On Wednesday of our vacation, Mr. Cowboy and I went white water rafting. I haven't uploaded the pictures yet. I have been busy trying to find some new land to buy and trying to get my horses moved. Yesterday, Mr. Cowboy and I were coming home from church when I said, "Oh, we need to go check on Pearl and her filly before we go inside."
As we pulled up to the barn, my father in law and the man that helps him around the barn were hammering up some boards to a stall door and both my fillies were in stalls and the mares were out in the pasture. My father in law decided that today was the day that he was going to wean my horses. Needless to say both my Husband and I were mad. He also tried to wean both fillies in the same stall. That backfired when they started kicking each other. Sigh..........
But when we walked up we asked him what he was doing. He said, "It was time for the babies to be weaned." I replied back with, "They are our horses and we were going to wait just a bit longer until Josephine didn't have a swollen knee and until her hoof was doing better. And could you please call us before you do anything with our horses."
His reply was, "I think you forget that this is my "ranch" and that I can do what I want. You are just trying to take over and this is my land."
Uhm.....sure.....I am defiantly not trying to take anything over, I just want him to leave my horses alone and if he feels the need to do anything with them to just call me to make sure it's okay to do it. I don't think I was asking too much.
The subject was then flipped around to how Mr. Cowboy and I don't ever help out and because of that we need to get our horses off. I put my foot down. Just last week my husband hooked up my FIL's step daughter's mobile home so she could have electricity. For free. On Saturday Mr. Cowboy was in the tack room helping my father in law replace boards and clean up. I clean water buckets all the time. I clean the stalls that my horses are in everyday. I also feed my own horses every day. We also pay for our own feed and hay. So, where is the "not helping"?
I think he just hates the fact that I don't want him messing with Mr. Cowboy's and my horses. My father in law has said before that he wished we had moved to a different place. When the entire reason that we stayed next door to him was because, after Mr. Cowboy's Mom passed away my husband wanted to stay close to his Dad.
So much for trying to help family. I just don't think it's right to just do things to people's horses with out asking. No matter who's land it's on. I am outside everyday taking care of my animals. And this isn't the first time he has done stuff like this. So, what you have done?
All, I asked for was for him not to do anything with my horses. I feed them, clean up after them, and pay for everything they need. Now Mr. Cowboy is talking about moving. I found some land not too far from here where we could put our horses and arena. I just don't want to leave my home.
I just don't get why something so simple as not touching horses that aren't yours has to turn into such a riot.