Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Central Florida
New horse with thrush
My husband and I purchased 5 acres and I am finally getting back into horses! I spent years with an Appaloosa gelding and a Welsh Cob gelding as a teenager. I had to give the horse life up when my parents divorced, but 30 years later my dream is coming true again.
I have the opportunity to have a 14yo QH and a 16yo TWH and everything that comes with them for almost free. We know if it sounds too good to be true, it probably it is. :) The issue here is that the TWH has mild thrush in 3 feet being treated with powder, and a summer sore around the ankle. The thrush is not chronic. The area that the horses are being boarded has had record rainfall and flooding in the past month. They had 21-23 days straight rainfall. My area is 2 hours away and much drier.
The horses need to be moved this weekend. The family doesn't have money for board, feed, vet, etc. I can get them here this weekend and have the farrier out, and vet if needed.
I'm curious to see what others would do. I've been in contact with the owner through email and text and I'm driving out to see them on Friday afternoon.