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    11-10-2009, 05:56 PM
I didn't put her back because clearly the other horse was annoying and her and biting her. I left her in that pasture because they had met through the fence plenty of times and they have a stall right next to each other.
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    11-10-2009, 06:04 PM
But it could be argued that if you had put her back then this accident wouldn't have happened, if you had fixed the fence it wouldn't have happened. You asked who would be liable and in my opinion it's you as the BO. It would be cheaper and better PR if you offered to pay half the costs now as if that happened on the yard I was on I would have been happier knowing that the BO had stepped up and said "I'm sorry, I'm getting it fixed tomorrow and I want to cover half the costs for your mare."
    11-10-2009, 06:24 PM
The injury isn't that bad.. the vet said he wouldn't even stitch it that it was the best possible place to get kicked and just gave her antibiotics.

I called the vet immediately and I am not charging her for bute or anything like that. I feel that by fixing the fence sooner rather than later, I'm doing what I can to remedy the situation and being fair. She knew the situation and decided to take that risk so I feel the vet bill is her responsibility.

Just like if a horse slides into my fence and screws up the wire and I have to replace $400 worth of fencing... I just do it. To me that is the RISK I take when having horses on my property.
    11-10-2009, 06:29 PM
Well that's your decision and I can't change it but I think you're wrong. It seems kind of a hollow gesture fixing the fence after the injury has happened, it should have been fixed before.
    11-10-2009, 06:31 PM
OK, I think all the arguments and suggestions have been made and the thread is heading down hill so it's time to close it.

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