08-23-2009, 11:47 PM
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Well, I suppose the issue comes in that we actually get along good with the neighbours. My grandpa is a stubborn old fart who shouldn't still be living alone on a farm in the middle of nowhere, but who exactly makes a 75 year old man do anything he doesn't want to do?
So he's allowed them to keep the pony there since they're taking care of it. And I have to be careful not to ruffle TOO many feathers because the neighbours have been just amazing about helping my grandpa with different things (bringing him into the city, taking him groceries, etc.) It's not that I'd sacrifice a pony to keep things "quiet", just that I have to find a very tactful way to go about this.
Hence why the situation is so complex. I don't know any nicer way of telling them they're total idiots and LOVE isn't going to keep a pony alive.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure me and Shay-la may be heading out tomorrow to have a chat with them. If they'd be willing to surrender her, we'd be willing to take her on and make a nice little kid's pony out of her. I don't know what other option they have - even if they DO finally get a farrier out, they have no clue how to train/tame a horse, and no farrier is going to tolerate a half-wild bratty yearling trying to trample them.
Oy vei. People need licenses to own animals! >.<