You could see their ribs through an unshed winter coat. Their backs had dropped due to weight loss and poor muscle tone. Their teeth and hooves were uncared for making it difficult to move and eat what little food they had access to.
Consequently, veterinary, boarding and other costs for the horses have now exceeded $70,000.
The animals have been in a legal dispute up until this point, but they are now legally in our care and we would like to ensure their treatment is completed as soon as possible so that we can find them all loving homes.
There have also been nine foals born from mares who were pregnant at the time of the seizure and we are doing pregnancy testing on five more this week, so there will likely be even more horses who require ongoing care.
It has been challenging to provide the necessary treatment for these horses because many of them are very timid and fearful of human handling. They’ve had to be sedated during treatments, which adds significantly to the veterinary and farrier costs.
Your help is urgently needed.Thank you for being there for these neglected horses with your kindness and compassion!