So I've been going to visit Lacey everyday because my school is 5 minutes away from her and oh my goodness. I used to love the place where she's at because the barn owners love me like I'm their child and because it was better than the place I was riding at before.
But now that I've been going everyday I get to see how I end up filling up Lacey's water thing everyday because no one does and I've ended up feeding her a flake of hay or two every time I go out because she's either only getting one meal a day around midday or something equally random and she was losing a little weight, not a ton but you could see ribs under her already rather thick winter coat (now she's put some back on thanks to the extra food I've been feeding her).
Seriously. I mean I really shouldn't complain since I haven't even been paying to keep her there, I just pay for her farrier-y and anything else she needs and that keeps the BO (I only half own Lacey currently, my BO is her other half owner) happy but I feel that food and water are probably both legit areas of irritation. And I don't really feel that I can complain since she really is doing me a favor by making it super cheap and easy to be around a horse everyday,
I also can never get a hold of my BO. I'll call her and ask her to call me back and she never does. I hardly ever see her so I can't just talk to her about the issues. I've emailed her but she doesn't email me back. It's the most irritating thing ever.
I hate to complain because I totally love my BO and I know she personally tries her best (she has tons of kids/foster kids/adopted kids/kids there for therapy etc that keep her really busy) and she does so much for me, I appreciate that but I don't want to come out one day and find Lacey colic-ing because she got food without water or some such thing.