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    Allprohorse Transport-Review?

    May need a horse shipped-got a quote from this shipper-any reviews (or suggestions of who to use/avoid)? Thanks!
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    What about near Syracuse? I am not at all...

    What about near Syracuse? I am not at all familiar with that area...
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    Good equine vets near Oswego, NY?

    Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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    These are the worst...because usually the horse...

    These are the worst...because usually the horse is elderly and has given years and years of service, only to be dumped when it is time for the human to give a little back.

    Or, the dealers who...
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    It happens...horses aren't bicycles and not every...

    It happens...horses aren't bicycles and not every partnership is a "fit". I can remember taking lessons as a little kid at a lesson barn with 20+ horses - every horse had a group of riders that...
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    I'm not sure what exactly happened to this...

    I'm not sure what exactly happened to this thread-looks like a lot of editing and backtracking on the part of the OP. So, we'll never know the whole story, but based on the limited info the OP...
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    Based on what you've said, I would tend to think...

    Based on what you've said, I would tend to think the BO is trying to work with you in several ways: 1. changed turnout so horse doesn't get hurt again 2. switching to syringing meds to ensure your...
  9. Every once in a while I'll get a call or email...

    Every once in a while I'll get a call or email from someone looking to "rent a horse for an hour or two". I politely explain that we don't do that and then suggest places that offer trail...
  10. If you can afford it and are going to use it,...

    If you can afford it and are going to use it, then go for it! I prefer to be outside as much as possible, as do the horses.
  11. Except for saving on shavings, having horses live...

    Except for saving on shavings, having horses live outside is not really much cheaper than stalling them IF you maintain turnout areas, run-in sheds, and pastures properly. Not to mention the labor...
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    And that is usually the point where they tell you...

    And that is usually the point where they tell you that they are actually increasing the price several thousand dollars as a result...I watched one horse's price go from $12k to $18k to $23k over the...
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    I feel your pain....last horse I drove 7 hours...

    I feel your pain....last horse I drove 7 hours each way after dealing with an "agent", explained what I was looking for and saw a sales video. Agent assured me that the horse was quiet, laid-back,...
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    SMF11, I think you just need to lay out all of...

    SMF11, I think you just need to lay out all of the "options" for the boarder that you are comfortable with in terms of turnout and let her choose. If she doesn't like any of them, then of course she...
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    One dealer always ends every one of her ads with...

    One dealer always ends every one of her ads with "excellent home a MUST" but then if you read her sale policies she states that horses will not be held, even with a deposit, for any reason (including...
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    I can beat that...once had a small pony for sale...

    I can beat that...once had a small pony for sale for $750 and a "trainer" came and had her daughter ride her because they were looking for another pony for their lesson string....pony went...
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    I can beat that...once had a small pony for sale...

    I can beat that...once had a small pony for sale for $750 and a "trainer" came and had her daughter ride her because they were looking for another pony for their lesson string....pony went...
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    And it needs to be at least 16 hands, branded,...

    And it needs to be at least 16 hands, branded, with a lot of chrome and an extensive show record..."an excellent home" is always "guaranteed" in those ads!! Sorry, those ads irk me as well.

    OP, I...
  19. OP-I applaud your goal-setting and clarity of...

    OP-I applaud your goal-setting and clarity of vision for your future. However, you came here asking for advice on HOW to afford the second horse...well, first you need to sell/rehome the horse you...
  20. I was thinking exactly this. If she doesn't...

    I was thinking exactly this. If she doesn't remember a conversation, what else might she forget...not to be unsympathetic towards her, but if she is running a boarding facility, she needs her health...
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    I inquired about a horse that was listed for sale...

    I inquired about a horse that was listed for sale a week ago - the ad said please email for video...the response back was "Thank you for your inquiry. We are raising the price due to a breakthrough...
  22. Wow. Let me know if she wins and sets "legal...

    Wow. Let me know if she wins and sets "legal precedence" so I can get my money back on the PPE I had done last week that the horse "failed".;)

    I have heard of vets being sued for...
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    This is not the first horse I've ever purchased...

    This is not the first horse I've ever purchased (although its been about a decade), and I've always done a PPE...this is the first time I've had one fail and my initial reaction was gratitude that...
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    He wasn't lame, just stabbing his toe...

    He wasn't lame, just stabbing his toe periodically - vet called it NQR, which is why I opted for the $180 of x-rays (on top of the rest of the exam charges). However, the vet said to me, "if you...
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    Excellent point of view...makes me feel better...

    Excellent point of view...makes me feel better about my decision :)
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