I am going to make this sohrt and sweet. My neighbors are my landlords. They rent me a stall and the pasture. I share the pasture with their 1 horse. They do not feed/hay/bathe/pick feet/fly spray their horse.
When i feed, I take their horse into the other pasture and feed mine together sicne they are both of Safe Choice grain and T&A hay. On weekends I let him out when they are done, but for the most part the neighbors keep him seperate in the other pasture. Yesterday, I came home and while Cooper and their horse were out by the pond, Aidan was by the fence eating off the ground (no grass in this area). I had a terrible headache, i had to cook dinner and give my daughter a bath, so I didnt go out to feed until about 7:30. I noticed a black bucket (not mine) on the ground and then saw that Aidan was eating this other horse's feed. The one day they decide to give him grain, they feed him in with my two. And dont feed mine.. so can you guess what happened? Aidan probably pushed him off his food and ate it.
My concern was colic. They feed a low grade, corn filled feed they get at a nearby mill. What was she thinking to feed 1 horse in a pasture of 3? Why was she too lazy to just move him to another paddock? I do it twice a day sometimes and hes not even mine. To top it off... since they dont fly spray, there weer 3 HUGE horse flies on him when i went to move him, so i took the lead rope like i usually do and swat them. The horse wasnt scared, they were hurting him and the landed onp laces like his neck andm iddle back where he couldnt reach. But of course... the neighbor comes driving up as I'm hitting him.
We have had several "issues" but I love having my horses home. As nicely as I tried to bring up the other issues, she always freaked out like "we bend over backwards and always try to accomodate you (I asked them to worm their horse- so now they do twice a yr!!) I'm sorry your not happy here.There are boarding places nearby.. blah blah." The other instance was she has 8 dogs, 6 are outside dogs and one bit my fiance. So .. when we told her we were worried about my daughter, she pulled the same crap "so sorry you arent happy here blah blah". We love where we live, and we even enjoy our neighbors, no matte how different our views on animal ownership are. But i feel like she put my horses at risk. What if I had to have the vet out? Would she be liable?
What would you do?