ABUSE & NEGLECT CRITERIA
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Here is some advice for those of you who are worried about a local horse, here is a guide on what to look for when you think you may have found an abused or neglected horse.
The most common form of neglect is not feeding a horse.
Another sign of neglect is not cleaning or combing them. Or not cleaning their hooves, they may be limping on one or more legs.
Another sign of neglect is the lack of cover. Cover can be trees or a man-made shelter
OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE:
Going after a horse with a whip
Riding with excessive spur use
Heavy use hands on reins, so a bloody mouth
Hitting a horse with hands while riding
Remember, most abusers or people who neglect horses don’t realize what they’ve done. Most of it happens when people are ignorant. Very few people will knowingly abuse a horse