Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
• Horses: 0
I'm going to pick up my colt this Sunday, which I am excited about but lately I have just been stressed out about and really just want to get a few things over with.
Now, I did sign a contract stating that once a deposit is put down on my horse I am responsible for all vetting, hi paid him off fully the first week of august, however lately I have discovered a few things... My colts, who is now 3 and half months old, his dam didn't get the west Nile vaccine before her foaling and I'm not sure if she had any other shots, the breeder started weaning him at 3 months, originally she was going to wean him sept. 15 at 4 months, then when he was three months she told me they would wean him sept. 1, well she ended up weaning him at three months on the dot because his dam " was getting pulled down." she didn't tell me she had started weaning til the day after when he broke through two stalls, went through an electric fence, she said the only visible injury was a few scratches on his face and that "he bit his lip"... I didn't get any pictures but she said he cleaned him up. Regardless, he has not had any of his boosters yet including tetanus because he is just three months old, which the vet starts them between 3-4 months.
The breeder has been nothing but kind to me, but kind people can be irresponsible etc....
We are going to go up and get him on Sunday, and I'm going to have my vet check him over and do shots on Monday. My biggest fears are west Nile since its really bad down here and he has had no protection and tetanus or something similar... If he is healthy I am happy, but I think it is screwy that I'm being held responsible when she is taking things on her own accord without me knowing til something happens... I'm just ready to get him here and be over with the nonsense....
That is my rant! I'm hoping I'm stressing over nothing... But I know I few things like his shots need to be taken care of ASAP and in the future I know I need to ask more questions before signing the contract instead of after... So I know I'm at fault here too...