better!!!!!
You do realize too that if anyone does a search for Redwine Stallion, this thread does not come up.... maybe time to add his name to the thread?
I also realize the SIL is long gone... what happened to the pictures of the new property she promised?
Well, the photo isn't that bad for a 23 year old horse. I'm not standing up for Jill, just wanted to know the age of this horse because he looked elderly in the face to me.
BTW this was C&P'd from her FB apparently someone asked about his eye.
"Genna Gatdula Farrand What's wrong with his eye?
2 hours ago · Like · 1
Jill Burnell Nothing, it's the angle of the picture. You guys look so cute.
about an hour ago · Like"
The horses lid is clearly swollen and there is DISCHARGE running down his face but its "nothing"
She could have bought a little street cred back by even saying "oh its the bugs or oh he has a blocked tear duct ..its nothing we're caring for it " but nope goes with "nothing"
Honestly, if you zoom in, it's looks like the girls sunglasses are right I his eye, maybe that's why he has that one closed... And for an older guy I don't think he looks that bad... Don't flame me! If you look at his top line he seems to be maintaining his weight. Not an excuse for how jb conducts her business - which I'm not a customer- just my observation.
Eye discharge "could" be meds mixed with tears, or from infection. Hard to say. Either way, his eye doesn't look good.
It's difficult to make a real assessment on his overall body condition from that photo. Especially on a 23 year old. But it seems that from what little can be seen in the photo, his condition (weight and coat) is similar to the horses seen in the photos taken by the SIL.
Sorry but that is a lot of discharge, if he were mine it warrants an immediate vet call. At the very least, his face should be clean and he needs to be wearing a fly mask. If my horse were uncomfortable, no way am I taking it off in full sun for a photo either. This is what I do not get about her, it's as if she truly thinks this stuff is normal and acceptable.
I understand sometimes horses can be hard keepers, and I've had times when I was changing my feeding routine where I've had them lose a little condition, which comes back quickly once I tweak the fat content etc. While I do not like the ribs (especially for a horse not in work? I know he is a breeding stallion but it seems like most of the breedings go to Redwine anyway? Her own anyhow, so I don't know if that is an excuse for his condition), I wouldn't pass judgement without seeing a side view.
But I find it very concerning that someone would show horses for sale with three dead foals under a blanket, and pose for facebook pictures with a horse holding his swollen eye shut with discharge all down the side of his face. If that is what she will show the public, what is acceptable when no one is there?
I honestly have no idea how she can afford to keep them all in hay and grain anyway, aren't the prices in California through the roof?
I feel for these horses, they are the ones with no choice but to deal with however it is she cares for them. And when she sells some, it seems she is back up in numbers in a heart beat.
She seems happy and carefree in the photo. I would never guess that was a person with all these current troubles ...
By the way, he certainly looks friendly in this photo. What a gentleman.
As for the eye, well, that needs treatment, but again a picture and vague comments do not determine whether treatment is occurring or not. All we can do is speculate but speculation are not facts. Again, not defending her. We just don't know. Even asking her, if she refuses to answer a direct question, it may increase our suspicions, but they are still just that... suspicions.