Ok, I need to rant. This has been bothering me since yesterday but I felt I should calm down a bit before writing anything.
Wednesday is that day that the barn farrier comes out to trim/shoe horses. I signed both Gem and Vega up on the list on Tuesday night. I would have thought they would have been done. I didn't go Wednesday because the weather was yucky, but I went up yesterday. I go into Gem's stall thinking to see his nicely trimmed feet, and this is what I saw (I took him out of his stall to get clearer pictures)
I was so highly enraged when I saw that! Why or WHY was Vega's feet trimmed and not Gem's?! We can't call our own farrier in because the BO's don't like to have outside vets/farriers come in, plus they don't allow it. (I got yelled at when I brought a vet in to see Vega when she had scratches)
We are looking at a new place to board where your own vet/farrier are welcome today, and if we like the place, that's where they're moving to.
I just don't get how the BO and t heir family could allow a horse that's been signed up week after week to not get his feet trimmed We've talked to them about it and they said that he needs to be sedated (not fully obviously) to get trimmed. So if you know that, every 6 weeks, have the vet out there!
We can't expect Gem to feel better if his feet look like that! He's got to be in so much pain and discomfort. And the sad thing is, most of their school horses' feet look like that, if not worse.
How can people be in a business where they claim they love horses yet do that to them?!
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