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    She is probably exhausted, terrified, and...

    She is probably exhausted, terrified, and hormonal (the boarder, I mean). I don't think she is playing on your sympathies, so much as is overwhelmed. This does not excuse her needing to pay her...
  2. I would have been less sensible and bought a pair...

    I would have been less sensible and bought a pair or two of an incredibly beautiful stirrup, which I can't remember the name of anymore, but they were Art. They were expensive, though, and a "nice...
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    Room to move, good feeding

    I would be looking for bigger stalls and/or, since that's hard to retrofit, stalls with 24/7 access to a paddock big enough for an arthritic oldie to keep moving (motion is lotion) overnight,...
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    My horse has never forgiven my human children for...

    My horse has never forgiven my human children for developing my "Mom Look."
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    My round-barreled, high-withered, dippy-backed...

    My round-barreled, high-withered, dippy-backed Arab and I are comfortable in a Steubben VSD. She's now 26 and mostly retired, but the saddle continues to seem comfortable for her despite retirement-...
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    There is a state park in our area (Great Brook...

    There is a state park in our area (Great Brook State Farm) that is heavily used by horses, joggers, dog walkers, cyclists (mostly kids) -- your basic family destination. The main trails are wide,...
  7. In north central Massachusetts, $85.

    In north central Massachusetts, $85.
  8. The only thing about a van is that it is that...

    The only thing about a van is that it is that much harder to see who is in your blind spots, and they're harder to maneuver/park/see around in general. But very convenient for storage, being able to...
  9. As a boarder, it has always been my understanding...

    As a boarder, it has always been my understanding that unless I put down money and signed something, the stall was available to anyone else who came by and made a decision faster than I did.

    I...
  10. Thread: Poker rides

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    Also look for hunter paces; they are as relaxed...

    Also look for hunter paces; they are as relaxed or as "spirited"as you want them to be. :-)
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    The failures are nothing compared to the gifts of...

    The failures are nothing compared to the gifts of when it does work. And it doesn't need to be "perfect" to work out perfectly in the end; it just needs to be "good enough" in the beginning. The...
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    So, are you definitely, positively sure you want...

    So, are you definitely, positively sure you want another horse? I only ask, and with the greatest of support, because it comes across a tiny bit to me that you're putting up a lot of roadblocks for...
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    I am resurrecting this old thread to say..... I...

    I am resurrecting this old thread to say..... I went out and bought the horses on my hunter pace team some lovely (I would have thought) Guinness, to help the poor babies cope with a hot dry day...
  14. Bobcat guy took out about maybe 8 to 10 inches of...

    Bobcat guy took out about maybe 8 to 10 inches of soil/gluey hoof-sucking, boot-sucking mud/frozen postholes in mud, finding much semi-de-composed hay, mittens, horsehoes, flip-flops, etc. in the...
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    Gosh. My horse has had Cushings for five years. ...

    Gosh. My horse has had Cushings for five years. For four of those years, she was on half a Prascend a day. I don't even know how much it costs, because compared with board, it doesn't make my...
  16. I see a lot of lovely farms in rural Virginia for...

    I see a lot of lovely farms in rural Virginia for that price, but I'm not sure what you could command for board. Maybe better to aim for being a retirement farm for beloved and pampered retirees...
  17. Internet junkies -- help me find that property listing!

    Any Internet addicts have time on their hands and like to window-shop horse properties? A few weeks ago, I was fantasizing about horse properties and found a listing that I loved. But, I had a rare...
  18. I would tell your vet and your farrier that...

    I would tell your vet and your farrier that you're looking for a few more like-minded pasture boarders, and I'd leave it at that, if you don't want to have to get into a lot more management of...
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    My perfect pasture is at least 5 acres and has a...

    My perfect pasture is at least 5 acres and has a few scrubbier areas, lightly rocky areas, a stream large enough for a horse to play/lie down in, a sandy area with sand pile for rolling, and offers a...
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    I would ride in the saddle proven to be...

    I would ride in the saddle proven to be comfortable for us both, and would just make sure saddle was well-conditioned before and after rides such that it could handle getting the flaps wet. And I...
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    OP welcomes all responses, not to worry. I am not...

    OP welcomes all responses, not to worry. I am not going to go scooping and hacking and carving, promise. I am not trying to replace farrier. Farrier declines to come out more often than every 6-7...
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    Hoof-trimming tools for the beginner

    Can anyone recommend where I should start with easy to use, good quality, hoof trimming tools? I probably only need a rasp, frankly. Horse probably just needs me to rasp alittle to arch the...
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    "There is no money to hire a trainer." Then,...

    "There is no money to hire a trainer."

    Then, one must ask, is there money for vet bills, hoof care, hay in the winter, tack that fits? Three or four sessions with a _good_ trainer (not some...
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    "what I really want is to be able to wander out...

    "what I really want is to be able to wander out my back door, hop up bareback, and go for a little walk. Not that I don't want to tack up and go a farther and a little faster sometimes, too."

    The...
  25. Freakin A. I'm 53 and I can't get on my Arab...

    Freakin A. I'm 53 and I can't get on my Arab without a mounting block. I have got to step it up.
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