My horse was hurt when borrowed, no remorse, concern, nothing!!
Well, I really just needed to vent or feel validated in my feelings. So if you will take the time and give your opinions I would appreciate it. Here goes.............
Well, three weeks ago, my father in law asked to borrow my horse to go check out a trail for hunting. I really didn't want to loan my horse but felt the old obligation because of who he is. Anyway, my horse gets hurt. Bad gouge to the cannon bone. I didn't get a call, nothing. I had my husband call him to see if they were on their way back and they were. I wanted him to drop him by on his way back home, (up the road a couple miles, ugh!) and he says, well, I need to bandage him up he was scraped up a bit. Well, I fret until they get here, we go up only to see his leg laid open! Now, after seeing some pictures online it could have been worse but it was bad to me. Well, he wraps it up after slapping an ointment on it, sent one of his workers to ride him to my place. UM, not good, his bandage slipped, and he was limping at that point, bucking the rider. Well, she walked him to my house. So, getting him there I had to proceed to bandage him myself.
A couple days later, I demanded we take him to the vet due to his leg swelling quite a bit. We needed to ask the father in law to borrow the horse trailer to take him in, we were told that it was stupid to take him in and all vets want is our money, he hung up on my husband. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I called and scheduled a farm call, and was very pissed. Later that morning he called and said we could use it. So, with fear of what it was going to cost me and the added 60.00 to come out we borrowed it. Well, 208.00 later we were back home. Bute, DMSO, antibiotics, in tow. Ok well, I never asked him for any money, tho I think he should have offered. Man owns a working ranch, he's not hurting for money, but anyway, money aside, I never got a SORRY, a HOW IS HE DOING, NOTHING!!! What is wrong with people!! God I have been struggling with this since it happened. All we got was that's stupid to take him in, just loosen his bandage. What about tetanus?? Geesh no one asked. Ok well, today, I had to take him back in because of proud flesh!!! Yikes!! He didn't fuss about the trailer but did say to just throw some meat tenderizer on it and that be it! Ok I have heard they did this in the old days but, I knew it needed to be cut off so off we went. 80.00 later we are home and doing well.
But! Still NOT ONE THING ABOUT SORRY, NEED MONEY, HOW IS HE, NOTHING!
Am I crazy to be upset????
Thanks for reading!
I do need to add that I don't think it was his intent for my horse to get hurt but dang, he can care!