Originally Posted by LeahKathleen
Bottom line, Lacey is lucky to have someone who cares enough to call and get a quote. Clearly you and your BO have a different set of standards when it comes to horse care.
The economy blows right now - no one is hiring. You're in college. You're leasing this horse and doing her a favor. Honestly, I don't expect you to have that kind of money laying around.
Payment plans are good options. I would say get her vaccinations and check her tumors. Teeth can be put off until you have the money saved away, unless she's dropping feed or appearing to be in pain. I mean, obviously if the funds were readily available, do it on schedule, but there's no shame in putting money away and getting it done when you can.
I would also say call around. There's no shame in finding a cheaper vet. Get copies of her vet records (they can't keep them from you) and call around to see who has the best prices.
Lacey is lucky to have you. Just keep telling yourself that you're good for her, and you'll find a way to get her what she needs.
Aw thanks! Good point about her teeth, I hadn't thought of it that way, because she does seem to be doing just fine with her teeth, they're just a little worn down but hey, she's 24!
Can they really not keep her records from me? I asked for them but the girl I was talking to said that they had to get a release from her previous owner and if they don't I can't get her records. And there's no way I can get a release from her since she's moved out of town and for some reason, no one I know knows her phone number.
I talked to my BO about getting this lady's number and she said she'd look into trying to find it but she wasn't very hopeful. Sadly, Lacey's previous owner also has a super common name so there's no way of just looking it up on DexOnline or something. Haha