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    10-30-2007, 08:51 PM
  #1
Yearling
War with a fellow boarder!!!!!!

Okay I went to the stable where I'm boarding my horse the other day and My horse was acting kind of weird after she was eating hay.
She was doing flemen response, (putting her lip up in the air). We just laughed but she kept doing it and she stopped eating hay. Then she walked over to the other end of the barn and started to lay down in the isleway.
She got to her knees then got back up but I was worried so me and my mother agreed to go get the current barn manager to get a diagnoises on the problem she was having.
Well he came down and immediatly started saying there was nothing wrong and that horses are alot more durrible than of what we thought.
He also said that the girl that showed horses that was a daughter of the owner of the stables knew more than me becuase she showed horses that were worth $50,000. And when I said that I was just concerned about my horse becuase a horses condition can change in a heart beat, he said, and I quote: "your wrong little girl! A horse can't change it's condition like that" he also said that a horse will spit out anything poisonous or untasty. Is he right about these things or should I consult someone else about my filly?
     
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    10-30-2007, 09:35 PM
  #2
Showing
I agree he was being rude, and a horse can go down pretty quick. A lot of times a horse can't "spit out" something it finds distasteful if its something like blister beetles, hoary alyssum or excessive amount of selenium in its hay. These things have been an even greater problem with the drought conditions in some parts of the US this year. Find out if you can where your hay is coming from. Keep an eye on your horse for signs of hair loss or swelling and weakness in the legs. If your concern grows contact your vet. And give the barn manager a big
     
    10-31-2007, 12:31 AM
  #3
Foal
I WOULD MYSELF CONSULT SOMEONE ELSE, WHERE I BOARDED CORY FOR ONLY A MONTH BECAUSE I STARTED HEARING BAD THINGS, THE PEOPLE NEVER CLEANED HAY AREA AND NEVER ROPED IT OFF A THE ARAB THAT STAYED THERE WENT IN THERE AND ATE MOLDING HAY AND GOT REAL REAL SICK. SO I DON'T BELIEVE THEY WILL SPIT EVERYTHING OUT. MAYBE MOST THINGS. BUT IT ALSO MAYBE DEPENDS HOW MUCH FREE CHOICE HAY THEY DO GET. I KNOW THEY DID NOT FEED ANY HAY IN SUMMER TIME, WHICH I don't AGREE WITH EITHER. BUT IT WOULD NOT HURT TO GET OTHERS OPIONS. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT ABOUT IT. AND I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OKAY
     
    10-31-2007, 03:57 AM
  #4
Foal
Find someplace else to board

I worked for three boarding facilities in a ten year period before I finally got to buy a farm. You should feel comfortable going to someone for advice without them trying to insult your intelligence or put you down for not have shown a 50,000 horse. You know your horse and if your uneasy about something you should be able to ask. I keep two vet books with questions and answers in them. So I look up the symptom and them see how I should handle it. If it doesnt give me the information, it doesnt cost anything to call and talk to your vet or any vet for that matter about the conditon and if it is something to worry about. Besides looking for somewhere else to board , put a post on here looking to board, look in newspaper, etc. Someone that I pay money to take care of my horse and talks to me like that is a bad business person. If someone asks me a question, there is no dumb question and I take it as a compliment that they value my opinion. Oh by the way when a person has a boarding facility, just like any other place I spend money they better treat me good or I will take my business else where.
     
    11-01-2007, 09:33 PM
  #5
Foal
There's a reason horses colic, they can't throw things up, there for if the bad hay is too far down her throat she can't "spit it out" either.

I would be wary of this manager, my mom is the manager at her second barn and she would NEVER say that and would be the first to say something could be wrong if your horse is trying to lay down in the aisle way.

After all, it is a boarding barn to board horses and take care of them, therefore YOU are the boarder and he should take more consideration into you and your horses health.

Be careful, and trust your gut about your horse.
     
    11-01-2007, 10:46 PM
  #6
Yearling
Yep, this guy is wrong. Horses can show signs of a problem that quickly. They also will not spit out things that are toxic to them....toxicity issues from eating plants and things they shouldn't are actually pretty common.

This guy may be the manager, but it's your horse and therefore your decision as to when to call the vet. If you feel that something is wrong...make the call. Also, I would be very nervous about leaving my horse under this man's care because if he won't call the vet when you ask him to how can you trust that he will if something is wrong with your horse and you are not there.
     
    11-02-2007, 12:46 AM
  #7
Weanling
Ha ha he is wrong :P
     
    11-02-2007, 04:18 PM
  #8
Yearling
Thanx guys, I kinda figured he was a little off lol
He boards his horse there and he treats him like gold and doesn't bother caring for Janie as well as the other horses. I'm glad were bringing her to my house next spring!
     
    08-02-2009, 01:41 PM
  #9
Yearling
What kind of time line are we looking at? If your horse nibbled some hay and walked over and did what you said in 5 - 10 minutes than you probably have nothing to worry about. However, it dosn't hurt to watch your horse and if she continues to act wierd then call your vet.

That guy didn't have to be rude about it.
     
    08-02-2009, 02:06 PM
  #10
Weanling
Yes horses can go down quickly... Inform the owner of this barn about their managers tone and disconcern. I can't imagine a business owner would want someone to manage his/her business that could potentially put them liable.

In this business, reputation is alot of the game
     

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