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    You come from SF. NYC traffic isn't worse than...

    You come from SF. NYC traffic isn't worse than that. You'll be fine. Might take some creativity. I ride on LI but I live in Queens, so no help.
  2. Hoping for Minikus. But I'm partial as Babalou...

    Hoping for Minikus. But I'm partial as Babalou and my horse share a lot of blood and look remarkably alike. Sadly my riding is nothing like his, but hey...
  3. No, but... Can I buy a horse property and tell...

    No, but... Can I buy a horse property and tell him later???
  4. Thread: What would you do?

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    New horse to you, chronic neck and back pain, and...

    New horse to you, chronic neck and back pain, and you can't afford another? I think that's enough reason to put him down. Personally I'd retire him somewhere - or at least try it for a year to see...
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    It's a myth that a horse with a good appetite...

    It's a myth that a horse with a good appetite wouldn't have ulcers. I know that first-hand. Had my mare scoped when she seemed uncomfortable after riding on an empty stomach. Nasty ulcers. Never once...
  6. Don't listen to the nay-Sayers. You know in your...

    Don't listen to the nay-Sayers. You know in your heart this is Right. Your vet knows this is Right. People here - myself included - know this is Right. You tried to give her a good life. You did...
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    Great leather. I believe that's what I bought...

    Great leather.

    I believe that's what I bought a few years ago and called the rep the next day to come back and replace with a custom Antares Jump saddle. If the Spooner works for you, great. It...
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    My vet recommended Equioxx for a mare who had...

    My vet recommended Equioxx for a mare who had ulcers. And the same vet strongly recommended against IM for fear of dangerous reaction (you've probably those scary pics where they have to keep...
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    Good for mama!

    Good for mama!
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    So sorry. It's hard not to second-guess yourself,...

    So sorry. It's hard not to second-guess yourself, but it wasn't your fault. You did all you could. You did all any of us could. Bubba knew you were trying to help him.
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    Sounds about right from what I've heard, for a...

    Sounds about right from what I've heard, for a quality job. I'd certainly be careful to get it done right. Beval would probably be a very good place to go for a quote.
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    That pony is adorable!! And I agree she's being a...

    That pony is adorable!! And I agree she's being a very good girl in those videos. I'm not at all convinced she's useless based on that video. I think your farrier might prove the trainer wrong.
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    I have a tip... Board your horse in a regular...

    I have a tip... Board your horse in a regular care situation, somewhere with good care. I can't imagine doing otherwise. That's why you're working so hard, right?!

    Of course, I'm assuming your...
  14. She was lovely.

    She was lovely. <<hugs>>
  15. Agree that if she's inside she would probably be...

    Agree that if she's inside she would probably be quite happy nekkid. That said, my boy LOVES his Baker. It's soft and breathable. He doesn't seem to over-heat in it. Of course, he's an oldster not...
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    I thought I passed a stable in/around Blue Lake a...

    I thought I passed a stable in/around Blue Lake a few years ago (last time I was in the area). But good luck, can't imagine there's much at all, seems a bit of a wasteland for that kinda thing. But...
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    BAC, thanks! I miss it already! I would...

    BAC, thanks! I miss it already!

    I would definitely recommend Castle Leslie very highly. Such a fabulous experience! I will say, when they say to canter, they're really looking for a good gallop....
  18. Not for a second. Just got back from Ireland -...

    Not for a second. Just got back from Ireland - had a great time, felt safer than at home. I live in NYC and, yes, it's always a target. Then there are other dangers. Live your life. Don't let them...
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    Castle Leslie was fabulous! 2-3 hours of riding a...

    Castle Leslie was fabulous! 2-3 hours of riding a day over 6 days. The lodge was comfortable and charming, with the equestrian center just an elevator ride away. Our room overlooked the equestrian...
  20. http://www.belleplaineherald.com/Content/News/Area...

    http://www.belleplaineherald.com/Content/News/Area-News/Article/Old-Barn-Finally-Makes-Its-Move/7/40/7811

    Good things, apparently!! :-)
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    She's cuuuuuute!!!!

    She's cuuuuuute!!!!
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    I got two NN and put them on opposite sides of...

    I got two NN and put them on opposite sides of the stall to discourage one-sidedness.
  23. Move your horse like yesterday. Then think about...

    Move your horse like yesterday. Then think about why you let this trainer manipulate you and how to avoid it in the future. Best of luck.
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    I will let you know how it goes, then, and...

    I will let you know how it goes, then, and hopefully give you a good excuse to plan a trip. I'm super excited. :-)
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    So sorry.

    So sorry. <<HUGS>>
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