So I had a vet out to assess my Clyde's weight and to give advice on what the best grain would be to build up her top line. I recently moved Shiloh to a new barn 2 months ago after the barn manager allowed another woman to bring her horse to the farm to board for the winter. Her horse was a male and my mare ended up getting quite damaged by him. I was told that he'd never been in a herd before and they let him out with our herd and he was very aggressive.
The vet today was asking about her and my new barn owner advised her that she hadn't been in heat since we mover her and told her about Tyson (the male). They thought maybe my Shiloh was in foal as one of the wounds on her side looked like wounds made from a male mating. I said I was sure that the male that hurt her was gelded, but I wasn't sure so I contacted the woman who's friend owned the horse to ask if he was gelded and she said she didn't know. DIDN'T KNOW!!! So she asked me why and I told her why I needed to know. I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HER SINCE!!
So my question:
If she is in foal. Who is responsible for paying the medical costs? I cannot afford, nor do I have the experience to be able to handle a foal so the pregnancy will have to be ended. Do I have any recourse? My Shiloh would have to go through something horrible and I don't feel due to their irresponsibility I should be responsible for the costs.
1: would the barn owners be responsible
2: would the barn manager be responsible
3: would the owner of the stallion be responsible
4: would the person that released the stallion into the herd be responsible