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5 gallon bucket tied to horses head

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:03 pm
by cowboy43
Got a neighbor that swam the river who keeps a horse in a pen with a 5 gallon bucket over his nose and mouth and tied behind the ears, don't know how he eats or drinks. Would this be animal cruelty ?

Re: 5 gallon bucket tied to horses head

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:16 pm
by Bright Raven
If the horse cannot eat or drink, would be obvious.

Re: 5 gallon bucket tied to horses head

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:46 pm
by Ky hills
Sounds cruel to me. I can't imagine why anyone would do that, unless an ill-advised idea to prevent cribbing.

Re: 5 gallon bucket tied to horses head

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm
by wbvs58
Horses can be muzzled to restrict their intake to prevent laminitis when on certain pasture if they are very prone to founder.

Ken