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  1. I see this quoting of ranges a lot...especially...

    I see this quoting of ranges a lot...especially with hunter or jumper listing. But that's a HUGE range, does that give people enough information? By my interpretation I assume low 5 figures is...
  2. PS.... I also breed in the medium range for...

    PS.... I also breed in the medium range for soundness. The BIG ones...17 HH plus tend to have more soundness issues and are more prone to growth related problems that can become a problems in a...
  3. Yes, I agree that is the "going rate". I price...

    Yes, I agree that is the "going rate". I price mine based on what I feel I can get based on my own sales history now that I've been at this for a few years as well as what I see out there being sold...
  4. Tape.....never braid for me on any fence. Yes,...

    Tape.....never braid for me on any fence. Yes, braid is stronger than tape, which means horses can't break it when they get stuck it in. I rather it be tape and break. It's easy to fix. I think...
  5. I breed horses in Ontario that fit your...

    I breed horses in Ontario that fit your description. I advertise on Facebook and currently have an ad on Dressage daily. On ads I use actual prices, and list the remainder of horses on my website,...
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    soaking with warm water is the best...and let it...

    soaking with warm water is the best...and let it sit....scrub, rinse repeat.

    Plenty of us have had this problem. It depends on the climate, soil type, turnout conditions, and just the nature of...
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    If you have an agent who works for your best...

    If you have an agent who works for your best interest they can work for a pre determined commission if a sale is successful. It tends to be a percentage of the sale price. 10 percent is commonly...
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    Yes, your dollar will go further in Canada right...

    Yes, your dollar will go further in Canada right now. I've sold a number of horses to the US over the years. My website address is in my signature. There are several other breeders and barns in...
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    As others said, make sure to rule out an...

    As others said, make sure to rule out an administrative error in the office. A touch up is not that common, and most often they would be billing a standard float. If it is correct, just go ahead...
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    I love the Century Superline blankets. They are a...

    I love the Century Superline blankets. They are a 1680D Nylon and are tough. I have my young stallion dressed in these and he plays hard with his turnout gelding buddy. I often see the Fjord...
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    Hi Sara, I've bred 4 and sold 2 as young horses....

    Hi Sara, I've bred 4 and sold 2 as young horses. I have one that is broke to ride. He's very special. He's out of a Kadans mare. I agree with the above comments that he often ads a bit of bone...
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    In the breeding world we say that you buy the...

    In the breeding world we say that you buy the walk and canter and can develop the trot. A good canter is genetic. You can see it already when they are babies. Some have an amazing balanced and...
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    1)mare or gelding.....small impact. More demand...

    1)mare or gelding.....small impact. More demand for geldings...larger buying pool so a bit easier to sell.
    2)color.......some impact. Bays and Blacks with some white seem to appeal to most....
  14. This^^^^ which is one of the reason I now try...

    This^^^^

    which is one of the reason I now try to sell more foals and yearlings, and focus my riding horse sales to other disciplines.
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    If it can eat other food, he can eat long stem...

    If it can eat other food, he can eat long stem hay. He needs to chew, that is what he is craving. If he chews the hay it will be fine particles when he swallows so should be able to be worked into...
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    A horse needs to graze.... it's a hard wired...

    A horse needs to graze.... it's a hard wired instinct. If suitable grazing material is not provided they will eat bedding or anything else they can find. They need to get a nutritionist to work...
  17. Yes correct, that is what I mean. For the right...

    Yes correct, that is what I mean. For the right price everything is for sale, but in the budget she describes it's rarely available. ....and typically there is a reason which may make it unsuitable...
  18. I'm a breeder and develop a number of prospects...

    I'm a breeder and develop a number of prospects till they are training level ready....possibly with a show or two under their belt before they sell. I regularly have people approach me wanting to...
  19. A lot of advertising is being done via Facebook...

    A lot of advertising is being done via Facebook these days. It's a good way to find sale barns and breeders and even if you're not interested in that specific horse in the ad. There is typically a...
  20. I have a 3 year old His Highness/Quattro...

    I have a 3 year old His Highness/Quattro B/Romancier Oldenburg stallion that was licenced Canadian Warmblood as a 2 year old, and I hope to present him for his Stallion Performance Test in the next...
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    I don't think Sir Wannabi has done much showing...

    I don't think Sir Wannabi has done much showing over fences....not that I'm aware of. There is some jumping footage of him on youtube.

    I had a horse in the cup classes as well. He placed 7th in...
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    It really depends on your competency and comfort...

    It really depends on your competency and comfort level in treating things yourself. I've been at this for most of my life on a large farm (cattle first, now horses), and I do consult my vet often...
  23. You are definitely on the right track. Those feet...

    You are definitely on the right track. Those feet were a mess and it was time to hire another hoof professional. Poor horse needs to grow out a new properly shaped foot, and that's going to take...
  24. I know most of you seem outraged, but at times...

    I know most of you seem outraged, but at times Barn Owners, Managers and Trainers are put in situations where they have to medicate a horse for the benefit of the horse and owner. I once helped a...
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    His Querido x Unique (Gribaldi/Burggraaf) His...

    His Querido x Unique (Gribaldi/Burggraaf)
    His Querido x Rivalia (Graf Royal/Popsaysnoxx)
    Freestyle x Vivika (Viva Voltaire x Maraton)
    Special D x Restique (Redwine x Gribaldi)

    (His Querido is...
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