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post #11 of 18 Old 08-22-2009, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Does she put halters on them when turning them out? If so, what's the problem? If not, well, she's still being unreasonable. It takes like 12 seconds to put a grazing muzzle on and it's for one horse.
She does put halters on when they go out, yeah. Which is why it would pretty much give her no extra trouble or time to put the grazing muzzle on. Just put that on instead of the halter and TaDa, we're happy.
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-22-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'll talk it over with my parents about the extra driving time. I might have to wait until school starts, at least, just to see exactly how busy I become. Moving further away might mean the difference between me seeing my horse a few times a week to never seeing him except on weekends. :\
I've never heard of a rose fungus treatment. Since we've treated this before I have a veritable arsenal of anti-rain rot stuff in a box. At the moment we're using an iodine shampoo that worked well last time and seems to be working well this time as well. I also put MTG on afterwards, though soon we'll be switching to Infusium conditioner- which works really well for the dry skin that seems to come afterwards...Frosty has a pretty severe reaction to the fungus, I've noticed. And I do know the rain rot doesn't come from the rain itself, but I would still like him to be out of the rain so it's at least not activated.
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post #13 of 18 Old 08-22-2009, 09:40 PM
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Maybe you should take your guy off grain completely if he gains weight like that. Just a suggestion. And no, I don't think you're being unreasonable at all. You're the owner, and you are completely within your rights when you want things done for your horse. My advice to you, like many of the above posters, is to change barns. I would give the BO a warning once you get a place lined up, and threaten to stop paying board if things don't change. If she doesn't listen, get out of there as fast as you can.

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post #14 of 18 Old 08-22-2009, 10:06 PM
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apparently your barn owner hasn't heard about founder....its a simple request to have the grazing muzzle put on and you are absolutely not being unreasonable. I would threaten to remove your horse from her facilities, and if she still doesn't comply with your request, leave. I know it might involve a longer drive, but then you'll have piece of mind.
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-23-2009, 11:27 AM
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maybe find boarding where you are going to school?? Sorry if this was already said but its my suggestion =]

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-23-2009, 12:06 PM
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you are not being unreasonable what so ever!! That's just plain wrong for the BO to not do what your paying her for!
I hope you find a new barn soon!!!

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-23-2009, 06:40 PM
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I disagree with threatening to not pay board. That sets you up for even worse treatment of your horse.

Find a new barn and move your horse. That's the best solution.
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-23-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! I'm still on the hunt for barns, but there's one relatively closeby that I need to check again. I used to take lessons there when I was really young, but when we first got Frosty it was full. I'll check now to see if maybe there's a stall. Wish me luck!

To Jessabel: I think my horse would become clinically depressed if he didn't get grain with everyone else...He's a food monster. Also, if I thought putting a grazing muzzle on him was hard, I'd like to see someone try and get the BM to feed him nothing. If you can do that, you're a miracle worker (we had that discussion last year when Frosty gained so much weight; She flatly refused and said it was cruel, etc. When he was on normal grain she overfed him, despite us telling her he only needed like a cup a day to be fine).

To NoniPony- I've decided not to bring him with me my first year simply because I want to get used to it first. I'm going into pre-vet/animal sciences, which is a demanding major, so I need to scope it out before I bring him up and discover I have no time. But I do know there are barns near both colleges I've applied to, so eventually I think he'll be able to come with me. :)
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