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        11-14-2008, 10:37 AM
    What would you do?

    Gah. I just got a call from the woman who owns Blaze. She and her co-worker were chatting about their horses and I guess this girl used to board at the stable I'm at 4 years ago. She had a horrible experience-her horse got kicked so badly his eye was almost hanging out of his his head, and I guess a few others weren't being fed the way they were supposed to. So, naturally, Blaze's owner is super alarmed and called me to make sure I was the one feeding him (I am, and if I can't, another boarder helps me out) and that no one else is allowed to ride him.

    Now, I've never gotten bad vibes from this place. I like the BO, and everyone's horses seem healthy and well cared for. What would do in a situation like this? I reassured her I was taking great care of him. I guess I could move stables if she was really feeling uncomfortable, but I can't afford much more board than I pay now, unless she knocked off the lease fee...
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        11-14-2008, 10:48 AM
    Well it happened once, maybe her horse was "interfiring" (cant spell lol) with the other horse so.....make sure you only let experienced horses riding him/her

    Just tell her youll be careful but it is your horse so its your choice really :p
        11-14-2008, 11:35 AM
    Well he's not MY horse, I'm just leasing him. So ultimately, it's her call what she wants to do with him/his situation.
        11-14-2008, 04:36 PM
    Accidents happen at every stable no matter how many pre-cautions are taken. As long as you are the one feeding it, riding it etc and YOU feel that it is an "ok" place than tell your leaser to take it down a notch and at the first sign of trouble you'll contact her. Also what are the terms of the lease?
        11-14-2008, 09:25 PM
    The terms of my lease are that I'm responsible for: board, farrier, wormer, feed, etc. Basically the only thing I'm not responsible for is vet.
        11-15-2008, 01:24 PM
    Whats the details of the boarding. Is it your choice or hers? Or is it like she chooses the stable and you pay?
        11-17-2008, 09:36 AM
    Oh I see. It's my choice of stable, since I'm footing the bill.
        11-18-2008, 02:41 AM
    I think that if you feel its okay, then its your call. It doesn't mean it's going to happen again, so if you haven't had a problem and if you make sure you feed and ride him, then it should be okay :)
        11-20-2008, 10:41 AM
    A lot of things can change in 4 years... maybe the turnouts werent set-up the same way.. or someone else was doing the chores. I guess I would just really talk to the owner about it. Maybe invite her out to the place, and if she is really concerned she should be going out there every so often to check up on things anyways. Do you feel that the horse is being treated well at the current place?
        11-20-2008, 12:51 PM
    Green Broke
    Horses are horses, accidents happen. You could get the BO's side of the story about what happened with the kicking incident.

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