Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
• Horses: 0
I am very sorry about your horses injuries.
I suppose you are planning on finding a new boarding barn for your daughter and you?
Owning horses is a risky thing. They hurt themselves. You knew there was a risk.
Just curious, does your daughter's horse go out in that pasture? (Kind of guessing that is why you were taking photos of horses running in that pasture.)
To me it sounds like you are trying to blame someone for something that happens with horses. I mean really, how dare the barn owner not stand there and watch your horse the entire time your horse was turned out with another horse. How dare the BO not jump and fix the fence when you pointed out it was not 100%. And even more horrible, how dare the BOs vet not drop things to run to your aid.
I would guess that the BO did watch the horses for a while and they seemed fine so they BO then went about their business. If you were that concerned you knew the plan for the day, why were you not there to supervise yourself?
It is the top wire of the fence that is sagging in one area it appears from your photos. Though it is not best I can see why no one jumped to fix it. It is not sagged low enough that it is a real imminent risk (not like it is the bottom strand and it is hanging on the ground in other words).
Could the BOs vet have been busy with a different emergency and not have been able to drop it to come attend to yours?
All tragic accidents do not mean someone else has to pay.