Rob is the absolutely best farrier I have found and Chris Cahill for body work is a DVM and an amazing collegue for getting the animals to feel "right".
I use several vets but for show horses I like Scott Kendall ( he is incidently a great equine reproduction specialist) in Versailles and I use Jill Westerholm from Hagyard. They both work very well in colaberating with any "team" of rider, trainer, farrier, and vet to work with each animal individually for optimal results.
You have my condolences. Just know that there is life after farm purchasing. Not much of a life, but it can be worth carrying on.
You're moving to a great are with nice people. Can pm you for a name.
You are funny! My husband and I have been renting farms for years, and that included doing all our own mowing, fence repairs, ring dragging, etc. in addition to horse care. So it's all good and happy for me! now I'll have no more commute to the farm 2 (or more) times a day. Just walk down the driveway. Happy Happy Happy Dance! lol
And yes, please pm me any names you have. They are appreciated.
I want to thank everyone for not just their contacts, but their welcomes! I'm so excited that I just about can't see straight. And thank you too, to everyone who PMed me as well with additional information. I hope to meet several of you in the future. If any of you need trail riding buddies, I love to trail ride too.
FWIW, Giles in Georgetown seems to be slowly going out of business. They may have a little leftover hay & straw available, but have little else. I would also strongly suggest Sallee Horse Vans in Lexington for all your trailer service. They do a fantastic job!!
I live south of Lexington so nothing to add but, it sounds like it may be time for a central KY COTH gathering.
That sounds great to me. The hard part about moving so far away is I don't get to bring my horse-y friends with me, so I'm looking forward to meeting new people. I got several PMs with offers to meet and trail ride too, which is wonderful.
I think once we get moved and "mostly" settled, I'll instigate a central KY COTH gathering.
A great topic for me too as we are moving to our farmette in Paris next week. We drive so don't have the same needs as riders, but need low NSC hay for our airfern ponies. I am going up this weekend to kill some lovely bluegrass for a dry lot. Let me know if you do have a meeting of the central KY people.