I live in the country so the idea of people "dumping" their pets has come to be a frequent occurance that I have seen over the years.Although I still can not understand how people can be so heartless as to abandon an animal like trash. I have myself rescued a few of these animals or have had to turn them in to shelters .(Which I feel guilty for doing.) I have to say that it has gotten to the point where I didn't think I could be shocked anymore by people's immorality when it comes to these animals. Until the other day when my DH left the house to run an errand and came back home to tell me his story. DH was driving down the road to see a horse running towards his car.He realizes quickly there is no rider or anyone close by so in his quick thinking he gets the car turned sideways to block the roadway.As the horse approaches the car he begins to slow down as a man runs around the corner at the bottom of the hill.My DH exits his vehicle and grabs the horses reigns(not a horse person so I don't know if this is the correct term).He talks to the horse and tries to calm him down. As the man approaches my DH he says"geez, if it's not bad enough people dump their dogs off now they are dumping horses." The gentleman obviously was familiar with the animals & owners in our area and said unless Mrs.such-n-so got a new horse that escaped someone just dumped this poor horse off in the middle of nowhere. How could people do such a horrid thing to a poor animal? I hate to believe this is the case but nothing surprises me anymore.