Friday, November 16, 2012


I just got off the phone with the brand inspector, (who happens to be best buds with my boss) he says that he has been watching these horses too and especially the one in the pen. He cannot do anything as he can only identify, he cannot remove or write citations.

But I did find out that he is not a colt but a stud pony.  So I can see where separation is necessary, but even the BI agreed that the pen was way to small and when I told him the pony was tied in there now, he told me to call metro and to keep calling until they get fed up and do something.

He says that Metro has been out to talk to her, he said that he has talked to her and that she has no business having those horses.  She has no money, and can barely afford to feed them. She is feeding them though, so that is good.   I have not seen her in days, but I could just be missing her too. The fact is, even if she cares about these horses and wants to do better by them, she is in over her head. 

Apparently she is one of those people who fancies herself a "breeder" and was going to make a lot of money off of this batch of foals.  Guess that plan did not work out.

So still not sure how this is going to play out.  I do not know how I can help her with this issue that she seems to have.  Other than offer her some t-posts and fencing that I have from my old pens. At least then she could make a bigger pen for him.  I have a bigger pen with shelter at my house where he could stay, but then I also have a mare and a big old grumpy red horse who thinks the mare is his, so maybe bringing over a stud, even a little one, is a really bad idea.

I may just have to resign myself to the fact that I cannot save every horse I see.  But I will keep trying to make contact with her and see if there is anything I can do that would help her help those horses.


  1. I hope you can find some solution for the poor horse. I wondered if he was a stud when you posted before.

    I would advise against offering her any fencing. You don't want to enable her in her sickness. I've been there, done that, and it just kinda bit me in the butt. But then again, that poor horse...

    The way people some treat stallions just blows me away. And I'm guessing her horses probably aren't breeding quality anyway. So sad.

  2. It really is terrible! I feel like there's a time and place for stallions, but I feel like unless you are in that situation honestly it's a little abusive to not geld a horse. They constantly have to be isolated and are always sexually frustrated! It's really not fair.

  3. I agree with you both, it is a bad situation all the way around. To be honest I could not say if they are breeding quality or not, as I can see distances very well and they are rarely close enough to the fence to look at. I know there is one little foal out there that is a gorgeous color, but that is the extent of my knowlage. The little stud is toward the middle of the pasture in his pen so it is really hard for me to say if he should even be being bred. One thing is for sure though. With all the unwanted horses in the world today, there is no reason for someone who is struggling this hard to find a place to keep her horses, to try to continue a breeding program. There does come a time in every horse owners life when you have to decide that as much as you love your horse, he or she might be better off with someone else. Even if it means selling them at a loss or giving them away to a good home.