Yeah I am going to be snarky here but this has seemed to be a trend when people lease out their horses they end up getting starved. Do you not check up on your horses when they are leased out? You still own them so why would you not? I would be checking up on my horses if they were leased out.
While I agree that I would check up on my horses as well, I know for myself personally it's hard to see my broodmare who's in another state also. ESPECIALLY with these gas prices! And one would think a BNT would be trustworthy enough. I know it costs me $300 to see my mare once every 2-3 months, but I also LOVE the woman she is with (another COTH'r) and enjoy just visiting in general. Plus we show hop together when I'm down, so it makes it like a mini vacation. --- Unfortunately, when your hundreds of miles away and have lots of obligations otherwise it may be hard in some cases to be able to do that.
Since you are a premium member, you can post a pic by saving the picture on your hard drive and just browse arter you click on "Add Attachment." Click on that file then just type in a file description.
My guess is right now you are trying to link to a web page when using the "Add Attachment" feature and that is why it is not working. If you want to link to a web page that has the pic, you need to use the "URL" button above your post.
Unfortunately you just can't fo on trust when your horses are involved.
A good number of years ago we sent two of our mares to a very well-known breeder who always gets accolades on this list. I was told the farrier would be their barn the next day and I left instructions to have shoes pulled and both mares trimmed. It never happened. The owner had an emergency in another state and our mares were thrown out in a rocky paddock. When we picked them up a few weeks later they had both lost weight, had thrown most of their shoes and had torn up feet, and they were both infected (we had pulled clean cultures right before sending them off).
Another time we sent our mares off to be bred (with foals at their side) one of the foals suffered a broken shoulder and eventually had to be put down. Again, a farm with a supposedly stellar reputation in PA. We were told that they found the foal like that when they went in to feed but given the fact that the mare was in such poor shape that I didn't even recognize her I've often wondered....
So now we have our own stallion and keep our mares at home.
Thank goodness for the friend who called you. Hope your mare and foal are OK.
sid -- yes, we do seem to have a recurring problem when people try to post pictures with Kodak EasyShare ... as someone else said, if you save them to your drive in a different place (on the desktop, in 'my pictures', anyplace but that Kodak folder) and then use the 'add attachment' button, they should post correctly. SoEasy
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