Why must people be so cruel?

@chertsy (3804)
United States
December 7, 2008 10:18pm CST
I just found out that my dad's house that he's had since I was a little girl wandered off on their property. She's been missing for 3 days and my family have searched the entire 30 acres of the property. There's no signs of someone taking her, nor would they, she's 35 years old. If she got off the property, the other horses would have followed her lead. Well, the people being so cruel part. I went to a horse related chat, and they were like no they don't just wander off, your dad probably sold her, Oh wait I looked and I didn't see her,crap like that, really heartless about it. I know this horse, she doesn't just leave the stable unless she wants to take off to get my mom to chase her. She comes when my dad calls her, he hasn't heard anything from her. Sad part is she's probably dead. I'm 32 years old, and this hurts, I grew up with this horse. She was mean, but just like most females she had a attitude. Now I see why I stopped going to chat rooms, now I wish I could take that time back. Why must people be so unconsiderate to people's feelings. Sorry if this isn't much of a discussion, but I had to vent.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I hope they find the horse. I don't know why people would make nasty comments like that, I guess you just found the wrong type group of people to try to talk with.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
It's a hard, difficult world and one has to be strong in order to survive. The universe is constantly recycling things. There is nothing cruel about it. People on the other hand can be cruel which might or might not be a bad thing. Cheers!!
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Well, the cruel part of these people made me realise I was a idiot for going to the chat room in the first place in forever it seems, and it also made me realise I will never go back to one.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Was she sick or anything? I have two horses and I agree it sounds very strange. The reason I asked if she was sick was some animals will wander off to die when they are sick. Not saying she did just a possibility. I also agree that the othrs would have definately followed had she just found an escape route. I do hope you find her although I realize it looks grim after 3 days. Check with neighbors and people to see if anyone seen anything strange in the past few days. Maybe she was stolen or something. Keep us posted I am curious to see what happened.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
8 Dec 08
My dad didn't think so, she wasn't acting strange except she was looking down toward a pasture with her ears perked up. He said he looked to see what she was looking at and she just started walking that way. He didn't think anything of it because she has done this in the past but came back when he called her name. Everyone around my family knows this horse, so if she got loose they would have called. Even for a 35 year old horse she has a not so nice attitude. She wouldn't have left the property without the other horses, she gets attached to easily to other horses. Nobody could have gotten on the property where she's at without my family knowing, and if so, they would have went after the younger horses first. Dad thinks she went off somewhere he can't find her to die. With 30 acres with 3 pastures and my family looking for her, she should have at least been found. I'm worried that the first night out, she tripped and broke her foot and coyotes got to her. So many bad ideas going through my head. I will keep everyone updated, I have been calling every night to see if they have any news. She wasn't a sweet horse, but after you grew up with her, hard to get over the fact that something happened to her. I would be happy if she was stolen, at least she's still alive.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Well, with the 30 acres it's not a even set of land. The previous owners had it broken up into 3 parts. There's a lot of spots for her to lay down and never be found. She was hit in the neck by a stray bullet from a hunter that was illegally hunting. Thing is that my dad had walked the property line and searched the area that she was walking away to. Honestly though, I think my dad has given up after 3 days for a horse that comes when you call her, he knows she's not going to come back. When she does get lose, she does it when my mom is around to see her. Like her way to irritate my mom to get her upset. I will keep everyone updated, I will be calling my mom tomorrow to see if she has any news. I had to take my youngest to the doctor today for a ear infection, so I haven't had a chance to call. With coyotes, you can hear them all over the place at night around my parents property. It's very creepy to hear them howling, he has heard packs of them around the property at night. I'm guessing they don't normally hang around unless there is something to hang around for and it's worth fighting for.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Updated: They found her, she was in one of the pastures my dad didn't get around to bush hog. We don't know if she was alive or passed before the coyotes got to her. My sister got on top of her truck, while her husband drove and that was the only way they found her. My dad hasn't went down there yet, hopefully he won't. Those two were attached to the hip, . She was smack dab in the middle of the pasture. Now they have to walk the property line again and double check to see how the coyotes got in and fix it before they go after the other horses and the baby bulls.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I don't know why people have to make jokes and be so cruel either, I don't know much about horses but I do know that many animals do wander off to die, I hope that this is not the case with your beloved her and your dad will find her.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I am so sorry
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Thank you Winterose.
@bunnybon7 (38322)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Jun 09
oh this is so sad. i see its several month old, this discussion, so i hope someone has found her alive and well by now. thats why i dont like chat rooms where its like IM type stuff. you see it before you can decide if you want to read it. some people are just mean and have no care for anyones feelings.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Sorry, but she wasn't found alive. She was very old and had a long happy spoiled life thanks to my dad. Thank you still for responding to my discussion, I truly appreciate it.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
9 Dec 08
There seem to be TONS of insentitive people in chat rooms. I don't know why. It's sad. I hope that your horse is okay. Take care
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Thank you. Wish I came here before going there, now I know that the people from Mylot are more caring than those insenstive creeps in chat rooms.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
17 Aug 09
I hope you don't get too upset with those prunes. Just ignore them, and that's partly the biggest reason why I avoid chat-rooms altogether. These people can be unfeeling because they think that without a face to it, they can type just about anything. No morality at all. Words can hurt, and they know it. But they still do it. Seeking attention in a wrong way, I'd call that. Seemingly this was 9 months ago, so did she come back or you found her?