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post #11 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'll reply to you in the morning Ace. I'm tired. If I replied now, it would end up being very...sloppy. 'Night guys~
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post #12 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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15, Possum.
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post #13 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 02:16 AM
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I would definitely get a rescue involved with this. You need loads of experience, natural ability and finances to take care of a horse. I've been riding/working with horses for the last decade and still would not take on a rescue in need of rehabilitation. I just don't think I have enough knowledge for that. Give these horses to a rescue.

If you do want to get into horses, go to a lesson barn and take lessons. Learn the basics and see if you are willing to do all of the work that co Ed along with horses. Horses are expensive. A lot of people don't understand that. A very wise man once said, when asked how to make a little money with horses "Start with a lot."

You don't know how to take care of a horse properly and this can lead to a $10, 000 vet bill so fast your head will spin.

Get the legal things sorted out and get those horses to a rescue.

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post #14 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 02:18 AM
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15, Possum.
What do your parents say about this? Are they willing to hand over the cash to keep this horse alive?
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post #15 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 05:36 AM
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I knew it wasn't that old, and it had about eight years left, but still. At least it lived a fairly long life. That would be like dying at age seventy, right?
If I thought my mare only had 5 years in her I'd be sad (she's 25 now) Horses can live a long time when well cared for and no genetic or pre-existing illness interfere.

PLEASE get a rescue involved and maybe inquire about volunteering with them if you want to get involved with horses.

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post #16 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 07:21 AM
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You say you're only 15 but you have not mentioned anything about your parents. They must know what is going on and have an opinion?! Are they going to hand out the cash for feed, board, tack and training?

It really does take a lot of know how and experience to bring a horse back. Taking lessons at a riding school (if you even do that) is totally different to training your own, broke down horse.

Maybe you just need to relieve yourself, your parents and your friends of this expensive burden, and get the horses off to a rescue.
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post #17 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 10:13 AM
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Hi,
I think you have your heart in the right place. I don't know that you have the finances and knowledge to care for these horses. You have basically, 3 horses (probably a gelding/mares as stallions would probably not be co-existing well) that are around ages 15 to 25. You have an older neighbor who is caring for these horses as the owner is MIA. The horses sound a little neglected ie. Hoof care, and feeding are somewhat spotty. If I was in your position, I would contact the SPCA, animal control or try to find an equine rescue. Legally if someone going down the road sees theses horses they could file animal abuse charges. These charges would be leveled against the older gentleman. The owner of the property is often seen as the person responsible for the animal's care. Right now, you don't know for sure who owns the horses. Which to a person investigating an animal abuse/neglect case sounds like a lie.

Having the neighbor pay their expenses is a nice gesture; however, he is entering a retirement home and will not be able to do that for long. The future property owners are not going to let you keep the horses on the property without paying board. If they let you keep the horses on the property at all. Then if you are bound and determined to keep and care for this horse what happens in the winter (when its cold) or in a few years when you (hopefully) go off to college? What happens if the horse gets sick? What happens if it dies? Do you have clearance from current or future owners to bury it on their property? If not can you afford the 500+ dollars that is burial for a horse. In addition, to what could easily be a 500+ dollar vet bill. I know the idea of helping these horses is appealing. I know that the idea of you riding this horse is appealing. I am not sure that you are the right home for these horses or are not breaking the law caring for them. If you are interested in horses I would suggest talking to a rescue/SPCA and then taking lessons yourself at a barn. That way you could learn about horses in a better environment. These horses would be receiving the care they require, which may be both expensive and time consuming.
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post #18 of 40 Old 06-23-2012, 10:28 AM
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Well your in a pickle for right now depending on what you do. I would remove all the grain put out 24/7 hay good grass hay, round bales would take care of that, lots of water, a salt block(local feed store) I myself would probably worm them if they haven't had care from owners and the man Kenny hasn't wormed them that is. Call around for a farrier to fix the missing shoe, you could aske the advice of the farrier about them going barefoot, shoes for horses can be expensive. I would probably buy some fly spray and depending on how they react use it, if they don't like the spraying wiping it on with your hands will work, be careful around their eyes. These things should take care of the immediate problems until you can make a decision. Good Luck ;0)
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Well your in a pickle for right now depending on what you do. I would remove all the grain put out 24/7 hay good grass hay, round bales would take care of that, lots of water, a salt block(local feed store) I myself would probably worm them if they haven't had care from owners and the man Kenny hasn't wormed them that is. Call around for a farrier to fix the missing shoe, you could aske the advice of the farrier about them going barefoot, shoes for horses can be expensive. I would probably buy some fly spray and depending on how they react use it, if they don't like the spraying wiping it on with your hands will work, be careful around their eyes. These things should take care of the immediate problems until you can make a decision. Good Luck ;0)
For the OP's sake, I think it is important to note that you do not mean actually use the hands to apply the wipe - rather to use a cloth, rag, etc to apply the fly spray with their hand. I know this may seem obvious to some, but when you are addressing someone who is clearly already over their head without any idea of the basics, it's important to be specific.
Again, OP, what is your parents' take on all of this?
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For the OP's sake, I think it is important to note that you do not mean actually use the hands to apply the wipe - rather to use a cloth, rag, etc to apply the fly spray with their hand. I know this may seem obvious to some, but when you are addressing someone who is clearly already over their head without any idea of the basics, it's important to be specific.
Again, OP, what is your parents' take on all of this?

Sorry about that, I use my hands, when applying it to their faces. I didn't realise that was wrong, since I wash my hands immediately after. Use a rag if that is your choice.
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