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second_glance
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Remember Me Rescue pulled 8yo gelding Handsomely from a low-end Texas auction tonight. He ran 18 days ago at Louisiana Downs.
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"This horse was sent to slaughter with papers, awards and new shoes. Look at this poor thing standing there in it's perfect halter class pose. The kill buyer could hardly wait to load it on the trailer."
* I'm not surprised. The KB probably looked at that poor horse and went giddy counting all the steaks that he would produce. The horse looks like a well-fed 4H steer, just waiting for someone to bid on him, his life reduced to dollars-for-pounds.
* You have to wonder how such a pampered and papered animal ended up where he did. Did he suddenly develop some intractable lameness, and his owner just wanted to kick the problem down the road? Was his owner criminally naive, sending him to auction assuming that he would "obviously" find an legitimate, eager buyer? Well, I guess he did find an eager buyer...a buyer eager to cash in on the sale of his meaty purchase. :evil:
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:33 pm

The CHRB monthly meeting is going on now. Gail Matthews of Winning Hands Equine Massage Therapy brought the 2 horses found at auction over the weekend who'd worked at Del Mar last month to the board's attention. The board member were SHOCKED . . . SHOCKED, I tell you, to hear of such things. <sigh> She wanted a board policy with guidelines as to due diligence and accountability. What chair David Israel ordered was a committee to develop language to be put in the condition books to include penalties. (At least that's what I understand at the moment; info is sketchy as to details right now.)

Well, maybe. But at least it is now public record that the CHRB is on notice about such happenings.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:02 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"This horse was sent to slaughter with papers, awards and new shoes. Look at this poor thing standing there in it's perfect halter class pose. The kill buyer could hardly wait to load it on the trailer."
* I'm not surprised. The KB probably looked at that poor horse and went giddy counting all the steaks that he would produce. The horse looks like a well-fed 4H steer, just waiting for someone to bid on him, his life reduced to dollars-for-pounds.
* You have to wonder how such a pampered and papered animal ended up where he did. Did he suddenly develop some intractable lameness, and his owner just wanted to kick the problem down the road? Was his owner criminally naive, sending him to auction assuming that he would "obviously" find an legitimate, eager buyer? Well, I guess he did find an eager buyer...a buyer eager to cash in on the sale of his meaty purchase. :evil:
Gosh, that is so sad, almost sounds like a case of the horse doing something, and the owner getting pissed off and punishing it- not the first time. Poor thing, hope the guy with the bolt shot straight and true- a pox on the house that did this as well as the KB.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:04 pm

Yeah, I bet they were shocked. Good for Gail! So establish a committee...how many times do we hear that. I hope due diligence guidelines and penalties are created, but then they have to be enforced. Well at least it's something.
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second_glance wrote:Remember Me Rescue pulled 8yo gelding Handsomely from a low-end Texas auction tonight. He ran 18 days ago at Louisiana Downs.
All of this is so scary- I have horses that I follow that have seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, and I have a feeling that some of them ended up like this. :( None of them are truly safe, sad to think that in some cases, they are one step away from the auction and the slaughter house.
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serenassong wrote:
second_glance wrote:Remember Me Rescue pulled 8yo gelding Handsomely from a low-end Texas auction tonight. He ran 18 days ago at Louisiana Downs.
All of this is so scary- I have horses that I follow that have seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, and I have a feeling that some of them ended up like this. :( None of them are truly safe, sad to think that in some cases, they are one step away from the auction and the slaughter house.
That's so true. When I think about all the race horses I've followed over the years, I cringe about how they may have ended up. In my younger days, this didn't even occur to me...but now it can't be denied and it's so hard to think about.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:32 pm

Same here, I follow every one of Medaglia d'Oro's offspring in the country, some just dissappear. For every one I see at a rehoming place or perhaps for sale on Dreamhorse, there are four others that I'll never know where they ended up.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:53 pm

Caroline sent an update on Carla Angel, ten year old mare who who was transferred to SCTR in February from Riverside County Animal Services after they seized her from a neglectful owner.

