June 2005

Unwanted Horses: The Limits of Protection

We assume that there's "a place"; for any horse, once an original owner decides to unload one. But when horses no longer meet the desires of their owners, they are rarely "put out to pasture" in the literal sense. And the first time a horse or pony changes hands may mark the beginning of a downward spiral of neglect, resale, and, finally, death.