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post #21 of 23 Old 09-28-2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lacelynn View Post
If we take them off our manager yells at us because a few of these mares are really hard to catch so she leaves the halters on them, and then it turns into everyone keeps a halter on. A mgr who cares about horses will THANK you for informing him of what can happen! I'm glad that you're taking over! I always feel bad when it rubs bare spots or sores into their faces too. Right! But I had no clue they could get their foot stuck in them!!! That's crazy!! Heaven knows how many awful accidents & deaths! I always say you could put a horse in a padded room and they would still find a way to hurt themselves.
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post #22 of 23 Old 09-29-2013, 10:51 AM
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You're doing a very good thing for these horses Lacelyn. Has your manager thought of breakaway broodmare collars? I'm not sure how much safer they are than halters, but I know a lot of breeders use them for the hard to catch mares.
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post #23 of 23 Old 09-29-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sure the manager hasn't. We do have collars on some of the mares, just to identify them for new people or vet students. They all have tattoos so I'm not sure why we just don't use those. And honestly our manager is not all that good with horses and a lot of them run from her lol. So maybe once we get rid of her we can get rid of the "problems" the mares have too. I normally don't have trouble catching these mares, and even if they are difficult we have smaller corals we can push them into and catch them and it doesn't take that much more time. There are lots of easier ways to do things here, but it's her way or the highway... and if you suggest or tell her she's wrong all hell breaks loose. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to turn these horses lives around. They need it desperately.
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