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    Sellers frequently get asked to also pay a...

    Sellers frequently get asked to also pay a commission to the trainer....a seller's commission, without knowledge of the buyer.

    This is why some sales ads are so vague about asking price, quoting...
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    Depends on the coach, but in the H/J world...

    Depends on the coach, but in the H/J world getting a commission on the deal is the norm, even if it doesn't cost them a lot of time. It's just part of the business, if they are involved, they get a...
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    corn is the lowest protein grain you can get, low...

    corn is the lowest protein grain you can get, low fat, high starch. It can be difficult to digest. Make sure it's well processed and feed small meals more frequently to make it easier on the...
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    we do both cows and horses at homes. Cows are...

    we do both cows and horses at homes. Cows are waaaaay more obvious about their pending labour which makes attending a cow birth a lot easier. Watch for pelvic changes and bag development and just...
  5. It will depend on the judge. If they hire the...

    It will depend on the judge. If they hire the hunter breeding judge to also judge the Connamaras than I'd show as I would for hunter breeding. If you have specific breed judge, than present as to...
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    I don't have insurance on any of mine.

    I don't have insurance on any of mine.
  7. It's an unfortunate risk whenever they inject a...

    It's an unfortunate risk whenever they inject a joint, but it's not that common, and bi lateral certainly is suspect. I was super impressed when my vet and his techs scrubbed and scrubbed and used...
  8. Thread: Dam lines

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    I agree...some dam lines haven't produced because...

    I agree...some dam lines haven't produced because they haven't had dedicated breeders focus on building that family. If a dam line is in the hand of really good and talented breeders who are...
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    I always am honest about the height but that has...

    I always am honest about the height but that has been a problem in some cases. I had a lady turn down a 16.3 HH TB...because he was way too big. He actually was the height he was advertised...
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    Congrats on finding a pregnancy of your liking. ...

    Congrats on finding a pregnancy of your liking. Peoples taste in horses is quite variable. Some drool over some of the old legends, while others are more interested in the newer modern stallions,...
  11. At the moment I would say the KWPN is most...

    At the moment I would say the KWPN is most accepting of TB mares.

    You don't need to have them inspected in fact, they won't inspect them. They will issue full Foalbook papers to foals by...
  12. This is why warmblood mares are typically...

    This is why warmblood mares are typically inspected as 3 year olds prior to their performance career. The inspectors need to give her a score for the quality of her gaits. An unsound mare...
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    For international sales a wire transfer is...

    For international sales a wire transfer is preferred, and I won't let the horse go, until the wire in in my account. For local sales, I typically say Certified Cheque or Money order, but have taken...
  14. Poll: Happy to help. I know doing it like this on COTH...

    Happy to help. I know doing it like this on COTH is not a perfect survey...but I do believe the numbers are big enough and different enough to show an interesting pattern.

    The key to success in...
  15. Poll: Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a...

    Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a breeder and I've been selling young warmbloods for a few years now and have noticed a bit of a culture difference in how people shop depending on the...
  16. Poll: Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a...

    Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a breeder and I've been selling young warmbloods for a few years now and have noticed a bit of a culture difference in how people shop depending on the...
  17. Poll: [QUOTE=lotc2005;8041294]I was slightly...

    [QUOTE=lotc2005;8041294]I was slightly apprehensive about shopping myself. I was most apprehensive because I was unsure about how I would be received by sellers since I was an amateur rider shopping...
  18. Poll: When I bought my Hunter/Jumper show horse I shopped....

    Just curious at the purchase process of the average COTH hunter jumper show rider. Do you feel confident shopping on your own, or do you ask for help. I appreciate your input.
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    Mine was just over 3 weeks when she lost her mom....

    Mine was just over 3 weeks when she lost her mom. We chose to use a bottle for the first month or so. She turned out fine. I put her out with other horses for company. She's food aggressive and...
  20. Poll: I mean what did YOU do when you were...

    I mean what did YOU do when you were looking...knowing the final result would reflect the average of the people who responded....if that makes sense. I know COTH poll responders don't necessarily...
  21. Poll: When I bought my dressage horse I shopped..... POLL

    Just curious at the purchase process of the average COTH dressage rider. Do you feel confident shopping on your own, or do you ask for help. I appreciate your input.
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    I think to sway people we have to convince them...

    I think to sway people we have to convince them of the importance of having "first dibs". By the time the horses are 3 or 4, they have been picked over. Many are no longer available for sale by...
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    I disagree. A well photographed good Knabb will...

    I disagree. A well photographed good Knabb will POP off the page by their beauty and unusual colouring. With the coloured horses you have already and advantage with making the horse stand out from...
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    keep in mind that the horse grounds much better...

    keep in mind that the horse grounds much better than you with bare feet on the ground or steel shoes. They are also much more sensitive to low level electric current. It could be the plug in...
  25. How about a Fjord. Super low maintenance, great...

    How about a Fjord. Super low maintenance, great temperament, great feet and legs, brave...sensible...steady. We have a 2 year old at home and he's just the best.
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