Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Advice needed on horse & friend issue
I had my cryptorchid stallion Jaxxon gelded on the 3rd of August.
I had him gelded so early (I would have preferred to wait until September) because I've petty much got him sold to a very nice lady up in Vermont. A shipper will be picking him up sometime in September.
However, my friend helped me to sell him and asked only for 50 dollars, which I agreed on, with her understanding that I couldn't pay her until I got the first payment for Jax (which should be here in a week or so).
What I need advice on is this: Jaxxon is supposed to go to my friend for her to refine his groundwork and do a little extra training before he leaves for Vermont (the buyer requested it, if possible, because she's bought a horse from my friend before). My friend was/is supposed to keep him for a month, but he was too sore to leave my place after being gelded to go to her place and it feels like she's trying to 'push' me to send him to her place, even though I'm not comfortable with doing so at the moment.
At my friends place, Jaxxon will be pastured with her gelding and young stallion, and they will probably fight a little or try to play. Jax is doing good, but I don't feel comfy with him being pastured with other horses until he's more healed. He's still a little swollen and the cuts the vet made when gelding him (he had surgery to find the undescended testicle) haven't healed yet. Plus, yesterday afternoon he did something to his front leg and it's swollen and he's lame on it right now.
I told my friend this and she still wants him at her place to work with him, even though he's currently favoring his front leg and still a little sore and swollen, and on penicillan shots, Bute, and still is being walked and hosed out/off daily because he's draining so much still.
Am I in the right for wanting to keep him home and keep a close eye on him until he heals up more or should I go ahead and send him to her, where he will be pastured with other horses and where I'm afraid he'll injure himself worse by playing or fighting with her horses?
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