Okay, so I keep my horse at this DIY stable and field. I'm very lucky because it's really cheap, but has a massive field, decent size stable, and I'm left to my own devices (I like my company to be me, my horse and my ducks, no b*tchyness which can occur at bigger livery stables)
But here's the problem:
There's one other horse there, which of course I don't mind, because it's company for my horse, however, I've kept my horse there since January, and have only seen this other horse's owner 4 times. Yes, 4!
The horse is a thoroughbred (by the looks of things). She's kept on permanant turn out, which I wouldn't have thought is suitable for such a skinny breed (she's old too, by the looks of things)
Okay, so here's why I'm worried:
-The owner doesn't turn up to feed her (luckily the grass is coming through now, but I had to give her hay in winter) and only occasionally in winter came to give her a proper feed
-Her feet are very overgrown and cracked
-She's full of worms (by the looks of things cos she's so bloated she looks pregnant)
-Her arthritis / ringbone is so bad, her bones crack so bad every time she takes a step, it makes me feel sick (I know you can't stop these things, but surely a good diet, bute, good vitamins, would relieve the symptoms a little?!)
-Her thick new zealand rug was left on when the weather got really hot (and hadn't been taken off atleast since January, probably longer)
I don't know what to do, I can't afford to take care of someone else's horse. I can't even confront the owner because I don't have her number, and she's never there. The RSPCA couldn't do anything because: she has access to grass, water and shelter. And, she doesn't look emaciated because of all the worms bloating out her belly.
I've even considered worming and giving her something for her arthritis, but she's not my horse (and I wouldn't like other people doing things to my horse without my permission) and secondly, I can't afford to pay for someone elses horse
I'm at a loss