Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
So you fed my horse bute and didnt tell me?
So when it flooded in queensland not long ago my paddock became too flooded to have my horse in and my aggistment owner wouldnt let me put her in one of the other paddocks so my only choice was to let her room with aggistment owners herd of horses. They aren't in a paddock but run around the property at their own will (only way out of property is over cattle grid though) but this means they walk along the tracks where you drive into the aggistment, and they can go get in other peoples way. Anyway I noticed alot of people started touching my horse while she was out. I had a rain sheet on one day and I went out to take it off for 2 hours while it wasnt raining and it was missing. I had work that night and I rang everyone up asking if anyone knew where it was because rain was coming in and I went to work worried because she didnt have her rain sheet on. Finished work and my mum told me one of the aggistee's had taken it off put it in the aggistment owners shed and then caught her in the arvo while I was at work and put it back on. Relieved but annoyed.
Then one day I went out to find Smarty in her flooded paddock standing in water. She wasnt supposed to be in there and there was no way she got in without someone putting her in. Worst part theres rocks and tree stumps in there and they were underwater so she couldnt see them. I asked around but noone admitted to it though I have a hunch who did it because she was whining about how even though my paddock was flooded I should have sucked it up and left her in there but have no proof so got nothing...
Then I find out yesterday while she was out of her paddock my friends horse was on bute in his feed and he let Smarty have some....There was nothing wrong with my horse and you fed her bute?!!?! Can that do harm? Why would you honestly feed someone elses horse any feed whatsoever!? Smarty gets hot when shes on feed and no work. And its not just that one time hes let her have some of his horses food. Its maybe the 5th time, I've caught him doing it twice and dragged her away. Put her back in her paddock as soon as there were dry spots.
I'm just over people touching my horse!! I know I made another post about the aggistment earlier I'm just mad that someones feeding my horse feed and his horses medication.
Yes Smarty is a very cute 14.3 hh quarter horse with a laid back nature. Shes friendly to everyone but that does not give anyone the right to touch my horse, feed my horse, move my horse or do anything with my horse while I'm not there.
Sorry rant over. But on the note of bute, can it have any effects on a horse that doesnt need it??
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.