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    Smart decision. U Dun Good !!! :D Get it done...

    Smart decision. U Dun Good !!! :D

    Get it done asap, while they are still in the mood to have it over with. :yes:

    And yes re the above posters, be absolutely you sure you get something signed, a...
  2. I am for numbers (large ones) on the saddle pad,...

    I am for numbers (large ones) on the saddle pad, on both sides. For several seconds I get a fairly good view of the side of the horse while it traverses the obstacle, unlike the moving rider's chest...
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    Haven't really had the problem, except on one...

    Haven't really had the problem, except on one topic ... my horse does not tie, so of course people who have never even seen an explosive pullback in action, much less ever trained one, have a core...
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    Oh, so identify with this. The whole reason I'm...

    Oh, so identify with this. The whole reason I'm paying these ridiculous amounts for this high-maintenance creature is so I have an opportunity to really relax with the creature, from time to time....
  5. Had a friend in this situation. She had a...

    Had a friend in this situation. She had a heart-to-heart with the head trainer, with specifics, and the two assistants had a sudden dramatic improvement.

    She still wasn't completely happy with...
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    You are right in your insinuation that there is...

    You are right in your insinuation that there is no gain to hanging on to breed papers ...

    ... but people sometimes act emotionally, out of frustration, disappointment, even spite. They don't want...
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    That is wonderful news! Congratulations! :D ...

    That is wonderful news! Congratulations! :D

    This is a rollercoaster - and it sounds as if this is sometimes one of extremes. He's champion - he's on a long layup - sounds like it's one or the...
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    There is nothing to talk about. Horse is gone in...

    There is nothing to talk about. Horse is gone in a few days.

    This "heart-to-heart" will be nothing but her gaming you. Remember - she is WAY better at this game than you, because you and she are...
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    ... while she shrieks, fizzes and emits clouds of...

    ... while she shrieks, fizzes and emits clouds of noxious smoke ... :winkgrin:
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    This is making less sense all the time. Sorry OP...

    This is making less sense all the time. Sorry OP ... but starting to miss where the common sense factor comes in.

    Is there any form of 'abandonment' law that could have some sort of legal...
  11. OK I can stop feeling sorry for myself that my...

    OK I can stop feeling sorry for myself that my horse exceeded the $5k major medical insurance limit in only one year! :winkgrin: So far. (But that one year was a doozy.)

    Whenever someone is...
  12. That's the thing. The risk is not that a horse...

    That's the thing. The risk is not that a horse will get sick, be treated and then be ok after a short recovery. The risk is death - from just one quality control mistake.

    I keep thinking of the...
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    I would suspect a convoluted chain of events is...

    I would suspect a convoluted chain of events is undoubtedly underway ... patience required.

    But your cheering section is here for you, OP. :)
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    "verbal" ??? As in, "she said / he said" ???? ...

    "verbal" ???

    As in, "she said / he said" ????
    (or switching out the he's and she's as appropriate ... )

    I am watching with great interest to see if anyone with a legal background thinks there...
  15. It might help you to read through this thread...

    It might help you to read through this thread with some wonderful suggestions for decisions and coping with a chronically ill horse. One of the great ideas is "hospice thinking" to help decide how...
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    Have you sent a letter yet saying "pay $__ owed...

    Have you sent a letter yet saying "pay $__ owed by X date, or a lien will be filed against horse on X date"? Sometimes that shakes loose the funds owing.

    If such a letter doesn't result in...
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    It sounds as if you aren't questioning whether...

    It sounds as if you aren't questioning whether you should move barns, but are worried about hurting feelings when you tell your long-time barn that it is time for you to move.

    Your current barn...
  18. If someone says "no" when "no" is the wrong...

    If someone says "no" when "no" is the wrong answer, then the next statement is "then I will take my business elsewhere". You do not have to take "no" for an answer.

    You can say "no", too.

    To...
  19. Thread: Thx

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    And btw ... this doesn't sound male/female to me....

    And btw ... this doesn't sound male/female to me. It sounds like he's not good about his feet and that has caused bad farrier situations. Getting so many nails wrong sounds like the farrier may have...
  20. Thread: Thx

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    "defeat" is a frame of mind I get where you...

    "defeat" is a frame of mind

    I get where you are coming from - you feel you have tried but haven't been able to control all the factors that are hurting him, not as you intended.

    Words are...
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    Wish, your lack of confidence is your common...

    Wish, your lack of confidence is your common sense telling you that you are in a dangerous situation.

    The advice you have gotten here is consistent. I doubt it will change, no matter how much you...
  22. A LL ammy ... thinking of the careers of the...

    A LL ammy ... thinking of the careers of the aspiring professionals I've known, a realistic scenario is as much about the horse, the budget and the transportation as it is about the rider. Many try...
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    Agree. I recommend you remove it immediately -...

    Agree. I recommend you remove it immediately - don't let the grass grow.

    And yes, give her dates, as well as amounts. Stick to the dates.




    Unfortunately, I also agree with this. I think...
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    Is he having fun? Are you having fun? Is it...

    Is he having fun?

    Are you having fun?

    Is it worth pushing and pushing, and things not getting better?
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    I think you sound like a smart and reasonable...

    I think you sound like a smart and reasonable young lady ... and I think you sound rather wiser now than at the beginning of this thread. However this ends up, I think you will come away stronger and...
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