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  1. IMO ... it's not that complicated, at all. Even...

    IMO ... it's not that complicated, at all. Even at a championship, or last chance to qualify, I won't try to stretch the limits of 'soundness'. I don't test the horse's 'stoicism' (they are stoic by...
  2. I do quite a bit. As does my [sound] horse. :) I...

    I do quite a bit. As does my [sound] horse. :) I think there is a big difference in our perceptions of "what is best for the horse".

    I find the statement "What's "best for my horse, right now" is...
  3. Right - the behavior issue isn't really an issue...

    Right - the behavior issue isn't really an issue for very long, if you know how to train it or can put him with a pro who does. Of course it can quickly become a nightmare if you don't know how / get...
  4. In any communication, however conducted, set...

    In any communication, however conducted, set dates. "Pick up by __[date]__" "Pay expenses by __[date]__" "If I do not hear from you by __[date]_ then ..." etc. and so on. Without dates you can end...
  5. Well said. :yes: Knowing the justifications,...

    Well said. :yes:

    Knowing the justifications, excuses and denials that are being posted are likely to ramp up in an attempt to refute the above post, it's probably time for me to unsubscribed to...
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    Your mare and my gelding have a lot to talk...

    Your mare and my gelding have a lot to talk about. At least she's ok with the landing. Having skittered left and right to the take-off, he gets up in the air and then takes a good hard look to see if...
  7. Win! :D Yep, this thread has confirmed all...

    Win! :D


    Yep, this thread has confirmed all my darkest suspicions about the culture. "Wait, we don't know what was in the needle ... " :no: It doesn't matter if nothing was in the needle and...
  8. Goes back to the barn from warm-up. If it's me...

    Goes back to the barn from warm-up. If it's me riding.

    I would point out that in addition to not making a horse ouch around a show ring, it is seldom a good thing to put pressure on a lameness or...
  9. Clear out all the arguments and justifications...

    Clear out all the arguments and justifications and bring it down to one question:

    What is best for the horse, right now?

    All the other complications and discussion are about the rider, what the...
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    Agreed. He must school a dream at home, as...

    Agreed.

    He must school a dream at home, as that's the only reason I can think of for many of his not-so-successful entries.

    IMO Mandiba can't be blamed in any way for the bad choices that have...
  11. As a long time boarder in different barns,...

    As a long time boarder in different barns, different care situations, if self-care will work depends entirely on how reliable your boarders are about caring for their horses. Some are golden, some...
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    And if your regular vet won't do it, you can find...

    And if your regular vet won't do it, you can find a vet who is more sensible who will. Perhaps some vets are just more knowledgeable about what can become of horses, especially older horses who need...
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    100% this. You have no control over what...

    100% this.

    You have no control over what happens to them once they are no longer yours. "Good" people - even ones you know - may eventually neglect them or sell them to slaughter (maybe without...
  14. You are correct. Once you get to page 5 or 6 of...

    You are correct. Once you get to page 5 or 6 of these threads, if no new developments have been presented by the OP, it's pretty much over for new opinions. But people will continue to natter on...
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    The dog could cause your horse a serious injury...

    The dog could cause your horse a serious injury when it does this again - which it will. Running horses into the fence; horse kicking dog but hits another horse; etc. The excitement of all the...
  16. OP, having credibly explained your problems with...

    OP, having credibly explained your problems with competitive cycling ...

    ... why on earth did you proceed to get involved with one of the most notorious competitive horse disciplines when it comes...
  17. Just one time? Who was involved? Keep this in...

    Just one time? Who was involved?

    Keep this in context. Be just. Don't let one bad apple spoil the basket, if that's the case. Don't make assumptions or jump to conclusions. And don't be...
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    Do a thorough phone-screen interview - and trust...

    Do a thorough phone-screen interview - and trust your gut. If you know deep down it's not a match, it's not a match, don't even show them the mare. Don't get in a hurry to sell. Believe that the...
  19. My thought is that this does not seem to be an...

    My thought is that this does not seem to be an emergency, other than incurring expenses every day the mare & foal are still with the ex-lessee. The lessee could give another week or two for the HO to...
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    Please keep updating us on the progress of the...

    Please keep updating us on the progress of the fence ... this sounds like a potential popcorn-fest, to me. Will it turn out to be stirring a hornet's nest with the neighbors? Rightly or wrongly on...
  21. I am very glad at the outcome of this case. ...

    I am very glad at the outcome of this case.

    Probably overly optimistic, but imo all BO's need to also think ahead. A HO can be driving away from the barn and out of touch because cell batteries...
  22. Wait. The "very small company" doesn't sound like...

    Wait. The "very small company" doesn't sound like a good exchange for what you have now ... just the way you described it. You're intelligent enough to already see that the $15k bump can vanish just...
  23. howz ur grammr on coth (weird al has thots)

    Well it seems most COTH'ers had a reasonably good education re literacy, whatever their opinions are about their riding/horse/stable management. Those who write less than perfectly r prbly txtng frm...
  24. This is more you than her - be honest with...

    This is more you than her - be honest with yourself about that. Learning how to deal with these old demons will be part of developing your riding. You may need a new setting to help you move on, at...
  25. Ditto. As a minor, I also didn't push parents for...

    Ditto. As a minor, I also didn't push parents for horse ownership once I was in a regular lesson program and saw they were not on board for the full level of responsible horse ownership. I agree with...
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