So we started today and I was shocked, the waters have obviously not been cleaned for weeks and the horses had very few shavings. One horse's floor was all wet and nasty because he had so few. Plus under the stall mats is cement (I don't know what possessed the builder to put cement under the stalls) I just don't know how I could go about saying something about the quality of care. Especially the water. I was talking to a friend who boards there (she's hopefully leaving soon) and they've shown up and the horses have had empty buckets in their stalls.
One of their mares looks very thin as well, she had on the thin side when we left but now her hip bones are jutting out and you can see her back bone. I really want to say something to her, even offer to help once or twice a week if she really, desperately needs it. But I'm afraid she'll absolutely freak out or we’ll get stuck with more than we can do. Does anyone have an idea of a non-confrontational way I could approach her about it?
Just so you know, it wasn’t that way when we moved there. But when we started working they just sort of stopped. I know they can take care of them well but they just don’t.