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Lehi Horse

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” ~~ Pam Brown

Some horses, like some people, get beaten down by life. I found this guy behind a dilapidated fence on a two lane back road somewhere near Lehi Utah. No telling how old he was, no physical signs of abuse. But the shack he called home was of weathered, rotted wood, cross ventilated with gaping holes. And how does he escape his mundane existence? Maybe he dreams of being a Pretty Horse.

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33 thoughts on “People’s Dreams

  1. By the look of his hipbones there, I’d say he dreams of a decent meal. On the other hand, perhaps he’s just very old … No, it can’t be that: I mean, you can’t even tell if I HAVE hipbones … [grin]

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    1. I was able to get him some that day, a few carrots from the local store. But I had no idea what else would be safe for him to eat. Do horses really eat apples? I mean I know they eat them but will they cause any damage? For that matter, will carrots?

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      1. Apples and carrots won’t hurt horses, even though grass and hay are the backbone of what they would eat. If a horse isn’t used to eating apples and carrots, they might not be interested. In Wyoming, we have pellets, compressed food, that we use as treats but again, those are treats, not regular food. If it seems the horse in neglected or abused, you could call ASPCA.

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    1. Thanks for showing us what is going on here. I’m an overseer of the MSPCA here in Boston. You wouldn’t believe how many horses have been brought to the shelter. Taking care of them has become too expensive for their owners and then they are forced to bring them to us. We are a NO KILL shelter.

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      1. I never even thought of the SPCA. This poor animal seemed like a product of neglect but I didn’t even connect that it is just as bad as physical cruelty. He was certainly friendly, no fear of a stranger at all.

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