Thanks for your sympathy?
Sincere sympathy about the injury is only appreciated when it comes from someone who is supporting your theories?
Just FYI - I am truly sorry your horse was injured. It is sad for all involved. I just have issues with people who insist everything that goes wrong is the fault of someone else.
Perhaps. But my horse is in no condition to move at the present time and my daughter and I really like the barn and the barn owner.
I asked the question about you planning to move because I am guessing your BO is going to ask you to if you start insisting this issue is 100% their fault and start saying to them how they should have watched your horse every second it was turned out the first day and how they should have made their vet drop what they were doing and all that stuff.
How dare she do this? Well, she is the barn owner and it is her business. She should have fixed the fence when it was brought to her attention as it was her responsibility to do so. I believe it was a reasonable request on my part.
I am assuming you are the type of boarder that would also blame the BO if your horse is playing in turn out and gets hurt some how. Some how the BO was supposed to know that was going to happen and prevent it, right?
Do not know your BO at all but I am guessing she did supervise for some time. All was going well so she went about doing her chores and I am guessing checked on the horses from time to time.
If you had showed up and your stalls were not clean and the BO said, "sorry, did not clean stalls today, stood right here all day making sure this turn out situation worked fine" you would not have been happy about that either.
Something you should realize. Horses are horses. They get hurt. Even with 24/7 supervision. Just like kids. The instant you blink they do something stupid.
I still wonder how you would have expected the injury from being prevented even if the BO was standing right there. It probably took one kick.
BTW, I pay her for her services which includes the supervision, care, & safety of my horse and my daughter's
Anyone who has ever taken care of a horse knows how funny this sounds. Come on.
The BO did not toss your horse out with 10 other strange horses and walk away and let happen whatever will happen. Even you say your horse was put out with one horse that your horse got along with the day before.
If I was your BO and I saw you were saying these things on the internet I would for sure be giving you notice to leave.
I have other photos that show the top wire sagging down to the third wire. I was just curious why the BO said the top wire wasn't sagging at all when it clearly was?
I thought the point of that photo you posted was to show us how bad the sagging wire was. Why not post the photos that showed it at its worse?
The BO called several vets & none were available-this does concern me.
The day my filly cut her leg on the fence (if you read the other thread about fencing, the story is there) I called three practices in my area. Sutures are a low emergency. I had to wait two hours for a vet to come out. They were dealing with real emergency issues like colic (one hospital), another suture issues that had called earlier than me (the vet that came out), and a cow having birthing issues (third vet).
I'm guessing you're a barn owner?
Um. No. Well not in the sense that you are referencing. I have my horses at home. Do not have any boarders (will not have any boarders because of situations like this actually).
I have boarded for many many years. I have seen lots of different types of boarders. I totally sympathize with barn owners who have to put up with boarders, that is all.
With all this BO does that you hate so much I am totally not getting why you say you are wanting to stay there. You do not trust this BO obviously. You feel she is giving inadequate care (at least that is what you are saying to us).
Originally Posted by dop
True, not all, but sometimes someone else does have to pay. That's life and truly it's not personal.
I suppose I should have gone after the people that made the gate my filly cut her leg on. Who would have guessed she could cut her leg on a pipe gate. It must be their fault, right? Though I suppose it would not have happened if I never went to work and sat next to the pasture all day long and did nothing but watch.
BTW - you did not answer, is your daughter's horse turned out in that pasture with the loose wire?
When you left on Saturday did you say to the barn owner, "I see that wire in Dobbin's pasture is still loose. I do not want my new horse turned out there until the wire is fixed?"