What about my best friend?????
oh, this is a sad story. I posted earlier about the next county confiscating horses.....I sympathized with the sheriff's department who had been watching the place for years. So had I.
My friend lives in a trailer on her family's property. She is entrusted with caring for not only her own horses, but for those belonging to family members.
For the most part, the horses have excellent care. Grain and hay twice daily, run of the pasture, water most of the time.
But dear old stud horse is confined in a round pen......24/7--
no grass, no fun,....and NO SHADE.
I've seen him licking an almost full water tub of solid ice while he makes it through the winter inside of a dark stable. Summertime is spent in the round pen with hay and grain and water.
Please, everyone, let's be sensitive to the needs of our animals. We sure wouldn't sit outside in the sunshine all day when the temps reach 80, or 90, or 100 or more, and we shouldn't expect our animals to do so, either.
So I "discreetly" sent an "anonymous" tip to the animal control people (via email) about the horse, sending the Animal Control people to the very place where an Equine Surgeon provides free care and his girlfriend is the nearby city's Chief of Police.
I'm quite sure that I've probably ruined a totally good friendship, and quite possibly pissed off a lot of city/county people.
But I'll just betcha that if the horse could say 'thank you', he would do so.