Friday the 15th of this month right as my family were laying down, my husband heard a horse whinny. At that moment my oldest DD came into my room, telling me there was a horse in front of our property.
I ran outside told my oldest DD to grab some grain in a bucket. He walked off at first, but then stopped once hearing the grain bucket. I was able to halter him after letting him have a few bites of grain. I stood on the side of our road with him haltered for an hour and a half, hoping his owner would come looking for him. My husband drove around to the houses we know have horses and asked if they were missing a horse. No luck. DH posted him on the local facebook groups. We had no luck tracking his owner down that night. I put him in a pen and fed him.
DH swears animals seek me out.
The next morning I went to another horse persons home to ask if she knew who he belonged to. She knew the owner! YAY! We followed her up to the owners house. Come to find out the owner let him loose! Looked like the horse had no food for quite some time in the pen. No feces or urine spots in the pen either. When we asked him about the horse, and told him I caught him. The owner asked if I liked him. Then told me to keep him. He did not want him anymore.
I am baffled why the man did not try to sell the horse, or give him away for free. Before just turning him loose.
This poor horse. He is skinny! He is a stallion. He's a sweet heart (when not acting like a stud).
My children are in love with him already. We moved him over to a friends property that has more land & is capable of housing a stallion.
He needs to be wormed, vaccines, teeth floated & he's getting gelded. Plus putting weight back on him.
Welcome to the forum Erin! Glad that you joined. Please go to the new member introductions and tell us a little about yourself. We are really glad to have you here.Congratulations! He looks so sweet! Rescuing horses is always such a blessing and I know you'll develop a close bond.