Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Thompson, Manitoba
• Horses: 0
So, when I bought Paddy, I decided to keep him in his existing corral, at a private barn (Still on HOA property, there are a few private barns, but still have to pay dues, Corrals are not owned by the private barn, and follow all rules) as I was under the impression they would help me out being a novice keeper. They do morning feeds, and I do evening.
If I have a question, I just get told, this is how we do it. No explanation even if I ask for one.
They do no supplement, grain, groom, trim, work with their horse. I am finding it difficult where I am.
Since there is no farrier withing 8 hours, most owners do their own trimming. Paddy was in need when I bought him, and they were supposed to help, and start teaching me. It's been two months, and every time I mention it they slough me off. Their mare, they bought just before I bought Paddy from them, is now in dire need of a trim as well.
There is a HOA meeting this Sunday, I will be asking for a stall in the public barn, as the people I am with only have on stall, and have been talking about putting in the second (no cost to me, as they do not want me to put money, only time into the place) the public barn is about a 5 minute walk from the corral, and after yesterday (yet another post) I have discovered that my horse is VERY buddy sour, so I am not sure how that will work. I'm feeling like I would like to put him in a corral by himself, but I'm not sure if space allows for it right now, or if it would be a good idea with the buddy sour problem.
I talked with one of the GREAT owners out there. They, immediately took me under their wing, but I do not want to impose on them. They will be showing me and doing Paddy's hoofs, as they need immediate help and a few trims to correct problems. They are going to show me how to lunge properly, and if I have questions they are willing to answer. They do not have many, if any, good things about the people I "barn" with right now.
Well I have also found, they either no not bring any water, or they do not bring enough. With winter and cold weather still here, we have to bring out fresh water every time we go out. When I go, the horses are "dieing" with thirst, and immediately drink the first half of the water I provide. But another post again.....