Originally Posted by dedebird
the food wont be different unless its different kind of hay because I have to buy his grain for him in both barns. Ill ask my bo if she knows what vaccines he's had again.
This is also a complicated move because she's not just my bo she's also leader of my whole 4-H group and horse project I hope she dosent get mad at me. Im moving him because I want him to be closer I hope she understands.
Do you think if I rode him like an hour a day it would be to much?
I had sort of the same thing happen to me over spring this past year.
Purchased a mare from her own barn, though she had only been there 2 weeks. I was friends with the trainer there and friends with another girl, as well as the mare's previous owner (2 weeks) was still boarding at the barn.
I basically just had to give my 30 days notice and say I was moving her back home because driving 30-45 minutes each day was just too much. The cost of gas was more than my board! They all understood the situation, of course they all wished we'd stay but I just had to explain that driving up to 45 minutes a day vs. having her at home would be cheaper for myself, plus I get to see my mare a lot more often.
I don't see why they wouldn't understand. And if they take it personally, then that's not really something that's your fault. Regardless of me bringing my mare home, my friends from that barn where I purchased her are still my friends, they're understanding.
Also, maybe the BO knows what vet the previous owner was using and you could contact that vet and see if she is UTD. I know for my mare that was a bit different ....she had come of the track in July 2010, sat in a field for a year and then sent for meat, was then purchased by a new lady a week before I went out to see her. I was able to figure out that the last time she would have had any vaccinations was January 2010, so by June 2011 she was definitely overdue on everything. How long has she been under your BO's care? If it's been over close to or over a year and BO has not had the vet out, it's of course time.
Hope that helps out a bit..