So first off I am feel like a pretty crappy owner right now and very frustrated with my trainer and highly thinking of moving.
Here is why I am so frustrated,
Since in my trainers care I have had to fallow her to two barns in the past 6 months. This new barn seemed to be great but I can tell Ollie is not happy here, suddenly pulling back in the cross ties, pawing, shaking his head with a very worried eye...a lot!
As of last week he got trimmed, he is barefoot, never had a lame or sore step and has tough feet so doesn't need shoes...well this trim suddenly he is so sore he can't walk and seems to be on his left side more then the right.
Got a call from my trainer today informing me she's "just going to slap some shoes on" to get him un sore, didn't ask me and said infect she would have already had it done but couldn't get the farrier out this week....I was In shock and very upset she didnt think of asking me first, my horse not her's.
In this phone call I was told he was still sore yesterday when he was being worked and she continued to work him... All the hors who got trimmed are now lame and she is slapping shoes on, seems like something the farrier is doing, not just like 4 solid barefoot horses to go dead lame limping out if the blue... So very upset with that.
Past things are just as upsetting and I feel like I should be able to trust my trainer...and every month something bad seems to happen. He got pneumonia this winter and almost got it a second time, she and I worked well together to get him back to health and it's been a slow recovery but she is pushing him more and more and not addressing the issues of him being naughty. Yes he now has more turnout and is basically 100% healthy but I'm just not feeling comfertable with how things are going.
The person, now close friend who bought Klassy from my, now named Kasmere :) is helping me make plans to move him next month (April) to her barn where its around the clock care with video monitoring, pasture turnout all day with gelding and mare pastures, hay is weighed and there is a vet who boards, they BO and her sister live on site about 70ft away from the barn! They have many horses there needing special care and you wouldn't even guess some of there issues cause they look so happy and healthy cause it's top notch care that is individualized to each horse. I talked to the barn owner today and explained oliver's respiratory issues and immune issues from the pneumonia and she has a good idea to help him with many of his issues of being sensitive boy, stall walker, breathing issues and compromised immune system..and now him being very sore on his feet. I'm starting to wonder how I have any hair left I'm so stressed out!
I will be talking to my trainer tomorrow and giving her notice of me taking him and leaving. I feel bad to be leaving cause I know she means well and is just very young but there is to much negative things going on, and since it's a new barn she is taking on she doesn't know how much it's al going to cost right away and I can't move him again with her with his issues, I'm not excited for lessons anymore, not at all excited for show season...there will no show season cause he is not ready after all of this crap.
What do you think. Please don't be to harsh I'm trying to do what is best for my horse, I k ow he is trying to tell me something is really bothering him and I'm trying my best to stop and listen...
So frustrated and upset right now
Been crying cause I feel like I'm failing my horse