I had to move out of a place once because I felt my horse was in danger. It is kind of a long story but here it is.
It was the beginning of January and I was going away for a weekend. I was at a full care stable and all I had to do was groom, ride, blanket, etc... Well, I had his sheet on because when we left it was cold, however it was a strange winter. I asked the BO if she could take it off it if got too hot. We got back on Sunday and it was this strange heat wave coming through, it was like in the low 60s (very strang for this area at that time). Well, I went straight to the barn to get that sheet off of him, in case she had not taken it off. I had also been teaching a few lessons at this barn and on my way through the barn, I stopped to talk to the person who had covered my lessons for me this weekend. While I was talking, my Husband came in and said that I needed to get out to the pasture quickly. He said that there were people chasing the horses with a ball, I thought that was extrememly strange, so I went out to check out what was going on. I saw one of the other boarders and teh BO's boyfriend out in the field with a beach ball throwing it at the horses. My horse included and he still had his sheet on! I yelled at them asking them what they were doing, they said they were PLAYING with the horses! WHAT!! I told them that I needed to get my horse immediatly. The BO boyfriend said "hold on I will chase him toward you". Before I could say anything, he throws the ball right at clover's butt and poor Clover goes running full speed from the end of the field toward the gate. I got in front of him and calmed him down, grabbed him and immediatly took him inside. His nostrals were huge, he was visably exhausted. I took his sheet off and he was foaming! I was almost in tears!!! It took me over an hour of hosing and walking him around the track to get him cooled down. As I was hosing my horse down in the wash stall, the boarder that was out there came up to me and asked if she could help. I said no, I did not want her touching my horse but she may want to think about checking on the other horses she was chasing around with a ball in unusually hot weather! Then when I was walking my horse around the track I saw her out there feeding all the other horses carrots! So, anyway, I chalked that up to ignorance and went to talk to the BO about it when I was done with Clover. I was sure she would tell me she did not know this was going on and appologize and say she would talk to them. Instead, she told me that they were playing with the horses and the horses liked it. I informed her that my horse did not like to be chased around the field with a beach ball and that I wanted no one doing anything with my horse but leading him to and from the field besides me! She still said she saw nothing wrong with it, so I gave my 30 day notice. Then, toward the end of the 30 days, she decided to stop feeding my horse. I was there every night and discovered that he was getting hay but no grain and this went on for 3 days. I ended up moving the next day (2 weeks early). I am fairly easy to get along with but enough is enough, I won't have him put in danger like this. What would have happened if I wasn't there? How many times had this happened when I was not there? I was furious! Anyway, I know it was a long story, but that is the reason I moved from that barn.