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    If horse ignorant people wander into a...

    If horse ignorant people wander into a boarding/lesson/training facility, the best thing for the future of the sport is to BE NICE TO THEM.

    One of those kinds could really love horses if they got...
  2. The biggest issue you have, in my opinion, is...

    The biggest issue you have, in my opinion, is caving to pressure to offer only privates. This severely limits your income potential.

    You have several Options:
    Put together a mailer/email/flyer...
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    Being in the way of the legs is not the only...

    Being in the way of the legs is not the only problem...if the horse has a really bad fence and has to catch itself from falling, it needs full, free use of its neck. I would never jump in draw reins...
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    Speaking from the perspective of a potential...

    Speaking from the perspective of a potential buyer of a foal, it would be a complete deal breaker for me. I always look at mom, and this would be an absolute "fugettabudit".
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    Are you working with a trainer? There are so many...

    Are you working with a trainer? There are so many components (including rider influence) to your situation that it's a bit difficult to comment without a video.

    Finding a trainer who will work...
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    Hi OP, Getting a new baby is always incredibly...

    Hi OP,
    Getting a new baby is always incredibly exciting, and kudos to you for wanting to share the excitement and ask some questions on this forum...The delivery of the answers can vary from "sweet...
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    This fully is not over at the knee. If you'd...

    This fully is not over at the knee.

    If you'd like some real conformation critiques, google how to stand up a sport horse, retake the pictures, and you will be more likely to get them.
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    If Lee is at Shadysprings, I would FOR SURE check...

    If Lee is at Shadysprings, I would FOR SURE check her out. Wonderful rider, kind person. Not into chasing ribbons. The real deal.
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    Both of the males in this story are on about the...

    Both of the males in this story are on about the same level as far as I'm concerned. Call the police. Call the ASPCA. Ask for guidance, and be prepared for fallout.

    This is not POSSIBLE animal...
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    Cornerstone again.

    Cornerstone again.
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    I stand corrected! Thank you!

    I stand corrected! Thank you!
  12. Srew a small wooden box to the cieling or a beam...

    Srew a small wooden box to the cieling or a beam (sideways, so opening faces out for easy access) very close to original location. Make sure the nest is wedged in and stabilized somehow.

    You...
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    It IS a Kieffer. One not sold in the USA.

    It IS a Kieffer. One not sold in the USA.
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    If I were as concerned as you sound, I would make...

    If I were as concerned as you sound, I would make the 11 Hour drive to a university or at the very least a specialist/board certified surgeon.....I would not be inclined to let my GP vet open up the...
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    Kieffer, I believe. I have one brought over from...

    Kieffer, I believe. I have one brought over from Germany about twelve years ago.
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    Joiedevie nailed it. Do NOT start this baby...

    Joiedevie nailed it.

    Do NOT start this baby out with a completely new feed (sweet feed) that his body is not adapted to, in the midst of a stressful experience. Recipe for ulcers at least. I'd...
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    Clicker training works very well to solve "nasty...

    Clicker training works very well to solve "nasty faces". The horse doesn't get the "click" until ears are up, body language is pleasant, and there is a happy face.
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    Really, OP....this is one of those situations...

    Really, OP....this is one of those situations where going "convenient and cheap" is just not worth the risk. Everything will be fine until its not, and then it will very likely be an epic disaster. ...
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    Listen to rodawn. She has MUCH more experience...

    Listen to rodawn. She has MUCH more experience than you do.

    In particular, listen to the part about stall behavior and space. NEVER move around the horse. The horse yields space to you.

    Making...
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    No. No. No. No. No..
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    Both up, BUT with the top one wrapped in a bit of...

    Both up, BUT with the top one wrapped in a bit of wire to keep it "shut". The wire can be snipped in case of emergency which requires it. (horse is stuck, but humans are now present and horse needs...
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    4 tons/horse per year for an average, 1000 lb...

    4 tons/horse per year for an average, 1000 lb horse is some sort of work. You can't estimate "by the bale" unless you know how many bales make up a ton.
  23. What is wrong with you people???? IT DOESN'T...

    What is wrong with you people????
    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WAS IN THE SYRINGE.

    You are making excuses for inexcusable behavior, and by so doing adding to the perception that the HJ world is a...
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    Yuck. Horse is paranoid to touch the tape,...

    Yuck. Horse is paranoid to touch the tape, whether on or off, and you couldn't pay me enough to ride in it.
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    Two is very young for a big, growthy horse. Often...

    Two is very young for a big, growthy horse. Often at two they are not mentally ready to focus in a way that you want a riding horse to focus. Also, the mouth of a two year old is very immature, and I...
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