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    Poll: I inadvertently set my horse up for failure after...

    I inadvertently set my horse up for failure after improperly tying him at an overnight camp a couple years ago... I tied him too low, and in a halter with a breakaway crown piece. Within 5...
  2. I'm sorry to hear that... I just went through an...

    I'm sorry to hear that... I just went through an extensive dental extraction with my older rescue cat; he had all but 3 teeth pulled, though there were no complications that I know of. The vet had...
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    I would not fault anyone for PTS'ing a pet with...

    I would not fault anyone for PTS'ing a pet with dementia-related incontinence issues-- heck, my own VET has said that can be one sign to know when "it's time"-- but to pawn the poor dog off on a...
  4. Ain't that the truth!! I'M not particularly...

    Ain't that the truth!!

    I'M not particularly happy-- BO's are peculiar and not very friendly, and Horse only gets a scant few hours of turnout a day... BUT, Horse stayed in great weight over the...
  5. A few months ago, I was out of town and informed...

    A few months ago, I was out of town and informed BO's husband (they both work the place together) that Friend had my permission to ride my horse while I was gone; BO's husband just said that's fine,...
  6. No outside trainers allowed, with regards to...

    No outside trainers allowed, with regards to giving lessons on-site; that was spelled out to me upon arrival. BO is the only one allowed to do any instructing on the property, as it is their business...
  7. Barn's policy re: others riding your horse?

    At your boarding barn, what are the policies re: allowing someone else to ride your horse, WITH your permission? Is it OK if it's a fellow boarder, but not someone unaffiliated with the barn? What...
  8. She's made a few comments previously re: them...

    She's made a few comments previously re: them having to eat the cost of having to buy hay this year due to the awful hay crop... Board here is not expensive, although it is in line with other similar...
  9. THIS... I mean, really-- there's no such thing as...

    THIS... I mean, really-- there's no such thing as CAN'T make time for yourself. The world will not cease to spin if you don't go out for dinner once in a while, or heck, just take the night off and...
  10. All the work isn't done by one person... BO's are...

    All the work isn't done by one person... BO's are married couple, and both share the workload; if anything, I see BO husband more than I see BO wife. BO husband took an early retirement years ago (he...
  11. From the first time I visited the barn, I got the...

    From the first time I visited the barn, I got the sense that the BO's are more "horse people" than "people people" if that makes any sense... I don't doubt their horse care in the least (big reason...
  12. I'm convinced there is no such thing as the...

    I'm convinced there is no such thing as the perfect barn except the one in your own backyard, haha... But even if I had the land (and I don't), I still think I would rather board than keep at home--...
  13. I'm not looking elsewhere-- like I said, care is...

    I'm not looking elsewhere-- like I said, care is good and Horse seems happy. I didn't take what she said personally-- at least, I don't think it was aimed specifically at ME, anyway. And I don't...
  14. Since when does boarder = lazy freeloader?

    Zipping up the flame suit...

    Moved to a new barn about 6 months ago. I'm a middle-aged rider, just looking for a place to board my horse-- no lessons, no extras. I like to think I'm not a very...
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    When I first moved in, it was great amenities...

    When I first moved in, it was great amenities (full care but DIY stalls on Sundays) for $300, which is a great price in this area for a place with an indoor. That included the weird "BO's horse care"...
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    I'm not originally from here and I don't really...

    I'm not originally from here and I don't really move in the local horse circles, since I don't take lessons and I don't show except for the occasional schooling show a couple times a summer. Barn B...
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    There's not a stall open at Barn B yet, although...

    There's not a stall open at Barn B yet, although it sounds like one (maybe 2) may open up in the next month or two.

    I'm a bit unhappy about the short amount of turnout at Barn B (6 hours/day) vs....
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    Which barn???

    This will be long, so bear with me...

    Barn A: Have been there a little over a year. Location is perfect-- right between work and home, so I can get there daily if necessary. Facility is run-down,...
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    No language barrier. He's "getting it" I...

    No language barrier.

    He's "getting it" I think-- at least, I haven't found any buckets of bone-dry beep for a couple of days. If anything, it's TOO wet. *sigh* Oh well, I'd rather too wet than...
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    We're all trying to work with him. I honestly...

    We're all trying to work with him. I honestly don't think it's that he's lazy-- he's always on time, stalls are clean, water buckets are filled, aisles are swept, and I almost always see hay in the...
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    I do think I am going to try to switch Horse to a...

    I do think I am going to try to switch Horse to a non-prep feed, just to simplify things for everyone and make me not have to be paranoid every day that this problem is continuing. Right now, the...
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    I'm pretty sure New Guy got the memo re: making...

    I'm pretty sure New Guy got the memo re: making sure the beep has enough water put in it now before he feeds it to Horse... BUT, he's not adding the water far enough in advance for it to adequately...
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    I'm all about explaining the "whys" of why...

    I'm all about explaining the "whys" of why something has to be done a certain way... I tried explaining that beep is like oatmeal or rice, that it's meant to soak up lots of fluid, and if it's fed...
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    Switch feeds or dig in my heels?

    LONG post warning...

    Horse has been boarded at current barn for about a year. The facilities are amazing for the price range-- nice grass pastures, daily turnout in winter and 24/7 in summer,...
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    My husband and I just had a similar conversation...

    My husband and I just had a similar conversation recently, with regard to all of our animals, Horse included-- i.e., what would we do if there was some sort of major illness, injury, etc. Dependent...
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