Where I board my horse, there's at least 8 other horses out in the field with him. One of them is a 35 year old mare who is not looking too good. She's the sweetest thing, but you can see all of her ribs and she's missing most of her teeth. Her owner is an older lady (75+) who can't come see her. She's asked another boarder to go and look after her mare. This woman is also very nice and used to go up there daily, but lately I haven't seen her. Chicosa, the horse, is separating herself from the other horses and she doesn't trot up to me the way she used to when I went to get my horse. I think her time is coming, so I've been grooming her, even taking her some extra grain because she's clearly not getting enough nutrients from the grass alone. Am I overstepping? Should I just leave her alone and let her owners deal with it? I have no idea what her owners are feedig her or if they're giving her supplements, but I feel like she should be getting way more grain and she should probably be spending more time in a warm stall. I don't know what I should do! Do I say something? Or should I just ignore her many problems and continue feeding her a little extra and grooming her?
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