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  1. Ethics for sure. When I was a kid, there was a...

    Ethics for sure. When I was a kid, there was a horse trader in town who sold a cute horse to my best friend. He was so quiet when she rode him at his stable that he went in a little bridoon - quite a...
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    OP, it sounds like you are a caring horsewoman...

    OP, it sounds like you are a caring horsewoman doing a good job with this guy. I have taken in many difficult, old and unwanted horses in my life including a bunch of OTTBs so I know they can carry...
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    Take your time. It sounds like the lucky horse...

    Take your time. It sounds like the lucky horse who winds up with you will have a wonderful lifelong home, so it's worth being careful about this purchase. I've taken in dozens of unwanted horses and...
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    I have concerns about people who use horses in...

    I have concerns about people who use horses in this way. I interviewed a guy a couple of years ago who rode across the country and it was really disturbing to hear him tell me 'I didn't bring food. I...
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    I completely agree with you csaper - my mare had...

    I completely agree with you csaper - my mare had spent time in a herd where she learned horse manners and she was originally started by good horse people before she sadly wound up in the awful livery...
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    Sansena, I had one. She was an orphan foal that I...

    Sansena, I had one. She was an orphan foal that I bought out of a dumpy livery barn when she was 3 just to get her out of there.
    She was the most wonderful, quirky, sweet mare. Honestly, I am not...
  7. Thread: Boarding - Vent

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    I have had boarders on my farm and I have been a...

    I have had boarders on my farm and I have been a boarder, so I have experienced both sides of this situation. Boarders shouldn't ever be made to feel responsible for making the barn 'pay for itself'...
  8. King's Ransom, I agree with you. Sadly, there is...

    King's Ransom, I agree with you. Sadly, there is often a big divergence between the law and what's morally and ethically right.
    But it seems pretty apparent that he acted with deliberate cruelty...
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    It sounds to me like you've rolled the dice many...

    It sounds to me like you've rolled the dice many times with this guy, and you've been lucky so far.
    I'd suggest that you find another arrangement for your horses because this man either has no...
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    We lost a good one.

    Once in a while a horse comes along who sets the bar so high, you just know you'll never find another one.

    I teach in a Therapeutic Riding Program. Our dear Chester crossed the bridge last Tuesday...
  11. Barn Bullies - Have you been the victim or the bully?

    I'd love to hear from anyone who has experienced either side of this situation for an article I'm writing.

    Particularly if you compete, and have shown AQHA or upper level in other disciplines.
    ...
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    Mine is full Shire. I was looking for a Quarter...

    Mine is full Shire. I was looking for a Quarter Horse trail horse when I saw him many years ago and fell in love with his big, soft eye and long eyelashes.
    I wish he was more courageous, but he's a...
  13. katenreno, I am very sorry. I have been in a...

    katenreno, I am very sorry. I have been in a similar situation, so I understand how difficult that decision must have been for you. I truly believe that you did the responsible thing. It's not easy,...
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    I feel sick reading this. The depth of cruelty is...

    I feel sick reading this. The depth of cruelty is just mind boggling. This is when I really hope there is Karmic justice, if not in this life, then in the hereafter for people like him.
  15. Thread: Drum Horses

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    $16,500?? I'm heading to Music City to pick up a...

    $16,500?? I'm heading to Music City to pick up a set of bongos for my Shire!
  16. OP, I understand how hard it must be to step away...

    OP, I understand how hard it must be to step away from the facility you have built, but you're so lucky to be able to keep horses in your life even when down sizing to a smaller farm.
    For the past...
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    cayuse, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your...

    cayuse, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your husband is doing ok, too. I experienced the same thing - unimaginable losses within the span of a year and I learned there is a term for it:...
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    Wow. I'm glad we're still all here to tell the...

    Wow. I'm glad we're still all here to tell the tale...
    Mine was from a school pony at the old Centennial Farm in Hamilton, MA, about a million years ago.
    I was just a little kid and they put me on...
  19. ASBStars, it seems you are very quick to...

    ASBStars, it seems you are very quick to finger-point at other disciplines rather than stop to consider what is being done to some Saddlebreds. I went to a tack sale at a Saddlebred barn and saw the...
  20. Miss Anne Thorpe, I feel for you because I had...

    Miss Anne Thorpe,
    I feel for you because I had two boarders that are similar to your newbie. Here's the thing: if you are like me, and you can't look away if someone is being unsafe on your property...
  21. I hope you and your horse are both ok. That is...

    I hope you and your horse are both ok. That is very frightening.
  22. Thread: We have shedding!

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    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I...

    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I have been wishing for this http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/starspruce/summer.jpegand today we have this...
  23. Thread: We have shedding!

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    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I...

    So much for that spring thing, Mother Nature. I have been wishing for this http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/starspruce/summer.jpegand today we have this...
  24. Thread: We have shedding!

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    We have shedding!

    I went to the grocery store covered with fur after snuggling with my big draftie today. Break out the shedding blades and let the celebration begin - spring is on the way!
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    When I lived in Maine, I ran into the same thing...

    When I lived in Maine, I ran into the same thing with my neighbor. It's a horrible situation, and OP, I feel for you. At least you have a record of calling them and that's the kind of thing that...
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