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Matheran Horses - Cruelty

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Matheran Horses - Cruelty

I would like to know who is responsible for the welfare of all the Horses at Matheran. I have just been for the weekend and was looking forward to riding - I have never been so disgusted at the treatment of horses. Ponies with very heavy loads of cement on their backs, open wounds, underweight, exhausted and whipped when they want to take a rest; skinny, exhausted horses in the same condition while fat lazy people queue for a ride. This needs to be stopped!

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Not the ones I saw this week. Matheran has no vehicular traffic and all carrying is done by horse or manpower. The packhorses I saw all had proper packsaddles and were not overloaded, were head up and clear eyed. Riding horses were all glossy coated clean footed and lively. The locals use them like taxis and I saw children going to school on them. I only used them the once on arrival going to my hotel. This took 35 minutes and the horses were as fresh as when they had started. The rest of my stay I walked as I was here for birdwatching, but I saw many waiting for their hirers to return, under shade and being watered.

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its unfortunate but,thats life searchfor soul.people travel to enjoy themselves not worry about horses.get a life!!!!

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