Twenty six horses and two mules were awarded to us (Habitat for Horses) in Galveston Court this afternoon. They were seized from a horse riding facility in Jamaica Beach on Galveston Island, Texas. They have been receiving all the TLC and medical care possible since we brought them to our facility on January 22nd. Now, since they are awarded to us, you can be certain that each of these horses will continue to receive the medical care, food and TLC all horses deserve. It is going to take months of care for these horses to recover from the ordeal they went through. Be sure to share the joy by spreading the news – Justice was served for these horses. If you wish to help support these and the other horses at our rehabilitation facilities – click here!. We will bring you more news on them soon.~ HfH
From: The Horse
By Pat Raia
Horse Herd Removed From Texas Riding Stable
Nearly 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after bring removed from a riding stable near Galveston, Texas.
Sergeant Joel Caldwell, of the Galveston Police Department’s Animal Services Unit, said police personnel removed 28 horses used for beach riding from S-n-G Horseback Riding on Jan. 22. The removed animals were allegedly maltreated, he said.
Authorities later charged S-n-G Horseback Riding owner Terri Glenn with one count of cruelty to livestock animals, and further charges could follow, Caldwell said.
“We’ll get veterinary reports as they become available,” he said.
Glenn was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile, the removed horses were placed in the care of Habitat for Horses, a rescue facility in Hitchcock, Texas. Jerry Finch, Habitat for Horses president, said the horses were in poor condition upon arrival. He said all the horses rated a 3 or lower on the Henneke body condition scale.
“About three (of the horses) are in serious shape,” he said.
Caldwell said a hearing to determine the horses’ custody is slated for Jan.