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  1. I'm kind of gobsmacked that a film involving...

    I'm kind of gobsmacked that a film involving horses would even care about veracity.
  2. Just curious, OP, what evidence of financial...

    Just curious, OP, what evidence of financial status did you provide when buying your horses?
  3. We have had a rather infamous case here in...

    We have had a rather infamous case here in Virginia where the woman purchasing horses definitely had financial resources, but she just didn't feed all her horses. How would you catch that? She...
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    I have had a great success with Repel X, but I...

    I have had a great success with Repel X, but I also use predator flies on the farm and THAT reduces the fly count significantly. What I like about Repel X is that its a concentrate and can be mixed...
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    A third vote for QB! It's also great because you...

    A third vote for QB! It's also great because you can produce reports that give you a better understanding of your business.
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    If you want to do right by this horse, then start...

    If you want to do right by this horse, then start her under saddle. The market is very bad for unstarted ponies and she could end badly without training.
  7. Just because you marry someone of another...

    Just because you marry someone of another nationality and live outside your home country does not mean you lose citizenship.

    I sincerely wish Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum had elected to keep her...
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    We had something similar happen in my area except...

    We had something similar happen in my area except the results were more instantaneous. Of course the mill denied the error and insisted on going to trial, which they lost. There was plenty of...
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    I am sorry for your loss. I have used Nation...

    I am sorry for your loss. I have used Nation Wide several times over the last 16 years and have had no problem with them. However, I was shipping on the big air-ride vans from coast to coast. The...
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    I hope the OP notified the shipper and...

    I hope the OP notified the shipper and decontaminating the trailer is necessary. I have been buying and selling horses for 16 years and I have had two very bad experiences with shippers. One was...
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    This is a very bad idea. Long extension cords...

    This is a very bad idea. Long extension cords strung through a barn are a real fire hazard.

    I'm also wondering where you live that has such long cold winters that buckets stay frozen solid for...
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    Can you haul out for more training? Instead of...

    Can you haul out for more training? Instead of paying extra money for board, invest it in your riding.
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    Classic case of the cover-up being worse than the...

    Classic case of the cover-up being worse than the underlying issue.

    These men could have apologized and had US officials deal with the damages on their behalf. Instead, they lie and create an...
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    OP, your instincts are correct. This is not the...

    OP, your instincts are correct. This is not the right horse for you. You are likely to get seriously hurt in the process. Return him and chalk it up to experience.

    And keep looking for...
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    It is not worth trying to fight fescue in NoVa. ...

    It is not worth trying to fight fescue in NoVa. Even if you could eradicate it, your neighbors will have it and it comes back. Since the issue is with pregnant mares in the last months of...
  16. I would be prepared to tell the evaluator(s)...

    I would be prepared to tell the evaluator(s) about any prior injury. I have never been to a GOV evaluation, but have been to other warmblood registries, They did not drug test horses, so giving...
  17. ^This. I sell my own stock as well as horses...

    ^This.

    I sell my own stock as well as horses on consignment. I absolutely list prices because I have absolutely no interest in wasting my time or a buyer's time of the price won't work for them. ...
  18. Yes, but the Olympics don't allow commercial...

    Yes, but the Olympics don't allow commercial sponsor names.
  19. Considering how much Olympic experience and...

    Considering how much Olympic experience and success he has, I doubt anything posted on COTH will make a difference. I was just answering the question about Olympics where the USA eliminated from the...
  20. We have had worse. Seoul had only USA team 1...

    We have had worse. Seoul had only USA team 1 rider finish, Phyllis Dawson, and she came in 10th overall.
  21. At works and can't live stream. But H&H has very...

    At works and can't live stream. But H&H has very good commentary. JP has a run out on 23.
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    Venting is fine, but calling someone names...

    Venting is fine, but calling someone names suggests that part of the issue is the barn culture's attitude toward the barn worker. I also would not attribute motives to the BO unless you were told...
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    Here are my guesses: 1. Low pay 2. ...

    Here are my guesses:

    1. Low pay
    2. Insufficient hours
    3. Multiple bosses (BO and boarders)
    4, Lack of respect for the barn worker
  24. On the x-ties, why not ask the BO is you can...

    On the x-ties, why not ask the BO is you can install some yourself at their direction, of course? This is not an expensive proposition and it seems like to might make a difference for you. You can...
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    Yes, I broke my tibia in February slipping in the...

    Yes, I broke my tibia in February slipping in the mud. First off, have you talked to an orthopedist? The ER can put you back into a temporary cast, but you need an orthopedist. My break wasn't bad...
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