Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
we like to bicker about thing's on here...lol...as for jazz...even if I buy a horse for $200 or less...(i've done that) I will not let a horse on my property if it is not checked by a vet first , you may never know what the horse is caring
I guess I've been lucky enough over the years to pick the healthy ones. 20 years ago when I got my first very own horse vet checks werent common at all unless you were in the big $$$$ horse industry. And we certainly werent. I learnt to ride on muster horses and there was so many comings and goings with horses and my dad taught me a lot. There were never vet checks. If we had every horse vet checked that came in we would have been broke or asking the vet to move in considering he had to drive 2 hours to get to us :) then when we moved and dad got into training/breeding harness racers he still didnt vet check them. Still had no probs. Dad knew horses inside and out and he didnt need a vets degree he just had experience.
ALL my horses are always isolated from the others for the first week or two while I worm them and monitor them etc and then when im happy everything is fine they are released. And I've never had a vet bill for anything more than a piece of wood stuck in my arabs gum years ago. I've been lucky enough to never have a really sick horse either.
As I said im not suggesting this way is "correct" but it has worked for me and im sure im not the only person in this world who is the same. Its all about sharing all our different opinions, ways etc some people don't always have the money for vet checks and its comforting to know that its not the only way you can buy a horse.