Please advise, new foal needs to be moved 1000 miles now!

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    03-24-2010, 08:54 PM
Exclamation Please advise, new foal needs to be moved 1000 miles now!

My new foal was just born (23 March 2010) and I need to get her away from a bad situation and move her and mother 1000 miles away. I don't know what to do, PLEASE HELP!
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    03-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Before we can help you, we need to know what variety of bad situation you are refering to. Not the particulars, just the general gist. Why do you have to move them?? Are they in danger?? Are you looking for someone to keep them somewhere?? I probably can not help for the last one, because I live in Australia (!), but moral support I can do.
    03-24-2010, 10:05 PM
We left the mare in my sisters care and my brother has laid claim to both her and the foal. My brother is not very kind to horses and we just need to know how old the foal has to be before we can trailer her and mom to bring them to Wyoming. It is about 1000 miles and want to know if it will hurt to move them. Thank you for replying.
    03-24-2010, 10:55 PM
As long as the foal can stand on his own and can wear a halter, you should be fine. Get a reputable horse transport company with experience transporting young foals with their mothers.
    03-24-2010, 11:57 PM
They are much stronger than people think. Drive straight through and don't stop for anything but fuel and don't unload them. When you get them home put them somewhere quiet and leave them entirely alone for a few days.
    03-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Thats about what I thought kevinshorses, My wife and I are taking nine days off from work for Easter vacation and we may have a trip there and back planned. I just need to convince my brother to be reasonable,.................................. well, maybe we'll just show our bill of sale which predates his. (long story) The lady where I got the mare asked me to ride out her gelding and she would give me this mare, I did, and a bill of sale and the original papers and lineage were exchanged (along with the mare). I left and this lady came to visit and made the same deal with my brother (she's not all there), my brother knows this but he's an evil drunk with a chip on his shoulder about things that happened literally decades ago. His inferiority complex has made him mean and cocky and it doesn't help his ego when I stand up to him and kick him off my land. I love my brother but I moved away and he was the big shot in our little town again. "When the Matt's away, the asses will bray." gosh I love family.
    03-25-2010, 07:52 AM
^ Don't we all love family (sarcasm)
    03-28-2010, 09:26 PM
I think what you are doing is the right thing to do, providing you are in the right. As long as you have the bill of sale and/or receipt, you are in the clear and your brother has no claim over the horse and her foal.

I think you should stop a couple of times on the trip, because 1000 miles is a long way for a horse to go without water. Seeing as the foal is fairly young, he/she is more likely to stay with its dam rather than try an escape. Please make sure you stop for water!!!
    04-05-2010, 10:04 AM
This whole incident gives me cause to think that we may just need to move home to Arkansas and bring truth and justice again to our little town. Lol
    04-05-2010, 12:12 PM
I hope it goes well. Good luck, please let us know you and yours are OK.

If you have a bill of sale you should be fine, just call the sheriff to help you retrieve your property if need be.

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