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  1. If you want to get him out of a bad situation,...

    If you want to get him out of a bad situation, great. Resale project, NO. There are too many horses out there that do not need special management for someone to buy. Our SSH was diagnosed as IR a...
  2. Is there a bulletin board in the secretary's...

    Is there a bulletin board in the secretary's office at your local race track?
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    Don't know why you are interested in doing your...

    Don't know why you are interested in doing your own farrier work. If it is because you can't find a competent farrier, look into trailering to one. If it is because you believe you can do a better...
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    Don't know why you are interested in doing your...

    Don't know why you are interested in doing your own farrier work. If it is because you can't find a competent farrier, look into trailering to one. If it is because you believe you can do a better...
  5. Thanks, I called them. Unfortunately turnout is...

    Thanks, I called them. Unfortunately turnout is very limited - dirt pens and two hours each day. Looking for better turnout for all day or all night! Any suggestions?
  6. Looking for Boarding near Saratoga Springs

    Hi, equine vet daughter spending the summer at Saratoga Springs. She's an eventer and will be bringing her retired 2* horse with her from south Florida. Any recommendations for boarding with good...
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    We were there, as well. Not knowledgeable enough...

    We were there, as well. Not knowledgeable enough to read the signs that all was not well: screens up, too much time before transport off course, ambulance instead of helicopter. In retrospect, we...
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    Is there a "DIS-like" button? What makes you...

    Is there a "DIS-like" button? What makes you qualified to judge a horse's issues and recommending beating them for "crap"? If a horse has issues, beating them doesn't solve the problem - it just...
  9. Read the guidelines for safe rehoming, or "how to...

    Read the guidelines for safe rehoming, or "how to separate the kill buyers from the person who will ACTUALLY give him a home, etc." Any ad that says FREE screams out to someone who can make a buck...
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    Go with a commercial shipper - that is a long...

    Go with a commercial shipper - that is a long ride unless in a box stall with someone who knows what they're doing at the wheel. We've used Brookledge and been very happy.
  11. He hasn't had grass for years. And the vet,...

    He hasn't had grass for years. And the vet, farrier, and I agree on founder. Older non-Cushings gelding. Of a chronic founder-prone breed (Spotted Saddle Horse). Nothing changes in the winter...
  12. Why do some horses founder in the colder months?

    Husband's horse is carefully managed for chronic laminitis. Significant flare-up when the temps turned dramatically colder even though no other aspects of his management changed. He's out on a...
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    Also make sure your realtor is knowledgeable...

    Also make sure your realtor is knowledgeable about these types of properties. They can be a wealth of information about what works (and what doesn't) on a smaller acreage. Where are you located?
  14. The $900/month is boarding, not ship-in.

    The $900/month is boarding, not ship-in.
  15. http://stepaheadthoroughbred.com/

    http://stepaheadthoroughbred.com/
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    Doylestown is NOT extreme southeastern PA - it is...

    Doylestown is NOT extreme southeastern PA - it is about 15 minutes from the NJ border (Lambertville/Stockton/Frenchtown) and close to the Bucks County Horse Park. People should always practice...
  17. Okay, another 60 year-old here. Started riding...

    Okay, another 60 year-old here. Started riding as an adult because I was always at the barn with my daughters. Some lessons, not really feeling like I gained in confidence though I gained in...
  18. So sorry to hear this.

    So sorry to hear this.
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    Lancaster Barns - good quality, professional...

    Lancaster Barns - good quality, professional people. Came out and moved it for us a few years later.
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    You'd probably have better responses if you...

    You'd probably have better responses if you indicated in the title WHAT you are looking for!
  21. My standard answer to anyone who wants to ride my...

    My standard answer to anyone who wants to ride my horses is that my insurance won't permit it. Ends right there!
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    Well - your mileage may vary... I have severe...

    Well - your mileage may vary... I have severe arthritis in both shoulders and had the left one replaced in December 2014. I have decent range of motion, far less pain, but very little strength. I...
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    I would meet with her and tell her how much I...

    I would meet with her and tell her how much I appreciate that she recognizes his talent. I'd offer to sell her the horse since she is so invested in his success. If and when she refuses, I'd ask...
  24. I am getting a shoulder replacement in...

    I am getting a shoulder replacement in mid-December. Own a small farm, trail ride - and can't use my left arm at all. My surgeon said 4-6 months before I am pain-free and functional. Was he being...
  25. Truthfully? I cringe when I see or hear the...

    Truthfully? I cringe when I see or hear the expression "a horse to 'love' on". To me, it implies someone who thinks of horses as great big stuffed toys. I know it sounds harsh, but it's a real...
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