One look at the horse Robbie Kirzy just adopted from Crook County, and it's easy to come to a simple conclusion.
"To me, this is pretty bad. I mean, I've seen worse but..." Kirzy said Wednesday.
This thoroughbred's caretaker was arrested for neglect in January. Five months later, most of her herd has been nursed back to health by the Crook County Sheriff's office, but she's still in bad shape.
"You can see her bone right here. Like, she doesn't have any muscle, it's just pure bone right here. It's all lose, like she had muscle there but it's all gone," said Kirzy.
Kirzy and her husband Bill founded an equine rescue and rehabilitation center in February.
Since then, she's taken 14 neglected horses off of Crook County's hands, and she plans to take even more.
Their lips are the only way to tell them apart. Scars cover their bodies and their hooves are cracked and in desperate need of work. And it gets worse -- some of the horses might even be pregnant, Kirzy is having a veterinarian come look at them to find out if that's true.
The county is still trying to adopt out the rest of the horses. But if some of the already adopted horses are any indication, there's still a lot of recovery left to do before they'll be back to a healthy life.
Kirzy's Place Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation is looking for hay donations. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact the group via Facebook.
Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/kirzysplace?ref=ts.