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post #1 of 34 Old 03-21-2020, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, if you could raise money, rescue them, rehab them, and sell them on, then do it again, that would be just amazing. I know we can't save all of these horses, but every life saved is worth something...

I will donate! I hope others can, too. I know times are a little uncertain now, but I hope!
Thank you so much. I have a friend searching out transportation and I have talked to the KB. I hate the thought of any horses going to slaughter, but these boys look really special and I think will be able to find them a good home.

Matching cremellos would make a statement! I'm thinking drill team or even a couple to ride matching horses.
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I wonder what is involved in syndicating a horse? Wonder if I could sell shares or something.

Probably not enough time to set something up.
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LOL I have 67% percent of a horse I can sell you...

Matching cremellos to pull a cart really would be something.
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I should explain better!

I saw two brothers, cremello QH geldings that are at a kill buyers site. They are broke to drive and have lived all their lives with one owner. He passed away so now these horses are available. They are so pretty!

I plan to buy them and am asking around the area to find a pasture to put them in for quarantine.

Some people have told me horses need to quarantine for 60-90 days!

Thoughts on this?
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I have always heard 10 days is the general length of time for most auction bugs to have run their course, but that 3 weeks is safer. I think 2-3 months would be great, if given the opportunity... But unnecessary.

My BO, before I moved in, adopted a kill buyer horse from across the country knowing absolutely none of the horse's history. I can't remember if she said the mare was quarantined at all during or before the shipping trip over, but she did not quarantine more than 24 hours when the mare arrived. She got lucky and ended up with a healthy (though underweight), amazingly friendly and trained sweet little girl. I hope the same goes for these two!
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I have always heard 10 days is the general length of time for most auction bugs to have run their course, but that 3 weeks is safer. I think 2-3 months would be great, if given the opportunity... But unnecessary.

My BO, before I moved in, adopted a kill buyer horse from across the country knowing absolutely none of the horse's history. I can't remember if she said the mare was quarantined at all during or before the shipping trip over, but she did not quarantine more than 24 hours when the mare arrived. She got lucky and ended up with a healthy (though underweight), amazingly friendly and trained sweet little girl. I hope the same goes for these two!
I only know what they have said about the horses, haven't seen them in person and won't until they arrive, if I can set it up.

There is a lot to arrange, very quickly. First I have to locate some extra money, then shipping and finally a pasture! After all that, will try to find them a good, safe home.
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post #7 of 34 Old 03-21-2020, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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They have a Monday deadline!!

I have had someone offer to transport, but haven't heard back once they found out it was 300 miles away
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Do some double-checking....


Our borders are closed to shipping "unnecessary" along with any travel back and forth now...kill horses are not a vital commerce so probably not going anyplace.
The kill buyers are pulling your heartstrings, but you use the virus to give you time to plan and prepare better.


Who has secured the vet certificate for travel they need? Current coggins do the kill-buyers have?

Again, with travel restrictions and shutdowns for transit in some states...you might not be able to bring them home but have them held in that area instead for quarantine time...
You need to make sure they can travel across state lines right now going from where they are to where you are...this virus has helped and hindered many people moving, just moving around in our own country.
Best of luck. I hope it works out for you.

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post #9 of 34 Old 03-21-2020, 09:30 PM
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They have a Monday deadline!!

I have had someone offer to transport, but haven't heard back once they found out it was 300 miles away
Perhaps you can ask around the area those horses are local to for a shipper and/or quarantine spot so they do not currently need to cross state lines (and the shipper is more willing), and buys you more time to find someone to make the long haul/get additional paperwork.

I used the website uShip to find a shipper literally overnight to move my mare 400 miles. Perhaps that's a place to start, when/if you decide to move forward.
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Do some double-checking....


Our borders are closed to shipping "unnecessary" along with any travel back and forth now...kill horses are not a vital commerce so probably not going anyplace.
The kill buyers are pulling your heartstrings, but you use the virus to give you time to plan and prepare better.


Who has secured the vet certificate for travel they need? Current coggins do the kill-buyers have?

Again, with travel restrictions and shutdowns for transit in some states...you might not be able to bring them home but have them held in that area instead for quarantine time...
You need to make sure they can travel across state lines right now going from where they are to where you are...this virus has helped and hindered many people moving, just moving around in our own country.
Best of luck. I hope it works out for you.

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I am not sure of course, but transportation of livestock is allowed, and some would consider the horses livestock. I am sure it is business as usual.

Only have one state line to cross, would just need a non-commercial shipper to get over the line.
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