Need help with a little QH mare. She isn't mine, but I'm stuck not only feeding her..but having to spray her with a water gun or tie her up to keep her from MY horse's feed twice a day. Sometimes if I can I just feed him outside the paddock. They are stuck in the same paddock for now. I'm looking for boarding elsewhere because now it's turning into a bigger problem. My SIL hasn't bothered with this mare hardly at all in 2 years. There's no reason other than losing interest in her and no longer caring about proper attention for this one.
Poor mare coliced (sp?) a few months ago, but she had lost considerable weight before that. Likely because she stopped getting grains (the colic cause) suddenly. Come to figure out only the new money winning horse was being fed properly and her grain supply suddenly was halted. She was an easy keeper. Now they tell people this mare, plus another one that was taken back by the previous owner, and then 2 mini horses and a stud colt (sold to one person, then bought by her bf) ALL "foundered" without having heavy or lush diets.. They've never shown signs of founder in their feet. I'm pretty frustrated. I give these guys the little bit I can afford. Idk what to do. This mare in particular was already slightly aggressive to start with. Now she's started kicking repeatedly like a bronco before my guy has a chance to move. Yes, I have considered calling her out for this. But it's my husband's family. I'd lose my home if I did it So I'm trying all I can to help these horses. It'll be a few weeks before my vet comes to check on mine. Considering all these details, my horse is still being blamed for ALL the hairless little marks on the show horse she is gaga over FOR NOW. The stud colt was also a biter and a horrible one at that. He bit people, too. I'm getting lashed out on this week even though he's usually stalled 24/7. She's never bothered to say "hey I'm letting him out, get yours and stall him". If he has done anything it's more than likely because he was being picked on first and bit back. I never knew there was a problem until a few days ago. The show horse is one of the most dominant. Mine is the bottom of the rung. She's never held HER AGGRESSIVE mare or HER colt responsible for it. She's acting like I told mine to bite him all over just so she can't take him to show. The ONLY time any one has seen my dude bite him he had a hold of his tail.. BULL!! I can't separate them until I find another place to put him. Any suggestions would be great. Please don't bash me. I'm doing all I can without putting my family in jeopardy. If I weren't related I wouldn't have done anything, except go straight to a rescue operation and got help as soon as I saw problems.