Read the whole thread lol, and I am so glad you got your horse back. There are some seriously crooked people out there who will do nasty things to get what they THINK they are entitled to. I had a similar situation happen to me when I was 16. I had just adopted an OTTB and we started boarding him at a nice enough place that was five minutes from my house, soon after we moved him there we started to notice that none of the water troughs were being cleaned or filled, fence boards weren't being repaired and had nails sticking out of them, horses in stalls had no water and were standing in filth. The crazy thing was that it hadn't been like that when we looked at the place, they had cleaned up thinking they were going to get new boarders.
My mother and I brought it up to the woman who was supposedly running the joint and she got PISSED big time, and my mother got pissed right back ( my mom was a social worker for 23 years if that tells you anything, she will not put up with bullsh*t) and then the woman had the gall to threaten to tell the place where we got him that I was an unfit owner and she would have my horse taken away, boy let me tell you I laid into her and lit that woman's ass on fire. That ticked her off so she tried to tell the humane society that I wasn't taking care of him which they knew was a lie. She attempted to take my horse after that too, tried to hide him in the back part of another field late at night before she moved all of her horses. Had she been there and I had caught her moving him, there would have been cops all over the place and probably an ambulance. Nobody messes with my boy, just sayin lol.
My mom did some digging and found out that she owned the farm owner upwards of 10K and was stealing money from the boarders to fund her own horse buying and show training. The owner flew in like a bat out of hell and put a lawsuit down faster than you could imagine.
And then my mother and I ran the place for a few months before he brought in someone else, which turned out to be a terrible idea and we left after that because thats just wwaaaaaayyyy to much crap to take.
Some people are horrible and shady as all hell, I am so sorry that she turned on you like that, there's really no excuse for it.
You are a champ pulling through like you have :) The karma bus will make one stop: to give you tons of the good stuff and roll right over her!