Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lakeland, Florida
I pay $175 per horse for pasture board with plenty of hay and feed, use of tack room, facilities, and trailer parking. They also keep a very close eye on my guys and will even do little things like fly spray them if my spray has worn off prior to my getting back out there. Very good at giving my updates on how they are doing, when the vet and farrier will be out and I am much more confident with the care of my guys than I was at the facility I just left.
I was appalled at how skinny my horses got after they dropped hay bellies.....they looked OK (typical pasture condition) and then when they dropped the hay belly........ughhhh! They were on rolls of coastal and given Triple Crown senior (good feed) but only at a lb Am/PM until March, then they got - wait for it - whoo hoo 2 lb AM/PM. My colt was moved from the pasture into a tiny paddock in March and went to twice daily(so they said) tossed hay, my filly was moved to the front pasture and when the last roll was ate, she had to fight over twice daily (so they said) hay tossed in pasture (no grass) with 4 or more other horses, and I took my barrel horse to a NBHA SuperShow in FL and was shocked at his condition when I got to the show. This was a seasoned barrel horse that I have hauled to several Big shows, including ones out of state. And the gall the BM had to tell me they looked fine!! Sorry for the vent. I know how my horses should look and I know they shouldn't tuck up and show ribs when they are off of hay for half a day or hauled 4 hours in a trailer. The pic of my colt in my avatar was taken 3 days after the move.
I was paying $600 a month for 3 horses at the previous facility.
My horses have done so well on dac that I became a rep. Stand behind 'em 110%.
Last edited by Barrelracer Up; 05-31-2009 at 04:26 PM.