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    That's true clanter but I know during the two...

    That's true clanter but I know during the two recent fire's that came through our area cell phones were out for a couple days.
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    We have a plan too but also have some 'alternate'...

    We have a plan too but also have some 'alternate' plans. For example, as G said, what if you are in a get out now situation or banked on having two people home but someone can't get back, etc.
    ...
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    I've have two pair of Dublin now and both have...

    I've have two pair of Dublin now and both have stood up really well to the abuse I put them through. Barn work, yard work, building an arena, walking dogs, rode in them frequently. First pair lasted...
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    One of my best investments was a set of good...

    One of my best investments was a set of good quality tools and plenty of spare parts. As in hinges, bolts, brackets, hot wire, whatever bits and pieces of hardware are in your barn. Sort of a first...
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    I gave up horses briefly when I was getting ready...

    I gave up horses briefly when I was getting ready to move from UK to US and it was honestly miserable!

    Maybe the day will come when I'm done but I hope it never happens. Horses are so deeply...
  6. OP I would say go for it and here are some pieces...

    OP I would say go for it and here are some pieces of advice, based on my experience over the years with 3 horses of the track.

    Obviously make sure you can afford the horse in terms of board, etc...
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    Boarded for years in UK without an indoor. Lots...

    Boarded for years in UK without an indoor. Lots of rains and some snow in winter.

    It was never an issue. One thing we did was rather than hauling in to an arena we'd haul to local...
  8. I'm definitely happy if my horses are happy so I...

    I'm definitely happy if my horses are happy so I suppose that translates into the following:

    1) Quality vet farrier care and knowing I have enough money to take care of it
    2) Not having to worry...
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    Definitely bring the horse home. I'm no...

    Definitely bring the horse home.

    I'm no trainer and I've only dealt with one horse that had significant issues as a result of abuse/fear of people.

    The only way to progress with that particular...
  10. This is so true. My friend has two minis boarded...

    This is so true. My friend has two minis boarded at her place and they cause more trouble and destruction that the rest of the horses combined. It seems like some people think small horse = no need...
  11. I would just give a bit of discount for less feed...

    I would just give a bit of discount for less feed and that's it. All the other costs/effort remain the same plus the donk is taking up space that could bring in full price for another animals.
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    With my TB I just pulled all four shoes and he...

    With my TB I just pulled all four shoes and he was fine. You could use boots to help him transition rather than keeping the front shoes.
  13. I would echo that the more land you have the...

    I would echo that the more land you have the easier it is to manage.

    A tractor is a necessity, IMO, but it doesn't have to be new and fancy. Just in good working order/well maintained.

    The best...
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    OP, how big is the pasture and does it have...

    OP, how big is the pasture and does it have multiple gates? If so could you separate your horse (hot wire off an area) to keep everyone else safe until you figure this out?
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    OP, if you can find out which virus and how...

    OP, if you can find out which virus and how widespread it is, please update. That's way to close to me for comfort.

    Hope your horse is ok!
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    My guy has his OTTB days for sure. Like his first...

    My guy has his OTTB days for sure. Like his first trip to the beach. Launched himself out of the trailer, tail in their air. snorting like a dragon and prancing around about 10ft tall. That pretty mu...
  17. OP, I don't have adjoining neighbors with horses...

    OP, I don't have adjoining neighbors with horses or livestock but have decided to double fence my place anyway, for various reasons.

    1) Stops people from bothering or feeding the horses over the...
  18. Hmmmm, the only time I go to the ER is when I'm...

    Hmmmm, the only time I go to the ER is when I'm physically incapable of getting their by myself and physically incapably of stopping my friends from forcing me to go :yes:

    It's happened twice....
  19. Top tip. Get him drunk and, ahem, excited. Then...

    Top tip. Get him drunk and, ahem, excited. Then refuse to finish business until he agrees. Last time I did that my TB appeared a couple days later. :yes:
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    So very sorry for your loss OP. I'm with those...

    So very sorry for your loss OP.

    I'm with those who feel the training system likely wasn't a factor.

    I also agree that the horse may have had some underlying health issue that you weren't aware...
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    Thanks Simkie, hadn't seen the other thread.

    Thanks Simkie, hadn't seen the other thread.
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    I think you're right 2Dogs, probably wouldn't...

    I think you're right 2Dogs, probably wouldn't work that fast and was just coincidence.

    Keeping a close eye on them and hoping she'll be ok. She still looks good so hopefully that'll be the end of...
  23. Vet: Routine care I call the office and...

    Vet:

    Routine care I call the office and schedule in advance. Usually try to schedule with other horse owners and split the farm call fee.

    Non-emergency I call the office and make an...
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    Good point SuckerForHorses. Thank you.

    Good point SuckerForHorses. Thank you.
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    Could you lease him but to continue to pay for...

    Could you lease him but to continue to pay for shoes?
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