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

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What to do when you think you've found an abused/neglected equine:

Contacts

Animal Control:

 

Sonoma County

(707) 565-7100

 

Napa

(707) 253-4451

 

Marin Human Society:

415.883.4621

www.MarinHumaneSociety.org

Thank You For Helping to Save Horses 

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