Mary Tyler Moore recently remarked she’d like to come back as a horse in her next life. Not a good choice, even in Connecticut, which has a reputation for being one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Many horse owners are eliminating the feedbag and basic care so they can feed their families in an economic recovery that fails to bring many along, including the rescue operations that now have way too many mouths to feed and too few funds.

As tens of thousands of Connecticut families still struggle to make ends meet, horse rescue operations in the state have been hit hard by the economic crisis and are fighting an uphill battle trying to save more unwanted and abused horses with a shrinking pool of funds.

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