Okay - good news. Found the horse and he seems to be fine. It's an 8 month old appy colt. I don't like the way he's kept, and his feet need to be trimmed, but he has food, water and looks in decent condition. I'm not an animal communicator, but I get the impression he's angry.
I was warned before I went up to him that he was a bitter. First thing he did was grab my grocery bag (had to shop first for veggies) and he wouldn't let go. He wasn't "looking" for treats...he was being agressive.
He did let me pet him and scratch his neck, which is how I got the full face shots. Doesn't he look sad???
The people there were not overly friendly. It's a clean open air market - mostly veggies, but hey have fresh seafood sales too. Lot's of chickens and ducks running around. Not really my impression of a "petting zoo" - in fact, I wouldn't call it that at all.
The girl behind the counter was young and seemed kinda cocky when I asked any questions about him. She gave me only as much information as the question warranted. He was NOT for sale, they had just bought him from someone.
And she referred his height and growth questions to an older gentleman that gave me permission to take pictures. He was gone when I was done loving on the little guy.
So, aside from getting a needed hoof trim, he looks okay. When I first got there a little girl was leading him around (or he was leading her - running). I think they'll have their hands full when he matures.
So - what's ya'll's opinion?
I've got pictures and will post them as quick as I figure out how....