Horses! and other beloved 'farm' animals

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Did the man's horses really break out, or did someone let them out and shot them as they left? I bet law enforcement will be looking at social media to see who talked about 'getting rid' of these horses.

Sad and pathetic that someone would do that.

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This story is so disturbing. I can't imagine what the owners must be going through, how awful for them.
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Ten thousand horses galloping in snow-covered grassland
It is rare to see ten thousand horses galloping together.

But in the Yili horse-breeding base in the northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, it is part of the local life and a tourism program.


PS. not sure about ten thousand, but several hundred of the critters

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Also, they're trotting and cantering. I see nary a gallop.

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I think one of the horses being ridden was being asked to do a hand gallop. Most of the horses were trotting.

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:-D
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Wow.

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Dusty in here...

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RVInit wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Wow.
Sadly, this is a common sight in horse rescue :( .

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Azastan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:20 pm
RVInit wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Wow.
Sadly, this is a common sight in horse rescue :( .
I know you are involved in rescuing horses. I am in awe of people like you. I have rescued cats and dogs, but large animal rescue is a completely different thing and most people are not equipped or have the appropriate facilities to accommodate large animals.

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Thank you. I am quite fortunate that I am in a position to help with rescuing horses. Good thing I love them so much!

I have friends who regularly take on fostering kittens and am equally amazed at how committed they are to taking care of them and getting them adopted out to good homes, so thank YOU for your work with cats and dogs.

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Kitty looked as if it was enjoying that until the ear got nibbled!

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Azastan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:20 pm
RVInit wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Wow.
Sadly, this is a common sight in horse rescue :( .
I know horses and cousins all need regular foot/hoof maintenance, but wouldn't this also indicate this guy was kept confined and didn't get a chance to wear his hooves down at all before they became so overgrown?

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pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 am
Azastan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:20 pm
RVInit wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Wow.
Sadly, this is a common sight in horse rescue :( .
I know horses and cousins all need regular foot/hoof maintenance, but wouldn't this also indicate this guy was kept confined and didn't get a chance to wear his hooves down at all before they became so overgrown?
Yes, this almost always indicates that an animal was kept stalled with no way to wear them down. Mini horses are especially prone to this because they are difficult to trim (my farrier tells me he has to be on his knees to work on them) and a lot of people seem to think minis don't need to be trimmed since most of them don't get ridden or driven. Most horses can self-trim if in a pasture. Doesn't look pretty, but the hooves don't curl into a spiral. Even full size horses can have this spiraling happen when kept stalled, however.

One of the worst cases I have seen in a video is this one. This is Quest (officially known as Prime Star, an Arabian x stallion).


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Caution. Watching this video will cause severe dust condition in your home, but it will be happy dust.

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Oh, the happy dust is here.

I’m so in love with that intrepid little Pumpkin. :lovestruck:
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I a man a firm believer in treating animals as well as if not better than other people. We need the punishment fit the crime and this neglectful owner should be hung up by his/her toes. My good friend was diacipliining her daughter for capturing their cat and putting it in the garbage pail with the lid shut. She grabbed her daughter and put her in the garbage pail (sans cat) and put the lid on. When she started to scream my friend said "see how it feels"
She is still in the trash can 20 years later :clap: ;)
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