Originally Posted by stephshark
You sound like a very caring person and a wonderful friend; I hope things settle down with the situation soon. You mentioned that they are new to riding and horses in general. Is it a good idea for them to try and keep the horses themselves? Would a safer alternative be for them to board at a place where experienced horsepeople can keep an eye on things. I'm sure they mean well but realistically it never ends up well when there is a lack of knowlege. . .
They don't live very far from me and I won't leave them on their own. I'll be right here.
On a good note, they called last night and seemed to be ok, they said they are not mad and they understand. So hopefully all of this will end well. I was pretty worried yesterday, both about the situation and about losing a friendship. Thanks everyone for your support!