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taking a trailer when looking for a forever horse

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by promiseacres, Jan 28, 2017.

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  1. Jan 30, 2017
    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady True BYH Addict

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    I don't know about other states, but here in the Southeast, you don't move a horse anywhere without a current Coggins. Of course, we have a year-round mosquito problem, and Banks ponies have come up with positive tests quite recently. Reckon we have good reason to take it a bit more seriously.:idunno

    I wasn't really comfortable with the fact that this horse had foundered, but my discomfort became a lot more when you said "rotation." I'm with AClark on this one - I'd want to see x-rays, and probably have my vet look at them, too. They have a saying, "no hoof, no horse;" you could wind up with a very cute, very expensive pasture ornament.
     
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    AClark

    AClark Loving the herd life

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    Just for general information on EIA: https://asci.uvm.edu/equine/law/horselaw/eia.htm

    As Bruce asked, here's the potential outcome of not doing the legal thing: State laws vary from state to state. Most states require a health certificate before a horse can be brought into the state. Usually, this requirement includes a negative Coggins certificate. Most states require that the test be within 12 months of entry, but a few states require more recent tests, such as 60 or even 30 days. In 1995, a woman was convicted and fined for transporting horses into Ohio without the required EIA certificates. In addition to the criminal penalties, her horses were quarantined for 30 days at her expense in another state.

    ^ I bet that got real expensive, real fast...for a $30 blood test.
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2017
    promiseacres

    promiseacres True BYH Addict

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    Thanks, am familiar with EIA. Around here it's about $75 & up for coggins.... :/ if you don't travel much most don't do because of that. Yes I agree I will wait on it...

    As for founder only considering because he is now sound and my farrier is very very experienced with it. She is a barefoot farrier so she knows how to work them thru it wityout shoes. She does boots instead if they need it. We already have a dry lot system and make grass hay since we have the minis. Owner is being very up front about it, much better than her hiding it. Unfortunately my farrier feels most of the haflingers have foundered at some point, even if their owner doesn't know it....or admits it. :/ is it ideal no, but managable from my viewpoint.
    Idk maybe I should just pass keep looking. I do appreciate this owners willingness to share. I will keep u all updated.
     
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    Kusanar

    Kusanar Ridin' The Range

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    Yeah, VA even has it to where if the horse is off of the property for any reason, you have to have a copy ON THE HORSE... So, I take my horses out riding on the roads sometimes, never more than 5 miles away, I legally have to have a copy of each horses coggins attached to the horse it belongs to or attached to the rider in order to be legal...
     
  5. Feb 26, 2017
    promiseacres

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    Well we finally went and saw Richie... I am sure some of think we are crazy but we bought and brought him home. His owner sent me tons of photos and videos, got his Coggins done, line drove... was great to work with. He is Very safe and currently sound, even on the road. He loves to trot but walks well too. He wasn't perfectly behaved when I rode him but nothing I can't handle (the weather really was atrocious & I am very out of shape) ground manners are excellent. He is very forgiving and kind hearted. He is also the perfect size, though I may lose him to my husband.... Which is ok. NCM_1992.JPG NCM_1993.JPG
     
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    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master

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    He looks like a nice sturdy guy - congrats!
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    He's a good looking fellow! I like Haflingers. You know what they say.... blondes have more fun. :lol: I don't think you are crazy at all. It sounds like the owner did all he could and was wanting a good home for the horse.
     
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Nice sturdy looking animal! Congrats! Hope it all works out perfect for you.
     
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    Ferguson K

    Ferguson K Herd Master

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    I love the Haflinger.

    I almost got one a few years back.

    Then I decided against it. He was a little young for what I wanted.

    Gorgeous horse. Congrats.
     
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    Baymule

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    About a month ago there was a team of Haflingers on a slaughter horse site (they try to sell the better horses to save them from slaughter) for the low price of $1495.00 for the team. I was glad they sold and didn't go to slaughter.