Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Cousins horse broke into my tack room... got into my feed
I'm not even sure how it happened... I keep the tack room door closed and double locked at all times with a key-lock and a sliding (man-made) lock. I keep two keys to my tack room, one is usually hidden on my computer table and the other stays hidden at the barn. On top of that, my feed is kept separated in those blue plastic containers/tubs with the locking lids.
The best I can figure is that my cousins were snooping around and found where I hid the key at the barn, got in my tack room to 'borrow without asking' something (a leadrope, actually... I found it a little while ago thrown out in the backyard where they finished using it and didn't put it back up), and forgot to relock the door...
And my cousins mare got into my tack room, managed to get the lid to one of my feed tubs off, and ate a lot of feed. I mean a LOT of feed. I just bought one-hundred pounds of feed about a week and a half ago, and I already had a little over fifty pounds of feed in the tub at the time I added the other feed, so in total, I had roughly one-hundred and fifty pounds of feed in the tub.
The horse got into the feed earlier today, while I was out walking my dog (I was gone for about two and a half hours with said dog). When I got home and noticed... well, I won't repeat what I said, but there was lots of cursing involved when I noticed how much feed the horse ate. I only have about fifty pounds of feed left in the tub.
Stupid horse gorged herself on my feed... She's overweight as is, in desperate need of her hooves trimmed, and isn't even on any type of grain at all... and I called and told her owner what happened and that she could founder, and my cousin isn't the least bit concerned with it.
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