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There is nothing you can do without the owners permission given....
The owner being in denial is sad...

Sadly, the horse sounds to be in trouble and with what you write of be careful handling her she not go down on top of you.
Do not ride the horse as it is a safety issue obviously...

Does the barn owner own the horse?
You could speak with your boss if they are not the same as horse owner and ask if there is anything they can do to intervene You as a employee/worker could be hurt if she falls with you next to her tending to her as is your job.
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Then you need to watch your p's & q's what you say, what you do, the finger you point...
Mostly, since this person owns the animal, owns the facility and is your boss....
If you value your job you approach this carefully.
You have the right to voice you have concerns for the horses safety. More your safety...
When she falls, trips or whatever it is referred to as you are a barn worker and muck stalls, feed and do t/o, then you are in direct contact with, handling the horse often you would not like to be caught with the horse landing on you...

The more you describe sounds to be neurologic and if the owner will not retire and stop using the animal, then maybe she should be euthanized before she goes down and hurts if not kill the rider astride as you said extra weight she carries = rider.

You have reason to be concerned for your safety.
Under no circumstance do you get astride and I would even be cautious of tacking the animal for someone in case of a injury you are not named as enabler or accomplice to using a known animal unsafe...
If you can not distance yourself from the animals care and fear for your safety...resign/quit and find another place to work and ride at.
You do not need to be connected to this place knowing how the owner cares for her animals..
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