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post #41 of 46 Old 10-19-2012, 01:58 PM
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I'm not upset about putting on shoes, aside from the cost, the one thing that would make me not want to lease her still, would be that her back muscles are sore and will have to be grated once a week.

If she's in pain, why would I want to keep working her? That makes me feel bad.
haven't been following closely but many times when a horse is sore from something..they put weight and emphasis on muscles/joints in funky ways, essentially straining other areas of the body until everything is stressed and sore...is it possible that once the hoof issue has improved the back issue will follow?
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post #42 of 46 Old 10-19-2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about that actually.
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Do you normally pay for other costs (ie. Food, farrier, vet, dentist) on top of the $300? Or is $300 a flat fee you agreed on?

If you don't normally pay the farrier then I don't think you should have to pay for this. If this is an ongoing cost then at the end of your current contract the owner can negotiate a raise in price to compensate.

If you are responsible for these fees then I think that you should be bearing part or all of this cost, as in a full lease the conditions generally are that the horse is yours to do what you like with, but you have to pay for it. Although with such unforeseen problems, it may be reasonable for the owner to contribute.

Although it does sound like there are some problems here. Not just her feet, but her back, which can take a while to heal. You should also look at the cause of the back pain because that needs addressing.

Like others have said, its not your problem what the owner can or cannot afford. By choosing to own this horse they are committing to the costs of this horse. If they can't afford it they shouldn't have it.

$300 is a lot a month - I'd be reluctant to pay this much to lease a horse you don't particularly like, so be sure you want the TB.
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I'm not supposed to but I do. Because it puts the horse in better health and the owner can't afford it.

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post #45 of 46 Old 10-19-2012, 08:28 PM
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The owner is making plenty of money. The horse is earning its keep and should get the hoof care it needs.

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post #46 of 46 Old 10-19-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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It wouldn't if I didn't pay for it.
Which is why I started to pay for it about a year after I started leasing her

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