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post #21 of 26 Old 03-14-2013, 09:36 PM
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No offense intended, but the OP was asking this in 2011 so I'd hope things have worked out by now
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post #22 of 26 Old 03-15-2013, 09:43 AM
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No offense intended, but the OP was asking this in 2011 so I'd hope things have worked out by now

Meh, still a good topic to discuss.

I can't say I disagree with" retirement homes" for horses. There is a place by me where you pay a one time fee when the horse arrives and that's it. Of course you loose your rights to the horse. But its a very nice place where horses live out the remainder of the lives.
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Meh, still a good topic to discuss.

I can't say I disagree with" retirement homes" for horses. There is a place by me where you pay a one time fee when the horse arrives and that's it. Of course you loose your rights to the horse. But its a very nice place where horses live out the remainder of the lives.
That's interesting... any idea what the one time fee is? Because there's really no telling how long a horse is actually going to keep living.
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I think its about $2000.00 (us currency) I could be mistaken. I've been told the fee a couple of times because where I work is associated with them. However, its been about a year since I asked.

The facility runs off of volunteers and lots of donations. Some horses have been there 10+years. I know there is a three year waiting list at this moment in time.
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post #25 of 26 Old 03-16-2013, 04:56 PM
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I have a few friends that free lease their oldies out as paddock buddies. Their upkeep is still their responsibility.
One pays for everything bar hay but knows her horse is happy and looked after.
Another one pays for half the food and everything else. Her old boy is occasionally used for pony rides by the leasors (sp) small grandchildren. (short 10 min walks)
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It isnt fair to just pawn your responsibilities off on someone else either. If you can't afford to give it a home you shouldnt have brought it home in the first place. Sorry but advertisements and postings like this are upsetting to me. Animals are living breathing creatures not disposable garbage. I just find it extremely selfish to want to pawn the old guy off on someone else to deal with in his declining years.
I think we can all agree that horses move around a lot. I am my mares (at least) 4th owner. And while I plan on keeping her forever I understand that might not happen. Every horse that lives long enough deserves to retire. No horse deserves to get dumped, neglected, or destroid because of age. That isn't what she is trying to do. She wants what is best for her old horse. If that means finding a new home than so be it.
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