The organization Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) found three malnourished horses in an abandoned stable in the state of Maryland in the United States.
All horses had hooves that were over one meter long.
They were curled and made it almost impossible for the horses to move.
It is one of the worst animal abuse cases the animal protection organization has seen.
The horse with the longest hooves unfortunately had to be put down, while the other two were anesthetized and operated on, before they were transported to the organization's farm.
According to DEFHR, the horses must have been locked up in the stable for over 15 years without proper medical care to be able to develop such long hooves, as they only grow about eight millimeters per month.
There are no reports if the owners of the horses have been arrested.
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