There's kind of a unique situation at my barn. There's this mare there named Reba, and she belongs to this lady who isn't a horse person and hardly ever comes out. The reason is because Reba used to belong to the lady's daughter, but the daughter died and the lady just keeps her because she was her daughter's horse.
The lady also gave a certain someone permission to ride Reba whenever she wanted. That person happens to be one of two people in the barn that I absolutely HATE. She rides this poor mare into the ground and never puts in any effort to take care of her otherwise. She might groom her once in a blue moon. The horse is in her mid 20's and is about 50 pounds underweight. She just looks awful. She's way out of shape and the Stupid Woman still rides her hard. To make matters worse, the BO loves Stupid Woman and she's too blind to see how bad Reba looks.
I've watched it long enough and I'm sick and tired of watching the poor horse deteriorate. I really want to call the owner up and let her know what's going on. Like I said, she's not a horse person and didn't know any better when she gave Stupid Woman permission to ride her horse. I also want to ask if she would consider a free lease. That way I could take responsibility for her and Stupid Woman wouldn't be able to ride her anymore.
The problem is, I think Stupid Woman would be upset and she'd whine to the BO. Then the BO would be mad at me and I don't know how much trouble I'd be in. Things are bad out there besides this whole situation, and we're possibly changing barns if things don't improve.
I just need advice. What do I say to Reba's owner and how could I convince her to let me lease her?