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    What JBRP says. Create a PayPal account and...

    What JBRP says. Create a PayPal account and charge shipping. If you have to keep them until September, charge storage, too.
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    Hopefully the young girl will find a more...

    Hopefully the young girl will find a more suitable mount that she will LOVE during the shopping process. And I would be fine saying that my horse was not a good fit for the rider's needs at the...
  3. Whenever I see the "approved home" or "good home"...

    Whenever I see the "approved home" or "good home" in an ad, I think amateur seller. Who in their right mind would knowing sell a horse to a bad situation? Okay, I know there are people out there...
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    Yet another call to get an x-ray. I have broken...

    Yet another call to get an x-ray. I have broken 3 ribs. You can have fluid in your lungs or worse get a lung to collapse. Don't fool with this; get the x-ray. No wrapping, ice, ibuprofen and stay...
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    Weight gain is a well documented side effect of...

    Weight gain is a well documented side effect of Zyprexa and other SSRIs. I agree about the cardiovascular risk, too. I assume DD's physician has tried other medications first.
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    As someone who takes consignments, I agree about...

    As someone who takes consignments, I agree about relaying all offers to the owner. I do try to get a realistic price set from the outset and have feel for what the owner's bottom line is. But I...
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    Not meaning to hijack, but many years ago Mr. IF...

    Not meaning to hijack, but many years ago Mr. IF and I went to Saumur and toured the Cadre Noir facility. It was fabulous.
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    Fix the half wall. You would be surprised how...

    Fix the half wall. You would be surprised how high a horse can jump from a standstill, particularly when under stress. A grate will give you better air circulation.
  9. Per the OP, the kid can't canter after 4 years of...

    Per the OP, the kid can't canter after 4 years of lessons. She is having problems staying on at the trot. It also sounds like the kid is having problems in group lessons and it may be a safety...
  10. Keep in mind that this is a part time job and...

    Keep in mind that this is a part time job and there is a cost to the person to get there every day. The pay has to be significant enough for it be be worth the time to get there. Six days a week...
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    As kdow says, this requirement will ruin a...

    As kdow says, this requirement will ruin a program. We teach a beginner program and have no problem offering loaner helmets under our insurance policy. Some kids do come with helmets -- sometimes...
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    Constant Contact is great. Create a monthly...

    Constant Contact is great. Create a monthly newsletter about barn related topics. Build the email list. Use FB; create a company page. Try FB marketing. Remember, that it takes multiple...
  13. We has a lesson student who was similar to the...

    We has a lesson student who was similar to the OP's daughter. Lovely girl, loved horses, but totally afraid of them. She made progress, fell off a few times, and totally regressed. She was fixated...
  14. She can get into the mare books of a number of...

    She can get into the mare books of a number of warmblood registries, but that doesn't give HER registration papers. Her offspring will be registered. if she is bred to an approved stallion.

    I...
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    You are overthinking life. You need to just get...

    You are overthinking life. You need to just get out and do it.

    So why not meet you online buddy in person. Do you not think that your online relationship is real? It's not like you are...
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    Please do the horse a favor. Get her into...

    Please do the horse a favor. Get her into training. If that means selling to her someone who can afford to start her, then do so. If it means scraping the money together to have her professionally...
  17. Make time to do the curb appeal improvements. ...

    Make time to do the curb appeal improvements. Paint is cheap. Cleaning is cheap. Decluttering and staging are cheap. You want to make you home look like it is ready to move into now. I agree...
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    Divorce requires a division of property. It is...

    Divorce requires a division of property. It is better (and cheaper) if the two parties can agree. Personally, I would not spent lots of time squabbling over the value of the horse. I would use his...
  19. The buyer decides if he/she wants a retest. If I...

    The buyer decides if he/she wants a retest. If I did anything different to the horse in the intervening time before the retest, I would disclose it to the buyer. Ethically that is the right thing...
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    Create a handout for the various groups that note...

    Create a handout for the various groups that note when rooms can be made up, when breakfast is served, meeting room rentals, etc. Give it to everyone who checks in. Put it in a plexiglass display...
  21. http://virginiaequestrian.com/

    http://virginiaequestrian.com/
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    The USEF is a voluntary membership association. ...

    The USEF is a voluntary membership association. The CSR folks are going to have all sorts of standard answers and email templates available to them. I guarantee that there are typical questions;...
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    Goats will eat anything. I once had one latch on...

    Goats will eat anything. I once had one latch on to my horse's tail while we were trotting around the ring. Fun!
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    With advent of electronic banking, most personal...

    With advent of electronic banking, most personal checks clear in a day. It's not like the old days when a bank put holds that lasted many days or over a week on a personal check.
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    Does she have BPD diagnosis? What you describe...

    Does she have BPD diagnosis? What you describe could be many things. Many borderlines are incredibly bright and manipulative. What you describe sounds like depression with an anxiety disorder...
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