angry rant about busybodies!
As I have mentioned here before, a friend of mine has a friend (she calls her her "instructor", even though the woman has no credentials as far as I know), and occasionally she brings this woman to my place to see my horses. She is an absolute know-it-all, and constantly calls other people down and criticizes; even people who are certified experts. Last week she brought her over and she immediately began to examine my horses very carefully, and then suddenly announced that my older mare was foundering! My friend who leases the mare was there, and she is an absolute novice so she believed her. The mare was showing no signs or symptoms of laminitis, but this evil woman kept insisting and talking down to me like I was stupid, and the woman who leases her was in tears. Long story short, I got rid of the woman as quickly as possible (but not quickly enough), and within a day had the mare examined by a vet, my farrier, and my riding instructor (who IS certified), and they all concluded that this woman is off her nut! There is absolutely NO sign of laminitis in the mare (nor has there ever been). I am still very angry, however, that this woman upset the mare's lessee, as well as myself, and that there were also other people present who probably still believe her. I got the impression she was trying to convince them all that I don't take proper care of my horses and I don't know anything. I haven't heard a word since from my friend that brought her over, and that bothers me because I was dying to tell her what the experts said. Anyway, I have decided that this woman is NEVER allowed on my property again, but I still can't believe the whole thing. I just don't get whats up with people like that!