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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Reported.

    Reported.
  6. 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...
  12. [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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    If you go ahead with teaching this child, it...

    If you go ahead with teaching this child, it might be wise to make a rule that the parents can only watch from a distance, out of earshot.

    The child's attention and ability to follow directions...
  15. I'll admit that I have never noticed the...

    I'll admit that I have never noticed the correlation between lipping/playing in water and ulcers, let alone speculated on causation.

    I am, however, fairly sure that ulcers didn't cause the OP's...
  16. Just my .02 - A frequent problem of these...

    Just my .02 -

    A frequent problem of these types of barter situations is that BOs and BMs mistakenly believe that they do not need to carry Worker's Comp. In effect, you received wages in the form...
  17. FYI - Deep Run Hunt kennels are now in...

    FYI - Deep Run Hunt kennels are now in Cumberland.

    I am outside of Richmond as well. I moved here because it was the perfect intersection of horsiness and cost of living - Middleburg and NoVa were...
  18. Let's see - I have told parents that I...

    Let's see -

    I have told parents that I couldn't teach their kids because they weren't developmentally ready for lessons - poor listening, short attention span, poor body awareness or all three -...
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    last time I had one put down, 12 years ago, it...

    last time I had one put down, 12 years ago, it was $200. For the farm call and euth, and $175.00 for the backhoe, only because a dear friend allowed the animal to be hauled to and buried at her...
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    YMMV - along with both knees I have some lower...

    YMMV - along with both knees I have some lower back issues, and cannot use the recumbent bike, upright bike or the stair climber comfortably. The elliptical is the only piece of cardio equipment I...
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    I started off at the 10 - 15K range too, thinking...

    I started off at the 10 - 15K range too, thinking confirmed Training Level eventing, suitable for a competent amateur, but then I hit the NQR. And then I reread - does he have the USEA record or...
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    Charlottesville is pretty much horse heaven, lots...

    Charlottesville is pretty much horse heaven, lots of great options there, and the horse country to the west of Richmond is very, very good. Plenty of A shows in both areas, plenty of jumper...
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    I think a retirement/euthanasia clinic is a...

    I think a retirement/euthanasia clinic is a wonderful idea. I KNOW that there are horses suffering because the owners don't have the resources to euthanize and dispose of the body, and are hoping...
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    I struggled with the issue early in my...

    I struggled with the issue early in my professional career. I leased a small barn with lovely pasture for my own horses, and I ended up offering retirement board to few people locally. I could do a...
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    I am really sorry. Nice, rideable grade horses...

    I am really sorry. Nice, rideable grade horses are free to a good home lots of places - take a look at giveaways section of this forum. You might find a home for one as a companion animal if it's...
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