Hi Horse friends. I have a small property 5 acres and advertised agistment for a few horses, three being my limit. A very nice old gentleman answered my ad asking if he could put in three yearling thoroughbreds plus a nanny horse. I agreed to the four as he said the nanny would only be here for a few weeks while the three settled. As we also have a closed in stable and feed shed I told him he could also use them for the horses. I have said to him several times since that the nanny will have to go as the feed is getting scarce. Five weeks ago the man came and asked if he could use the lock up stable to wean a couple of babies. I said that would be fine as long as the others go somewhere else trying to enforce my three horse rule. He bought the babies and locked them in the stable and has not taken the others. I now have six! There is very little feed for the older ones though he has supplied plenty of feed and comes most twice days to feed the babies, sometimes only once and mostly a very quick visit of ten minutes. He tried to break the babies to lead in the small yard off the stable for about a week but I have a feeling they are a bit too much for him to handle. They did get loose on him once and they got in with the older horses and the nanny tried to kill them. We had to round them up after they went through several of our wire fences and hunt them back into the stable. I am still shaking from that one. I told him that the babies cannot be let out in our paddock as the fences are obviously not strong enough to contain them and we are on a very busy road and it would be tragic if they got onto the road. If they got into a neighbours paddock they would cause mayhem and injury to other horses. They just seem to go through fences like they are not there. They have now been locked up for five weeks with only an few minutes out in a small yard here and there. I canít see any answers for them. It is making me not sleep I am so worried about the poor little things and what it would be doing to them. I worry about the older ones too as they are very wormy. I am a horse lover but certainly no expert. Any answers for me? Am I worrying about nothing? Is this all ok? I know it is common practice to lock babies up in the racing industry but these are under my nose on my property and I donít like it. Looking forward to your comments. Cherish.