I've been taking care of this mustang for the past couple months. Background on this horse: She is a blm branded captured horse who was adopted out, and then put in a stall for around a decade and never taken out/worked with/anything at all. Her owner is convinced she is dangerous to other horses, so for a while she had barbed wire around her stall-which one day got tangled and wrapped around her legs and tail. The owner of the horse in the stall next to her took it off her/medicated her and just left the barbed wire off the stall since it wasn't really necessary. The horse has no shoes (she doesn't need them), but always has ridiculously grown out hooves since her owner never comes out to check on her. Women who have boarded their horses at the ranch for 5+ years have never seen this woman, or anyone take care of this horse at all.
So anyways, I have been the only one really to work with her/make a relationship with her. She has really bonded with me, but the thing is, I'm moving across the country in about a year and cannot take her with me. When I leave she will go back to just standing around in her stall not being taken care of at all.
I guess the point of this topic is to ask what anyone thinks of this situation? The owner doesn't want her in the pasture-she thinks she's too dangerous (which is silly since she used to be in a herd -.-), and no one at my barn seems willing to take care of her. The owner doesn't seem to want to sell her either... I'm not sure why (its not as if she has even seen her in years)