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    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25...

    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25 year-old gelding has navicular. I wish I had just pulled his shoes and thrown him in a field for 6 months. As it was, I put him in eggbar shoes and he...
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    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I...

    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I can truly say that an honest and non-emotional explanation is the one thing that can really help somebody identify and fix an issue, if they are so...
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    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25....

    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25. NY Guac and ponies are expensive. But it was sooooo good.
  4. I disagree. Different expectations would have...

    I disagree. Different expectations would have been resolved when the OP initially voiced concerns. Assuming the OP has tried to talk to the trainer, tried to book lessons at reasonable times, etc,...
  5. Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case...

    Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case of major, major issues such as fraud or abuse. This is fraud. Leave. Without paying another dime, assuming you have paid for April and can move by...
  6. My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson. My...

    My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson.
    My gelding would call me My Angel or Servant, depending on the mood.
    And they would both call my DH Pez Dispenser.
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    The head trainer changed but it's still managed...

    The head trainer changed but it's still managed by the same people. Some people make do and pay extra for hay, for better grain, for more turnout, etc to make sure their horses get better care. And...
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    I have direct experience. I bought one of my...

    I have direct experience. I bought one of my horses while I was there. When I left, I promised him I would never take him back. Ever.

    ETA: my poor horsey lived in a standing stall with no...
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    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a...

    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a big fat miscommunication here. I think the true lesson learned is that PO has an obligation to do what she feels is right for her animal, no matter...
  10. The less cotton, the better. I find Trophy...

    The less cotton, the better. I find Trophy Hunters wear like iron. (Except for the higher cotton older model, though you would probably not find those anywhere.) I'm actually just now replacing a...
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    We live in NYC and my DH years ago caught a nasty...

    We live in NYC and my DH years ago caught a nasty parasite, he thinks from the water. He keeps us in bottles now.

    The pipes in our co-op sometimes release red particles into the water, perhaps...
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    Wow. You're me. At least the not so good parts....

    Wow. You're me. At least the not so good parts. Really. I have an issue because I'm uneven so I generally lean more on my right stirrup. I see that in the canter depart as well as jumping. And, as is...
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    Eggs and potatoes always work! With tea or...

    Eggs and potatoes always work! With tea or coffee.

    Yogurt is good, too, but not as satisfying as eggs. And by yogurt it should be REAL yogurt with live cultures. Hopefully low in sugar without...
  14. Thread: What would you do?

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    I would absolutely be offended. If they made a...

    I would absolutely be offended. If they made a special trip down to the barn from a few towns over, maybe. That price is meant to be offensive, or they're complete morons who figure they should just...
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    NP is telling you what kind of person she is by...

    NP is telling you what kind of person she is by her actions. She is telling you she's not as nice a person. Believe her.
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    I really do wonder about the relationship between...

    I really do wonder about the relationship between allergies/sensitivity and bladder issues. I had interstitial cystitis for years and maybe urge incontinence. It flared up worse with allergies...
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    I'm 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a good day and it was a...

    I'm 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a good day and it was a real adjustment to go from a Hony (15.1) to a large horse (17.1). OK, the horse is larger, more powerful and more athletic, not a compact type build....
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    I really, really wanted to go this year. I wanted...

    I really, really wanted to go this year. I wanted to focus on individual or small group jump lessons and then some cross-country estate rides. I even have some flight vouchers and miles with British...
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    I do strongly feel that we have an obligation to...

    I do strongly feel that we have an obligation to provide a retirement for the ones who have given so much to us. That said, there's a fine line there somewhere... How much does one horse have to give...
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    Mmmm.... Years ago we visited a lady who had a...

    Mmmm.... Years ago we visited a lady who had a number of goats. She had a couple of cars that had been eaten by the goats, as in seats 70% missing. Not sure why a blind lady had these cars, maybe...
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    He taught me that he's smarter than I am. You...

    He taught me that he's smarter than I am.

    You see, I foolishly felt the need to stop him from pawing on cross ties. So when he pawed, I would lightly smack his chest. So what do you think he...
  22. So nobody tried to speak French to her to realize...

    So nobody tried to speak French to her to realize it was all fake? Surely she encountered French speakers? Even Francophiles who knew enough about history to question it?
  23. Previous trainer told me "you can never hold him...

    Previous trainer told me "you can never hold him too much." I think that was my last lesson with her.
  24. Very first time I loaded my gelding into a...

    Very first time I loaded my gelding into a trailer, like the poster prior, I got my guy where he should be and walked out the side door. I could feel his breath on my neck as I was stepping down and...
  25. Thread: Equifit boots

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    I used mine twice. The XL was tight on my mare's...

    I used mine twice. The XL was tight on my mare's leg and hit a bit high, irritating her legs. So I went back to my Eskadron open front boots. $220 wasted.
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