At the barn we board at, my mom feeds the horses and takes them out to pasture in the mornings to pay for the board of our 2 horses. A new boarder came at the beginning of January. The girl is 14 and the horse is an 8 yr old OTTB on 10 pounds of senior feed a day, not getting worked. The girl and the parents have no idea what they're doing, and should not be horse owners. Plain and simple. This horse is getting more and more out of control. In the mornings he charges my mom, drags her around when she tries to lead him out to the pasture, tried to run out the gate and has gotten loose on multiple occasions. He will run over any person in his way, and his owners see no problem because they are never out there, and they don't have enough knowledge to know any different. The barn owners don't care enough to say anything to them, and probably won't because they can't afford to lose a boarder. But my mom is becoming very afraid of this horse. She is used to being around horses, but does not ride and is not quite as handy as a rider would be while handling them and is afraid she is going to get hurt. Has anybody had a similar problem or have any suggestions on how to tell these people they need to do something about their horse before he kills somebody, without offending them and causing them to leave?
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