I am not looking to sue, at all. I voluntarily got on the horse. The lady was misinformed about the horse's training/experience. It happens.
However, the lady offered to clean my stall for me while I'm laid up. While it is a sweet gesture, I declined because 1) my friend has already appointed herself assistant-Aires-keeper (everyone absolutely adores my horse! Lol) and 2) I really don't feel comfortable with this lady anywhere near my two-year-old.
Anyway, I went to work today with a doctor's note restricting me to keeping my foot elevated as much as possible until the hard cast is put on (sometime this week after the swelling goes does...it swelled a lot because I walked on it for four hours after it happened ). I was only at work for about two hours because the company apparently has a policy that if you have a non-work-related injury and are restricted because of it, you can't be at work. Basically because if you aggravate the injury while at work, they're liable. Okay, I get that. I have 15 hours of sick time and 35 hours of vacation time accumulated, so I'm good for about a week and two days (I get 35 hours a week, even thought I'm technically considered full time).
Now here comes the problem. If they won't let me back to work even after the hard cast is on, I'm up crap creek without a paddle. I have disability insurance, but I don't think it'll give me enough to cover board (I pay $350 a month...$250 for board and $100 toward paying Aires off).
So, would it be asking too much to ask this lady (who was just talking about buying a second horse before the doctor denied clearance for her daughter to ride) to pay my board (just the $250...I'll cover the $100 somehow) next month if I can't go back to work as soon as I'm hoping I can?