If you buy it with your money, call the vet out.
I told her this. I said if I buy it with my own money, I should be able to call the vet out. And she simply said "save your money for an emergency" IMO, a emergency hopefully has less chance of occurring if I get a vet check!
If she refuses to believe, print out articles and MAKE her read- and let her know, if you catch this now it won't cost half as much as it will if it gets worse from leaving it.
Better safe than sorry, and if it isn't ulcers, then you're lucky, unfortunately you've had to fork out for it, but you're still lucky.
Oh good word, I've tried. I've sent her links on facebook (
) I've read her articles out loud, I've explained the process, the causes, the effects, and she still says only one, or the other thing A.) Get out of here, I don't want to hear. Or, B.) How can a healthy horse with a good diet be sick? You are just a hypercondriac.
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
Usually you have an entire month to pay back a vet or it acquires interest so if your mom is worried about the vet bill then you can start saving now in order to pay for it. Maybe even just say to her you want to pay for his yearly checkup (where the vet comes and tests soundness, checks teeth, feet, legs, and anything else you ask.) or even call up a few vet practices and ask for a professional opinion on why your horse could be acting as such, could it be ulcers? Etc.
You're doing the best you can, I think you are a wonderful owner!
I am curious, however. A round bale every 2 months?? How big is this bale?
I don't think its really the money... I think its that she totally doesn't believe me when I say he might have stomach ulcers. She thinks I'm over exaggerating. The reason I don't think its the money is cause I will pay for it... And thank you, very much. Well, the round bales we used to get were, well, big and round
I'll see if I can find a picture... But lately, we have gotten square bales, I don't know their exact size, but I think they are 8 by 3 feet. We give them half of one of the bales or prairie grass and set it our their to free feed on.
This is the size of round bale we get^^^ We only have two horses.