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    Bedford, VA right? If someone is friends with the original poster can you please let her know that cutting his rope and setting him "free" will probably get him killed?

    Anyone want to make an offer to the owner? She's listed his phone number at the link.
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    Poor horse. I find it kinda difficult to get my head around the fact that people report these kind of incidents yet nothing is done. Is it illegal for someone to go blanket the horse?



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    Here's the rest of the story:
    http://tinyurl.com/m3e4ej8
    Lilykoi


    Hell hath no fury like the chestnut thoroughbred mare


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    Keep the pressure on...this sounds to me like another hoarder crying boohoo when they finally get called on the carpet.

    If he thinks of the horses as his "kids", maybe he can take the horse in the house, tie a kid out there so someone can call CPS and something will FINALLY get done.

    Sounds like he doesn't need any animals OR kids.


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    Oh puke...it says he's out of work and wants help building a shelter...gimme a break...


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    Just another idiot horse owner. There are horses out there in way worse shape though, don't know why the attention is focused on this one.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


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    Because people made this one go viral, and I guess enough people are in range to see it up close.



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    The owner of this horse has replied via a media spot on a local TV channel. I think it's posted somewhere on FB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmytbs View Post
    The owner of this horse has replied via a media spot on a local TV channel. I think it's posted somewhere on FB.
    Link? Not on Facebook...though truly, after what's been reported, what can they say that will make a difference? Their actions speak louder than their words. Cut the stallion and put him out with the herd, and get them some sort of shelter and windbreak, enough said. We don't need more horses being bred and I have seen very crude shelters be adequate to the task.


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    He's not tied with 6 feet of rope- it's 75 feet long you dumboxes.

    Oh gee- that makes it all better. What could possibly go wrong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday View Post
    Link? Not on Facebook...though truly, after what's been reported, what can they say that will make a difference? Their actions speak louder than their words. Cut the stallion and put him out with the herd, and get them some sort of shelter and windbreak, enough said. We don't need more horses being bred and I have seen very crude shelters be adequate to the task.
    Legally, in that area it sounds like a shelter is not required.

    It always concerns me to see a horse tied on a long rope, more than anything. That just seems like a disaster waiting to happen. I have seen one in my area, and it did disturb me to see him out there like that (and it was in the summer without shade nearby).

    More than asking people to come and help with a shelter it would be nice to see this horse gelded. If this man has lost his job, breeding more horses sounds like a bad idea.

    As far as the shelter, though, nothing can really be done if the law there does not require shelter be available to horses.


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    You know what? I don't give a rat's ass how long the rope is...and the "help me, I don't have a job" speel is getting old. Very old. That's getting to be a broken record for every time someone does something immoral, illegal or fattening.

    The AC could help this guy by helping him find a cheap or free gelding bus, but who wants to bet he would never let one of his "children" get gelded?


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    I have to add, I wish there were a lot more horses who looked as healthy and well fed as this one.

    Growing up I knew quite a few horses that were kept on a rope. And I don't recall it being an issue. I am certainly not in favor of this practice, but obviously it is not illegal.

    And while people may be complaining about this man asking for help with a shelter, IMO, he is someone who I would not be opposed to receiving some financial help. His horses DO look well taken care of.

    ETA: Would be nice if he could get a helping hand from a gelding program. They are out there.

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    I recall a horse being tied out, but only for grazing and not left exposed to the elements without even a herd to break the wind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday View Post
    I recall a horse being tied out, but only for grazing and not left exposed to the elements without even a herd to break the wind.
    Until you can get the animal welfare laws amended in that state, there isn't much to do about that.

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    I don't see the big fuss. The horse looks good (I'm assuming the 6/10 was BCS, not the condition of the horse), he seems to have a nice temperament from the video, and he has obviously figured out the rope situation. Lots of horses don't have shelter.
    The horse would probably be better off somewhere where he was gelded, had proper accommodations, and had a job, but this horse's plight isn't anywhere near the top of what's out there.
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


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    Is the horse out all the time in the yard, or just during the day?

    most of the show barns here, don't have shelters (or water!) in their private pens, and may have one shelter for a herd in their group pens. yes, the horses are blanketed, but they also tend to have clipped and uncovered necks and bellies.

    I think this horse is targeted because it is an easy target. Obviously not an ideal situation, but I doubt it is worthy of the uproar.


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    Welcome to VA where horses are considered livestock and therefore only food, water, and vet care are required.

    On a positive note, a local horseowner has talked to the owner and is going out today to measure the horses so she can try to round up some turnout rugs which will probably work better and quicker than trying to round up $$$ and volunteers for building a shelter.


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