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post #61 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 06:55 PM
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Okay we have a cribbed and we have replaced EIGHT post in The migh of January. ONE MONTH! The post were completely deteriorated practically. So a post is about $5 and 5x8 = $40 . Proper feed about $15 a bag so 15x2= 30 . Proper farrier care $25. So $80 a month ! FOR THE BASICS!! Oh and hay ! Round roll = $50 so actually $120!!!! Be ready.
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post #62 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM
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Eactly Annanoel! Thats exactly what everyone was trying to do!
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post #63 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM
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We have 5 so $80 x 5 = $400 for us
At least board him somewhere ?
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post #64 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kaylaturner View Post
barb wire is fine when you have a horse that will not go near the fence.
and ive NEVER said that farrier care is not important.

you cant stop puttin words in my mouth now.
im WELL aware she needs to see a farrier. she will see one when i have money.

dont yall have to wait to do somethin till you have money??????
No, usually I have a budget which includes regular horse care and some sort of savings or credit card for emergency care.

When I am "cash poor" it is the extras like new tack, riding lessons, clinics, showing, new clothes etc. that I give up, not the feed, vet or farrier for my animals.

I actually, as a teen, took a farrier course so that when times were hard on me I could maintain my own horse's feet...

At one point in my life I did actually sell my one and only horse because I just wasn't in a great position to care for him and pay the rest of my bills. Even though his new owner does not keep in contact I know he is still with her and happy, well fed and very much loved. Sometimes we do what is best for our animals, even if it is hard on us.

You don't have to give up horses either... After I sold my guy I helped exercise friend's and family member's horses, helped out at a lesson stable and lent a hand at local 4H events.

I have since been able to get back into owning my own horses and am better able to afford them now. So even if you give up this horse, there will be others down the road.

In all honesty, I do NOT think this gelding is a good trade... Not Even a little.
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post #65 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kaylaturner View Post
yes i would consider.
im trying to get a fence at my house and i dont wanna use wire but i will if i have to.
electric wire isn't too expensive. And instead of buying poles, if you have trees, you can get plastic attatchments to run the wire through. And if you don't have enough trees you could buy just enough poles to create a fence.

You said you have a farrier visit regularly?
That's very good.

The gelding. I'd pass him up. He's not built right for riding at all. And as everyone else has stated, cribbing is terrible. It destroys stalls, fences and can cause collic. Anad I know.you don't want that

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post #66 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:11 PM
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I agree Unicorn :)
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post #67 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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Good Lawd! This went south quick...Well the OP and her second in command are banned now..Not sure if it's temporary or permanent but it's probably best to shut this down...You aren't going to change her mind..Believe me, I've tried...

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post #68 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:17 PM
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What about selling the filly and doing an on farm/site lease of another horse where it would stay where it lives but you get to ride?

There are lots of those offered where I live for not that much. A lot of them are worked out to where the owner still covers the feed and vet and boarding costs but you pay to have the chance to ride whenever you want. You'd still be with horses but not have any of the major expenses so you can save up for your dream horse.

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post #69 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 07:22 PM
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I want that gelding just to get him out of the horrible conditions that he's in.

Poor guy. Breaks my heart.

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post #70 of 70 Old 02-08-2012, 08:33 PM
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Folks, I cannot believe how bad this thread became. I am going to close it since the OP will not be back for a while. I want the opportunity to see what major surgery may be needed here. If we feel it can be reopened, we will do it.

About the barbed wire issue, feel free to start a thread about it, but it doesn't belong here.
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