I came out to the barn I board at tonight (Thursday) to check on my WB stallion because he's going to the clinic to be collected tomorrow (breeding season is upon us!). I was furious his halter snap was pulled completely open on the side- The B.O. KNOWS I do NOT want halters on in stalls. Then she showed me this HUGE swollen area hanging from his pec muscle, which clearly appears to be a hematoma. He was fine when I saw him Sunday night. He is supposed to be at the breeding clinic for collection tomorrow at 11am, and am going to have to call that off, because I'm about positive this will require surgical draining. The recovery period is a MINIMUM of 6 weeks & I don't want to expose him to infection trailering & at the clinic. We were to go to training the first of April for the dressage show season- NOT going to happen now. I may have lost my breeding & show seasons. Advice?? Between the halter looking like it got hung up on something, the location of his feeder & the mare (in heat) she put next to him, I can somewhat calculate what happened. I am hoping that I can get her to pay my vet bill, but with my loss of income can I get her to put in a claim against her "care, custody & control" insurance without actually suing her to recover my losses? And yes, I am buying a place & WILL be moving my horses- even when you know people, they don't take care of your horses like you do.