Originally Posted by kaylaturner
barb wire is fine when you have a horse that will not go near the fence.
And I've NEVER said that farrier care is not important.
You can't stop puttin words in my mouth now.
Im WELL aware she needs to see a farrier. She will see one when I have money.
Don't 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.