Originally Posted by hobbyhorse
Dutchfeather, I see Sam is a colt, most military stables won't allow colts (stallions). It sounds like you already have a safe place for him. I don't know if you are near a military base currently, but if you are the Jag office might be able to help you fill out any paperwork you need.
I'm aware of the No Stallion rule. Sam is getting gelded next week, but he's going to be fine where he is, I'm actually very happy with the set up. My boyfriend offered to go to the barn and help take care of him for me as well, but it'll probably only be a few days a week. I still can't figure out how I got him to make that offer haha.
He's even thinking about buying his own horse when I get back from the Army next June.
I'm not near a base right now, I'm home on convalecent (sp) leave after an injury. Of course, me being me, I couldn't resist my horsie tempations
... Right now, we have a standard boarding contract, then when I leave, I'm going to add an Absentee Boarder Annex that entails all my expectations and also a list of emergency contacts etc. This annex is also going to be given to my vet and farrier so that all parties know what it expected as far as my standards of care. The vet will know how much he is allowed to do in case of an accident, as will the BO and they'll also know that he is to be vaccinated in the spring etc. The farrier will know that they are still expected to come every 6 weeks for a trim. The BO will also know that they will be provided with any monetary amount needed for his care: hay, grain, wormer, vet, farrier etc.
Thanks everyone, you've been really helpful. I just needed some help getting pointed in the right direction. I'm a nutcase right now, trying to make sure that I have everything straightened out before I leave.