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Footnote To Last Post [Nov. 23rd, 2016|05:17 pm]
Tony Grist
Something Julia told us.

The cost of keeping a horse is so high these days- as we know from having to pay for the upkeep of the last of my mother's super-annuated race horses- that people are "fly-grazing" them on common land or just abandoning them.  Favourite dumping grounds are the water meadows by the Thames- where they get bogged down in the mud at the water's edge and have to be dug out...
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2016-11-23 06:53 pm (UTC)
poor horses it was a thousand a month
here 5 years ago it must be 3x's that now

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-23 07:29 pm (UTC)
It costs my mother £9.00 a day to keep an old racehorse in retirement.
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