UPDATE ON THE HANGING BARN HORSES!






In case you missed the Bucket Fund story this month (linked here), I’ll summarize for you…

This disgrace of a human in PA was housing his girlfriend’s 11 Tennessee Walking horses in his barn.    For three years, all 11 horses were trapped inside of this dark, dank, horribly filthy barn. They had no regular food, were neglected and starved and were standing in piles of their own filth.   On top of that, this brainiac thought it would be a good idea to suspend 6 of the horses from the ceiling of the barn when their feet got too long.

5 of the horses had to be euthanized upon discovery.  The remaining 6 are our Bucket Fund Horses for this May.

I swear to you this is true.

This story has been all over the news in PA.   The idiot only received a hand slap because animal cruelty is a misdemenor where he lives.

*For those of you with strong stomachs that continue to believe that this didn’t happen, you can click here and view the photos and read this news article.   Below I have attached pieces of the horrible scene immediately after the discover.  You will all now understand why 5 were euthanized on the spot.

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A photo from the misdemeanor file.

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The horribly infected skin of one of the unfortunate horses.

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Instead of trimming the hooves, he suspended the horses from the ceiling of the barn. This is true.



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THE GOOD NEWS

The good news is that 6 of the horses found in these unspeakable conditions are fighting for their sanity and their health.  Physically, they will most likely recover.  But, emotionally, these horses will need much extra care and rehabilitation.

Jet, the black stallion, was let outside in a dry lot and he went into emotional overload.  He was totally overwhelmed and needed a human right there by his side.

Cider, the only hanging horse to survive, is doing a bit better… although he is confused about appropriate behavior – and who can blame him since he has had no contact in 3 years.

They all liking the human interaction and grooming!  All are jealous of attention bestowed upon another – that is how starved they were for touch.  In that barn, none of them suffering could console each other through touch.  No touch, at all.  For three years.

Imagine.

Tanner's first day out...

Tanner’s first day out… He is still very sore on his feet.

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This is Cider – out!  He is the only horse that was suspended from the ceiling to survive the ordeal.

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This is the stallion, Jet. He was too overwhelmed to have any fun unless the human was nearby.

This is a photo of Dolly and Lady (taken from a video) on their first day OUT in a paddock in 3 years!

This is a photo of Dolly and Lady (taken from a video) on their first day OUT in a paddock in 3 years!

This is beautiful Cider...pouting because another horse is being groomed. Doesn't he look great?!

This is beautiful Cider…pouting because another horse is being groomed. Doesn’t he look great for a horse whose feet couldn’t’ touch the ground for years?!

WHY THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS

Three of these horses are older stallions who should be gelded – if they can recover enough for the surgery to be safe for them.

In the meantime, they all have feet and soft tissue issues from the slipper hooves.  All have hideous skin infections.  All are malnourished.  All have eye and respiratory issues.  All are emotionally devastated.  Please help Bright Futures Farm help these poor horses.  I cannot imagine what they have endured.

Thank you in advance!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!



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15 comments have been posted...

  1. jenny

    Who are these sick psychos…they need to be named and shamed ! its shocking cruelty !

  2. Roxanne

    Are you telling me that in three years the girlfriend did not visit the horses at least once if this is so she is just as guilty as he is

  3. Sharon ann deluca

    POST THER NAMES FOR THE WORLD TO SEE! THESE INBRED POS LOWLIFE DEGENERATE SCUMBAG SUBHUMAN SAVAGES NEED TO BE EXECUTED!

  4. Annette Luffman-Johnson

    This is so SAD, SICKENING, CRUEL, IGNORANT, EVERYTHING I CAN THINK OF!!! BOTH OF THEM SHOULD ROT BEHIND BARS!!! AND ALL HE GOT WAS A SLAP ON THE WRIST??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME HERE???? WHAT WERE THEY EATING? HOW DID THE HANGING ONES EAT? THIS IS UNREAL!!!

  5. Rebecca

    Animal Abuse is now a federal crime !! Why isn’t this going to the feds? Time to change the city &/or state laws over there. This is horribly disgusting.

  6. Sharon Jones

    I agree but both the man and woman should get the same treatment until they are so bad there’s no coming back, that is horrible and they only get charged with a misdemeanor I’m really glad I’m not there they would get so much more.

  7. Susan Buschmann

    I agree with Margie and Gale. PA NEEDS TO CHANGES THERE LAWS FOR BARBARIC ANIMAL ABUSE CRUELTY TORTURING AND SUFFERING ANIMALS. NOW! This not going to be the last one. Can believe I heard that when I called to DA’s office about this hanging barn. For this Day and Age!

  8. janice

    wondering what the girlfriend thought or is she a mentally disturbed person also and the neighbors didn’t realize there were animals in this barn???? i am so glad is is over for the 6 who where saved. horses are so special they will forgive, and i hope they have good homes to live out their lives.

  9. dawndi Post author

    She was there. She helped. As far as the slap on the wrist, that is the law in this particular county. Sickening.

  10. Margie

    How can he just get away with a slap on the wrist!? And how did the owner, just not check on these horses and see what was going on. Totally totally unbelievable. Just need more strict rules. He gets away with it.

  11. Gale

    He should get the exact same treatment he gave the horses with no ease, none!!!!!

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