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    I guess I've been very lucky - when I was showing...

    I guess I've been very lucky - when I was showing hunters, the horses I showed all tolerated mane pulling very well. I rarely braided when I was eventing or showing jumpers, a neatly trimmed...
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    No, training is not the answer. On rainy days...

    No, training is not the answer. On rainy days when we couldn't gallop, we would go through the barn of long yearlings and two year olds and pull manes. Lots of these horses were barely ground...
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    I would love someone with the knowledge of equine...

    I would love someone with the knowledge of equine anatomy and physiology to weigh in on this. While I have known horses that required twitching or sedation for mane pulling, the vast majority stand...
  4. Sticky: Riderless Horse in Central VA

    Cute, safe, stout foundation QH, the husband's/child's/guest horse, in need of a regular rider. Would love someone who could flat him once or twice during the week, and ride out with me on the...
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    I have this helmet and I LOFF it. Not that I...

    I have this helmet and I LOFF it. Not that I care whether it's trendy in the hunter ring, but it's cool, comfy and fits my big ass head.
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    Usually the riding exceeds he standard, and the...

    Usually the riding exceeds he standard, and the stable management and knowledge are the areas that are more likely to cause problems. For D-2, I view it as the examiner's job to draw the info out of...
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    Exactly, Barbaric!

    Exactly, Barbaric!
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    The fact of the matter is, the first time a horse...

    The fact of the matter is, the first time a horse is lassoed, it usually does fight the pressure pretty violently before it figures it out. Everything you see in the movies or at rodeos is horses...
  9. Agree with all the advice so far, especially ammy...

    Agree with all the advice so far, especially ammy friendly ground manners. I have seen that both make and break a sale.

    I would also add simple lateral work. I would put that even before going...
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    One more thing to consider. It's an unusual but...

    One more thing to consider. It's an unusual but known complication of spaying; I don't know the ratio per hundred or thousand, but it is possible the the spaying nicked/damaged/paralyzed the nerve...
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    One more thing to consider. It's an unusual but...

    One more thing to consider. It's an unusual but known complication of spaying; I don't know the ratio per hundred or thousand, but it is possible the the spaying nicked/damaged/paralyzed the nerve...
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    Sorry to fall into advice mode; which I know is...

    Sorry to fall into advice mode; which I know is not what you asked for, but I would find a quiet moment to talk to your BO privately. You don't mention how big the barn is or how many other boarders...
  13. Context, folks. Context, please. Many...

    Context, folks. Context, please.

    Many people do an extraordinary job managing horses on small acreage. It is perfectly possible to have beautiful, healthy, happy horses with the 8 horses/10...
  14. I think other posters are hampered by the fact...

    I think other posters are hampered by the fact that the links to the Go Fund Me page are gone, and they have not followed the post history to links to the FB page.

    We're not talking about lack of...
  15. All I am saying is that the very best defense you...

    All I am saying is that the very best defense you can give when you get to court is sleek, good looking, well maintained, well kept, well managed horses.

    You're not there yet.

    I would suggest...
  16. To the OP - You have my sympathy that you are...

    To the OP -

    You have my sympathy that you are in this predicament. I am sure you love your horses and have put lots of your time, effort and discretionary income into them.

    But I think you...
  17. Reported.

    Reported.
  18. This makes me uneasy, I'm with roseymare on this...

    This makes me uneasy, I'm with roseymare on this one.

    Not an attorney, but I believe they can come on your property if they have probable cause. A complaint from a neighbor, or viewing the...
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    Still doesn't make the PO evil for checking the...

    Still doesn't make the PO evil for checking the brood and the rented trailer (Let's talk about that for a minute - the trailer was likely being pulled by the family SUV. Was it hooked up correctly...
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    But this wasn't a *sale* - it was a free lease. ...

    But this wasn't a *sale* - it was a free lease.

    How the PO was behaved when selling is not really relevant here.

    The PO was under no obligation to let the pony go. I don't know who the PO is...
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    I am snorting cheap boxed wine through my nose. ...

    I am snorting cheap boxed wine through my nose. I have never liked so many posts in one thread ever.

    I know I'm coming in late, and I am devastated that a Spirit bridle, homeopathy, apple cider...
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    I agree. You cannot possibly charge enough to...

    I agree. You cannot possibly charge enough to ever be worth the lost time and aggravation.
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    I have my own 'reminder' in light of this thread...

    I have my own 'reminder' in light of this thread -

    Two friends of mine in my very small horse network have been involved in ugly disputes in which threads from this message board have been...
  24. [quoteAnd a circle before jump 8. I wonder what...

    [quoteAnd a circle before jump 8. I wonder what the story behind it was because he didn't seem to be going for the win...[/quote]

    I assumed it was a Power and Speed class? I forget what table...
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    When I dipped my toe in eventing land for the...

    When I dipped my toe in eventing land for the first time, coming from a hunter background, I was astonished at how friendly, generous and helpful other competitors were.

    I was hauling in to a 2...
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