Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
There are ponies at my barn who have turned wild because the owner never sees them. The BM makes sure they receive hoof and vet care at least, I think, not sure, that they add this to the board bill.
These ponies were next to my horse for a while, when their field needed a rest. I store my stuff in the storage area that's in their paddock as it's right next to mine. One pony started coming around from seeing me all the time, and it was hard when she went back out to her field, as she was doing better.
But you know what, if I could afford a second horse, would I really choose her? I don't think so, I just felt sorry for her. She's not neglected in terms of care, just time.
If you want another horse, get another horse that you want, not one that you just feel sorry for - would be my advise. And the BO should be doing something about the condition of the teeth, and feet. Advocate for that.