3/5/12 update on the situation
Update, Saturday morning we had a huge talk with my trainer, tears frustration and laughing all the emotional works.
I hope I am not about to be geting negitive attention for this but I wanmt to be honest and tell you what happend.
So we hada huge "coming to Jesus" meeting sturday wmonring, layed eveything out the good, the bad, her faults, the boundries she has crossed ect ect. Told her my neds, my expectations, my concerns about my horse and what I felt needed to happen.
WE both came away from the meeting feeling better. I have made mistakes in the horse world and have learn getting up and leaving before confronting the issues with the BO/Trainer isnt fully fair on my part and when it comes down to it I felt "would moving him in this state, depressed, low weight, sore feet, anxity ect" be best for him and his helath. I wouldnt want to make his condtions worse and have to do more work and get him to settle into a whole new place after moving to this barn a month ago. I feel its best fr ollie to saty put now that we havea plan.
When talking to my trainer she was honest, she agreed she needed to step up and be there for both Ollie and I, she is also concerned about him and we made up a plan to start yet again figuring out whats going on with him. I felt for a young ttrainer to be honest and agree that she had/has some faults and apoligize and be proffesional about it (a bit late but better then never) was alot. I have metseen way to many young trainers not want their feelings hurt or told they are wrong and all of that so she really showed me she was committed to me, it wasnt a money issue or anything like that but she and I made a plan and she knows if by the end of this month if I still am feeling the way I am (i shouldnt though with our new plan) that I will be leaving her.
I feel I needed to be the bigger person and be upfront and perffesionall with her cause that's what I would want if I was in her shoes (even if I had done a few things wrong)
With our talk I came to understand a few things beter come to find out I wasnt getting the full story from her (now have it)
So I have this weekend off, Make up lessons schedualed, plan for treating/figuring out whats up with the Ollie boy and to keep meeting up and talk about how we are feeling and what we ant to do.
I know some of you porbably wont agree that this was a good choice and that I am young and maybe not putting the best intrest of Ollie first, but I am and I feel alot better after maning up and talking to her, not just leaving without talking about why and my issues and my concerns about Ollie.
For the soreness, He is doing alot better. I wont be putting shoes on him unless he remains sore but seems to be coming out of it with rest and light work. As for the weight issue he is now getting more hay with dinner and a flake of hay with his lunch, hopefully he will put those ribs away. Its not that they are poking out like a starved horse but you can see them when he moves and when you run you hand over his side you can for sure feel them. He got wormed this morning to make sure he didnt get any other persites in him when we moved, he is getting ulcer gaurd this week as well to rule out ulcers and I am making a dental apt for him for te end of this month or next. So with all that done and if he still is having issues iwth his weight I will be cunsulting my vet and maybe to doing blood work to see if that shows anything.
He looked much brighter on Saturday, his eyes were better, he was more eager and just looked in better spirits, so I felt relived about that. His soreness has gone away for the most part just one th gravel is he still ouchy but we have great new footing in our arena so lightly worked him saturday and fe looked/felt much better then last weekn and moved better the friday morning when I lunged him.
So that is where we are right now. I hope I odnt get replies saying I did the wrong thing as I feel I did the right, proffesional thing by my horse.
I have attached a picture of him from friday and yes it looks pretty sad, he isnt happy in the picture was really just ina blah state of mind. Saturday like I said he looked alot better just didnt get a picture.
Thanks for reading :)