I moved my horses to a new farm back in December, I thought it was the most wonderful farm in the world!! Well for the past couple months I've noticed that things have started to go down hill, so I began keeping an extra special eye on my horses. Then I found out from a friend that she's noticed that when the horses get fed they're only getting 1 flake of hay, the barn manager and staff disregard any special feeding instructions and use their own cheap grain anyway
I also pay $600 a month for a stall for my mare and 1/2 the time they don't put her in it, if she's out no one brings her in and if she's in no one turns her out! Everytime I questioned the barn manager I just kept getting excuses! So I started taking over their full care myself while I put out feelers for a new farm to bring them too.
Well yesterday I stumble accross an ad online for the farm. The farm is FOR SALE! It was posted like 5 days ago. And the barn manager didn't tell anyone! I also found out from one of the boarders (whose best friends with the barn managers nephew) That she owes the barn owners, the people she leases the farm from, A LOT of money, and they're suing her.
She's not going to be able to pay, every thing she has, horses included, were purchased with Credit. She's going to lose everything and get kicked out and all of the boarders are going to be left with no place to go! It's all such a huge mess!
Needless to say I'm looking for a new farm and plan on moving my horses out asap! It makes me really sad, cause I was really very close with the barn manager, she's done a lot for me, let me ride all of her horses whenever I wanted to! So I don't know how to tell her I'm leaving without hurting her and burning bridges (as my mom would say) It's all such a mess right now!!!!