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post #31 of 59 Old 10-30-2014, 07:41 AM
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Sounds like a good plan. Didn't realise you were pregnant. Yea, I wouldn't lead an unfamiliar horse alongside roads etc if I was in your situation either. Do you have a friend who could do it if the vet doesn't work?
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post #32 of 59 Old 10-30-2014, 08:46 AM
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Well a pregnancy certainly does throw a monkey wrench in the mix doesn't it? Hope you get it worked out. If this man is that angry she horse is picking up on that from him. Any way you can keep him away would probably help. Please keep us updated.
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post #33 of 59 Old 10-30-2014, 09:13 AM
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Hi;

If the veterinarian isn't able to help you, I would get a professional horse hauler and pay them to do it. If this has been suggested I didn't read all the posts.

You do not need to get hurt and neither does the horse.Both of you can get hurt really bad trying to get him in the trailer. I would explain the situation to the horse hauler and get them to do it. They deal with all sorts of horses and usually get the job done. It might also help to have someone with you who won't be rattled by this SOB

Really important though, get a transfer of ownership. No exceptions. Even though no money is passing hands, you still need it. Print up a sale form and have him sign right away. If he refuses then you will have to do what is best. But without a bill of sale, who is to say this girl won't appear out of nowhere and want her horse back?
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post #34 of 59 Old 10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
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Would the vet lead her? After a mild sedation it should be easy & quicker than hauling.
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post #35 of 59 Old 10-31-2014, 08:03 PM
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Be careful loading her too then please!!

Agree, tip the vet or get another experienced helper and have them do it. A professional hauler may be overkill but given the situation may be well worth it.

Let us know how it goes!
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post #36 of 59 Old 10-31-2014, 10:18 PM
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Hi guys!

I desperately need your practical advice as soon as possible.

I am not posting the whole soppy story here - just a short version for a little background...

My neighbour is a very stubborn 40+ man who lives on a farm next to ours. He got himself a pretty young girl (maybe 20?) and she moved in. He then got her a beautiful Friesian mare as a welcoming gift. It did not take long for the girl to lose interest in the horse as well as her relationship.

I don't know exactly what happened between the two of them, but Girl left in a hurry and now Neighbour wants this horse of his property. He asked me to make a plan with her if I do not want her to became dog food. So I went over there with the horse box, but for the life of me could not get this girl loaded! She refused. I have tried everything I could think of - treats, feed, pulling, we put a rope around her rear end and pulled both sides. She "locks" her front legs and would not take a step forward.

The more we struggled, the more agitated Neighbour got. He said I have until Sunday to come fetch her, and unfortunately I believe he would really kill her if she's still there by Monday.

Please help with advice on how to load her!
I don't mean to sound unkind, you are doing this horse a service, or trying. But how did it become your problem that he brought someone a horse as a gift and you take the horse instead of her? IMHO, you are doing too much to solve someone else's horse problems.
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post #37 of 59 Old 10-31-2014, 11:56 PM
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I don't think the OP is doing it for the neighbors sake..
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post #38 of 59 Old 11-01-2014, 01:23 AM
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I don't mean to sound unkind, you are doing this horse a service, or trying. But how did it become your problem that he brought someone a horse as a gift and you take the horse instead of her? IMHO, you are doing too much to solve someone else's horse problems.


A free Friesian! Who wouldn't? :)
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post #39 of 59 Old 11-01-2014, 11:10 AM
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Heleen, do you have any updates?
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post #40 of 59 Old 11-02-2014, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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I feel so stupid posting this... But madame walked into the darn horse box without blinking once. We did not have 1 problem this time. No sedation, no tapping, no blindfold. Just a little pressure on the lead rope and in she went.

Believe me, I then wanted to strangle her!!! Anyway, she is safe at her new home and settling in very well. Thank you again for all the advice. I wish I knew what bothered her the first time.

Oh, and I didn't do it for the people involved, I did it for the horse and of course, myself!
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