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post #11 of 18 Old 12-13-2012, 07:37 PM
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It seems like you care about your horse quiet a lot. Therefore, you would agree with me that your horses well-being, safety and quality of life should always come first. So, which barn do you think your horse would be put first at? I'd say the second one - she'd be in a cleaner and healthier environment that meets your needs.
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post #12 of 18 Old 12-13-2012, 10:35 PM
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I have seen horses get salmonella from a filthy pond. I have a pond that I let horses drink from in the summertime, but it is clean and nice. Green with bird turds is a deal breaker.....

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post #13 of 18 Old 01-02-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts! It has really helped me out with this decision. Unfortunately, I have not yet to moved her. But after riding her the other day, I am determined to move her. I realize the current conditions she lives in is not only unhealthy for her body, but also unhealthy for her mind. I called the other barn and went over there to talk to the owners about moving my horse to their farm. One of the owners is actually an equine vet tech and works with a very respected vet in this area. She is going to have her vet come out and test and treat my mare for possible bacterial infections. They also said she will be watched like a hawk the first few weeks. They are also willing to help me out in any way I need, whether it's checking on my mare at midnight or assisting with her training. I'm so excited and feel at so much peace knowing I'm taking my horse to such a caring and professional farm. So Feb 1 is the day my mare will be going to her new home.
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post #14 of 18 Old 01-02-2013, 08:50 PM
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glad you will be moving.. Scummy nasty pond = disease .
The BO may not have wanted to deal with a blanket, loose buckles, taking it off and on .
I spread manure over my pastures, but not with the horses in the pasture and then water it in. It makes a good fertilzer and it is good for this clay soil.
The manure cannot just build up without being disced in or watered in.
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-08-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Moved! It seemed like the day would never come! When I went out to the pasture to get her, she was very sluggish. Poor girl was out in the freezing rain all night (without shelter OR a blanket), then was drying off in the cold wind. :( Her coat was still damp underneath. She was standing in a puddle of fresh rain water drinking from it. I was so happy to be getting her the heck out of there!!! As soon as she got to her new farm, she went into her stall filled with fresh shavings, and a bucket of fresh water and dried off. The owner who's a vet tech took a sample of her manure to work and found that she was indeed very full of worms. She was surprised she had no toxicity. She had to do the power pack and have her manure tested again before she can go out to her pasture. I'm so glad we moved now. I love my horsie very much and want the very best for her. She's in a much better place now :)
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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It is just as well for her sake that she stays in waiting for all the worms to clear. At least she will be warm and dry. Poor baby. I'm glad you got her moved.

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post #17 of 18 Old 02-09-2013, 09:31 AM
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I just saw this thread and am so glad she moved! That old place sounds yeurchh. And 12 minutes from home is REALLY positive. You will be so glad of that.

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #18 of 18 Old 02-09-2013, 09:36 AM
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Oh poor glad you moved her before she got really really sick!! Sounds like you moved to a wonderful barn. That other barn sounds really really terrible! Sometimes barn owners are not horse people and have no business running a boarding barn!! Believe me I speak from experience!!!
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