What to do about a boarder who neglects his horse...
Hi all, I am new and joined to get some advise on this one area. I am sure I will be coming more frequently :)
I have one boarder who has completely neglected his horse. I took over this farm, with the existing boarding business here about 3 months ago.
Anyway, I take care of this horse (the boarder is up to date on his board), but in the 3 months I have been here, he has only been here maybe 5 times.
I have not seen him in over 2 weeks now. When I last did, I told him he needed to get a vet out to see his horse. I believe he has worms and a litany of other issues.
I feed this horse a bale of hay a day, he is currently a pasture boarded and is able to graze all day in the fields.
His hoofs are way too long. The boarder blew off the farrier about 2 months. You can count his ribs, his mane and tail are so loaded with burrs, it looks like he has dreadlocks. It is really sad.
The address that was given to me in his file is not current, his number is not current. I don't know how to get a hold of him and his horse is suffering.
We moved all the other horses from that pasture, basically quarantining that one horse.
I have the previous owner I bought this place from telling me that I need to make another area for him in a more isolated area so someone from the humane society or the sheriffs doesn't see this horse.
I am thinking of calling the humane society or sheriffs department my self.
The last time this guy was here, my husband told him that he needs to get proof that his horse wormed and examined by a vet as well as a farrier or he is going to be evicted. This was almost a month ago.
I don't know what to do.
All the other horses here are perfectly fine and all the other owners are wonderful!