Moving a horse - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 26
• Horses: 0
Moving a horse

I need some advice on this... I'm looking at buying this horse that I've been working with/riding for almost 6 years. But if I buy her I'm going to be moving her and that is where there might be an issue. She has been at this one farm for over 12 years, in with the same herd of horses, in the same field. She used to be the head mare but recently she's started keeping to herself a little more. She's 17.

What I really need to know is how hard will it be on her to move? Would she be able to settle in and be happy somewhere else?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
southernhorsegirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 06:58 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
Welcome to the forum.

Will there be other horses at the new place?

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,742
• Horses: 1
If there are other horses she should settle in fine after a few weeks. Many horses don't take to being alone though, if that is part of the plan.
Saskia is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: mountian back woods
Posts: 1,569
• Horses: 0
Of course shell be able to be happy in a new herd. Horses are for the most part very social and like bein around other horses. Shell be okay in a new herd-- I usually worry less about the alpha mare- its the low horse in the pecking order I tend to be worried about.

She should be okay.. how many new horses will she be around?
toto is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 26
• Horses: 0
Thanks, that's good to hear.
She'll either be alone in a paddock, but there will be other horses right over the fence or she will be out with 2 or 3 other horses.
southernhorsegirl is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
I bet she'll do fine!

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about moving and feedings on moving day. Cowgirls Boots Horse Talk 5 12-29-2011 03:33 PM
Moving horse from CA to OR? scarlson Horse Health 7 11-26-2011 12:44 AM
Need help getting horse moving gerechoppers Natural Horsemanship 5 11-19-2010 12:26 PM
Moving my horse myself Dukestoohotforyou Horse Talk 8 06-02-2010 09:46 AM
Moving a horse newhorsemom Horse Health 6 01-11-2009 02:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome