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    ^This. Regardless what we horse people think...

    ^This. Regardless what we horse people think about poop, we need to consider the feelings of others. I don't like dog poop and I really appreciate that the people walking dogs pick-up after...
  2. Well I would tell your LL, who seems to own the...

    Well I would tell your LL, who seems to own the fence breaking Haffie, that he needs to buy a charger and hot wire/tape. Otherwise he is going to be paying it in vet bills for when the Haffie cuts...
  3. I guess I am continuing to miss something here....

    I guess I am continuing to miss something here. Is the BM compensated by the BOs by having a cut of the board income or does she just get a salary. My experience is that BMs are salaried or hourly...
  4. First of all, how do you know the BM will say no?...

    First of all, how do you know the BM will say no? How do you know that she wouldn't like another boarder? No offense intended, but as a stallion owner and breeder, ungelded yearlings can be hard on a...
  5. I would start talking to BOs who do offer...

    I would start talking to BOs who do offer retirement board now. The business aspect of it is different from a regular barn. For example, many retired horses are not seen by their owners very often....
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    You might want to raise your rate. Gas is not...

    You might want to raise your rate. Gas is not cheap, there is time to travel and the work seems more like in the 30 minute+ range. It is a fair amount of effort for a small wage.
  7. I am a crazy BO. I only offer field board and I...

    I am a crazy BO. I only offer field board and I state that clearly. I make sure the horses have hay 24/7 in the winter, are fed daily, and have working automatic waterers Personally, I think most...
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    I do sell somewhere between 3 - 6 horses a year,...

    I do sell somewhere between 3 - 6 horses a year, some my own breeding and some consignments. I know the market pretty well. What gets me are ads where the seller states "I have bought another horse...
  9. Do not go into buying horses thinking you'll get...

    Do not go into buying horses thinking you'll get your money back. You won't. Honestly, if you don't even have a saddle to ride this mare in, how the heck do you think you can sell her? I have...
  10. Herd dynamics will change with the introduction...

    Herd dynamics will change with the introduction of a "new" horse whether it is a neighbor on the farm or an outside horse. It is to be expected. Sometimes the alpha will change, sometimes not. It...
  11. Not trying to be mean to anyone. I appreciate...

    Not trying to be mean to anyone. I appreciate that she is trying to save a buck, but I still think $100 for a trailer rental is not unreasonable. Maybe getting donations as offered above is the...
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    Well I for one would not want to deliver a child...

    Well I for one would not want to deliver a child between the doors of my truck between divisions that I was jump judging. I think I would avail myself of the EMT!

    As Janet and others pointed out,...
  13. I would be curious if USAA would cover property...

    I would be curious if USAA would cover property damage to a non-owned trailer. I appreciate that liability coverage is there.

    I also don't think paying $100 to Blue Ridge is a bad deal. It's...
  14. Riding is an optional recreational activity. If...

    Riding is an optional recreational activity. If you are not having fun with a horse, then move on. It sounds like the OP needs more work on balance and using her seat, which is perfectly...
  15. As a seller, I would never let a prospective...

    As a seller, I would never let a prospective buyer haul my horse offsite to a vetting, much less cross state lines with my horse. If horse is being bought, the vetting is done before the horse...
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    FWIW, my contract doesn't say anything about...

    FWIW, my contract doesn't say anything about "passing" a PPE. It says that the buyer may have a PPE with any licensed vet on my farm (or pay to have the horse hauled by me to an off the farm...
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    Honestly, this is why I won't sell a horse...

    Honestly, this is why I won't sell a horse contingent on an off-the-farm trial. You can have a trial on my farm, but once the horse goes home with you, it's your horse. I also strongly recommend a...
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    I would also be sure that the employer has...

    I would also be sure that the employer has worker's comp coverage for you.
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    I think 300/600 is ample coverage especially if...

    I think 300/600 is ample coverage especially if the legal fees are in excess of the liability limits. My biggest worry is not that I would have to pay a damage award or settlement, but that I will...
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    A personal policy covers your horse in all...

    A personal policy covers your horse in all settings, not just at the barn. I think this is particulary important if you trail ride off premises, go to shows, fox hunt, participate in parades, attend...
  21. As someone who sells horses, the last thing I...

    As someone who sells horses, the last thing I want is to have the buyer not see the horse 'as is' and that includes any warm up requirements. I want a good fit and if the prospective buyer is not...
  22. CHT, I understand about wanting to stay put and...

    CHT, I understand about wanting to stay put and keep the barn. But is you don't like confrontation, don't become an employer/landlord. You need a very thick skin for it. My current tenant, a...
  23. I would not build something specifically for this...

    I would not build something specifically for this purpose given the situation with the OP's deteriorating health. It may be that staying at the current location may not be ideal in the long run. ...
  24. As others said, there is no reason why you should...

    As others said, there is no reason why you should incur $100K in debt for an undergraduate degree. IF Jr. is finishing his AA right now and it cost less than $15K, including books and going year...
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    If you like to plan, then make a business plan...

    If you like to plan, then make a business plan for yourself. List out the expenses you will need to cover (rent, food, car, cell phone, savings, etc.) and then figure out what income sources you...
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