present boarder vs new boarder paying more....rant
I moved my horse to be retired at a very nice farm. He was to be turned out in a big field, about 10 acres, with another horse that we specifically matched up. My horse is an alpha and the other just a good guy. All was well, except for the buddy attachment but he was fat and happy...Then all of a sudden I get a phone call that the farm had received a call from someone looking for a field for 4 young horse a mixed group and they wanted them together. So my horse gets bumped from his field! and thrown in with a herd of older horses with a well established pecking order. My horse is a clear alpha..this was not going to work. My biggest problem was that I had no alternatives....
So, we moved them and it was not very pretty but it seemed they were working it out...I had to work the next 3 days but I got calls saying things were better..So I had hope..
I go to see my horse the next day and he has been bitten, kicked and had a bad gash on his left hind leg that needed attention..he was not weight bearing on it...He was fried in the brain and just not happy. I called the office 3 times and no one returned my calls. I called my old BO and asked if we can come back. I explained what was going on....She said we can pick him up in the morning, it was already 10pm....
I didn;t know if he would get in the trailer..He jumped in and almost ran her over....He was brought there physically sound but had some brain issues we where trying to work out, he left there refired in the brain and now lame and foot sore....he got home. looked around and totally relaxed. He has been his same bratty self as always...He was just not happy there..
Am I wrong to feel slighted? In addition to me being a boarder my daughter has been in their lesson program for over 2 years. we lesson lease a pony and take 2 lessons a week..Does she stay there or does she go too?
Then how do I move my horse again without him freaking out?