OK, so heres the deal. My husbands cousin text me a few days ago, telling me that someone is giving her as pony for her 2 year old son who is autistic, and is mentally disabled. She doesn't know ANYTHING about horses in general, and took in this animal because it was free!
Anyways, turns out this "pony" is an unhandled,4 year old shetland donkey cross (a mule!!). And it isn't gelded or anything.She asked me to train it for her for free,in exchange for letting my kids ride it! (LMAO I explained to her that I have my own horses that I trust and no thank you!). What is bothering me the most, is that they don't know what to do. They argue with me that it isn't a mule, but a pony;even though it is half donkey. They are saying that they are going to train this thing, and heres the best of all!! She says she is going to geld him her self! Holy CRAP! I don't know what to do.
I have tried to explain everything to them but they wont listen to me at all. I am concerned for the little boy, and also for the animal, because when it does hurt him, I am afraid of what they are going to do to him. Any suggestions? Besides divorcing my husband because its his family?? LOL j/k