Originally Posted by SaddlebredGrl
Yeah, well they told us they would if they had the time, and that they are all on their own worming schedule... Uh yeah so are ours and they have worms. So what would you guys do as barn owners/horse owners? We want to tell everyone, because it's not going to go away if everyone is infected and not getting treated. Power packs are like 80 bucks I don't have that money to spend all the time or a colic bill.
So what exactly is their worming schedule?
Do they constantly have new horses coming and going?
I know some people say you're supposed to worm twice a year, but I 'd rather worm every other month and be safe. There's ALWAYS new horses at the barn I'm at. Weather they're friends, just bought, new boarder, whatever.
So do you buy your own wormer, and give it to the BO/BM to give to your horse?
Or do you buy your own wormer, and give it to your horse yourself?
I worked at a very busy riding stable for over half a decade, I can tell you right now that by giving someone else your wormer for your horse doesn't guarantee your horse will get it that day. Or the next day. Or even the day after that. Yes, it sounds terrible, but it happens. I'm not saying this is acceptable behavior for a riding stable, I'm just telling you what I've witnessed. That being said, I ALWAYS buy my own wormer, and worm my own horses.
I would talk to the other boarders about it. Maybe if you can get enough boarders to talk to the BO/BM about it, they'll change their minds and find time for this worm problem.