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Need vet and barn recs for South FL?

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  • Need vet and barn recs for South FL?

    In urgent need of vet recommendations in the Miami area, and I am also looking for a hunter/jumper barn to board my horse and take lessons. I am in South Miami, so homestead or Kendall would be ideal, but I'll accept anything. A farrier rec would be good as well!

  • #2
    Bumping this thread up.

    Certainty there are some CoTHers in the greater Miami, Florida area that can help this young lady out with some suggestions? Because she could really use your help.
    ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


    • #3
      You might want to check out Karen Flynn - though I switched to Dressage and have been out of the area for a while so not sure the current status of her program.

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      • Original Poster

        Bumping this up once more because it is really urgent for me! If you are in or know someone in the Miami Area, please don't hesitate to let me know! A lot of barns in this area don't publicly advertise that they board horses and/or have no websites, and I want to have as many options as possible! Need also a good farrier rec at this point


        • #5
          It's been a long time since I lived in Miami, but it seemed like the nicer horse barns are in Davie. Have you checked that area out?


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by Janet Conway View Post
            It's been a long time since I lived in Miami, but it seemed like the nicer horse barns are in Davie. Have you checked that area out?
            Davie is unfortunately a long drive away for me.


            • #7
              Bumping again in hopes that someone can help the OP.

              Have you visited Tally Ho? A friend of a friend went to U Miami and rode on the team. They were based there. She seemed pleased with the instruction and care.


              • #8
                Davie no farther from So. Miami than Homestead. I graduated NSU law school, and did the commute from Miami, so I understand it is a long drive. Perhaps you can visit those barns and talk to people there. They will probably know of barns that are closer to you. Good luck!


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by joiedevie99 View Post
                  Bumping again in hopes that someone can help the OP.

                  Have you visited Tally Ho? A friend of a friend went to U Miami and rode on the team. They were based there. She seemed pleased with the instruction and care.
                  Hard to tell if they are still in business or at the same location, but I'll give them a call!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starr331 View Post

                    Hard to tell if they are still in business or at the same location, but I'll give them a call!
                    Also call or stop by the local feed stores. They know where they deliver, and usually something about the discipline and general quality or showing level at least.


                    • #11
                      How’s it going for you and pony?


                      • #12
                        I board in davie/wellington. the only miami place i can really think of is miami riding club? i know many paso fino places western places and some arabian/saddle seat stuff (work with equine dentist i see alot) as for farrier have you had luck? i know a few but it depends how much you want to spend and tbh if you speak spanish at all


                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by Barn Mom View Post
                          How’s it going for you and pony?
                          I appreciate you asking on this thread. I don’t want to bump up the main one anymore.

                          vet didn’t find anything concerning in the initial exam, thank god. Legs and feet looked fine, he lunged well, not lame. But he’s getting an injection and bute just to see if he does better with it, because symptoms are so broad that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the discomfort could be. We didn’t X-ray the back because the vet didn’t think it was necessary (Star isn’t sensitive in the back, he’s never bucked, reared, bitten or anything to throw me off) but I think I’ll check for kissing spine/other back issues next vet visit anyway. I’ve started riding him again, he’s still defiant as ever but no signs of pain. Now that the medical stuff is out of the way, I’m mostly treating it as a behavioral issue (because he was ridden while in pain before, it could be that he anticipates it and can’t get out of that mindset, thus not wanting to jump?) Anyway, he’s tough to ride at the moment and I feel pretty frustrated sometimes, but given the situation, he’s being an angel.


                          • #14
                            in my experience defiance almost always equals pain (and yes, once learned can be impossible to unlearn, even if you remove the pain)
                            "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"