Dropping a friend off at the barn I worked at tonight provided a scary event. One of the 18 year old stable grooms was riding a privately owned unbroke 3yo Andalusion stallion from Spain. He was being helped by the head maintenance guy who is 33. The stallion is sweet but small and his trainer as opted to wait to back him due to his size and his maturity.
His trainer has grown up training Andalusians and makes his successful living doing exactly that. The horse has been bridle trained and has worked with a surcingle but due to his size and lameness a few months ago, they held off his backing.
I explained this all to the kid (i consider him a friend) but he seemed to think I was overreacting. I have worked for my boss for 3 years and I truly love her. She is everything I like to work but I don't want to mess up the guys' life.
I know I have to tell my boss, but how much do I tell. I don't want them to get fired, but if it every happens again, I will bury him in the manure pit and only give him a straw to breath out of.
As a horse owner myself, I was truly offended by his audacity. How much should I say... how guilty should I feel. Currently it's guilt and not guilt...