Ok, so I go over to get the Vet info for Aussie at my friends house. Max is a older gentleman who has been a neighbor to my Mother in law for 30 + years. He has 6 work horses that pull wagons and such. He also has a paint. I asked him who the paint belonged to. He tells me that when he bought a mare a few years ago he didn't know she was pregnant. He goes out one day and there's this colt. The mare won't take care of it and has no milk. So they bottle feed him and raise him, send him off for training.
Now, Max tells me he's not allowed to "sell" the horse. Also, he knows about my Kay's issues and that I haven't been able to ride her. So, he tells me if I want to take the paint, he's mine. I can try him out, see how he does, if it doesn't work out, call him, he'll come get him and we're still friends. I told him I'd have to talk to my MIL as the horse would be on her property, which is around the corner from Max's.
I go tell her the awesome news and she gets mad. (He didn't offer the horse to her) She tells me if I want the paint I have to get rid of Kay She says she's not going to feed and clean up after three horses everyday. Excuse me. I feed at least once a day and clean the barn every other day. She cleans Mon, Wed & Fri. I clean Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun. I also buy my own horses grain and hay, pay for vet and farrier. She's been after me for a few months, coming up with different reasons to get rid of Kay. Kay is the dominant mare and rules the barn over her 25-30 year old mare. She's always saying I need to get a gelding and let Kay go, because she prefers geldings. I am so frustrated with trying to deal with her. Now I have to pass on the paint, who would be a awesome horse for me. BUT, if Max was to go down and tell her that SHE could have him, he would be moved on to her property that same day!!!!!!!!