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    Obviously get the details directly from the...

    Obviously get the details directly from the insurance company in question, but if you work for the BO as an employee, you should be covered under his insurance policy. I hire trainers/riders that...
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    As a BO who allows outside instructors, I have to...

    As a BO who allows outside instructors, I have to ask for these certificates all the time. I have never heard of an insurance company charging a fee to the instructor for this. The certificate does...
  3. I agree, you could buy it, but that could be...

    I agree, you could buy it, but that could be awkward too. What if the quality is low or inconsistent? What if there are some bad bales? As a BO, I tend to only buy hay from trusted sources because I...
  4. Personally I would not offer any discount. It is...

    Personally I would not offer any discount. It is extra work for me to have to deal with storing extra hay (or feed), providing extra space for it and making sure it is labelled correctly and not...
  5. Findeight, you are correct, but I will add to...

    Findeight, you are correct, but I will add to that there isn't always a good customer base for mid-level barns. Most people who have enough money to pay for mid-quality boarding are willing to pay a...
  6. Speaking as someone who runs a successful...

    Speaking as someone who runs a successful boarding operation, I don't think that your current plan is a recipe for a financially successful boarding business. But, if you have the money to do it for...
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    I think that dogs and horses think somewhat...

    I think that dogs and horses think somewhat differently, but that a person who is a good trainer can figure it out without too much trouble. Dogs are more attached to and dependent on their people....
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    PNW, thanks for sharing, I am dealing with a...

    PNW, thanks for sharing, I am dealing with a similarly built TB.
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    The situation seems very odd to me. The girl is...

    The situation seems very odd to me. The girl is neither a client nor an employee, just comes to hang out at your barn every day and spends her time creating social drama? Personally I think it is...
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    I think you should be fine. Definitely take a...

    I think you should be fine. Definitely take a look at show programs and make sure that the types of classes you want to do are out there. Even teaching a few up-downers makes you 100% a pro, so you...
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    It really depends on where you will be showing....

    It really depends on where you will be showing. If you will be only showing in groomed arenas with sand or sand/synthetic fiber footing, you won't be needing studs. I think at the 1.0m level, you'd...
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    Scrbear11, while I have a different take on your...

    Scrbear11, while I have a different take on your situation I still applaud you for doing your best to remain calm and reasonable about the situation.

    Normal wear and tear is when a horse causes...
  13. Thanks for sharing, LH. I think it is really...

    Thanks for sharing, LH. I think it is really difficult to for clients to imagine all the expenses that come along with running a farm.

    These costs are only the expected costs of running a farm,...
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    Ok, that's just silly. First of all, no one sells...

    Ok, that's just silly. First of all, no one sells a horse thinking that the new owner is going to board it at the same barn for the rest of its life. Secondly, once a horse is sold it is sold--even...
  15. In case this helps to clarify the issue, whenever...

    In case this helps to clarify the issue, whenever you hire any professional--a lawyer, a vet, a plumber, an electrician--you would expect for them to carry their own professional insurance. I will...
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    I think that when you board your horse you have...

    I think that when you board your horse you have to accept that your horse is going to come in contact with a wide variety of other horses, including some with issues and bad habits. I don't think you...
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    Professionalism does not require you to put...

    Professionalism does not require you to put yourself in danger by caring for a dangerous horse or to assume the responsibility/liability of having a dangerous horse in your barn.

    Professionalism...
  18. For reference I just want to add that many barns...

    For reference I just want to add that many barns would likely not allow you to set up your own special heated water source for your horse. For example, I run a higher end barn and have heated...
  19. $175/month is ridiculously cheap. I can't imagine...

    $175/month is ridiculously cheap. I can't imagine someone charging that little even for 100% self care board. At that rate, I don't think you can reasonably expect someone knowledgeable to be...
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    Unicorn, the likelihood of things going well for...

    Unicorn, the likelihood of things going well for a 13 year old green broke horse being worked with by a novice rider who hasn't ridden in over 20 years is small. Unless your mare is unusually calm,...
  21. I am not a trainer but have a sizable herd. I do...

    I am not a trainer but have a sizable herd. I do not insure all horses--that would cost a fortune. Instead, I insure only horses that are being leased out (in which case the person leasing the horse...
  22. I agree with dags that this is not a crisis of...

    I agree with dags that this is not a crisis of morality. Give him the Perfect Prep or some other calming supplement and go and have fun. Some horses never settle in certain situations. It isn't a...
  23. Oh, yes, hoof boots are definitely a lot more...

    Oh, yes, hoof boots are definitely a lot more trouble than bell boots--more work and mess/hassle if the owner is expecting the BO to deal with them. OP hasn't specified, but that could be a...
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    When I first opened our current facility, it was...

    When I first opened our current facility, it was in an area and at a time where it was a little tough to have a helmet rule but I did anyway. As a business/property owner I wanted to protect myself...
  25. Sorry, but booting/unbooting horses for turnout...

    Sorry, but booting/unbooting horses for turnout is not a completely minimal service to provide over the course of a month. Dealing with boots adds about 1.5 hrs. of labor per month for that horse....
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