To: Duchess47; tuffydoodle; HairOfTheDog; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
The horse.com forum bit about not ever selling a horse made me think of what happened the other day at work. We got some lab results back for a client's horse, and I had to call the owner to ask for a pharmacy number to call in a prescription for thyroid meds. The lady asked if I could call it in under another (people) name so that it could get covered by that person's insurance, because she was saying that they had no money. So I argued with her, and said no because of licensing etc. So she got mad at me and finally agreed to pay for the medication herself. But my thought is, if you don't have the money, don't have the horse It's not fair to anyone involved, person or horse. Especially the horse. I don't think that I'm being rude or callous or elitist in saying this, because I myself don't have enough money, but at least I realize that....
posted on 01/03/2007 12:38:46 PM PST
(I reject your reality and substitute my own.)
You're right. And people with the money to have a horse NOW, might not have it next year, due to divorce, death, illness, whatever.
The dork that said, "you wouldn't sell your kids so you shouldn't sell your horse" really blew my mind. Call me crazy, but I don't put my horses on the same level as my children. Not even Tuffy. ;)
posted on 01/03/2007 1:08:48 PM PST
(Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
Well, that was pretty brassy for her to even ask you to do that. Like you said, people lose their licenses over things like that. I don't think you were wrong at all!
posted on 01/03/2007 1:17:08 PM PST
(Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
Not having money doesn't have anything to do with fraud, and if she was trying to claim the medicine was for a completely different horse that is insured, that's fraud.
We've had to make choices... some non emergency stuff has had to wait on the horses and dogs at times, I'd like to think it would never come to sale if things got rough for us.
Bay I would never sell and there's few people I would entrust him to if I say, got hit by a truck. Not at his age. Before I married ecurbh Dad was actually under instruction that if Bob wouldn't take Bay eagerly he should put him down rather than sell him to a stranger. I still feel that. I hate to not trust that there are plenty of good homes out there, but I made a promise to that horse a long time ago.
Boy - and it didn't bother her at all that what she was asking was illegal as well as unethical? People continue to amazing me.
posted on 01/03/2007 7:53:33 PM PST
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