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  1. But that's no fun!!!! :D

    But that's no fun!!!! :D
  2. Thanks everyone! No, the storyline does not...

    Thanks everyone!

    No, the storyline does not center around partying at horse shows (lol!) but I wanted to make sure that some of the scenes, which take place at bars/afterparties at shows, were...
  3. After Parties/Social Scene at the bigger shows

    I would love to hear what the social/partying/after party scene is like on your show circuit, whether that's the WEF/Indoors scene or the more local A shows.

    I'm in the process of writing a novel...
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    Thank you, I really appreciate that.

    Thank you, I really appreciate that.
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    http://www.pedigreequery.com/bold+tipster He...

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/bold+tipster

    He has a lot of Bold Ruler in there (3 times) plus Nasrullah again, which makes Nasrullah twice on bottom and twice on top. So he's a little inbred. He...
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    I appreciate everyone's input! Thanks so much. ...

    I appreciate everyone's input! Thanks so much.

    I would never buy a horse with an EPM history either, and that's really thrown me off when thinking about selling him.

    Really, I wish I could...
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    Thank you for everyone's thoughts, I really...

    Thank you for everyone's thoughts, I really appreciate them. To clarify a few things:

    He's 11 this year.

    He is between 16.2 and 16.3, I haven't measured him in a while. I have always found <...
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    Pricing Question

    Hi All -

    I am considering selling one of my horses in the next year or two but am not entirely sure how to price him. The horse is not currently for sale, so this is not an ad, but I'll try to...
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    Depreciating horses?

    I know horses used for racing and breeding can be depreciated, but can horses used for lesson or sale?

    I will be checking with my tax pro, but just a general question I thought the COTH body of...
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    Lesson/Training Prices

    I tried the search function for a half an hour and haven't come up with anything.

    How much do you pay for lessons and training rides?

    How are your training packages structured? How much do...
  11. Unless it seems unwise to do so, the situation...

    Unless it seems unwise to do so, the situation will be structured to be the Head Trainer for the business - an employee rather than an independent contractor situation.

    Successful barns make their...
  12. Trainers - how is your compensation structured?

    Looking for information on how much to expect to make in a B level type barn building the program almost from the ground up. Training rides, lessons, sales, horse shows.

    Strictly salary or salary...
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    LMAO, no, NOT the seller at all; I think the...

    LMAO, no, NOT the seller at all; I think the seller is crazy, but he is so matter of fact about wanting this price for it I thought maybe I was the crazy one.

    So I was just doing some "market...
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    Debt exists in unpaid bills of various sorts. ...

    Debt exists in unpaid bills of various sorts.

    The debt would be paid off by the current owner with proceeds from the sale of the business.

    So if the purchase price were double the amount of...
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    I am aware of the potential detriments and...

    I am aware of the potential detriments and downfalls of running a boarding business. However, like some who have chimed in here, also believe it possible to break-even on boarding. If this was...
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    Value of Boarding Business

    I am looking for opinions on how to value a boarding business that is for sale.

    The boarding business is not currently doing well and is operating at a loss, but this is more due to...
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    I just read that mediums are usually set at...

    I just read that mediums are usually set at 10.5-11, which would make a 72' line ride right between a 6 and a 7...which is exactly how it was riding!!
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    How many strides to add?

    For a medium pony riding a line set on a 12' horse stride, should 1 or 2 strides be added?

    Adding two seemed a touch quiet, adding one seemed like we were flying to get it. I preferred adding 2...
  19. Okay - here's a similar situation. This is NOT...

    Okay - here's a similar situation. This is NOT what happened, but the mistake is on par with what happened.

    Say he had a specific diet with rigid instructions about what he could and could not...
  20. It's most definitely a case where the barn was at...

    It's most definitely a case where the barn was at fault for this...not just a random accident - like a horse slipping coming in from turnout - but like if this mistake had not been made, this would...
  21. How would you handle this? Barn's responsibility?

    My horse was recently injured in an accident that was 100% the fault of the boarding barn staff - a mistake was made that should not have been made.

    The horse is on stall rest for up to six...
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    Derek Petersen??

    Does anyone know much about Derek Peterson of Legacy Farms in Florida? What kind of trainer/person/rider he is or what kind of program he runs?

    Any information or experiences with him, good and...
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    In this economy...give it a whirl. Without...

    In this economy...give it a whirl. Without knowing the circumstances there's no way to tell you what to offer, though. That depends on a lot.

    From a seller's prospective, I wish I had accepted a...
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    Knowledge does not require showing. YOU are in...

    Knowledge does not require showing. YOU are in charge of your education and level of knowledge, and YOU are responsible for knowing what is correct versus incorrect, whether you jump 3 feet or 5...
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    Absolutely. Or...err...whatever. There are no...

    Absolutely. Or...err...whatever. There are no absolutes in horse riding! A crest release is to an automatic release as a tight leg is to a swinging leg as jumping ahead is to waiting. Who the hell...
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