MAJOR BARN DRAMA AHEAD: FEEL FREE TO SKIP THIS POST. I HAD TO WRITE ABOUT IT TO FEEL BETTER
My BO had one of her horses put down today. Kue was a 25yr old mare that my BO has had since she was 2. She was supposed to be my BO's dressage horse, but a big pelvic injury at 3 ended that. Because of the injury she has had lots of back/hind end problem and has started having trouble getting up and down. Last winter she really struggled with keeping weight on. BO decided that she didn't want Kue to try and go through another winter. The vet agreed, and they set a date.
I sent out a barn wide text, minus my BO, on Sunday telling everyone not to go to the barn this morning. And to not bother the BO, to come to me or another boarder with any issues. My BO is not touchy feely, and would much rather be left alone than deal with people's condolences. And she knew some people probably wouldn't agree with her decision. We only have 8 boarders, so it's not a huge group. And of course a couple freaked out.