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post #31 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I dont start my job for a week or two so all the money I have left was going to hay. Now I have to come up with $350. Not as bad as I though but still a drag. I would have much rather done that in the first place. The BLM isnt in the office yet but I will be calling again, in 5 minutes. I think they open at 10 eastern time. I will get the 2x6 boards if they tell me to. But this was such a waste of time and money and it's not my fault so its driving me insane.
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post #32 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Approving an individual for adoption isn't the same thing as approving their fencing choices. Which is why they require an onsite inspection before they'll leave the horse.

Guitar, you knew what the BLM requirements were for your fencing, so I'm unsure as to why you didn't follow them.

Safe, good fencing is expensive, even for domestic horses who won't challenge it. A feral horse who isn't used to fencing just ratchets up the odds of the animal testing it.

If the BLM disapproves your fencing, then the horse will go back. That's not unfair. After all, their first responsibility is to the animal.
Maybe i didnt explain myself right. They saw a diagram of the fencing. I described it perfectly to several people. It was FINE. If they told me right off the bat when I called to ask if wood or coated wire would make much of a difference, I would have gotten the wood. They said no, wire is fine. It saved me 100 bucks but now is costing me an extra $350
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post #33 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 10:08 AM
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Why don't you look in the building material on craigslist. Sometimes they have wood for sale for really cheap. You could probably find 2X6s for half what they cost brand new.

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Thanks I'll do that now
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post #35 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 11:23 AM
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Good luck in getting this figured out and remember to try and keep your cool. I understand your frustration. Make sure you get names of who you are talking to in case there is a future snaffu.
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post #36 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ok,so I just talked to the right office. I have been told the wrong information. I've been talking to the main office "that arent always horsey people." Great, thanks for telling me now. But in any case he said get 1x3s since I've already put up the wire. It's gonna cost 70 bucks at most, and since she decided to take the horse home I dont have to pay to feed and keeping him there. I'm going to home depot in an hour and putting them all up. Vida - I got all the names this time. Thanks for all the input.
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post #37 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 01:00 PM
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Actually it IS your fault. I will never fathom whatsoever why people have such an issue taking blame. The website TOLD you what you had to do, and YOU made the decision that "you were NOT going to do that" and basically harrassed a bunch of people into agreeing with you. Had you simply listened to the information you HAD, you wouldn't be in this position. They TOLD you it had to be wood, and you wanted to be a pinch penny and insisted wire was fine.

Quite frankly, and I don't care if you find me rude, I really hope they take this horse back. You don't even have a job and you're pitching a fit because your horse may get hurt and it's going to cost you a couple hundred bucks to prevent that. All you seem to give a **** about is the money without one IOTA of concern about your horses wellbeing.

For shame.

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post #38 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 01:29 PM
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Ok,so I just talked to the right office. I have been told the wrong information. I've been talking to the main office "that arent always horsey people." Great, thanks for telling me now. But in any case he said get 1x3s since I've already put up the wire. It's gonna cost 70 bucks at most, and since she decided to take the horse home I dont have to pay to feed and keeping him there. I'm going to home depot in an hour and putting them all up. Vida - I got all the names this time. Thanks for all the input.
I figured that's what would happen. You always, always want to make sure you're talking to the right people, because otherwise you will get misinformed and end up in this situation. I would be shocked if the wire was actually okay. It's not even an ideal fence for domesticated horses that have lived in captivity all their lives, whose sire and dam, and grandsires and granddams back to the Godolphim (sp?) Arabian have been in captivity. For a recently captured Mustang, it is asking for a ginormous vet bill at the very least, and an escaped horse at the very best. The last vet bill I saw for a relatively minor wire cut was in and around $1000 for two vet trips out to treat the wound. It was not life-threatening, one cut to one leg. The horse was a horse that had been raised on a ranch, who I thought knew and respected fencing. If you want to read about some really nasty wire cuts, just use the search bar at the top of the page.
Do not skimp out on fencing. The requirements are there to protect the horse, and you're either going to pay for good fencing now, or good fencing and a giant vet bill- or three- later.
You knew the fencing requirements before you got this Mustang. While MacabreMikolaj's wording was a bit harsh, the bottom line is that I agree with her.

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post #39 of 116 Old 10-25-2010, 01:41 PM
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You knew the fencing requirements before you got this Mustang. While MacabreMikolaj's wording was a bit harsh, the bottom line is that I agree with her.
In this case, I don't see any of sugar coating a response. Although this baby has been in captivity for a year, it's a relatively unhandled horse that hasn't been introduced to anything but a very sturdy fencing system. The rules are put in place to ensure the safety of these animals. I would not suggest buying a mustang, or even adopting an animal that may have been neglected or abused without considering the financial burden that comes along with it along with the different rules that have been put in place for these animals. They are not domesticated.

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Actually it IS your fault. I will never fathom whatsoever why people have such an issue taking blame. The website TOLD you what you had to do, and YOU made the decision that "you were NOT going to do that" and basically harrassed a bunch of people into agreeing with you. Had you simply listened to the information you HAD, you wouldn't be in this position. They TOLD you it had to be wood, and you wanted to be a pinch penny and insisted wire was fine.

Quite frankly, and I don't care if you find me rude, I really hope they take this horse back. You don't even have a job and you're pitching a fit because your horse may get hurt and it's going to cost you a couple hundred bucks to prevent that. All you seem to give a **** about is the money without one IOTA of concern about your horses wellbeing.

For shame.
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