Three people will be in court July 6 to answer to charges that they neglected horses at their farm near Stouffville.
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigated after it received a tip from a concerned observer and an inspector found 14 horses and one pony living in unsanitary conditions.
Later another 10 horses were found buried with indications that they had starved to the point of eating wooden fencing.
The charges include permitting an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate food and failing to provide care necessary for general welfare.
The surviving horses have been re-homed and the OSPCA said Friday it is monitoring their care.