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        01-01-2014, 07:56 PM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    How old are you?

    Also, I'm at the barn every day doing either groundwork or riding. I couldn't even begin to know which horses she gets along with aside from Dude, who she was originally pastured with when I first moved her here. If the BOs live their, they most likely know who gets along with who. My BO's daughter (who only comes home at night and doesn't deal with the horses) knows who my mare gets along with better than I do. That's a plus to me boarding. I know that she's being fed, looked over, and put in a pasture with the appropriate herd. If I didn't feel that way, she'd have been moved to a different barn, again.

    I also didn't mention anything about your horse getting hurt, I said when YOU put YOUR horses THERE. (Read that as italics, on mobile)

    Not to mention..be glad you have a ring, be it "hazardous" or not. I have a 20x50' part of the barn that never had stalls put in, otherwise I have to go bushwhack through the woods or in the 50' roundpen that has hard dirt/mud as footing.

    Personally, I would much rather have my horses somewhere farther away and safe than close in barbwire pastures with only that separating my mare from a stud.

    But that's just my opinion. Sorry I'm not just agreeing with you, but I don't do that.
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    I'm 24 and I do know which horses get along and I've seen one horse out there almost have to get put down because of those mares. They blamed it all on the donkey stud before they got rid of him but those mares weren't innocent in the accident. Like I mentioned before there is no where that isn't an hour plus to move them.
         
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        01-01-2014, 08:10 PM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    Why don't you approach them about paying a little more and renting the paddock you're in as a private paddock? Wouldn't that solve most of your problems?

    You need to work out your priorities. If you legitimately feel your horse is in danger there then that needs to be your primary concern above money and convenience. So what if you can't ride as often or whatever - work out what your number one concern is and address it, then move on down the list. So if you feel your horse is at unreasonable risk then find a way to move your horse, rent a car and trailer, hire someone to move for you, if you can't afford to provide adequate care (which includes ensuring a safe environment) then sell the horse. It's not that complicated.

    I used to have two horses but I couldn't afford to give them both the care I deemed adequate. I didn't just leave one in an unsafe paddock or anything, I sold it.

    I get you're frustrated and feel these people should do all these things for you, but unfortunately that's how life is. They provide a service that you either choose to use or not to.

    Best of luck.
    It's not a paddock. It's one big field. So I can't use it privately. There's now seven horses in this field I know I said its big field I don't think it's big enough for seven horses
         
        01-01-2014, 08:11 PM
      #23
    Foal
    I've boarded an hour away before because the closer facilities weren't safe or healthy for my horses. They come first - not the convenience of them being near ;)

    If you can find a place that's an hour away at the same price I would move as long as it was, again, healthier and safer for them. So you may only get to see them once a week right now if you do that...but you'l know that they won't get injured, pregnant or stressed.
         
        01-01-2014, 08:11 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    I thought you were the only boarder? Who owns the stud you mentioned and the other 5 horses?
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        01-01-2014, 08:17 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    I thought you were the only boarder? Who owns the stud you mentioned and the other 5 horses?
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    They all used to belong to the ex daughter in law before she divorced there son and left. She just left them there.
         
        01-01-2014, 08:18 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nickers2002    
    I've boarded an hour away before because the closer facilities weren't safe or healthy for my horses. They come first - not the convenience of them being near ;)

    If you can find a place that's an hour away at the same price I would move as long as it was, again, healthier and safer for them. So you may only get to see them once a week right now if you do that...but you'l know that they won't get injured, pregnant or stressed.
    I'll never find a place with the same price cause we have a special price worked out.
         
        01-01-2014, 08:32 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    You're kind of shooting down the advice.
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        01-01-2014, 08:34 PM
      #28
    Foal
    If you don't have a contract, be aware that they could tell you to pay more or get out. I understand how inconvenient it is to travel to see my horses. My last boarding barn was 50 minutes from my house. Having to have someone else with you makes it twice as hard.

    But it is worth it to you to put your horses at risk like that. You're potentially asking for huge vet bills or worse, injuries that can't be fixed and your horse has to be put down. That can happen at any barn of course, accidents happen. But it sounds like the chances of an accident occurring is very high.

    Do you always need to have someone there with you while you work with your horses? Maybe you can consider only ride one day a week when someone can come with you, and doing ground work, longing, etc other days of the week while you're alone.
         
        01-01-2014, 08:37 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    While I can't comment about how well you know the horses or your personal situation I can say that talking to other barns about your predicament and working out a price might be an option. They might not be glamorous barns but they might be willing to work out a price for you to move your horses. I do think that you should have been informed that your horse was being moved nearer to a stud (if I read that right :p) or in a group that they don't normally get along with but to me it's overkill to notify a boarder every time their horse switches a field or an arena is taken. As for the arena, can you ride in with the cows and/or other horses? That's what I do.

    As for not being able to move because of a trailer.... I one time had to move two horses to the next town, I didn't have a truck or trailer and the only person I knew who did was out of town and wouldn't be back until it was too late to move them. Me and my family took one day and hand walked them to the next town (once on county roads we ponied them from the back of a pick up truck that was on it's last legs :p). Good luck, it's not a fun situation for sure. :p
         
        01-01-2014, 08:46 PM
      #30
    Started
    That special price isn't going to count for much when your horse is injured and you've got to foot the bill and the fee to get a vet out. Knowingly keeping your horse somewhere despite the risks implies that you accept them, and any accompanying vet bills, so I doubt the owners or a court would find them liable for any bills that crop up. And I would definitely expect those mares to get pregnant and any geldings to potentially be injured when someone (stud or mare) takes down a fence to get together. Stallions won't often tolerate other boys near 'their' girls.
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