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    I think it is really hard to price a horse like...

    I think it is really hard to price a horse like this. There are so many variables. How fancy is her jump? How consistent is she in a show setting? How fancy is her look? Stride length? Pretty face...
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    I feel like I still don't understand exactly what...

    I feel like I still don't understand exactly what the vet did wrong other than have a poor "bedside manner" and speak rudely to you. What exactly did the vet do to get your pony worked up? Was he...
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    Oh, definitely rain jackets! But no underwear,...

    Oh, definitely rain jackets! But no underwear, definitely not.
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    Also--sun shirts, sun hats, show ring grooming...

    Also--sun shirts, sun hats, show ring grooming products. Saddle pads, hairnets, crops, gloves. Bridles, girths, martingales.
  5. Ok, sorry, but I disagree with part of what you...

    Ok, sorry, but I disagree with part of what you are saying. Do you really think it's ok to interrupt a jumping session to give an injection of a sedative to fix problems? I just can't think of...
  6. I think that is a pretty sad situation that...

    I think that is a pretty sad situation that people who are uncomfortable with drugging horses are being advised that they shouldn't bother training at a hunter barn or aspire to show in the hunter...
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    I dunno. IME the skinniest, rattiest looking hens...

    I dunno. IME the skinniest, rattiest looking hens are the ones doing 90% of the laying. The plump girls with the lovely plumage are putting their feed to use otherwise.
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    Aside from watching out for those Unauthorized...

    Aside from watching out for those Unauthorized Nests, which is important, I guess I would ask how much they were laying before? If they have never been great layers, I would ask what breed of...
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    Trev, you are talking about a very different...

    Trev, you are talking about a very different situation. This horse and rider were perfectly safe and in the process of getting show miles in a fairly normal manner. I'm also not out to vilify the...
  10. I stand corrected :)

    I stand corrected :)
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    I think there were a lot of other more...

    I think there were a lot of other more constructive things the "judge" could have said in response to this ride. Other than the obvious issue with the "judge" recommending a chemical solution to the...
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    The answer to the question is...it depends. One...

    The answer to the question is...it depends. One factor is the availability of materials in your area, another is general prices in your area. The geology/weather of your area can make a difference,...
  13. Show hunter attire is a fashion issue. Nothing...

    Show hunter attire is a fashion issue. Nothing else. And stock ties are out of fashion for the hunter ring unless you are in formal attire for a classic or a derby wearing a shad belly. Will a judge...
  14. Show hunter attire is a fashion issue. Nothing...

    Show hunter attire is a fashion issue. Nothing else. And stock ties are out of fashion for the hunter ring unless you are in formal attire for a classic or a derby wearing a shad belly. Will a judge...
  15. Here's the drill for underweight horses: Step...

    Here's the drill for underweight horses:
    Step 1: fecal, deworm, recheck fecal, deworm again if necessary. Typically ivermectin with prazi is your best bet to start with.

    Step 2: call dentist....
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    ChronReader, I worry a lot more about the...

    ChronReader, I worry a lot more about the countless thoroughbred racehorses that are pretty much done with their careers between the ages of 3-8. Some of them are suitable to go on to riding horse...
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    So it sounds like the OP knows a trainer who...

    So it sounds like the OP knows a trainer who deals with their retired lease horses in a shady manner. That's too bad, but retired show horses in general still have the best chance for a good...
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    I've obviously missed reading the article in...

    I've obviously missed reading the article in question and I am confused by this thread. Once you are done leasing a horse, your control and influence over it has ended. I suppose that an adult...
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    Sorry about your mare :( Good luck with your...

    Sorry about your mare :(

    Good luck with your search for a new horse. I prefer videos that start with conformation shots or the horse being ridden as opposed to the horse doing tricks, but it's a...
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    To give a different perspective, my answer would...

    To give a different perspective, my answer would be no. Babies are expensive and time consuming to bring along. For example if you buy a yearling you need to provide two years of board (assuming...
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    If the friend is accepting payment of any kind,...

    If the friend is accepting payment of any kind, then she must have her own insurance policy and have your farm listed as an "additional insured" with her insurance. If she is a friend who is helping...
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    I'd like to make one other point, which horseymum...

    I'd like to make one other point, which horseymum touches on. Sometimes as your business grows and becomes more successful, your clientele has to change. Those students who started with you when you...
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    You can't control things like the FB comments,...

    You can't control things like the FB comments, etc. However, you can control a lot of the other stuff. I think it is fine to insist that students schedule in a reasonable manner and make...
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    No matter what discipline you ride, this isn't a...

    No matter what discipline you ride, this isn't a conversation you should feel awkward about! It is a very practical matter. Most folks would have concerns about the same issue. From your end, it is...
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    Yes, this is the only logical solution. I'm...

    Yes, this is the only logical solution.

    I'm fascinated that your mare allows you to apply warm compresses to her sore udder.
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