Over the last two weeks, it has been brought to my attention that a number of people are seriously abusing horses; there are two families in particular that are “breaking in” foals from the age of a few weeks, and riding and driving them from the age of ten months; there is pictorial and written evidence of this appalling abuse, which is being handed over to the authorities such as World Horse Welfare, The British Horse Society and the RSPCA.
As you can imagine, this behaviour has created uproar within the ranks of horsey people in all walks of life, indeed some of you may have seen evidence of this activity on a good many of the Facebook horse groups.
What people are continuing to do, is approach the above authorities and lodge complaints. Could I please ask any of you who read this blog to do the same, for the more people who complain, the higher profile these abusers will be. They can then be named and shamed repeatedly until they stop their foul behaviour towards these horses, and are punished.
Along with this blog I will post some of the pictures relevant to these cases, so that you too can produce them as evidence.
Thank you all in advance my dear caring Animal Advocate friends. X
There are a mixture of names of the abusers; Jimmy and Frank Smithh (actually is spelt with two hh’s) who appear to be operating in the Maidstone area, Prince Ali, who it seems is also in Kent, Donna Hicklin Post code EN8 8YA, Donna Hicklin’s father (not sure of his first name); these are the tip of the iceberg. Examples of this type of abuse can be found on many of the Facebook horse groups such as horse chit chat, horses for sale or loan, horses and tack for sale etc.
This speaks for itself
This also speaks very loudly for itself
Ten months old colt
Ten months old colt
Yearling filly straining to pull the cart, with her head strapped in an impossible position, causing fear and pain.
This is a yearling in very poor condition
This blatantly speaks for itself.
I do not as yet know who this is; he was brought to my attention only yesterday.