My Horse Forum
I thought it might be interesting to look at the Crazy Barn Owner from their perspective.
Boarder tied horse to stall grills instead of tie ring ( rules state clearly to only tie to tie rings). Horse pulls back pulling the stall grill out, panics injures itself needs stiches. Cost me $500+ to repair grill and the added bonus is I get to treat horse wounds 2X's a day and give antibiotic.
Boarder tied horse to arena rail and let horse dig pit in the arena subfloor and tear up the barrier material after paying $20,000 to have the arena floor done....again clearly stated in the rules.
Boarder tied horse to water hydrant, horse pulled back and pulling out hydrant and 4 feet of water line. Water fountain flooded barn and a $600 water bill and a $700 plumbing bill. While not tying to the water hydrant is not specifically stated in the rules..it does state not to tie to any thing but a tie ring.
5 AM feeding boarders horse did not drink enough or poop. Call all boarders...
So, like most horse people, I'm always just creeping around the ads at horses available in the area. Having the horses at home makes this a very dangerous situation for someone with no will power.
I saw an ad for a companion mare and she just happened to be close, I had time to kill, so what the heck, right? Worth a look.
I head over there on Tuesday. This poor mare has not seen a farrier in... I have absolutely no idea how long. She has this sadness in her eyes. I leave to go home and I just can't leave her. I bicker back and forth in my head and end up taking her home a few hours later.
I have very little history on her, but she is around 18-20 (will have the vet confirm when he comes out to check her over) and has been passed around a lot.
I also found out yesterday that she is deaf. She does have the cutest lopsided ear! (One of the reasons she tugged so hard at my poor heart strings were those huge, floppy ears.)
She is very sweet, and she tries so very hard to trust us....
It's been a long time since there has been a thread to show off the TBs on here.
Feel free to share lots of pictures and information about your TBs, both OTTBs and non raced ones.
Here are my horses, as well as my mom's and sister's. They are pretty much all related. Other than my filly, they all came from the same breeder (the ranch where I work at now). Lucky and Victory have the same dam. Victory, Winsome, and Dancer have the same sire. Miracle is out of a half sister to those three (she is by the same stallion as well). Petals and Miracle have the same sire. Petals is out of a full sister to Dakota Wrangler. Dakota Wrangler is out of a full sister to Lucky. Reine is out of Victory. Dusty Rose is out of Petals (we suspect she is by the same stallion as Reine). We really do have certain lines of horses that we like!
Lucky Krews, 2000, 16.2 hh, off track gelding. He is now an Eventer, and does all-round. I've been using him as a pony horse to exercise and train the racehorses...
What is the purpose of backing an 18 month or 20 month old horse?
We hear the defence that well race horses do it, they prepare them for futurities at this age...well two wrongs don't make a right, and if you are not involved in these industries, then WHY?
There is good evidence that horses bones don't mature until a lot later. http://www.hoofrehab.com/ArticlesPDF/Timing and Rate of skeletal maturation in Horses.pdf so why risk compromising a youngster right at the start, why not wait?
I know that there are those who do it, but my question is why? what makes you ignore the evidence and start them?
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