Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW Ontario, Canada
Lame Foal; is it alright for being concerned?
I was visting my boyfriend's family down south this past week and at his grandma's place, the neighbour has 3 horses, one mare, one stallion (I think) and one colt. The stallion is really nice and apprently has been ridden before. The mare is shy but once sees you bring no harm, will come over to the fence line. The colt keeps his distance of course.
Now, I find the grandma too bossy so I like to watch the horses graze and run around when I can. This is the first time I noticed that the little colt has a huge gash just under his hock on his right hind. The property has barb wire fencing but I never thought of it at the time. His leg was swollen but he can run and jump around still. He does have a limp to it when just walking about. Now, I took photos to see how it looked since he was the time time a good distance away. Once his mom came up to the fence, I was able to see that it's a good 4" wide gash, dried up with the flies buzzing around. Later, I put them on the computer and showed them to my boyfriend (who was concerened) and his grandma, who basically told me "so? I know." And nearly flipped out about me taking the photos. My boyfriend and I later went to the neighbours house to ask him about it but he was not there.
The next day, grandma asked me where my laptop was and I went to grab it for her to look at. Apprently, she told my boyfriend that I better have a good lawyer if I still have those photos. My family works for some great lawyers doing their cottages, so my boyfriend said of course I have good lawyers. When I came in, she asked me to remove them, so I respectfully removed the ones showing the leg upclose. She later talked nicely to me about horses and how the neihbours always sell's his foals when they are ready. It wasn't until later back at his mom's place that his mom's boyfriend told us that he was also there and the baby got caught in the barbwire and there was the Humane Society already involved.
Is it wrong for me being concered about this colt? I was basically told to stay out and get a good lawyer if I do anything. =/
Grooming - The fine art of brushing the dirt from one's horse and applying it to your own body.