This actually only just happened to me, :( its sad to watch.
My "friend" from the south coast I use to ride with her and her grandparents owned a trail riding business and they didnt really look after there horses that well. But my first horse Billy, wasnt really ment to be a first horse, but I worked threw him..(i actually got him out of a neglected home) and we got his weight back on, got his ground manners back and most of all, stopped him from bucking, pigrooting, rearing etc. undersaddle. My friend was there the whole time, She new what he was like and saw when he had his bad days..But in the end we got his spirit back and made him happy and feel wanted. (He was extremely misserable at the place we got him from) Anyways, I was sick of seeing my friend get all these cheap horses taken off of her at the trail riding place, so I decided that it was time for me to move onto another challenge horse. I gave her billy for free. Bad idea. For the first 2 months, she rode billy everyday and loved him to bits! After that though she had a falling out with her father and moved to her mums, leaving billy at the trail riding place. So because she didnt see him anymore they just took him in! Now, when I gave billy to her I especially told her NOT to give him to the trail riding place as I knew he wouldnt be looked after.
So I didnt know that billy had been given to the trail riding place till I went there for a trail ride.. and I saw how sad, unhappy and under-weight he was. I was not happy at all. So I rang up and now have him back. THANK GOD!
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