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post #11 of 26 Old 12-12-2011, 08:10 AM
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My bad - wasn't meant to quote you, sorry DD!!!!

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post #12 of 26 Old 12-12-2011, 08:12 AM
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That coach didnt do you any favors, Id say thanks but no thanks, that's pretty lame to pawn a horse off on a student that needs medical care like that.
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post #13 of 26 Old 12-12-2011, 08:13 AM
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Haha Kayty that's okay ;D I'm trying to like yours and Joe's posts but unable to at work!
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post #14 of 26 Old 12-12-2011, 10:27 AM
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That coach didnt do you any favors, Id say thanks but no thanks, that's pretty lame to pawn a horse off on a student that needs medical care like that.
Yeah, that was a dirty thing to do. I'll bet she's charging board now too.
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post #15 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all your replies! She is happily living it up at my place now :) she is taking the winter off and her swelling has gone down a ton, she just needed some nice tlc!
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post #16 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 06:23 PM
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Sounds to me like you loved riding the mare and jumped at the offer for a free horse in spite of her injury. Sometimes the best deals are made when owners don't have the time and patience to see their horse through the tough times and it becomes a case of "their loss and your gain."
If she is able to bear weight on it and the swelling has gone down something good is going on there. While it might not hurt to have an xray done sometimes a wait and see attitude isnt bad so long as the horse is not being put through undue pain or stress. If you can afford a vet do give a call and have him/her come take a look at her and give you some advice about the best way to see her through this.
Best of luck and do keep us posted.
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post #17 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 06:27 PM
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I don't think you mentioned which leg she injured and if she is sound at the walk as of yet?
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post #18 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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The horror stories I hear about in this industry make me wonder why I chose it as my major/potential career. I would never do that to a student, not only is it unfair to the student- but it is extremely and unreasonably unfair to the horse.

Always call a vet. If you don't like what the vet tells you, and see the horse as a money pit- I'm sure there is a retirement home/sanctuary/charity/rescue that will take and place the animal free of charge.. or put it down.. or send it to auction.. Even the most unpleasant option in this case is probably better (for the horse) than sticking the horse on someone unsuspecting!

No offense meant to the OP.
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post #19 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM
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thanks for all your replies! She is happily living it up at my place now :) she is taking the winter off and her swelling has gone down a ton, she just needed some nice tlc!

And she still needs to see a vet, please can you call one.
Also I would seriously reconsider your relationship with your coach, I would be finding a new one if I were you.
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post #20 of 26 Old 01-03-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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The horror stories I hear about in this industry make me wonder why I chose it as my major/potential career. I would never do that to a student, not only is it unfair to the student- but it is extremely and unreasonably unfair to the horse.

Always call a vet. If you don't like what the vet tells you, and see the horse as a money pit- I'm sure there is a retirement home/sanctuary/charity/rescue that will take and place the animal free of charge.. or put it down.. or send it to auction.. Even the most unpleasant option in this case is probably better (for the horse) than sticking the horse on someone unsuspecting!

No offense meant to the OP.


I AM HER RETIREMENT HOME :) if she comes out of retirement , she comes out of retirement..
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