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post #1 of 26 Old 04-14-2011, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Angry So mad! un-quarantined horse with my horse!

So on Sunday a moved my horse to the boarding stable where i take lessons, I've never boarded a horse before so i was a bit nervous, we were supposed to bring Bella up on saturday but she wouldn't load so on sunday my trainer came to my house to help(although she didn't need to, Bella loaded with little hesitation) so we all get back to the stable and Val(my instructor) comes back down(she parked up by the barn and we unloaded down in the parking area because of mud) and starts telling me how these people just brought(unloaded it while she was at my house) this new horse and they were already behind on the board for the 2 horses they already had blah blah blah(not really important details) the people told her that the horse was bought by the woman's sister for a birthday present and that he came from a farm in NJ. ok whatever, Bella filled her last stall but she can find room. Now i was talking to her yesterday(tuesday) and i was asking her more about where this new horse came from(who my horse has instantly bonded with, she is stalled next to him and pastured with him) and she said that the coggins says cranberry Nj, instantly i'm thinking oh ****, so i ask her if he came from camelot, and she said that sounds familiar but had no clue camelot was an auction(new holland is known around here) so i go home and do some searching to find out that he literally went from the auction to the stable! so not only did they lie about that, but they also bought this horse(it was not a gift like they said) so they can spend 500+ to buy a new horse but they can't pay their board! So now not only did they put my horse at risk, but every single horse in that barn! I'm so freaking mad(not at my instructor because she didn't know) So as soon as i told her she checked for any signs of sickness and took the new horses temp and he seems healthy, but we all know how it is with strangles! Is there anything i can do to ensure my horse doesn't catch anything from this new horse? Is there a point to separating them now? I mean the damage has been done if he has anything right? I'm just so worried that Bella is going to get sick now all because these idiots had to get another horse! AHHH Sorry, I really just had to vent, i mean how can anyone have that much balls to freaking buy a new horse when we already can't pay for the 2 u have and then lie and say he came from a farm when he came from an auction!
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I understand your anxiety, but unfortunately in boarding horses this is common. Most barns just ask for a coggins, and that is it.

At this point there is nothing that you can do, because exposure to something like strangles would have happened by now. And realistically every time you board, this is a possibility, thankfully it is rare.
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Most barns just ask for a coggins, and that is it.
Very true. In fact many don't even ask for that, and some bring horses from the auctions in and let them go with others.

BTW, part of the reason why all shots are so important unless you just ride on your own property.

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And why do you want to board somewhere where they let themselves get taken advantage of? Why didn't they tell the people no you cannot bring another horse here, regardless of how you got it, until you are caught up on board bills?

Their carelessness is going to affect not only the barn owners but also you as a boarder? Will they have to cut feed or get antsy about turning off lights because three horses live there for free???

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And why do you want to board somewhere where they let themselves get taken advantage of? Why didn't they tell the people no you cannot bring another horse here, regardless of how you got it, until you are caught up on board bills?
Usually #1 reason why people board in such barns - cheap. Not saying its OP's case or it's always a case, but all barns around me doing that still have plenty of customers just for that reason - they are cheap and it overweight sick horses etc in some people's mind.

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Usually #1 reason why people board in such barns - cheap. Not saying its OP's case or it's always a case, but all barns around me doing that still have plenty of customers just for that reason - they are cheap and it overweight sick horses etc in some people's mind.

I understand that.... but isn't the saying "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Accepting a third horse from someone who already has two unpaid for, well that just seems less than smart.....right?

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I understand that.... but isn't the saying "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Accepting a third horse from someone who already has two unpaid for, well that just seems less than smart.....right?
I agree, when we open up our boarding stable i will not allow that. I don't see why a barn wouldn't require all health records, a lot of stables have there own horses in that barn, why would you want to risk your own horse? Or a boarders, sorry but to me, that sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen :/. TBH i'd yank your horse back out, it doesn't sound like your BO is the sharpest crayon in the box (No offense)

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Rachel- I totally understand your frustration, and it's a bit warranted. At boarding stables you can't really keep stuff from coming in. The upside is your horse usually develops a stronger immune system. Usually if you hit 2 weeks and nothing occurs, you should be in the clear.

When we bring in new horses they are quarantined for 2 weeks minimum. Horses from unknown situations or from long distances are kept separate from the main barn/herd for a month. Sadly it's because we learned the hard way and had a horse bring in a bug and lost an immune compromised yearling.
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I understand that.... but isn't the saying "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Accepting a third horse from someone who already has two unpaid for, well that just seems less than smart.....right?
Oh, I see where you are coming from. Well IMHO it's dumb indeed. But then we don't know the whole story. May be they have some kind of agreement, may be they are friends, who knows...

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I understand that.... but isn't the saying "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". Accepting a third horse from someone who already has two unpaid for, well that just seems less than smart.....right?
I was wondering the same thing.
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