Originally Posted by HowClever
This is where being a responsible horse owner comes in. The horse still belongs to you (general you), it is still your responsibility to inspect and approve the area that your horse will reside in.
If you are not happy with the conditions the horse will be living in, then don't let your horse live there!
Ummm....did you even READ my post? I didn't say I boarded there. I said
a boarding facility in my area
I DID say that the owner has a trail riding business and that we used to go trail riding on the battlefield using her horses.
NEVER said I boarded there, dreamed of boarding there, considered boarding there, or consulted a psychic about boarding there.
Speaking for me PERSONALLY. As for the other people who DO board there, who knows why. But you must consider that they likely DO NOT know about the high colic rate nor the horse that was run through a fence. I am sure she doesn't advertise that. It's not like she's going to say "we've had six horses die of colic in two years, had one killed on the main highway after getting out of the fencing and had one run through a fence"... to her prospective boarders. Now would she?
We are all adults and realize that sometimes what people advertise and what they actually sell are two different things. And there is no way to know how many horses have died at that property unless you are a psychic. In the boarders' defense.
Luckily for me, I knew her personally through her trail riding business and witnessed some of the events and heard the others from her own mouth....and am part of a tightly knit horse community where things like this get aroound. Others may not have this benefit.