Of course, listening and taking notes, I have started a to do list- a list of things that really do need doing, but probably won't get done by this administration. Maybe the new owners can fix some of this stuff- things like a new roof, and complete removal of the paddock footing to make it drain better, and Electric lights in the pasture.
Most really just want more food and shavings, and I don't blame them. I will do what I can on that score.
I compiled a list, of sorts with names of owners and horses, and I have been adding to it daily. There are several boarders that were not in the pile of boarding agreements I received, but obviously have horses on the property. And I have horses with no owners.
I have a couple of abandoned horses, plus the pig and the goat and a really cute mini named Jelly bean!
I think I can find a home for Jellybean. I'll bring him home and put him in my backyard if I have to...
what do I do... and more importantly , what are other boarding stables doing... about abandoned horses?
It's not like there is a market for them. And one of them has leg or hoof issues, that I can't really assess because he can't be caught... AND he used to belong to a friend of mine...
who won't answer my e-mails about wanting him back....and the girl that is suppose to be caring for him, claims she sold him, but doesn't have any information on who she sold him to- (fishy fishy fishy) and SHE owes about a years worth of back rent to the other guy... and I am still feeding the little bugger.
As I see it my options are thus-
A. Call the County and see if they will come take him as an abandoned animal ( I seriously doubt that they will come though)
B. Catch him, and haul him to the local auction house. ( I have the authority within my boarding contracts, but I have a real problem with sending a horse to the KB's)
2. Catch him and euthanize him. That is going to cost me (the barn) about $500.
D.Keep feeding him and pass this problem on to the new owners.(eventually)
What would you do?