Friday, July 04, 2008

Step by step

When we started looking for horse property many years ago my ultimate goal was to find a place where eventually I could foster horses and help them find forever homes. We are slowly, but surely, moving towards that goal with our little piece of paradise here in the Midwest. Of course the things that still need to be done take much money, but we'll get there, hopefully sooner than later!

With hay and gas prices skyrocketing, there are A LOT of unwanted and abused horses out there. There are abandoned and starving horses, many more than there were just five years ago. The national forest in Southern Illinois is trying to figure out how to deal with a herd of more than 100 feral horses that have been dumped there over the past two years. Kentucky and Missouri have the same problem and no one seems to know how to deal with it. There are countless horses at the track who are no longer profitable and end up at auction and some end up on the killer's truck to Canada or Mexico.

I can't save them all, I know that, but I sure would like to help as many as I can.

I want to help horses like Naysa and all the other ones who have been starved, abused, abandoned, neglected and forgotten.

The man who did that to her is still loose, a year after he left Naysa for dead on the side of the road. He needs to be locked up, forever. Unfortunately, our laws are no where near as tough as they should be when it comes to animal abusers. No where near as tough.

I'm making the connections I need to make in the horse world around here, and we're creating the space we need to give them a second chance they deserve. It's a slow process, but one I'm extremely passionate about.

1 comment:

Karen Deborah said...

Hopped over from Kathy's. Glad you can help, a starved horse is pitiful. I can hardly look at them.