Kinda a rant, but I really need advice here. I love the farm I am boarding at, but recently ran into a rather dangerous and scary issue. There is a family here that has 4 horses boarded, 1 one which is an Egyptian Arab, and in my opinion, not suited to the woman who owns her. She is very timid and inexperienced and walks with a cane, and this horse is HOT HOT HOT. Anyway, they bought a cute little filly (I think she is a year old and a quarter Andalusion mix.) Yes, she is cute. Yes, it is fun to own a baby. But you have to have the knowledge to do so. And they DO NOT.
Long story short, since I am 8 months pregnant I am sticking to the sand ring and nice calm quiet riding. I was in the ring with my 2 year old riding in front of me, and this lady comes in with the filly. She has her on a lunge line. I assume she is going to lunge, and I have no issue with it, my horse is accustomed to other horses. Then all of a sudden the filly starts acting out a little, pulling at the line and such. What does the owner do? She LETS GO of the line and suddenly the filly is careening around the ring, her legs getting hopelessly tangled in the line, causing more panic. Instantly my horse is excited, and the foals along the fence start running and bucking frantically. Thank god my husband was there and I was able to hand him our daughter, but good god. I decided it was no longer safe and exited the ring. I lead my horse to the barn and began untacking, suddenly I hear yelling and screaming. The filly was caught, broke away again and ran towards the barn where I was standing. I was able to grab her lunge line and stop her (she was blowing pretty hard by then.)
Things like this happen with this family all the time. They allow thier horses bad behviours to endanger other boarders. They cannot control 2 of them which results in regular break aways, my poor gelding is terrified of the arab because she is so damned cranky and mareish. I want to talk to my BO about it but I don[t want to ruffle and feathers. The biggest issue is my 2 year old rides here, and the their inabilities to control thier animals make me so nervous.....
Sorry for the novel, but any advice? I hate picking fights and starting sh*t, but I am really scared for us.