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    10-11-2011, 01:46 PM
  #21
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Dresden    
Yep, the BO would still feed him, I would just be leading him into his stall. He is skinny. I can see his ribs and I've watched him get chased away from the food in the pasture so I know there is some validity to X's claims. Thank you all for the suggestions :)
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Are you there at the same time every day? The feed isn't going to sit in the stall as an attraction for mice or birds? You won't be going on vacation or get sick?

If the owner is going to board at this facility, the BO needs to work out the issues with the owner of the horse.

I am a BO, I have been in the situation of the hard to catch horse. It needs to be addressed by the person carries the liability for the situation. Horse continues to get skinny, gets hurt, colic, etc - while on your watch . . .

Just saying . . .
     
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    10-12-2011, 10:32 PM
  #22
Weanling
To answer the questions, yes im there at the same time and X only asked me to bring him into when I am there. Not every day.

To update - I spoke to the BO and she says he isn't any trouble to catch in the evening as Lucky comes up looking for food and pony follows him to the gate. So she's just going to leave him in overnight and turnout after morning feeding. She did say if he hadn't come in yet when I go get Lucky she would be quite pleased if I grabbed him too since he's less likely to come up if Lucky is already gone. So it seems like it'll work out for everyone. (Also got the impression from BO that X may be a bit of a barn drama creator which doesn't surprise me from some things she said). While X isn't entirely wrong, her handling of the situation by talking to another boarder instead of just talking to the BO herself did stir some drama or at least had the potential to do so. Im glad it worked out with very little nonsense. Thanks again for the advice.
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    10-13-2011, 06:36 AM
  #23
Yearling
Hellooo???? Has anyone heard of a feed bag? It will solve both problems of being fed and catching very quickly.
     
    10-13-2011, 02:52 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Or the BO could just hold that bucket while the horse ate so it wouldn't be taken away from another horse. It only takes a horse a couple of minutes for a horse to eat grain. Wouldn't she have to collect the buckets anyway?
     
    10-15-2011, 05:49 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
It's the pony's owner who should say something. It's the pony's owner who should spend some time training her pony to be caught as well.
That's easier said than done. It took me 3 and half YEARS to "train" my horse to be caught. Now she will come to me every time, but no one else in the world can catch her! As a result my horse never gets let out if she's in. And never gets brought in if she's out.

OP, I imagine everyone at the barn is aware of this situation including the owner/BO. I don't think any one is going to see it as a problem with you for simply helping out. I certainly wouldn't mind! And I know my BOs have asked other boarders to "try" and help catch my horse. (with no success!)
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    10-21-2011, 10:24 AM
  #26
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
Hellooo???? Has anyone heard of a feed bag? It will solve both problems of being fed and catching very quickly.
Not knowing why this horse is hard to catch = feedbag no no. Head shy? Eye problems? Then add a scarey object he can't get away from?
     
    10-21-2011, 12:26 PM
  #27
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mls    
Not knowing why this horse is hard to catch = feedbag no no. Head shy? Eye problems? Then add a scarey object he can't get away from?
And they'd still have to catch him to put feed in said bag. I don't see how that'd help since catching is the problem... its worked out for now for this pony but I am curious as to how a feed bag would help?

He's already fed every time he's caught so the catching = food doesn't seem to matter much to him...
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    10-21-2011, 12:34 PM
  #28
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Dresden    
And they'd still have to catch him to put feed in said bag. I don't see how that'd help since catching is the problem... its worked out for now for this pony but I am curious as to how a feed bag would help?

He's already fed every time he's caught so the catching = food doesn't seem to matter much to him...
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Very true! If he was food motivated enough for a feed bag, slipping a catch rope on him would be just as easy.
     

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