I got my first horse on July 16th, 2010. I board him at a farm that I have been taking lessons with for years.
He is a 4 yr old, 17hh thoroughbred gelding, named Digbee.
He is my dream come true and I want everything to be perfect with him. But it isn't. Turns out that they put him in a field with 12 other horses, and it is a 5 acre pasture. He doesn't have enough room to run around. He has been in the field since July 18. He gets beat up everyday. Whenever I go to bring him in, he has a new bite or cut or hoof print somewhere on his body.
His old owner gave me a bag of his feed that I asked them to feed him, and my feed bag is still full. He is alot skinnier than I would imagine an OTTB would be. He has lost weight since I got him. His old owner had no problem keeping weight on him.
I try to visit him everyday so he can get away from the other horses beating him up, and so I can make sure he gets fed. I do my best to see him, I try to see him at least 3 or 4 day out of the week.
They know he is getting beat up out there and they aren't doing anything about it. I have asked them too and they still haven't.
Many of you probably know what happened to ilovesonya this year. I board at the same barn she used to. She is my best friend, and I didn't like what happened to Sonya just as much as she didn't.
So what do you guys think? Should I wait to see if they move him into a different pasture, like I asked? Or should I move him to the barn ilovesonya boards at?
Here are some pictures.
The first day I had him:
And now(it was raining):