Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Oh what a shame! All of your horses would have been able to handle the heat just fine, I think. At my old barn we had a perch mare, I think she was four or five and she was GORGEOUS and did just fine! We also had a few TWH's (I leased one) and he was a little skinny, but he was also a rescue....he was well adjusted as well. I haven't met a halfie yet, but don't give him away just because you have to move to the south! Horses are inherently wild, they can adapt themselves to any situation pretty well. If anything, you would have saved yourself a lot on feed bills....although it does get down into the 30's occasionally, it's never a long chill and you can usually throw on one or two light blankets (the heavy ones are too much for here) and the horses will be fine.I've never seen a "crocodile"(they're actually alligators....) except at Busch Gardens, and the worst kind of snakes that are COMMON are black racers....not poisonous at all, they just have a strong jaw.
Out of curiosity, where are you moving to? It also makes the difference as to where you are in the state (coastal, inland, the panhandle, etc.)