Windsor Owners Of Family Horses Say They Are Well Fed

The owners of family horses in Windsor, that appear to be under fed, are defending the condition of the horses.

As AM800 news told you Tuesday morning, concerns have been raised about the well being of horses at County Rd 42 and the 9th Concession.

Owners Shawn Berthiaume and Jennifer Bellemore say the one horse in question is 29 years old, is well fed and gets special additives twice a day.

They say the life-span of a horse is about 30 to 35 years old.

The other horse is a thoroughbred, which is 7 years old and is over weight.

"These horses are not malnourished, I buy the hay off of a local farmer, they approved the hay along time ago, I'm talking about the humane society," says Berthiaume.

He says the horse should not be put down.

"She is an all-Canadian champion jumping horse and I feel in my heart that she deserves to live out until the day she passes away, not for somebody to tell me that I'm under nourishing the horse and that she is too skinny."


Horses at County Rd 42

Bellemore says the general public is not knowledgeable about the appearance of an older horse.

"Because the horses are on the highway, people who don't know about horses constantly call the humane society and the humane society stopped coming because everything was fine," says Bellemore.

Click HERE for the link to the AM800 story from Tuesday morning