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post #21 of 52 Old 01-23-2012, 01:05 PM
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Number one - you are doing the right thing by moving your horses...and I agree about meeting with the vet before moving Lestat.

Number two - you are not responsible for anything else that happens at this barn. Period.

Why is the trainer behaving badly? Who knows? but - My guess would be that she is in a panic because the loss of your boarding income means the loss of her lifestyle. I mean, really...who the heck is going to come in as your replacement? Who is going to look at a barn in that condition and say "Sign me up!" ???

So that being the case...they are probably on the road to "out of business".

This is NOT your fault and you DO have to make decisions based upon the best interest of your horses...regardless of how it may be impacting the barn at this time.

Is the trainer taking it out on you? Sounds like it.

Would she really take it out on your horses?...Hopefully not - although she may be telling them bad things about you during the morning feeding (Your owner is such a b*tch! I don't see why she is making you move...)

Move as soon as you can...and in the meanwhile, try not to engage the trainer if you can avoid it. You don't owe her any explanations - nor do you owe the barn owner any extra chores or "favors". Be civil....and leave it at that.

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post #22 of 52 Old 01-23-2012, 03:08 PM
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How far away is the barn that you are moving to? Is there anyway to hand walk Lestat there instead of hauling him? Or pony him?

I for sure would be moving my horses as well. I understand that things happen, but the fact that they can't clean up the place or have the insurance on the facility, therefore they'll have no money to rebuild because they are already in debt. It's just not worth the money.

On top of that, you have a trainer that is disrespectful to not only you, but her own father as well? you don't want to deal with people like that. If she can't follow simple instructions for the health of your horses, she doesn't belong around them.

I couldn't think twice about leaving. And I'd be doing my best to get ALL of my horses out of there.

Poor Lestat. :(

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post #23 of 52 Old 01-23-2012, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Vet is coming out at three today. My truck isn't in my procession at the moment, long story short it's my graduation present this year from massage school so my parents and I haven't looked yet. My friend is hauling for me but the earliest she's available is Tuesday. When the fencing on my property is done I hopefully can move my horses in may. There's some small repairs that need to be fixed in the house before I live there so when the weather shapes up a bit we can start on that.
Back to the truck. Now because of this situation my dad and I are truck shopping. I have shows I need to go to and because I won't be able to use my trainers dads truck anymore it's time for me to find my own. So shopping has begun.
I'm hoping Lestat can move sooner than later. I'm so nervous about my horses it's giving me matched flu symptoms. Achey and can't keep things down. After the vet leaves today I'm going to go back home and sleep. I feel so crappy right now.
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post #24 of 52 Old 01-23-2012, 06:14 PM
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Oh wow! What a knurly situation! hugs :(
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post #25 of 52 Old 01-23-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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He said no hauling for a week and then he will be good to go. He said he's still going to need a month more of stall rest and hand walking but he's coming along. He doesn't want to sedate him for such a short haul but if I need him there when we arrive to schedule before hand with him.
Turns out my tummy isnt just nerves, I have the tummy bug that's going around so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can still move my girls tomorrow.
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post #26 of 52 Old 01-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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Good luck tomorrow and feel better! Glad he can be moved in a week and not a month. In the meantime you will just go there daily and check on him and before you know it he will be out of there.

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post #27 of 52 Old 01-25-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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We are moving the girls today after my friend gets off work. I'm heading over there in a bit to start packing their stuff up.
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post #28 of 52 Old 01-26-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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So my girls are moved into the barn up the street. I knew they were stressed but didn't realize how stressed until Caleigh trotted into the new place and almost ran me over getting out of the old barn. Both girls were bug eyed and snorting. Apparently last night Caleigh had a piece of sheet metal land behind her stall. Just wonderful. I'm happy they're out of there and now have a nice comfy and quiet place to settle down in. Poor girls have gone through so much the past couple days!
Lestat gets moved on the 5th of February.
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post #30 of 52 Old 01-26-2012, 02:07 AM
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Probably no cookies left at this point, but all I can say is that I am glad I am not in your shoes right now. Wow, what a lot you have on your plate! Guess that's why there's no more room for cookies.
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