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  1. I've always limited it. If I'm the owner I'm not...

    I've always limited it. If I'm the owner I'm not willing to give the leaser full control, that is they don't get to make the decision "this treatment will be too expensive/risky so it is time to...
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    You know you love craigslist ads

    http://charleston.craigslist.org/grd/4805435857.html
  3. If he's up to that, lots of hunts have a junior...

    If he's up to that, lots of hunts have a junior day where juniors and their chaperones are free.
  4. It sounds like a terrible idea. It has all the...

    It sounds like a terrible idea. It has all the risk of people who buy a farm with plans to subdivide, and get stuck sitting on it for years trying to get rezoning permission, without the financial...
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    For poles I have these. ...

    For poles I have these.
    http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NGP3LQ/

    Fit 9 poles on each pair (or more if you stack them 2 layers high)
  6. The correct way to do up blanket leg straps is...

    The correct way to do up blanket leg straps is not to loop it three times around the leg then knot it to itself.

    While your employee telling you the water trough is full and me telling you it's...
  7. Ride down to the tack store and stroll into a...

    Ride down to the tack store and stroll into a fitting room.

    Or use the measuring method from the brand you plan on buying.
  8. Thread: barn

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    Of course, my all time favorite reply letter is...

    Of course, my all time favorite reply letter is still this one:
    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/02/regarding-your-stupid-complaint.html
  9. Thread: barn

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    I probably would have replied: ... but...

    I probably would have replied:



    ... but that's probably why I don't get to do PR or communications for any of my employers.
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    For at least half the horses here I'm pretty sure...

    For at least half the horses here I'm pretty sure it would lead to styrofoam getting eaten so I think I'll let you do your own science there.
  11. Or crazy plan, you could just tell the truth and...

    Or crazy plan, you could just tell the truth and say, "This is my barn and this my policy on how my barn runs."

    Grownups tend to find the world works better when people communicate the truth. ...
  12. Thread: helmet bill

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    There's a good write up here...

    There's a good write up here
    http://www.bhs.org.uk/~/media/BHS/Files/PDF%20Documents/Safety%20leaflets/BETA%20Guide%20to%20Riding%20Hats.ashx

    In summary though if you are talking about current...
  13. Thread: helmet bill

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    And it's even more pointless this time than last....

    And it's even more pointless this time than last.

    It's not making people wear one, which would be far more controversial but at least useful. It's just stopping you selling hunt caps, really old...
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    Farriers don't generally have a formal...

    Farriers don't generally have a formal office/worshop to pay for or a full time receptionist, So what would a farrier gain from it? A formal arrangement for vacation coverage? A formal arrangement...
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    For the sake of less than $5 it might be worth...

    For the sake of less than $5 it might be worth going to the hardware store and buying a carbide tipped drill bit. That way you won't be blunting ones of unknown quality that have been drilling wood...
  16. I'm impressed the parent can find something...

    I'm impressed the parent can find something constructive to do in 50 minutes including travel time from the barn. She is probably only 5 or 10 minutes away, so if you have her cell number you could...
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    Do you have a drill? Then yes. An electric...

    Do you have a drill? Then yes.

    An electric drill will be much easier than a hand one. A drill press would be best of all.

    For drilling metal you also really want a vice or some other secure...
  18. Sure, but that depends on the type of country you...

    Sure, but that depends on the type of country you have. We spend a fair bit of time on narrow trails where once the field has stopped you don't have a lot of room to move. I don't think I've seen a...
  19. A box won't stop it freezing above the frost line...

    A box won't stop it freezing above the frost line unless you run wiring to it and install heat tape, an incandescent lamp or some other source of heat in it.

    If you have a heated room with the...
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    If you are somewhere cold, winter hunting stuff...

    If you are somewhere cold, winter hunting stuff is always a good gift.
    Lined leather gloves eg...
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    I think he will learn to tie a proper stock tie...

    I think he will learn to tie a proper stock tie fairly quickly, unless he enjoys the attention getting it tied for him. Pretied ones will always look fake. It would be like going to an office job...
  22. What would you give a non-Amish farrier? Cross...

    What would you give a non-Amish farrier? Cross off clothing, or anything decorative (which are probably terrible gifts for a man you don't know well anyway) and anything that plugs in to an outlet,...
  23. The good: * Works really well on the arena and...

    The good:
    * Works really well on the arena and on the driveway
    * Really solidly built. I've replaced a wheel bearing (which I had never got around to greasing), but the main parts might actually...
  24. "The very rich, they are different from you and me"

    http://i.imgur.com/1tlcpFW.png
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    I've just got mine hanging on a tack cleaning...

    I've just got mine hanging on a tack cleaning hook. Something like...
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