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post #11 of 16 Old 12-22-2009, 03:56 PM
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Most of the people I know use different barns. I've honestly never herd of someone saying that to a boarder. I understand about contageous stuff, but if the horses are all staying were they're kept I don't see too much of a problem. How do you enforce a rule like that?? If I really wanted to board a horse at a farm that said that to me, well I wouldnt tell them about my other horse.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-22-2009, 03:58 PM
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And seriously - if you have horses at multiple barns - what kind of quality time are you spending with them?
What about people who have one horse in serious training and one horse semi-retired? The quality time thing is not a big deal then. Or a person that has one horse at home and one horse boarded?
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We have a rule in place for this. I can't have folks running back and forth between barns.

#1 - the germs. I would not want you bringing something back with you from the other barn and as a BO, I would not want fingers pointed at me if horses at the other barn suddenly turned up ill.
As long as its in the same state, it should have the same immunization requirements....so the only germs would be people ones. If a horse did get sick, there'd be no way for you to say definititively "Yes, your horse is sick because {insert name here} has her horses boarded in more than one place. Go blame her for your vet bill." That is finger pointing. Unless you run a barn that works with a vet hospital, nothing is going to be sterile 100% of the time (if ever, around horses) and germs/sickness happen.
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Exactly what I said. Our rules do not allow for boarding at two different barns. Breeding, training, etc are special circumstances and typically short term.

And seriously - if you have horses at multiple barns - what kind of quality time are you spending with them?
How do you even enforce that? Like, how would you ever know if someone had another horse elsewhere? Just curious. [=

Honestly, I don't think how much quality time I spend with my horse is the BO's business. Neither is where I keep my other horses.

And the germs reason is BS. You can pick up germs ANYWHERE - a tack store, a horse show, the mall, school, work - and transfer them to the horses. Do you require people to become sterlized before walking into your barn? All your vets and farriers that come from different barns all the time, they aren't carrying germs?

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post #15 of 16 Old 12-27-2009, 07:45 PM
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If I were you I would move barns, you will probably be very welcome to visit your old barn anytime since they know you really well. I think they will understand, just tell them how you feel and stuff. Good luck! :)

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-30-2009, 04:27 PM
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How do you even enforce that? Like, how would you ever know if someone had another horse elsewhere? Just curious. [=

Honestly, I don't think how much quality time I spend with my horse is the BO's business. Neither is where I keep my other horses.

And the germs reason is BS. You can pick up germs ANYWHERE - a tack store, a horse show, the mall, school, work - and transfer them to the horses. Do you require people to become sterlized before walking into your barn? All your vets and farriers that come from different barns all the time, they aren't carrying germs?
Germs reason is BS? Spoken like someone who has never been quaratined.

Our farrier does our barn first that day.

I am a vet tech at the clinic where our doctors are from. I know how often they change clothes and disinfect the truck, equipment, etc.
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