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        03-02-2011, 12:02 AM
    Exclamation the move didn't go all that great

    So, my horse moved today, he gave me and the steve {the guy who trailered} a big problem getting in the trailer so, we had to coax him into the trailer with some yummy grain and even than he didn't want to get in the trailer which was amazing because, I don't know a horse that won't get in a trailer for grain.

    We needed to stop twice on LIE {long island expressway} because, he was screaming bloody murder and he got out from the tie down and we still don't understand how he got out of that.

    The trailer guy knew the BO and he laughed when he pulled up to the house. I asked him what was up and we stood there and had a half hour conversation and he said that the BO had tried to sell him a paint horse which was said to be kid safe and do barrels but, he tried the horse out and that was total bull. He said my horse was skinny and that I shouldn't ever trust that man again because he's a load of crap just like his barn, he even told me that he would have taken me to his barn for free until the 1st if he knew where he was in the first place. He also told me that the BO was known for throwing passes and hitting on boarders. NICE. If only I would have known that.

    He was at my trainers until the whole thing came up with her paint that was in the kill pen and she told me to take my horse and get out of her face. We aren't talking to each other anymore and her students aren't talking to me either {which really doesn't bother me in the least}

    My horse was a total mess when we got to Central Islip {his current home} he was screaming, he ran out of the trailer, prancing. I can't even put a saddle on his back at this point because he's to high strung from the whole trailer experience. I don't blame him either.

    Right now, I have him on a really tight feeding schedule and I am going to start recording all the work I do with him so, I have some documentation from this whole thing, for no special reason, for my use to see how he progresses through the week. He was real happy to see his old friend Albert and he's in his old stall with 2 heated water buckets and over night watch for the next couple of days, to make sure he doesn't colic.

    I am buying MTG tomorrow morning and going to be buying a weight supplement to put him on to put his weight back up to par.

    Drives me insane that we have to go through this again but, I am very happy to be taking care of my horse full time again. Well, that's all for now... I am going to get pictures of him tomorrow to post up on here..

    ~~Amanda & Beau~~
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        03-02-2011, 11:18 AM
    Bumping this up a little bit :)
        03-02-2011, 11:36 AM
    Green Broke
    Well at least its over for now. I did the same yesterday. Had to load my filly first. Very high step up but she loaded like a champ. Older mare,, no problem. Hopped right up. Drove behind the trailer to my friends place, unloaded and put em in the paddock. Just prancing! Got some pictures. I will miss em for a time. I leave for Ohio tomorrow morning.

    I know they are in good hands. I will be back for my filly near spring time. As soon as I am able I will upload pics. Good Luck, beau!
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        03-02-2011, 11:42 AM
    As mbender said, at least it is over and that is behind you now. I think it is great that you are able to be with your guy full time now, I wish the both of you all the best!
        03-02-2011, 11:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Thanks MI ! Can't wait to reunite with her in the spring. She has grown into one hell of a pretty girl!!
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        03-02-2011, 11:47 AM
    You're a good Mamma! I can't wait to see piccies!!
        03-02-2011, 11:55 AM
    Thanks mbender and MIEventer. I let him out today and the first thing he looked for was a place to roll and I gave him a huge hug and told him I loved him and I was sorry.

    I feel terrible and oh so responsible for his condition right now. I have a lot of people telling me that it's not my fault he ended like that, that I thought I was doing the best for him but, I still feel like it's my fault.

    I am glad that I get to see him full time though. Mbender wow from WI all the way to OH what a move :) you are a good mommy to your horses i'm sure. Would love to see pics =]
        03-02-2011, 11:59 AM
    Green Broke
    Take a look on my facebook. Michelle Bender
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        03-02-2011, 12:00 PM
    We tend to beat ourselves up for things like that, but it was out of your control. When you pay someone money to take care of your horse, and they fall short, then it is their fault - not yours.

    YOU are being RESPONSIBLE by getting him out of there - you are being a great mom. Don't forget that!
        03-02-2011, 12:52 PM
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    We tend to beat ourselves up for things like that, but it was out of your control. When you pay someone money to take care of your horse, and they fall short, then it is their fault - not yours.

    Sorry - I disagree. We each have responsibility to ensure the best care for anything we deem 'ours'. Horses, cats, dogs and children.

    There are people out there who step up to help those in need. You merely have to ask. It might hurt the checkbook for a while but soup for a week won't be that big of an inconvenience.

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