"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

He's a skewbald frame overo, DUH!

Why does everyone need to know the exact, "official" color and/or breed of their horse? I just find it confusing. I never understood all the different pinto patterns, besides tobiano and overo. A spotted horse is a spotted horse. A brown horse is a brown horse. A white horse is a white horse. I don't always pay attention to all the genetic or "technical" terms for color. You don't have to use all the correct jargon to be a good horseman.

For instance, I would probably call these horses white:

Even though I'm well aware that they are cremello and grey. It 's just out of habbit.

And I might call this horse brown, or just bay. Not "mahogany bay" or "blood bay" or any other goofy term that people come up with to make a very common color sound exotic.

I'm not ashamed to say that my horses are plain 'ole bay and plain 'ole chestnut. Nothing rare or spectacular about their colors at all. And when I'm talking to children or non-horse people, I use terms like, "that brown and black horse" or "the pumpkin-colored horse". You get my point.

So when someone refers to a horse as "caramel", there's no need to puff up like a blowfish and say, "It's buckskin." You'll sound like a know-it-all. And that's not nice.

OT, but have you ever noticed when people say, "two white stockings" or "a white blaze" or likewise? As if those markings come in any other color? XD rofl I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a black snip or a chestnut sock. I've never seen one, anyway.

Silly people.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

This is a direct shoutout to Ms. Beth Lynne Hoskins.

How do you sleep at night, you dumb shit?

How can you sit there and act like a victim when your 73 horses were starving and standing in a foot of feces? How DARE you try to make yourself out to be the victim when your horses were out in your filthy barns, wasting away! What kind of mental illness are you suffering from, to think for a second that you deserve to have even a single animal returned to you? You're a poor excuse for a human being, you dirtbag. I hope karma gets you if the justice system doesn't.

I've seen the photos and video footage of the seizure. Most of those horses were matted with mud and feces from head to toe, had bones sticking out, and generally looked like they'd been left in a stall and forgotten for a few months. In good animal husbandry, horses don't look like that. Ever. There is no excuse. And NOBODY needs 73 horses, especially when they don't have any help. One person cannot take care of that many animals. Period.

40 horses have been given back to her. Can we say INFURIATING? That woman should not have ANY animals. How the hell does the judge think she can take care of 40 horses?

I can safely bet that we haven't heard the last of Hoskins' stupidity. Just wait.

I feel better now. Just needed to get it all out.

Someday, it'll be legal to shoot people like her.