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    Undergrad here with two horses. I live with my...

    Undergrad here with two horses.

    I live with my boyfriend and pay rent, car payment, insurance, groceries, cell phone, gas. And we also have two large dogs. I work part time at a barn and I'm also...
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    My current boarding situation has no set hours,...

    My current boarding situation has no set hours, but when I went to look at the place before moving my horses the BO just asked that I be respectful. She lives there with her family so they deserve to...
  3. I think my parents were patiently waiting for me...

    I think my parents were patiently waiting for me to "grow out of it". Much to their surprise, that didn't happen.

    It started with sending me to a friend's farm in the country where they had...
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    Add me to the list of people with scary collar...

    Add me to the list of people with scary collar stories.

    We took our two dog to the park one night last fall and they were chasing each other as the usually do, the Rottie got his lower jaw hooked...
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    Usually tucked away somewhere in my grooming...

    Usually tucked away somewhere in my grooming tote. This month's check was left in the bag of treats in my grooming tote. Unless I see the BO in person then I just hand it to her directly. When I...
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    I would go with the side ramp. My horses moved...

    I would go with the side ramp.

    My horses moved to a new barn last month and the hauler had a 2+1 with side ramp. The driveway at the old barn was too narrow for her rig and it was on a busy road....
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    I'm 5'1" and very slim, I have a GP jacket that...

    I'm 5'1" and very slim, I have a GP jacket that flits pretty well. I had to have the sleeves shortened a bit but it fits better than any other jacket I've tried on. My legs and torso are fairly well...
  8. I'm from Montreal, now in Ottawa. If you don't...

    I'm from Montreal, now in Ottawa.

    If you don't have a car then getting to any barn is going to be hard, even with a car it's nothing short of a nightmare. So glad I don't have to drive in that...
  9. They spread the manure in the enormous grass jump...

    They spread the manure in the enormous grass jump field during the spring. The rest gets spread on the neighbour's crop fields. Not the turnout fields. But even if they did, that's not the same as...
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    Both barns I work at sweep the shavings about 2-3...

    Both barns I work at sweep the shavings about 2-3 feet back from the front of the stall. It helps keep the shavings from being dragged out of the stall when the horse goes out. It helps keep the hay...
  11. I work in a 26 stall barn and there most...

    I work in a 26 stall barn and there most certainly are horses who spread their hay all over their stall then poop everywhere and continue to eat their hay around the poop. They won't dig through the...
  12. Problems ;)

    Problems ;)
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    The iPhones are a very nice size for slipping...

    The iPhones are a very nice size for slipping into your back pocket. I have the Galaxy SIII which is larger than the iPhone and it lives in my back pocket.
  14. I can't vote from Canada but I would if I could,...

    I can't vote from Canada but I would if I could, one of my dogs came from them :)
  15. I'm more like Jen-s, I like to go to the barn to...

    I'm more like Jen-s, I like to go to the barn to spend time with the horses and myself. It's my therapy time and while I enjoy having SO come out with me on occasion he doesn't ride and it's often...
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    $300/month board for two horses (outdoor board...

    $300/month board for two horses (outdoor board with hay/grain/blanketing included). $50/month in supplements. $6-700/yearly in routine vet care including deworming. Occasional bodywork...
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    When I was in group lessons they always lasted an...

    When I was in group lessons they always lasted an hour. For little kids I would expect 30ish minutes for the shorter attention spans.
  18. Right now I'm house sitting 4 dogs and a cat,...

    Right now I'm house sitting 4 dogs and a cat, sleeping overnight and being paid $50/day. If horses and bunnies and messes were involved that rate would at least be doubled. I don't even have to clean...
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    I've gone through this a couple of time, moving...

    I've gone through this a couple of time, moving to a new place and looking for a barn. Will be doing again this fall!

    I like to start with a list of things I want in a barn. For example, this fall...
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    My horse spends most of the winter without a...

    My horse spends most of the winter without a blanket and she lives outside 24/7. But if it's going to be freezing rain or any form of wet and cold I put her rain sheet on.
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    I much, much prefer to keep horses barefoot if at...

    I much, much prefer to keep horses barefoot if at all possible. My mare has been barefoot about 95% of the almost 10 years I've owned her. I'm currently helping our boarder transition her horse from...
  22. I have a mare with arthritis and joint issues....

    I have a mare with arthritis and joint issues. What has made the biggest difference for her is 24/7 turnout. I realize that's not always possible for everyone but, as much turnout as possible and...
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    Here in Quebec we often see -20*C and as long as...

    Here in Quebec we often see -20*C and as long as it's clear skies and not super windy I've always ridden.

    32F is about 0C, which is what we've been hovering around so far this winter. It's WARM...
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    Flax seed would be my choice of supplement. It's...

    Flax seed would be my choice of supplement. It's good for any horses diet as most horses do not get enough Omega-3's. And yes, it can be fed whole.

    I would be wary of beet pulp, if you feed it...
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    http://www.carawayconnemaras.ca/sales.php I...

    http://www.carawayconnemaras.ca/sales.php

    I take lessons at this farm; great people and great horses.
    They don't have anything over the age of 3 for sale right now but thought I'd throw it out...
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