Preaching To The Choir

I apologize, but I’m about to rant. It won’t be long. I simply need to express my pain and send the feeling out into the world far away from me.

I haven’t been this angry in quite some time. Lexi is a lovely, intelligent, beautiful mare who was beaten up by a supposed horse person today (while the mare was not on my property.) The man (not my boarder) broke the mare’s tooth, exposing the root. I’m not generally into violence, but the way I feel about this man, this bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog–there are no words.

If someone, horse person or not, tells you that beating a horse with a whip is ok–it is not. If you see a white ring around your horse’s eye, the horse is terrified. It is not ok to continue doing what you’re doing. It’s time to step back and let someone else take the reins for a while. Dismount. Put the horse in a stall. Let someone else lead.

But don’t continue doing what you’re doing. Don’t scare your horse into submission. It may work in the short term, but never for long periods of time.

And as I shared with Lexi’s owner, it’s a short step from beating a horse to beating another human being. No creature should have to endure what Lexi endured today. She had a horrifying experience that will stay with her forever. There’s no excuse for this behavior. None.

I’ll step down from my soapbox. For now. I simply hope I can get rid of the mental image of Lexi, the majestic, sweet-tempered beautiful girl, being brutally attacked by a human. I don’t know if I’ll sleep tonight.

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9 thoughts on “Preaching To The Choir

  1. debbi viger

    i just sent you an email- thank you so very much for everything. i am simply horrified

  2. Catherine

    this makes me sick. i feel so awful for you. people are cruel. karma. that’s all i can hope for.

  3. Alexis Kelley

    OH MY GOSH!!! i cant believe someone would do that! and why was lexi away from the property? did she escape? im confuzzled!

    • Alexis,
      She went to MSU because she’s had some health concerns. The guy (who helped Jessi by trailering) “loaded” Lexi onto his horse trailer had a 45 minute kick-her-tush fest trying to get her onto the trailer after her tests were finished. It would have been impossible for her to get off the property otherwise. Sarah

  4. Chuck Friedman

    I hear your words, but what can be done to stop this person from having any further contact with animals???

    • I have no idea. I wish I knew. He owns a horse trailer and was doing my boarder a favor by trailering her horse to an appointment at Michigan State University for some medical tests.

  5. Alexis Kelley

    UGH!!! thats truely makes me sickk!!! how could someone have the heart to do that!?!?!? was lexis owner there? and is she going to be okay??? sorry all the questions btw

  6. blackpaws

    That is terrible, to beat a horse especially around the face (not that anywhere else is permissable) but around the head and face that she broke a tooth!!! How sad that people think that is permissable.

  7. Dear person who helped trailer Lexi,
    Thank you for sharing your point of view. While I would normally post what you wrote into the website, I am uncomfortable doing so because to share your comment would show your name and email address. I have been asked several times who trailered Lexi that day, and I don’t tell people names online OR in person.
    I know there are always two sides to every story. I wrote this post after seeing Lexi returned with her mouth bleeding, lip raw and missing a chunk, and overall marked up. I wrote this post to get the feelings off my chest, not to hurt anyone in any way. I apologize if I did that.
    FFF LLC

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