I just moved Hugo from a barn 45 minutes from my house to one 7 miles from home. Nice facility, several rings, decent pasture, small population, owner on site. He got there Monday. I fully disclosed his quirks, not least of which is pawing. He paws while he eats and if he gets antsy.
Tuesday, during a thunderstorm, the BO decided Hugo HAD to be wormed, that night. They wormed him in the pasture, right next to the barbed wire. Yep, he pawed and got hurt. The outside bulb on his near front leg got torn. She freaks out and calls me. I grab supplies and head out. Hugo is still pretty freaked out and won't let me near his hoof. I did manage to get some ointment into the wound but I couldn't get it bandaged. I start calling vets.
In the mean time, the BO who had vanished when I drove up, reappears and proceeds to tell me how my horse is going to kill me, I should sell him, send him back, shoot him...etc. (Mind you, I got a call from her the day before on how adorable he was, how friendly, how beautiful, what a great horse he was...blahblahblah)
I keep thinking if she hadn't tried to worm him in a thunderstorm in a pasture around barbed wire, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
She leaves. I finally find a vet and we discuss the situation. We decide to leave Hugo stalled for a couple of days to keep the wound as clean (hydrotherapy and ointment if Hugo will allow) as possible and let it granulate. He then asks me where I board. I tell him. "Oh....that's Miss *$@&#%." "You know her?" "Yeah..." I could hear him grinning. I like this doctor. He gives me his pager number and says call him if there are any further developments. I head up to the house to let her know what is going on. She starts up again, ssdd. I extracted myself as quickly as possible and went home to a Xanax and Pepsi cocktail.
She is an aging, rather frail lady, used to bomb-proof pushbutton equines. Hugo is no petite flower and does need major ground work.
Should I tell her (nicely) to back the frak out of my business and let me administer things needing administering or do I look for another barn?
(I apologize for hijacking)
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