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    Like others, I would recommend against breeding...

    Like others, I would recommend against breeding this mare. Unless the mare can talk, I don't think you have definitive proof of why she is struggling with this issue. Plenty of horses endure bad...
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    No, no credit. From the perspective of a BO, what...

    No, no credit. From the perspective of a BO, what you gain in feed savings you lose in efficiency. It's an even trade.
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    All the time. Both with and without coolers over...

    All the time. Both with and without coolers over top. Short and medium distances. Open stock and slant load. For western saddles with bulky stirrups, I hook the stirrups over the horn or tie them...
  4. Thread: Arena topping

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    It may not be so much that you are "punching...

    It may not be so much that you are "punching down" to your base as it is that the compacted dirt underneath is just coming up and mixing in with your footing.
  5. I have found that it adds a lot of extra time...

    I have found that it adds a lot of extra time over the course of a month to put on and take off turnout boots, flymasks, cribbing straps, apply flyspray, put ointment on cuts, etc. vs. just walking...
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    This is indeed an odd situation, I'm surprised...

    This is indeed an odd situation, I'm surprised they terminated the lease before confirming that the last breeding did not result in a pregnancy. I do think that since the lease was terminated you are...
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    Spookiness is a tough issue. I do think that some...

    Spookiness is a tough issue. I do think that some horses will relax and ease up on the spooking with a more dominant rider, but that's not always the case. Putting a more tough and relaxed rider on...
  8. I agree with most posters: if the seller will...

    I agree with most posters: if the seller will take the horse back, return it. Even if you only get part of the purchase price back or have to give the horse back I think you should do so. Otherwise...
  9. Production is continuing along just fine....

    Production is continuing along just fine. However, all the protesting and bad press around the PMU industry in the US and Canada caused the drug companies to move their contracts to farms in China...
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    How much does the BO want for "electricity"? I...

    How much does the BO want for "electricity"? I agree that the actual cost of the electricity should be quite minimal. But, there is a bit of a hassle factor whenever someone does something...
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    For barn workers, I think that a $50-100 cash...

    For barn workers, I think that a $50-100 cash gift is a lovely, thoughtful thing to do. Even $25 and some cookies or a holiday treat would be much appreciated. Most barn workers are not particularly...
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    I'll admit that as a BO I have mixed feelings...

    I'll admit that as a BO I have mixed feelings about part boarders. When I take a boarder on I interview the person and make sure they are a good fit, check references, go over boarding services and...
  13. I've known places where the horses would come...

    I've known places where the horses would come trotting, cantering or galloping into the barn and down the aisle into their stalls. There would be slipping on the pavement, hips knocked on stall door...
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    Another thing I would point out is that it...

    Another thing I would point out is that it probably isn't wise (or considerate) to schedule a jumping lesson on a green horse at a high-traffic time. Part boarder or not, if I were the BO in this...
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    I'm not completely understanding either. It...

    I'm not completely understanding either. It sounds like the main problem is that you are at a barn where most of the riders are of a different discipline and different mindset. For example, at a...
  16. Please don't picket your horse to graze using a...

    Please don't picket your horse to graze using a longe line tied to a water hydrant.
    Board does not include long term parking/storage for your extra vehicles in the farm parking lot.
    Please don't...
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    Breeding is incredibly important to breeders who...

    Breeding is incredibly important to breeders who are trying to consistently produce sound and sane top performers, to riders looking for prospects who are looking to invest their money in horses with...
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    It sounds to me like it was a mutually beneficial...

    It sounds to me like it was a mutually beneficial situation. The person got to ride and lesson on a nice, horse, though it was green. The horse ended up with some extra training and experience,...
  19. Here are my thoughts: Even if you know you...

    Here are my thoughts:
    Even if you know you aren't relying on this business for income, I would still do a complete business plan and crunch all of your numbers very carefully. Also plan out your...
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    It's really tough to help other people with their...

    It's really tough to help other people with their horses because many new horse owners think they know a lot more than they do. I have seen so many struggling new horse owners insist that "their way"...
  21. Thread: barn

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    Personally I wouldn't engage, I would follow...

    Personally I wouldn't engage, I would follow JSwan's excellent advice. Let them send all the notices they want, they have no legal right to oversee the care of anyone's animals, that's what animal...
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    I feel like this is a big conundrum for the USEF....

    I feel like this is a big conundrum for the USEF. Shady sales practices are a terrible problem in our sport--I feel very strongly about this. However, I think that attempting to govern sales...
  23. I think that most likely all of this discussion...

    I think that most likely all of this discussion is a moot point.

    I see vxf's point, that none of this is the horse's fault and no one wants to see the horse come to a bad end. However, the BO...
  24. Gloriginger is right, you can't just take the...

    Gloriginger is right, you can't just take the horse and euthanize it, it has to be auctioned (though I'm sure there is some variability on the details by state). It also is quite a disaster if the...
  25. No smoking anywhere on the premises, in or out of...

    No smoking anywhere on the premises, in or out of a barn. I won't hire a worker if they are a smoker. Fire risk is the most obvious reason. The risk may be slight, but the consequences are...
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