Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
A horse needing a special climate, has founder, a bad back, persistent lameness - these aren't healthy easy to place horses. These are horses with issues that can be about impossible to place in today's economy and if you sell them cheap to try to get someone to take them you are as likely to have them end up going to slaughter as a good home. Especially not when you can get good healthy sound horses for meat market prices.
I reserve judgement on the joking and what not. I know a family member that jokes and becomes louder/obnoxious about the joking the more he is hurting. Its his way of coping. I don't understand it because its not my way, but do understand it is his way and always have to keep that in mind when what he is saying rubs wrong. Maybe your barn owner is the same way? I don't know since I have not seen it in person and only heard about it 3rd person from someone who is upset about the situation. That in itself can make things seem worse than they really are.
If you are upset by the whole situation it might be time to move on to a different barn and just cut all ties. From what you are saying she is breaking no laws right now and nothing can be done about it.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!