Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
Not really sure if anything's wrong
I had my horse at home for 3 years. Didn't ride. So I moved to a nice barn 4 years ago. Everything was good. But BM said some nasty things to me one day and I got out of there. Just hurt my feelings bad after 4 years, and it was unprovoked. Horse was in a stall during the day and out at night (Florida)
Two months ago I moved . 24 hour pasture. The pasture is waaaaay back, and waay back to get my horse who's standing in the woods. It's a very long walk and sometimes I just don't feel like going to get her. Day one I asked her to not give my horse more than 2 cups of grain 2xday. She weaned her onto her feed in a week and was giving her a quart 2xday. They had to cut down because my horse was blimping out. And she ended up with quite a growth ring on her hooves.
However, I don't know why but I'm just not feeling like it's a good fit. I can't explain it. Call me wacky, but my horse doesn't have the sparkle in her eye. Her behavior and her "go!" have not changed. I don't think she likes being way back in a pasture with another horse, but no people around. I know I sound crazy.
Today I saw a place where there's a barn surrounded by 8 paddocks. The tack room is right next to the tack up spot. The horses are kindof in the midst of any activity. I feel like we'd do better there.
What do I say to the lady that owns the place I'm leaving? I can't say there's anything wrong. There's not. I just don't feel it's the place for me. Maybe I'd just be happier at a more structured environment. What do I say to her? They are nice people.