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  1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Renting out rooms?

    Advice needed.

    Long story short: I just got out of a seven year relationship. It's for the best, however, it's obviously changed a lot of my immediate plans.

    I have taken over all of the...
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    No, that's my question. I have kept my nose out...

    No, that's my question. I have kept my nose out of it. But when you're still doing cross rails with your hands in your crotch after three years and you lament to me because, while you enjoy the...
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    When to say something...

    Just looking for opinions.

    I have, over the years, had a few friends that were sloppy, cringe inducing riders.

    It isn't always their fault, in fact, a lot of times I think it's the trainer not...
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    Ha! This is exactly why I like my geldings;...

    Ha! This is exactly why I like my geldings; they're happy go lucky and plum dumb.

    I do enjoy my mare, but my geldings are as honest as the day is long and we joke its because they're too stupid...
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    Poll: I'm in the sometimes category. Not because I'm...

    I'm in the sometimes category. Not because I'm hiding, but because he doesn't care.

    This year, though, he'll be aware of my purchases. I've finally reached a point after ten years where I have the...
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    Thanks! I honestly am one who prefers the...

    Thanks!

    I honestly am one who prefers the smaller, catty horses anyway - at least in the jumper ring. I think sometimes too much emphasis is placed on height. Bigger is not always better!

    Now,...
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    I'm 5'8". The mare I won the world on this...

    I'm 5'8".

    The mare I won the world on this past year is 14.3 on a good day. I don't think I look TOO out of place on her. http://youtu.be/7FIBKTx6gKU

    My main gelding I've been showing is 16.3...
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    Also - if he's bad, he gets to stay out with his...

    Also - if he's bad, he gets to stay out with his friend? Seems like full incentive to me!

    Cut the rich foods, try to get him into more work if at all possible (can you lunge him a couple of...
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    At the end of the season, all of my...

    At the end of the season, all of my blankets/sheets/coolers/etc go to the blanket lady who cleans/repairs them and bags them separately for pick up, with clearly labeled bags.

    These go into the...
  10. Thread: When to insure?

    by Arelle
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    I will never *not* have insurance. It's a minimum...

    I will never *not* have insurance. It's a minimum payment that gives me major piece of mind.

    In 2011, I bought this GORGEOUS hunter gelding and paid him off right after Christmas. I didn't...
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    I had surgery to remove some internal pieces on a...

    I had surgery to remove some internal pieces on a Friday afternoon. Got a call from my out-of-town trainer Saturday AM that the barn worker thought something was wrong with my horse.

    Immediately...
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    Aww, well if you don't want any - send them my...

    Aww, well if you don't want any - send them my way! I love me some blue eyes! :)

    No bald faces though. *bleck*
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    Thank you! It was definitely a dream come true....

    Thank you! It was definitely a dream come true. :)

    But seriously, I do think that there are two sides to every story and I'm glad that you seem to have realistic expectations and can appreciate...
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    My mare is 110% *MY* mare. My geldings like me,...

    My mare is 110% *MY* mare. My geldings like me, and I'm hoping to get a great new bond with the one I just bought - but as for now, I try to treat them as commodities as much as possible.

    Here's...
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    THAT is really offensive to some people? Cripes....

    THAT is really offensive to some people? Cripes.

    I used to work as a hostess, prior to college - some 10 years ago. In my experience, we never said a word about any of our guests (that POOR,...
  16. You know, this isn't going to be a popular post,...

    You know, this isn't going to be a popular post, but I feel like you need a wake up call instead of another year - sitting on my hands.

    As a backstory, I've followed along with the adventures of...
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    AQHA mare I used to own: Sissy Gay Gal.

    AQHA mare I used to own: Sissy Gay Gal.
  18. Thread: Leaving a barn

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    So - wait. How did you give notice that...

    So - wait.

    How did you give notice that you're leaving on the 1st -- but you're already somewhere else?

    Sorry -- you did wrong here. 30 days notice is what you should have done. The fact that...
  19. I went and copied my 2012 Goals...

    I went and copied my 2012 Goals (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?335502-2012-Goals) because I couldn't remember what I had actually tried to attain. Good idea for reflection!
    ...
  20. Thread: New Pony!

    by Arelle
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    New Pony!

    One of these days, someone is really going to be confused that ALL of my horses are "ponies", just like all of my dogs are "puppies", but I digress...

    I can officially announce that my new horse...
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    I know one thing, I wouldn't deal with "Lisa"...

    I know one thing, I wouldn't deal with "Lisa" again -- and I honestly kind of want her out-ed, too.

    Look, shitty things happen to everyone, BUT that isn't a carte blanche excuse to make bad...
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    Bad Buyer Stories?

    I see so many examples of buyers lately who ask the world and expect it for little to nothing. Why is this so rampant today? What stories do you have?

    *****
    Here's a little one I ran across this...
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    I have two horses with HIS...

    I have two horses with HIS (http://www.horse-insurance.com/) and one with Kaplow (http://www.kaplowinsurance.com/index_pp.html).

    HIS has always been wonderful to me; I just purchased insurance...
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    And, as an aside, even though it totally reveals...

    And, as an aside, even though it totally reveals who got my vote - I just let some tears go at work after seeing the last minute of this video: ...
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    HOTY Voting Open

    Just a heads up to COTHers!

    USEF just announced via their FB page that they've opened the voting for the Horse of the Year 2012 Awards.

    Per their FB post:
    These six champions have earned...
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