Originally Posted by countrylove
it doesnt matter what was used, what matters is the fact it is my horse, not hers. And I have done my research. You don't just apply straight bleach and bleach is harsh, killing off the good cells as well. It should be my option to treat my horse how I feel is appropriate so yes my pantys are in a bunch. How would you feel if someone took it into thier hands to treat your horse and didnt bother to call or text you until after the fact.. especially with my roommates tendency to over react like I stated in my original post
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I totally understand, especially since it wasn't an emergency. I board with a friend of mine who has the OK to do whatever she feels is necessary with my horses - she's bathed and groomed my horse when she thought he needed it, put mud on their legs when she thought he needed it, changed their blankets, moved them around. But she's the only one that I'm ok with doing that, and I know that, while she might do things I probably wouldn't do, she would never put my horse at risk. She knows enough about horses for me to feel comfortable.
However, if I didn't trust her as much, I would only ever expect someone to do what was necessary in an emergency situation - which would usually mean calling the vet and checking my written instructions for what to do if I cannot be contacted. This mainly says do the minimum necessary up to a certain $$ amount to get my horse stable - and if it's going to take more than that, as in colic surgery for example, then euthanize the horse. In the case of thrush or something else minor, I expect to be contacted before my horse receives any care. This is a major liability issue for both the over-stepping person and for the horse owner - what if one of them injured one another?