Owned this beautiful guy for less than 24 hours before he suffered a severe extensor tendon laceration to the back left leg. Actually bought him on Saturday, April 10th and he was out of commission by noon on Sunday.
His leg got caught in some sagging tensil wire fencing. I mentioned the fence problem to the BO well before my horse's arrival to her barn. The pictures we took on Saturday show the sagging wire. On Sunday, the fence was fixed. The BO stated the 3rd wire down caused the injury as it had pulled clean from the fence. I asked about the sagging top wire and she denied that it ever sagged. We took so many pictures on Saturday celebrating my horse's arrival to the barn that nearly every picture shows the top sagging wire crossing the 3rd wire in the pasture area where my horse was injured. Blood stains and black hair are all over the top wire as well. My husband got pictures on Sunday to show the differences from one day to the next.
The BO is a very nice person. We've had no problems. My daughter boards her horse at the same place. I was taken back by the fact that she didn't even say she was sorry it happened much less offer to pay some of the medical care expenses, which were and will be considerable. I don't know what my horse's outcome will be. Any chance of trail riding, showing, etc are out the window for at least 9 months considering the rehab he will require...if he even recovers as we hope he will...all still an uncertainty.
In your opinion, is the BO negligent for the ill repair of the fence?