Thanks Maura, that was what I was aiming for too. It's a concerning situation.
He's the biggest horse in the facility, and he stands in his stall 23hrs a day!
Referring to another poster, ummm the boarders don't tell me what to do (and if you think that being a boarder in a barn is a position of superiority over the staff, then you won't be much liked, nor will you be welcome for very long at any barn you choose to be a part of) the BO tells me what to do (although the BO knows me pretty well, this isn't a new barn for me, I've just been away. This has been a 10yr span of being friends and co-workers with the BO). The boarders don't need to treat me badly, I give them nothing to bitch about, nor do I give them reason to treat me as a subordinate, I am one of them too.
I have done nothing inappropriate, I just have never seen a situation quite like this before. Hey if you don't ask about things, how are you ever to learn??
Have you not seen anything odd or strange and had to know why or how something came to be the way it is?
Essentially what I saw was what I got. Horse is as sound as they come, vet(s) and farriers have confirmed it for owner and BO. But apparently it's allergic to being a real horse, and is required to live its life like a lab animal. Sad situation for the horse indeed. I have lost much respect for the owner and will not be seeking a friendship or otherwise.
No names, no address, nothing, nada, zip......
Last edited by Muppetgirl; 09-21-2012 at 02:11 AM.