Maybe there is nothing really wrong with the horse. That would be a great thing. (Getting your own vet is still a GREAT idea, otherwise you will always have this hanging over you. Wondering if he's okay, or if he's not. If the old owner is dishonest, etc.)
The barn owner seems very controlling though. If you end up having to move your horse it might just be the best thing that has happened to you. You should be able to find a much better place to board with a supportive environment.
It should be fun. There should be people there that love horses and are happy to help. Happy to ride with you and help you learn, etc. Even if the horse is totally okay, it doesn't sound like a fun place to board.
Last edited by trailhorserider; 03-19-2012 at 05:31 PM.