Drama on the farm- enough for the year!!
So at some point, laziness becomes neglect. This is just a rant, but I have had enough drama over this past weekend for the year ::knock on wood::
I live on 6 acres of a 19 acre property. I lease a stall and share the pasture with our 1 neighbor. I have 1 horse, they have 9 goats and a gelding. Sine we moved in last September I have been horrified by their laziness.
When their goats get their horns stuck inthe fence and scream, my husband or I go out to free them. When their goat gave birth to 3 babies this past winter, we found them, one dead, and brought the others inside to warm them. When we told them we took the other 2 in, they made a warm area inthe barn for them until the temps warmed up.
Their horse doesnt get shots, I havent seen a coggins test results, etc. They never blanket in the winter, they stopped feeding hay once spring came, and they are always out of feed. Plus I take care of btoh horses, and they only feed their goats once a week.
So heres my gripe is this past weekend I ended up saving 2 of their animals:
Their goat stuck its head in their horses feed bucket at dinner and then lited its head, getting it stuck around its neck and being chased by the horse. I ran around for 35 minutes until my hubby came out to assist. The goat ended up tripping and getting stuck head first in the bucket until he was freed. Then when I was riding yesterday and letting some friends ride, I put their horse in their 2nd pasture with goat fencing (with the squares) Well, he didnt like being separated, and stuck his leg trough the hole, getting it caught. He ended up getting his nose caught on the fencing making it bleed a little, and thankfully he trusts me and my hubby and I were able to cut the fence to get his leg out. But it could have ended very differently.
So When does laziness become neglect?? I'm tired of taking care of their animals. I had my friend knock on their door bc we didnt think we had wire cutter and when she answer she saw us free his leg, and just said "ok it looks like they got him out" that was it. Didnt check on him, nothing.
Of course my horse got his leg stuck on the autowaterer hose this weekend also, but that was just a dumb move, which I got him loose with no problems. It wasnt even around his leg, just stuck on the bottom of his hoof.
I'm frustrated with poor ownership.