So on Sunday a moved my horse to the boarding stable where I take lessons, I've never boarded a horse before so I was a bit nervous, we were supposed to bring Bella up on saturday but she wouldn't load so on sunday my trainer came to my house to help(although she didn't need to, Bella loaded with little hesitation) so we all get back to the stable and Val(my instructor) comes back down(she parked up by the barn and we unloaded down in the parking area because of mud) and starts telling me how these people just brought(unloaded it while she was at my house) this new horse and they were already behind on the board for the 2 horses they already had blah blah blah(not really important details) the people told her that the horse was bought by the woman's sister for a birthday present and that he came from a farm in NJ. Ok whatever, Bella filled her last stall but she can find room. Now I was talking to her yesterday(tuesday) and I was asking her more about where this new horse came from(who my horse has instantly bonded with, she is stalled next to him and pastured with him) and she said that the coggins says cranberry Nj, instantly i'm thinking oh ****, so I ask her if he came from camelot, and she said that sounds familiar but had no clue camelot was an auction(new holland is known around here) so I go home and do some searching to find out that he literally went from the auction to the stable! So not only did they lie about that, but they also bought this horse(it was not a gift like they said) so they can spend 500+ to buy a new horse but they can't pay their board! So now not only did they put my horse at risk, but every single horse in that barn! I'm so freaking mad(not at my instructor because she didn't know) So as soon as I told her she checked for any signs of sickness and took the new horses temp and he seems healthy, but we all know how it is with strangles! Is there anything I can do to ensure my horse doesn't catch anything from this new horse? Is there a point to separating them now? I mean the damage has been done if he has anything right? I'm just so worried that Bella is going to get sick now all because these idiots had to get another horse! AHHH
Sorry, I really just had to vent, I mean how can anyone have that much balls to freaking buy a new horse when we already can't pay for the 2 you have and then lie and say he came from a farm when he came from an auction!