I just got seriously burned with the whole agreement with Rogue.
To make a very long story short, I called the place that I have Rogue at, which happens to be with the people who gave her to me. I called them to tell them that I was removing her from their property.
I got an offer to trade, for the mare here:
And seens how I feel that Rogue is more than a handful, I was going to take the trade.
I talked to the people who gave me Rogue, and apparently her feet need to be done again, which is different than what I was told when I got her. I was told that her feet were done THE DAY they offered her to me, and that they wouldn't need to be done in another 6-8 wks. The boarder proceeded to tell me that she would recommend that I take Rogue to the vet to have her sedated, so her husband (who was supposed to have done the feet in the first place) could work on her.
I have been feeling like they kind of 'saw' me coming. I have been out to their barn doing chores and helping out every day last week, for several hours at a time. Which was the agreement, I'd help out in exchange for a discount on board, and training to get Rogue back to where she 'should' be. Well the whole week that I was out there, I saw them work with Rogue once, and that was because I asked/told them to.
So, today.... I call them and tell them I am removing Rogue from the site, I used the 'taking Rogue to a farrier' excuse, as I know they would pitch a fit if they knew I was going to trade her. Yes, it was shady on my part, but....
As I am talking to the barn owner, things start to turn ugly, and it would have resulted in me having to bring the police down to remove Rogue from the place.
Well, as the barn owner is yelling at me, and trying to turn things around to make it seem that I have no right to take Rogue off the property, I am getting more and more nervous and more and more irritated.
Well, it ended that I would have needed to get Rogue off the property tonight. I would have needed the police to come out with me, not to mention to try and find trailering, and a place for her Rogue to stay for a couple of days.
I feel so horrible about what I am going to say next, and I really hope I don't get flamed (just try and see it from my point of view) but I just gave the horse back. It would have been far more hassle than what it's worth. At this point I think Rogue was too much horse for me, and I am a big enough person to admit it. I think the situation that I got in was horrible, and I will just have to chalk it up to a lesson learned.
I am extremely sick and upset over what has just transpired, not only that, but I feel so bad for Rogue. I know that this story probably seems a little sorted and fishy, but to those of you who I have talked to regularly about this issue, it makes perfect sense.
I just needed to vent. *Here's a cookie*