FREE Horses Need Homes ASAP!
Posted in the Jonesboro Forum
#1 Feb 1, 2011
52 thoroughbred horses with papers need homes ASAP or they will be sent to slaughter on Saturday 2/05/2011. An older gentleman died and his son doesn't want anything to do with the horses.
Broodmares, foals, yearlings, 2-3 year olds, some geldings. FREE AND PAPERED...just provide transportation from Barnesville, OH.
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#3 Feb 2, 2011
I wish I could help! I don't have any place to keep a horse but I can at least bump this to the top.
#4 Feb 2, 2011
I have been a horse owner for years.
What I've found happens when people acquire "free" horses (and not always,but,most of the time) is that they then become "free" shortly afterwards.
Folks they are not anything like DOGS.They are big,expensive to care for,and,have voracious appetites and can't eat just anything that is thrown at them.Poor feed loaded up in them will cause them to colic.They have to have vaccinations that are expensive,be wormed every 2 months,see a farrier every 6 weeks at a minimum for hoof care,and on and on.In this weather an average sized (1000lb) horse can consume a bale of hay.Hay cost in summertime when picked up out of the field is about $3.50 a bale.
Try some of these costs on for size and put the pen to it before you accept a "free" horse and think you're really getting a deal.It's not like bringing a puppy home for the kids.A free horse on the average,with basic care,will cost anywhere from $1200+ a year to keep.
Not allowing slaughter is one thing that has led to "free" STARVING horses in this country.It's a sad solution,but,it works,sorry.
They should run these horses through a sale,but,his son probably does not want to pay the consignment fee.He should consult an auctioneer in his part of the country to come to the farm and conduct the sale there for whatever he can get out of them.Instead of trying to pass them around to strangers that have no real idea how to care for a THOROUGHBRED.They are spirited horses and a horse can hurt you,major.
#5 Feb 2, 2011
Thank goodness, all of the horses have now been adopted and given a second chance!
#6 Feb 2, 2011
52 of them,in less than 24 hours? I kinda doubt it.Nobody has that kind of money in this economy to give a rat's rear THAT much.
#7 Feb 2, 2011
They weren't all adopted by the same person. The search for homes for them covered several states and lasted more than 24 hours. My original post wasn't the first request for help but it went out as soon as I found out about them.
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