Owner plans to increase feed to skinny horse
Richard Flores said the horse kept by his father, Fred Flores, on Old Goliad Road will receive more feed from now on at the suggestion of a local veterinarian.
The elder Flores was ordered by Victoria County Animal Control on Monday to have the horse examined by a veterinarian after a passer-by reported its condition to the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and posted its photograph on Facebook.
Veterinarian Travis Schaar examined the horse Monday and gave Flores instructions on its future care, said Heather Kern, Victoria Animal Control assistant supervisor.
Flores said the horse was being kept in the barn next door to Freddy's Well Service but somehow managed to get into the business yard when it was spotted by a resident driving by.
"The horse had a baby, and after it was weaned, the horse didn't eat right after that," said Flores.
Flores said his father plans to keep plenty of hay in the horse's pen and to increase the protein strength in pellets the horse will be given.
"My dad loves horses. He would not neglect one on purpose."