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  1. Thread: Kauai?

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    I have friends that go there about every other...

    I have friends that go there about every other year. They look for private cottages to rent and really enjoy that quiet aspect of the island. I think they found their cottage via the Internet -...
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    Er...I resemble that remark. I used to be a vet...

    Er...I resemble that remark. I used to be a vet office receptionist and I was hired "off the street."

    There is no excuse for bad customer service no matter what your education. And no - we...
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    I've done all these things while reading this...

    I've done all these things while reading this thread. Commission? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    OP - I hope all works out for you. This is going to be tough - but you can do it!
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    He (and potentially you) could still get in...

    He (and potentially you) could still get in trouble for being paid under the table. In NYS the state employment offices just love to pounce on this sort of thing. I know you haven't said what state...
  5. Thread: Please help

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    Wish, Kwill has had some very good advice for you...

    Wish, Kwill has had some very good advice for you here. You are young, and learning, and that's a good thing.

    I'm 51 and when I was a kid I wanted a horse very much. My parents told me that when...
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    My poor wee guy is also 13. He's had an...

    My poor wee guy is also 13. He's had an interesting life. At birth he was diagnosed with narcolepsy and the breeder wanted to put him down immediately because he was "worthless" to her. An...
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    I have a little mini gelding that came to me last...

    I have a little mini gelding that came to me last year with very runny cow plop stool. After a vet work up and deworm nothing definite could be found but he had had some mismanagement at his prior...
  8. Glory day...:dead: I just looked at that Facebook...

    Glory day...:dead: I just looked at that Facebook page. There is a photo of a horse's hoof that is clearly in need of a trim - BUT - commenters are stating that the horse is in danger of losing its...
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    This thread makes me very grateful I have a team...

    This thread makes me very grateful I have a team of doctors that make farm calls for my horses, goats and sheep. It's something I've always taken for granted (and mumbled a bit about the farm call...
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    I've always experienced first rate customer...

    I've always experienced first rate customer service with SmartPak. My most recent order was just after Christmas and great experience as always. I appreciate their notification of when the package...
  11. That's adorable, Jawa. Video please. ;) One...

    That's adorable, Jawa. Video please. ;)

    One of my minis was hugged and carried around by his breeder when he was small and to this day (he's six) he LOVES full body hugs. He's a big boy but just...
  12. That's very true. I'm just not willing to chance...

    That's very true. I'm just not willing to chance it on these things.
  13. Check a bit to make sure those heated muck...

    Check a bit to make sure those heated muck buckets are safe to run with an extension cord and out in the open. I looked into them and the fine point said not to have them exposed and not to use...
  14. I bought a lovely 10 year old Morgan gelding for...

    I bought a lovely 10 year old Morgan gelding for dressage in 1989 and within two years he developed a chronic stifle issue (gonitis). Like you I could only afford one horse. I retired him...
  15. I'm obviously not there any longer, but I made...

    I'm obviously not there any longer, but I made the assumption that my horse would be fed on a schedule. It never occurred to me that he might be fed at ten a.m. one day, six a.m. another and really...
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    This is hysterical.... ...

    This is hysterical....

    http://youtu.be/YgMDylaQjOY
  17. As others have said...time. Time. Time. Try...

    As others have said...time. Time. Time.

    Try not to force things, even if it seems right, like picking the dog up. In 2009 I adopted a little Pekingese girl that had been in a puppy mill her...
  18. Thread: barn

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    More serious than that. My friend had enough of...

    More serious than that. My friend had enough of these people and the injuries to his animals.

    I won't go into detail because he was told that what he did wasn't legal, but he caught one of the...
  19. Thread: barn

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    At least in the situation my friend had with...

    At least in the situation my friend had with them, the PETA minions didn't care about explanations. They didn't care. They wanted him to not have good care and they were going to prove it if they...
  20. Thread: barn

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    Yes! The cameras were very successful for my...

    Yes! The cameras were very successful for my friend when he had his troubles. Also friends and family patrolling nightly was needed for quite a bit of time. These people also will send minions to...
  21. Thread: barn

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    Yes. Honestly some of these folks are absolutely...

    Yes. Honestly some of these folks are absolutely NUTS. They hid out in brush near my friend's house and took photographs of him washing a crate and fixing a broken bit with a hammer. They turned...
  22. Thread: barn

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    Some morons professing to be PETA kept turning my...

    Some morons professing to be PETA kept turning my friend in for animal abuse. When animal control and two humane societies kept visiting and finding nothing the PETA "representatives" began visiting...
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    I was a working student at a top dressage barn...

    I was a working student at a top dressage barn eons ago. We working students rode 5 days a week and worked very hard six days a week. One day off, but we did work our off day if one of the horses...
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    My friend brought home a little donk and put her...

    My friend brought home a little donk and put her out with his herd of mini mares. She let out a very loud "HEE HAW" and all the minis took off. The little donk took off too, following the little...
  25. sucker here too. A neighbor...

    <raises hand> sucker here too. A neighbor brought a woman to see me who begged to be allowed to bring her horse to my then empty little barn because her current boarding barn was mean and etc... ...
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