I don't know all the ins and outs of the culture here but I do know that there is a huge emphasis on elders. The elderly are to always be respected so I am guessing that is the reason that nobody wants to actually fix this. I have no idea who this guy is in respect to the owner but obviously he is somebody important.
I have to admit I'm just not sure if I can do it. I just don't know if I even want to go back to the barn. I've already transferred all of my clients to the new instructor. And after having a week off I've realized it's kind of nice. Not once this week did I have to see a sour horse or make a sour horse work even more than he already has. Sort of like burying my head in the sand if I don't have to see it/deal with it then it isn't happening.
On the other hand I do want to make sure that the other instructors/clients who are still stuck here don't have to deal with any fall out. So I will probably at least go to the barn and do what I can to smooth over what I can. After all I do still feel partially responsible for the whole fiasco. I've also promised to still help with the horse show. It's a big endeavor and I don't want to leave my friend's hanging.
But I think as far as actual teaching goes I'm done.