*sighs* So I went to my grandpa's yesterday and found a delightful surprise. Apparently, the neighbours (who can't even take care of the pony they ALREADY have) went and bought a wild untrained weanling. Which is now a year old and has been at my grandpa's since Christmas because their fencing is garbage, and they're complete buffoons who couldn't wrangle a ROCK. They tried taking her home once, it resulted in a broken halter and a pony no further then it was before. I couldn't even get near her, and her feet are enough to make you sick. They don't bother getting farriers out. I've told them again and again and AGAIN, and they always say "Yep, we will!" and never do.
So what would you do? She's completely wild, so getting her trimmed would likely involve having to hogtie her on the ground. I simply don't have time and resources to be driving an hour to my grandpa's every day to get her tamed. We're considering asking them to surrender her to us, but I highly doubt that will happen and I just can't pay money for a horse who's soundness is so questionable. I thought about telling them I'd train her for payment, but I feel like it's futile since they won't get a farrier out ANYWAY. Maybe I can make it a stipulation? I don't even know. It just makes me sick that anyone can proclaim to love animals and then do this. It's not like they don't know - we TOLD them how Blossom was seperating her hoof wall and had severe thrush. And they did nothing. I don't even know if she's sound anymore, I highly doubt it, I haven't seen her in about a year.
Any comments? Animal control won't do a **** thing since she has food and water.
Also, a video. With full commentary on the situation: