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        05-02-2014, 06:20 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Did I do the right thing?

    My mom and I board our horses at the same place. In the summer they are on pasture with two other geldings. I have only met the owner of the other geldings twice, she has a very intense job. Between my mom and I we are at the barn 5-7 time a week with our guys but we still don't see the other borders often. The pasture is about a quarter mile from the barn and the BO's house. You can't see the pasture from the barn or the house.

    So on Tuesday we went to ride and I noticed that one of the other horses in pasture had a really bad lesion on it's back leg. The pastern joint was swollen the "injury" was about the size of a golf ball, protruding and was oozing. Honestly I have not seen anything quite like it. I thought I should just make sure the BO knows so she can tell the owner and they can get this looked or cleaned or wrapped (at least to keep the flies off) etc.

    I don't think the BO checks on the pasture horses that often and if she does just a drive by you wouldn't be able to see it. The caretaker is out there a lot and I have noticed he pays very close attention to my horses but I don't know if he does that with all horses and its not really his job to examine them anyway.

    So after our ride I knocked on her door. I was just going to say, "Hey you probably already know but (name of horse) has something going on with his back leg, its bleeding- its not an emergency but Just letting you know so you can tell, (the owner)."
    Instead of the BO answering her grumpy non-horse husband did and I think he was really drunk. He said they have a vet coming out next week and seamed really annoyed at me. I apologized for interrupting his evening and I felt really embarrassed about it.

    The question is: Should I have said anything or since its not my horse just ignored it?

    My DH said I should have not said anything. Not my horse not my problem.

    I was just thinking if my horses had an injury I would want my fellow border to tell the BO so she could call me and I could get a vet out. But I also don't want to be the bothersome nosy border who is annoying.

    Yesterday the injury was much worse was actively bleeding and oozing what looked to be puss. I know if that was my horse I wouldn't be waiting a week to get the vet out and I would have been cleaning it and monitoring it closely. I thought the horse wasn't putting much weight on his leg... It is not my horse so I obviously didn't do anything about it.

    Any way for those of you who are BOs do you appreciate when someone tells you of a problem like this or no?
         
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        05-02-2014, 06:40 PM
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    Green Broke
    I would want someone pointing it out to me. As a BO its good to know what is going on. Plus for all you know it could have happened within the last hour or so.

    You were not out of line at all. You didn't start doing first aid on the horse, you didn't call the vet and you didn't call the horses owner. So you were not stepping over any lines. I honestly would still talk to the BO and tell her that you think the leg is getting worse. It could easily end up becoming an infection working into the bone.
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        05-02-2014, 06:43 PM
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    Green Broke
    If I were you, I would have done the same thing. I would have mentioned it to the BO.

    After that, it is up to the BO to do what they wish with the information.

    If that were my horse, I would want to know about it. (Hence why I am sure to check my own horses over very good, at the very minimum, every other day.)
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        05-02-2014, 06:47 PM
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    Yearling
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    Plus for all you know it could have happened within the last hour or so.
    I had this thought too since there was still fresh blood. The caretaker leaves at 4 and I was there at 4.45.

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    (Hence why I am sure to check my own horses over very good, at the very minimum, every other day.)
    Same for us. I can't go to the barn on the weekends so my mom goes and checks for me and I go on the weekdays.

    Thanks for your replies!
         
        05-02-2014, 07:19 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Absolutely tell the barn owner. I wouldn't want someone to see my horse injured and think "not my problem." You did the right thing.
         

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