Needless to say, the posts on that page are downright horrifying. The page creator is 21 years old and is 100% convinced Chrome is being abused in England. I didn't want to muck up the already 200+ page thread for CC with this, and I figured it could use it's own discussion. The first post I saw was this:
Some of the comments below it are just mindblowing.I saw this picture today of Chrome in England. I'm shaking, is this a real image? If this is actually a true photo, I am horrified. Chrome is bleeding from his mouth. I don't like the look in his eyes either. I'll wait to reserve judgment, since photos can be altered. But not long.
Kasey Ryan Well, Aurelia made me aware of this photo. I actually looked at it with two pair of glasses. It KINDA looks like some type of discharge around the mouth. It could be some blood but too difficult to have a good look. What I`m seeing that I DON`T like is the way his coat looks. His mane especially. 80% of it is flat and DULL 20% is just standing up. His eyes are definitely NOT as bright as usual. I would say this is really what he looks like caught off guard or the gorgeous photos are just that. His entire coat appears dull looking..Maybe it`s the photo...Best case scenario. You know what they say about any animal...What is going on internally will usually effect their outer image...Coat or other wise.. Just like a human. When you`re not feeling well it shows on your face... I don`t know.We`ll have to wait, watch, and see...Remember we only know and see what we are allowed to see..The entire picture seems to have a slight haze over it...Don`t panic!! I`m sure he is being monitored if something isn`t right and WE WILL KNOW ABOUT IT...
Even when Rae Guest addressed the photo and said that they worked Chrome in a tongue tie and he managed to bite his tongue, that explanation wasn't good enough.Bring Chrome Home California Chrome should have been home a long time ago, if this picture disturbs you, it should, it does me too. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be shown. To those who are saying horses bite their tongues all the time, Tell me, when is the last time you saw Chrome in this sort of way when he was in the US?. Have you looked at his eyes in the pic? don't shoot the messenger, if you only want to see Chrome running through English country sides, & want to believe everything you hear about how cushy his life is now, thats your decision. Mine is to make certain Chromes American fans get the facts behind all of this. I know Bring Chrome Home has its enemies, thats not a concern of mine, what concerns me is the care Chrome is getting in England is the same as any other typical European race horse. THATS the problem, he is not just your average race horse, be it European or American. This has got to stop, & they need to Bring Chrome Home. I think its important we continue to use his full name California Chrome as often as possible.
Bring Chrome Home Thank you Christina, Im still worried, his rider looks oblivious to the injury, & the look in Chromes eyes kills me
And GOD FORBID a horse SCRATCHES himself...Bring Chrome Home Perry Martin took control of Chrome to break his spirit and forget what it felt like to love & be loved. I felt that as soon as it became obvious no one who loved him was going over to England to visit, Its not because they didnt want to, its because they were'nt allowed to.
Kerri Farrands One thing is certain. Chrome has scratches on his hocks. He NEVER had scratches when he was in the care of his U.S. Team.
I'm sorry but this just makes me ill. I can't believe people actually think this way...Diane Popnick I am sick.over this!!! He was cared for so.well at Los Alamitos. He needs Raul asap. No.one compares to the home team. How could Martin.allow this?????