Hi, guys. My name here is Hazels and, I just joined. I joined here so I could ask one question about a big thing happening in my life right now: I got a horse dumped on me! Okay, here's the story:
A man was panicking because he had no place to put his horses, and so an extremely nice person named Kenny told the man he could keep his horses in Kenny's pasture for free; as long as he paid for food. The man took his horses over there and never came back.
So you may be wondering how I fit into all this. Well, Kenny lives across from me, and is very old. He is ready to move to a retirement center. However...that means the horses are going to be left. A few days ago, when my friends Cassidy and Taylor went over to help Kenny out with a broken trough, he said, "hey! How would you guys like some horses?"
So...when Cassidy told me she got a horse, I pretended to sound upset as I said, "hey, there's three horses! I want one!" So, that's how I got Hazel.
See, normally I'd say, "um...I'm not accepting that! I can't take care of a horse!" but if no one takes care of these horses, they'll all die. I can't...I can't do that. But there's one big problem. I don't know a great deal about horses, but I know enough. I do not know however, how much and what to feed my horse. I know hay and grains are primary sources, but I don't know how much I should feed him per pound. Hell, I don't even know how much he weighs!
I also don't know what to do about one of the horses, Jean. He is very, very emaciated. Every one of his ribs are visible. I think he needs vet treatment, but we don't have a horse trailer, so we have no way to get him the help he needs. He's pretty old, about twenty-two or so, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was his last fight. Is there anything I can do for him at home?
Another thing. Cassidy keeps saying that they eat banana peels, but that doesn't sound right. Are they supposed to do that? As stated above. I don't know a lot about horses. Another other thing. What all do I need? We have a curry comb, five bridals/reigns, a giant sack of rolled oats, we're getting some bales of hay, a bottle of horse shampoo, a container of ointment, (for sores and dry skin, I think) a bunch of buckets and bowls, a LOT of straw, rakes...that's about it.
Anything else we need? I know there's more, but nothing is coming to me. I'm tired. D: I know we'd need a saddle if we were to ride them, but they have never been touched. We are trying to find a horse trainer, but so far, not much luck. And if we did decide to ride them, (after they're tamed) we'd probably go bareback. When my mom had a horse, that's what she did. Oh, and on a side note, Hazel, (my horse) lost a horseshoe. I'm guessing we should find a professional to put it back on?
Okay, another thing. *Takes deep breath* The horses are all males, and all live in a pasture. I've never seen them go in their stalls, but I guess they do. Poop. Outside of the stalls are more buckets. Four, all filled with oats. In the stalls there are a water trough, a food bucket, and um. Wow. I guess that it's it. o_o And in the front pasture, there is a large water trough and hay. (I think there's hay. I can't remember.)
I think that's it. I know, sorry for the giant post. I really need help though. If you can help me out, Hazel and me will great you thank you!