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  1. I put my 30+ year old mare down in October. She...

    I put my 30+ year old mare down in October. She was also becoming more difficult for the farrier to work on..... That fact, combined with her increasing discomfort led me to the decision to euthanize...
  2. Andrews School shutting down the Equestrian Program

    Just got a phone call that the Andrews school in Willoughby Oh is closing the doors on the Equestrian Center.... Nice timing Ivory Tower jack wagons
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    This 'rescue' needs to be investigated. A former...

    This 'rescue' needs to be investigated. A former employee of mine volunteered there last fall. A fundraiser was held in November that netted over $20,000. Gloated to this kid that she was going to...
  4. Thread: farm in PA

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    Yes it is a nice place, needs some repairs, but...

    Yes it is a nice place, needs some repairs, but has location, location, location in the suburbs... I always wanted to move there with my lesson business, but it has been leased for 10 + years by the...
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    I would like to have this in printed in poster...

    I would like to have this in printed in poster size and displayed on the entrance to my stable....
  6. I have 22 horses in my care. My feed comes 2...

    I have 22 horses in my care. My feed comes 2 times per month. I am a nazi about making sure it is rotated-just ask my barn workers-

    I offer 3 types of feed to boarders. If their horse needs/ wants...
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    Southwestern Pa First cutting Timothy orchard...

    Southwestern Pa
    First cutting Timothy orchard grass
    Delivered 200 square bales. 45-60 pounds per bale
    $7 per bale delivered
    I have 21 hard working show/lesson horses and one useless fat pony
    One...
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    Oh my god, I have already had that nightmare.......

    Oh my god, I have already had that nightmare.... After finding a giant rat snake draped across the tray of my white board and subsequently peeing my breeches-not kidding... I dreamed that snakes...
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    You have been given some great advice here. Just...

    You have been given some great advice here. Just want to say that if you are in my area, I would hire you with pay....
  10. Just wanted to say that this horse did his first...

    Just wanted to say that this horse did his first show last weekend...was a superstar and is almost as good as new....It was slow going getting him back into show condition but we took our time...
    ...
  11. Hi All, the reader's digest version is... I...

    Hi All, the reader's digest version is... I raised the price of board, raised the lesson prices....

    only lost one boarder/training customer-but they were on the way out anyway...

    talked to the...
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    Hope you find a more suitable situation soon. ...

    Hope you find a more suitable situation soon.

    Since you have had issues at several barns, perhaps you could change your "approach" in the way that you negotiate for the extras, and have a...
  13. Thread: Night check

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    We do night check between 10pm and 1am...

    We do night check between 10pm and 1am everynight. The morning barn help is in at 7 in fall winter...then changes to 5:30am in the hot months. So yes night check is done.

    I have personally caught...
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    So sorry that you had to lose her that way. Many...

    So sorry that you had to lose her that way. Many hugs to you....
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    Well said...Development and support for the...

    Well said...Development and support for the International Level riders should not continue to come from the pockets of the juniors and amateurs...
  16. Thread: Camp Rim Rock

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    I have a student who went there for 2...

    I have a student who went there for 2 summers...about 10 years ago.

    Her mother (who trains standardbreds) said that the riding program was safe, but very very very basic and recreational.

    The...
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    Vineyridge....are you okay? Dodged the worst...

    Vineyridge....are you okay?

    Dodged the worst of it here...skim of ice on everything-I was able to clear it from the exterior doorknobs with my gloved hands...temp holding at 30...roads are okay...
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    Oh yes...Maker's Mark....as my father used to...

    Oh yes...Maker's Mark....as my father used to say..."don't you dare dilute that with ice"...
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    Not just snacks....I have Bourbon...being from...

    Not just snacks....I have Bourbon...being from "the rocky paart of KY" you should appreciate that I have BOURBON....lol
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    30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh PA...just...

    30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh PA...just started here.Sleet/rain mix, that is then freezing on contact...

    I am camped out in the office/apt at the barn. I live 20 minutes northwest of here and...
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    I no longer "do" Florida, and I have a trainer...

    I no longer "do" Florida, and I have a trainer friend who goes to Ocala for the season. She has a couple of clients who stay in the frozen tundra for the winter.

    So, while she is in Ocala, her...
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    Lol...so there you have it.... use whatever the...

    Lol...so there you have it.... use whatever the horse will eat...
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    I have boarders who have used both products. I...

    I have boarders who have used both products. I have never had a horse refuse to eat Amplify, however there have been some who turned their nose up at the Boost. When a fat supplement is indicated, I...
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    You forgot to mention that you had an awesome...

    You forgot to mention that you had an awesome coach....LOL
  25. How many blankets for Body Clipped Horses with temps going to single digits?

    Well the title says it all...How and how much do you layer on the body clipped horses when the temps are dropping?
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