Lilly's leg is still quite swollen. I think it is more swollen today than it has been all week. She's still sound, but there's a little bit of heat in her leg.
I called the vet because I can't take it anymore. I want her to come out and at least take a look at it. If she doesn't think we need to ultrasound, then I'm ok with that, but it looks really bad. She can't come until Saturday and the other vet (the one who was Lilly's vet during the tendon lesion fiasco) can't come until Monday.
Not what I was hoping, but I'll take the Saturday morning appointment. She said to keep Lilly in until then just in case, so she's officially back on stall rest.
The BO finally emailed me back yesterday about Lilly's turnout and said he was just planning on putting her back out with AJ and the goats during the night when she's turned out and then putting her back in the stall during the day until she goes back on permanent pasture board (if that ever happens...).
Well I've decided that I do NOT want her back out with the goats. I'm sorry, and I hate to be high maintenance, but I do not want that mare turned out with goats. My nightmare is that she gets gored by one of the goats or her leg gets cut open from a goat horn. How likely are those situations? Not likely... but could it happen? Yes. And if it can happen to anyone's horse, you and I both know it will happen to mine.
So I emailed him and told him so.
He called me this evening and said his plan was still to turn her back out with the goats. I stressed that I didn't want her with the goats and he said, "well what do you want me to do with them then?"
Ummm... that's not my problem. Those are your goats and these are my horses, and I don't want one of them pastured with goats. I don't think it's too much to ask to pasture my horse with other horses and not goats.
He exclaimed that they aren't vicious goats and they're afraid of the horses and he thinks it is highly unlikely that she'll be gored by a goat. He said they don't even hang out with the horses.
Well, that's nonsense because AJ was grazing with the goats today. All of them, happily grazing together. He thinks she's more likely to be injured if he turned her out with other horses than leaving her with AJ and the goats.
There's another boarder at the barn that doesn't want her mare turned out with goats. He accommodates her, why not me? In fact, her mare has private turnout. Goatless, private turnout.
We're going to have a face to face chat tomorrow. Am I being unreasonable?