PONYRCR wrote:What's the deal with Auction Horses Rescue?? I've been following them on FB for a long time. Today Liza G. Fly (of the Zenyatta song fame) is calling them out as a scam. "This rescue group is a scam. They post pictures of starving horses and make loads of money off bleeding hearts. But after posting her picture, they acted against me when I tried to get my own horse back that had fallen into the wrong hands. NOT ALL RESCUE GROUPS ARE LEGIT. DO SOME RESEARCH before sending money."
I feel like part of the story is missing. Apparently AHR has a horse, Western Love, that used to be Liza's or Jack's. Sounds like Liza offered to go get the mare but AHR only wants money from her.
Anyone know the skinny on this? AHR never struck me as anything but an honest hard working rescue.
"Western Love" is making steady progress, after a middle of the night rescue mission to shuttle a profoundly lame Thoroughbred ex-racehorse, broodmare, and daughter of Mr Greeley to West Coast Equine Hospital.
It has sadly been confirmed the mare has been three-legged lame for a very long time, with a chronic sub solar abscess in her hoof. The heaving and lurching of her body on her 3 good legs to walk appears to have done some damage to her left front, but at this point the goal is to get her comfortable enough on all 4 legs for her chance at rehabilitation to be assured.
The Kentucky bred Thoroughbred started off as a racehorse in Art Sherman's barn, then became a broodmare for a number of racing Quarter Horse breeders, producing 9 foals - 7 of which raced.
Shockingly, we realized poor Western Love is the dam of one of our long time volunteers personal horses, Simplyfly.
It makes one wonder, when looking at a horse's pedigree, how many generations past ended up slaughtered, or a horrible neglected end.
There is no way Western Love could have survived the journey to a Mexican or Canadian slaughter plant. She would not have even survived a single night on a feed lot. By the time we found her, she was having difficult staying upright, from the fatigue alone. Her hind legs beginning to give out from the burden, as much as her "good" front leg.
With all the famous stallions pensioned and given luxurious retirements, we wish more breeding operations would legitimately retire their faithful broodmares. And not, as is so often the case, euphemistically - "retirement" a known code word for sending to slaughter.
Fortunately, Western Love is safe, after all.
PONYRCR wrote:Ok from further reading on Liza's FB it seems the horse she is talking about is NOT Western Love but a filly she calls Fire. Frankly I'm confused by the whole thing and I'm not really sure what it is she's accusing AHR of. I tried to find her original post so I could reread it but it appears she's deleted it. I was just hoping someone here might have more info and could shed some light on it.
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