"Unfortunately, although Carla is now in terrific shape thanks to your donations and the meticulous care of volunteer Kathy Fischer, she was diagnosed earlier this summer as having a large tumor in her sinus cavity. Our veterinarian's strong recommendation is not to attempt any invasive procedure which could potentially aggravate growth of the tumor. We don't know how long Carla has before the tumor adversely affects her quality of life, but she will stay with SCTR for the remainder of her life unless the tumor miraculously recedes..."

She looks so good now! Hoping she stays healthy and comfortable for as long as possible.
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It's sad that, after getting a second chance at a good life, fate has handed Carla what is probably a terminal illness. I think a tumor like that is what cost Unbridled's Song his life. :(
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:48 pm

Poor Carla. Unfortunately a tumour in the nasal cavity is a death sentence. They tend to be very aggressive and are usually inoperable.

I hope, too, that she stays healthy and strong at least for a little while longer. She deserves it.
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Life At Zen wrote:Poor Carla. Unfortunately a tumour in the nasal cavity is a death sentence. They tend to be very aggressive and are usually inoperable.

I hope, too, that she stays healthy and strong at least for a little while longer. She deserves it.
Sometimes, with love, compassion and care- these things can reverse and miracles do happen. Let's hope that is the case.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:11 pm

Certainly sending good thoughts and prayers towards that.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:03 pm

Some of you may remember from last December when Press Exclusive was discovered at the OLEX sale in Ontario. She was emaciated and had some serious injuries because she had fallen in the truck that brought her to the sale. Mindy Lovell took her in, knowing well she might not survive -- and I honestly believed at the time that the odds were against a happy ending to this story.

Boy. Was I ever wrong.

http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2013/0 ... slaughter/
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That article made my morning. :D
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:49 am

Update on Tribal Legend tonight from Megan. He's been thoroughly examined and was gelded today. His health is good, EXCEPT: he has old slab fractures in both knees and already arthritis is setting in. He is 4. Vet recommended a series of injections to see if they can help him "toward soundness."

His vet bill is already at $950, so if you have $5 or $10 to spare, AHR could sure use it for him: auctionhorsesrescue@gmail.com
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:32 pm

URGENT: SCTR would like to pull this emaciated TB mare (tattooed, but not yet ID'd) from auction tonight. They have the space, but need donations and pledges to get her, transport her, and pay for what will be a long rehab. If you donate, and for some reason they don't get her, your money will be refunded.

As always, every little bit helps.

You can pledge: sctbrescue@live.com

OR

Donate: http://www.sctbrescue.org/

And, yes, some idiot stuck a saddle on her.

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ALSO: even if you can't afford to donate right, please share. Especially if you are on FB or Twitter or any other board. This is the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:40 pm

MAre now ID'd. Name is Cymple Rhythm

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Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:08 pm

Looks like Cymple Rhythm's last race was in Aug 2008. Gotta wonder where she's been since then. Sigh...one horse at a time. I'm on it!
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second_glance wrote:Remember Me Rescue pulled 8yo gelding Handsomely from a low-end Texas auction tonight. He ran 18 days ago at Louisiana Downs.
Great news for Handsomely! From RMR's FB page:

"Handsomely Update! He has been adopted by Cassandra Buckley Naupac, the jockey who won her first race on him. He will be moving to LaGrange, KY in a couple of weeks, as soon as his quarantine time is over. We wanted to thank Handsomely's generous breeder Elaine Bodine Carroll for donating to RMR and helping us continue to pull horses from bad situations and also thanks to the folks who have offered to take Handsomely to Kentucky for Cassandra. This couldn't have worked out better. I believe that in every horses past their are/were people who love them. No horse should ever be given away or sold at auction without first doing a little homework into their past. They touch our lives in ways that are hard to explain. In his case they wouldn't have had to look far to find many, many people that would have given him a home. Good luck Cassandra and Handsomely in your new life."

This is one of the most frustrating things about rescue -- for a lot of horses, there is someone in their backstory who would help -- IF they only knew, and if an owner or trainer had simply taken the time to do their homework before "giving" them away or sending them off to auction.
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