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post #11 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 12:15 AM
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I used to see my mare EVERY day until started collage. Now I see her on the weekends because im in class so late. She gets full care (well mostly but I already have a rant about that) and I see her every week. I saved my mare from going to auction so she would not be here today if not for me. I empathize with students who have horses. They love them and its hard to juggle school, work and horse.

I also agree with DuckDodgers about moving your horse!
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 02:26 AM
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so the out of town people have 3 horses and those have been moved , and there are still 2 there that will slowly starve to death ? Is the lady who has cancer the owner of the 2 ?
I would throw hay out to all the horses, move my horse , call animal control explain clearly
The situation .
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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so the out of town people have 3 horses and those have been moved , and there are still 2 there that will slowly starve to death ? Is the lady who has cancer the owner of the 2 ?
I would throw hay out to all the horses, move my horse , call animal control explain clearly
The situation .
no the lady who have cancer sold all of her horses. The two who supposed to starve to death's owner came and picked them up recently. So there is no horses on site right now besides my horses. In few hours the farm will be empty.
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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I used to see my mare EVERY day until started collage. Now I see her on the weekends because im in class so late. She gets full care (well mostly but I already have a rant about that) and I see her every week. I saved my mare from going to auction so she would not be here today if not for me. I empathize with students who have horses. They love them and its hard to juggle school, work and horse.
At least you visit them during weekends....

The first three horses' owners didn't visit them for almost a month... they only live less than 20 miles away from the farm...

The last two horses' owner didn't visit them for almost three months...

That pisses me off... if they cannot visit horses at least once a week then why get a horse. Especially the two owners that live nearby... no excuses for them really.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 10:02 AM
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I've gone a month without seeing my horse when I was Home over Christmas break... I knew darn well that my horse was being cared for. I don't understand having a horse and never visiting, but the horses that I know in that situation have always been in good shape in full care barns in my experiences. Your experience puts a terrible name to full care barns :(
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 10:36 AM
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Please, please don't bash and lump together in one mouthful of words those comments about "Full-Care" barns...

I worked in a full-care barn.
Our horses were very well fed, taken care of and loved...regardless of who owned them.
I worked 6 days a week, every single holiday, ...those horses ate their meals before I got to enjoy my holiday with my family...they came first as they relied upon me to do what is right for them!

Some places are what you are describing, but the majority of "full-board" places are not, honestly. They feed, and take care of the needs of the animal.

To make such a generalized statement is really not-fair to all those good facilities out there...
You do need to check in though as a owner more than once in a while. We had absentee owners who just paid the bills for their horses but were to busy to see them...so we looked after them special with sharing our love with them.
We made sure they also had scratches, pats and some extra special attention same as those owners did who came often to see their horses... was not uncommon to see us out hand-grazing these horses and just loving time spent with them...

I agree I would feed the horses as long as you are there, but also realize that as there is food available but not fed can and will limit what the authorities can do for neglect...if they aren't scrawny thin and dry water buckets and in deplorable conditions...
I would though let the agencies in the area know what has been happening and also let them know all have now left the facility but ?? And these animals you fear for...can they please watch for their well-being and safety...

Best of luck to you in your new barn.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-01-2014, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Please, please don't bash and lump together in one mouthful of words those comments about "Full-Care" barns...
True. I have heard many full care barns with excellent care. I just happen to face many bad ones. I'm just saying it is owner's responsibility to see that their horse is healthy... If they see any bad signs, they need to do something quickly. Many owners leave the horses alone until they are in bad condition then blame everything on the boarding stable when it is their responsibility to keep eye on their own horse.
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