HELP! New Horse Problems - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,260
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwphillips70 View Post
I can't change the hay quickly or she'll colic.
It's feed you have to switch gradually, not hay. Unless you're switching from something with a low nutritional content to something extremely rich, there's no reason you should have to change her hay out gradually.

Other than the hay thing, is there any reason she can't go out with the general population?

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 0
We would be changing from an alfalfa hay to a lesser hay. That was one reason we almost didn't get her because the previous owners wanted her to stay on that hay and we may not have been able to get her if we didn't keep her on it and my daughter had connected so well with her that I had to agree.
lwphillips70 is offline  
post #13 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 0
Other than they hay, I don't see why she couldn't go in the general pop. It be cheaper on me too.
lwphillips70 is offline  
post #14 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Roseville, MI
Posts: 522
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwphillips70 View Post
We would be changing from an alfalfa hay to a lesser hay. That was one reason we almost didn't get her because the previous owners wanted her to stay on that hay and we may not have been able to get her if we didn't keep her on it and my daughter had connected so well with her that I had to agree.
Well, the horse is yours now... so you call the shots on what is best for her. And being in a herd is what is best for any horse.

I wouldn't fret over the changing of the hay. She probably won't even notice.

We drink to our youth, to the days come and gone; for the age of oppression is now nearly done.
arrowsaway is offline  
post #15 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:37 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,260
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwphillips70 View Post
We would be changing from an alfalfa hay to a lesser hay. That was one reason we almost didn't get her because the previous owners wanted her to stay on that hay and we may not have been able to get her if we didn't keep her on it and my daughter had connected so well with her that I had to agree.
She's your horse now. Her former owner has squat to say about what hay she gets.

Going from alfalfa to a less rich hay can be accomplished in a day. I'm happy that you've taken the horse's health into consideration, but really, she'll be fine if you switch her hay.

She'll be much happier in a herd situation, being a herd animal. I say put her in with the general population. You'll all be much happier.
palominolover and crimsonsky like this.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is online now  
post #16 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SE TN
Posts: 4,436
• Horses: 3
It seems to me, the issue isn't the hay, but rather the fact that you gave your word to the previous owner who cared enough about the horse to insist on not changing the hay.

I've got to say I admire you for meaning what you say. You gave your word and you stick to it. This is a quality that speaks volumes about your character. I for one applaud you. "Unto thy ownself, be true". I ask, what is a man, or woman, without honor and integrity?

At some point, you're going to run out of hay. What then? I mean, this does seem a little open ended to me. Maybe you could speak with the previous owner and work something out where you can keep your word to him and the previous owner will also be kept whole in the process?

Try to renegotiate?

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Last edited by gunslinger; 04-06-2012 at 03:57 PM.
gunslinger is offline  
post #17 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,260
• Horses: 3
Gunslinger, why do you think the previous owner should have any say? They sold the horse for a reason.

If I sell my truck, I don't get to tell the new owner what they can or can't do with it. Works the same for anything you sell.

I for one would never purchase an animal from someone who thinks they should be able to retain control over ANY aspect of the animal's life. I think the OP is a noob and the previous owner took advantage of that fact, which I find reprehensible.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

Last edited by Speed Racer; 04-06-2012 at 03:54 PM.
Speed Racer is online now  
post #18 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 0
I know you are all right that she's ours now and we can do whatever we want. They were just so nice a agreeable with us and their daughter, which is the one who trained the horse, is willing to come to my daughter's lessons and help her learn how the horse was trained. I guess I am just a wimp and don't like to make anyone mad.
lwphillips70 is offline  
post #19 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 04:08 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SE TN
Posts: 4,436
• Horses: 3
It has nothing to do with the horse or the hay. It has to do with personal integrity.

This young lady has it.

As she gave her word she feels obligated to honor her commitment. I place much value on a persons word and admire those who understand commitment. It's an honorable trait and something I've tried to instill in my kids.

If it were me, I'd speak with the former owner and ask for advice on how to transition the horse.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Last edited by gunslinger; 04-06-2012 at 04:12 PM.
gunslinger is offline  
post #20 of 29 Old 04-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
I think I would want to know WHY they were so insistent about....hay? Then tell them you are having difficulty keeping her on it.

I also agree I would be a bit leary that this horse may be one who gets buddy sour really easily. That is one thing I cherish about my current guy-he can stay in or our allay alone and not a care in the world.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bucking problems... and taking off problems... Just PROBLEMS!!!! Bandera Horse Training 38 11-10-2012 06:22 PM
Horse Problems JJackson Horse Riding 6 03-19-2011 04:40 PM
Horse Hip problems Amber12 Horse Health 4 01-26-2010 04:19 PM
New horse problems Supermane Horse Training 8 10-31-2007 07:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome