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    03-30-2012, 10:14 PM
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Hi, all.
I'm going to be joining the military soon so if I wish to have a horse, I'll have to use full board as my horse's living arrangements.

My only problem is trusting someone to care for my future horse while I am away.
How do you guys do it? How do you trust someone to take that kind of responsibility on? I'd be a nervous wreck if I wasn't able to provide the utmost in care for my equine.
I know owning a horse while I'm in the military, I'm prepared for it. I just don't know if I'm prepared for the idea of trusting someone to take care of my horse.
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    03-30-2012, 10:44 PM
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Weanling
When I was in the Army, I found that there were always facilities on or close to the base for horses. I never had to go more than ten miles to find a place to keep a horse.

As for how to find a place that you can trust - it is HARD. Go out ad talk and talk and talk and look at every horse on the property. If you don't love how the hroses look, walk away. If possible, find and talk to other borders and find out what they like and what they don't liek about the place.

Take a look at the feed. TASTE the feed. If you don't like the taste, why would you expect your horse to?

If you get heebeegeebees for any reason, walk away.
     
    03-31-2012, 07:46 AM
  #3
Weanling
I am in the military. I trust the care of my horse to a barn that my friend, who is her trainer, boards at. He wouldn't be there if they weren't good. Plus I've known him for several years and know how he works. I don't know what I would have done without that option since I did not have the opportunity to visit any barns before she had to be moved there. I would much rather have a partial care situation but can't travel that far every day
     
    03-31-2012, 03:16 PM
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That's my main issue is trust.
I have to trust someone completely to care for a horse.

I also have thought about when I'm deployed what I'll do with the horse.
Should I board near me until I'm deployed, and then bring the horse back home while I'm gone?

The way I see it is that while I'm in the states, I can board on or near the base. I've heard some Army bases have stables. I wouldn't have to worry about some injury or other problem going unseen because I would be able to see the horse a few times a week.
While I'm deployed, I could board the horse near my parents so they could check in on it a few times a week as well.
Would this moving be stressful on the horse?
I know that my deployments will more than likely be over a year at a time so I don't expect to be moving every 5 or 6 months.

I live in Oklahoma, btw. It'd be a long trip if I had to bring the horse back near home.
     
    03-31-2012, 07:46 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by OkieGal    
That's my main issue is trust.
I have to trust someone completely to care for a horse.

I also have thought about when I'm deployed what I'll do with the horse.
Should I board near me until I'm deployed, and then bring the horse back home while I'm gone?

The way I see it is that while I'm in the states, I can board on or near the base. I've heard some Army bases have stables. I wouldn't have to worry about some injury or other problem going unseen because I would be able to see the horse a few times a week.
While I'm deployed, I could board the horse near my parents so they could check in on it a few times a week as well.
Would this moving be stressful on the horse?
I know that my deployments will more than likely be over a year at a time so I don't expect to be moving every 5 or 6 months.

I live in Oklahoma, btw. It'd be a long trip if I had to bring the horse back near home.
That is exactly what I would do. Horses adjust pretty well to moves as long as there are people they know about.
     

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