Monday, January 26, 2009
It's Not That Hard...
So I used to board a place where the owner of the barn was pure EVIL!! Is that possible?? No, she wasn't pure evil, but she WAS and IS truly the dumbest person I've ever met. How so? I was only there a very very short time when I cracked the code on this lady! She didn't FEED horses! Period! You pay her for FULL CARE, and she fed your horse local grass garbage hay. And only 2 flakes of it! *headdesk* So needless to say horses started losing weight like wildfire and I booked ass out of there at the speed of light!!!
BUT! Not before there was one point where the owner of the barn and her husband thought they were going to be moving so hey sold their horses off and made up a HUGE BS story on WHY they were so damn thin! Well then as it turns out they did NOT move and one of the horses sold was the horse of her dreams. the horse was as bomb proof, beautiful and dead broke, push button as can be!! Oooops! Too bad for her!!! She sold the horse to a very nice lady in Poulsbo, WA, who took in this horse and immediately began trying to fatten her up. The mare (Pep) was around 17yrs old and nasty thin. So good for Pep for getting out of a bad situation!!!
What? You thought my story was over? Far from it. Well a few months later I was looking on dreamhorse and who do I see up for sale? Yeah, it was Pep. So I contacted the owner and asked why she was for sale and she told me that once Pep got all her weight back she got a bit to spunky for the young kids who were riding her (yep, health will do that.) She said she was NOT in a hurry and only wanted to find a good home for her. Good deal!
Well... just this last Friday I here from the FIRST owner of Pep, who had not fed her, and she had seen her up for sale on Dreamhorse as well!!! And she was going to get one of her friends to BUY that horse back for her, so the current owner of Pep didn't know it was really her. Well guess who knew? ME! And over my dead-rotting body was she going to get that damn horse back! So myself and S&D and a couple other people immediately shot off emails to the current own telling her what we knew about the potential "buy back." Well later on in the afternoon I gave the current owner a call and said " Look, it is none of my business, BUT! I really feel strongly that you should NOT sell Pep to Person A who is being used by Person B in order to buy her back from under your nose. BECAUSE she doesn't feed her horse AC has been called on her countless times and when she originally sold you Pep all she old you were bloody lies. OH and you MAY think I'm crazy for all this so I do apologize!!" All I heard was "Oh my god, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I WOULD NEVER sell Pep back to that F-ing woman EVER!! Thank you and your friends for going out of their WAY to protect a horse you didn't have to!"
This morning I also received an email from the current owner as I had emailed her pictures of Pep from when she was at the hell hole and it read. " I love the pics and thanks again for Protecting Pep."
Did me and S&D do something amazing and incredible? Nope. It was just the right thing to do. It's NEVER WRONG to do the RIGHT THING!!! You do NOT have to be famous in the horse world, friends with an A.C. person, or anything. You just can't be afraid. Everyone who knows me KNOWS I hate talking on the phone, especially to people I don't know and especially when they could tell me to F*ck off and mind my own damn business. But, that's a chance you have to take. If you stand by and do nothing you are just as guilty! o one can sit idly by and say "Well What can I do??" You can do ANYTHING and take it as FAR as you have to in order to protect an animal.
Moral of this one? NEVER feel like you can't help, never be afraid, and it's NEVER wrong to do the Right thing!!! Beleive me, someone else's horse may thank you some day...
Oh and what about nasty, bad horse owner?? Well, she'll get what's coming to her SOON enough! ;)