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    11-30-2011, 03:06 PM
  #1
Foal
Wants a horse to ride not take care of...

It is so funny how people want a horse..You hear people all the time say man I would love to have a horse! Then these people get a horse,and think that the only dang time you pay attention to them is to ride them..You know because they don't need food or water,grooming feet picked,trimmed,wormed etc,etc..The list goes on and on responsible owners understand!!! Ok so I'll explain - so a teenager has 2 horses 1 she got this summer for showing and a senior gelding they have had for 14 yrs he is now in his 20. She has to have these guys..The problem is she NEVER comes around to take care of them..NEVER.. They go with out hay like none,because there isnt even any to throw over the fence unless I get it from my round bales,empty water toughs..I texted her like hey horses are out of hay again or horses have no water AGAIN."Oh ok I'll be over" 2 or 3 days later she shows up after I've taken care of them..I have went to her mom and dad,and you want to know their answer oh she is busy between school and work..Really Im busy I get up at 415 am to take care of my horses everyday 365 days..Sick or not..What do you do?? Other then what I have. They look good because I feed them..Im so mad I could spit nails.. I know im rambling sorry.
     
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    11-30-2011, 03:21 PM
  #2
mls
Trained
Is she boarding them at your place?
     
    11-30-2011, 03:27 PM
  #3
Foal
NO.. They r pastured between my house and the nighbors... They are almost behind our barn so I do take care of them all the time.Its just old,ive been feeding my hay..Last night the wind was blowing so hard we put them in the barn.And to day the girl calls me and say hey do you wanna ride??? Really come take care of your horses,and she says I plan on coming over today..HAHA.. I really don't know what to do,she is cluless and I try not to be rude because I've known her and her family for ever but DUDE!!!
     
    11-30-2011, 04:00 PM
  #4
Showing
Why should she care for her horses when she has someone else doing it for FREE? Unless you start being compensated, STOP taking care of her animals for her!

Call the AC and tell them the horses are being neglected, and let them deal with it.

You've already talked to her parents and they don't care, and it's not your job to keep her horses alive. If she won't care for them, let the AC take them.

Stop allowing her and her family to walk all over you. You can only be a victim if you allow it!
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    11-30-2011, 05:01 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Send the parents an itemizes bill. That will wake them up.
     
    11-30-2011, 05:22 PM
  #6
twh
Weanling
What Speed Racer said.
     
    11-30-2011, 05:42 PM
  #7
Showing
Be careful they don't turn the tables on you and charge you with trespass and interfering with their horses. They could claim something wrong with your feed, or any number of things and you're the one in the wrong. Please call whatever legal agency will take action.
     
    11-30-2011, 07:02 PM
  #8
Foal
Yikes, you're in a tough situation. You shouldn't have to take care of someone else's animals but you don't want them to suffer.

I read an article a while ago about two horses in a similar situation in my province. The owners weren't feeding them so the neighbours called the SPCA (probably the Canadian version of the AC). The SPCA didn't do anything so the neighbours started throwing hay over the fence. Despite many more calls, one horse ended up staving/freezing to death. Finally, just before the other one died, the SPCA took the horse.

I'd talk to her parents again. Offer to keep doing it for a price. Threaten to call the AC if they don't start taking proper care of their animals. Hopefully the AC works faster than the SPCA!

Good luck:)
     
    11-30-2011, 07:46 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by lauraetco    
Yikes, you're in a tough situation. You shouldn't have to take care of someone else's animals but you don't want them to suffer.

I read an article a while ago about two horses in a similar situation in my province. The owners weren't feeding them so the neighbours called the SPCA (probably the Canadian version of the AC). The SPCA didn't do anything so the neighbours started throwing hay over the fence. Despite many more calls, one horse ended up staving/freezing to death. Finally, just before the other one died, the SPCA took the horse.

I'd talk to her parents again. Offer to keep doing it for a price. Threaten to call the AC if they don't start taking proper care of their animals. Hopefully the AC works faster than the SPCA!

Good luck:)
That's the main problem. The agencies won't step in until the horses are in really bad shape & I doubt the OP could stand by & let that happen. It's a tough spot to be in.
     
    12-01-2011, 06:56 AM
  #10
Foal
Lauraetco and natisha said it best.. AC wont do anything, the horses are in good condition..
It is a tough spot I can't see this animals not eat or drink I'll just keep bugging the girl until she steps up.Hopefully she gets sick of my sly comments and start takin care if them herself..
     

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