Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
The most important thing for a horse with heaves, is management. That can be hard to do, if you board. The horse should be on full time turn out, and if fed any hay, it should be well soaked
He should be ridden outside, not in arenas, which can be dusty, even at the best of times-not enough to affect a normal horse, but certainly one that is sensitized, needing only a small amount of irritant, to have another episode
Since you board, thus have both that expense, plus lack of total control of management, I would advise to try and find him a home, and buy a horse that you can have full use of, and which is not a management problem.
I manage my IR horse quite intensively, and don't know what I would do, if I had to board her, as I would worry constantly. I also have other horses to ride, so not the same!