Life happens Health crises, financial upheavals, social breakdowns are all part and parcel of human existence. Unfortunately horses sometimes get caught in the storms of life and their basic needs don’t get attended to. In other words, they get neglected. The little things like neglected hooves, teeth and worming are bad enough, but how often do we see horses that are starving? What about the opposite when neglected horses do not have their feed restricted and develop pathological conditions such as acute laminitis.