I am interested in opinions on my current situation. My mare came in with wound to her leg last week which is needing ongoing vet treatment and box rest. At the time I was more interested in making sure she was ok and correct treatment was received. Now looking back the story I was told by the yard owner just doesn't add up. When the horses were put out in the morning the Y/O had put her horse in my field. Without any prior discussion. The paddocks are rubbish with no grazing, normally I would put hay out for my guys but thought with a different horse their might be fighting etc so I didn't. I waited 1/2 hour at the field to check they were ok with each other. And they were only going out for a few hours so thought they would be OK. When I was leaving the y/o had put her other horses out which had got loose (again) and she told me she couldn't be bothered catching them so had left them in the walkway to the fields. This meant I couldn't get my horses out till they were caught. Fast forward 2/3 hours I get a call from another livery saying my horses had been injured and should she bring her in. When I arrived there was one horse running loose my horse was in being hosed. The yard owner told me what happened saying she had just hurt herself by getting caught in the fence by fighting with a horse in the field beside her. A horse she normally gets on with. When the vet arrived she said the wound was a few hours old and today I went to check the fence and there is no way she injured herself on that fence. On the walkway side of the fence there is a bit of fence missing as if it has been cut. When I checked all the fencing it was very damaged and I wouldn't put my horses back out in it. I and a few other liveries are leaving very soon because the health & safety on the yard is appalling. Now I am facing a large vet bill ( the third time this year ) and feel it's the y/o fault for not providing adequate fields/ fencing etc . Where do I stand in this. I am annoyed the y/o didn't call me even though she was aware of her injuries. She was going to get her horse out my field and leave my horse in even though she was hurt. Nobody can look me in the eye just now and I just feel I am not being told the full story. Surely the y/o has some duty of care to provide safe turnout etc . Sorry for long post and thanks for reading.