So, on Saturday, my friend and I are taking our horses to my dad's hunting club (nothing is in season here, so we're good) to ride on the trails. I've been super pumped and excited about it since it'll be Shamrock's first time off the property to ride.
Here's where it gets tricky..
I board, so of course Shamrock is UTD on his coggins. However, my friend keeps her horse at her house and he hasn't had his done in a while. Besides an older gentleman who used to hunt with his horse at the hunting club (the horse passed years ago) we're the only people who have ever taken horses there, so there's no rules on having UTD coggins.
I've been SO looking forward to going and just recently found out that the horse isn't UTD on coggins, so now it has me worried for Shamrock's welfare. :/ I don't want to cancel the ride, so I'm trying to figure something else out. I think she said it's a possibility that she could take her sister's horse, who they just bought, and is UTD. But yea, he's been living with horses that aren't UTD for months now.
I'm worrying, but am I over reacting? And are there any specific preventive measures I should go above and beyond to be sure are taken care of? Of course, fly spray. But I can also throw a fly sheet and such on him.
Curse the disease carrying bugs.. >:(