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    I agree. I always cringe when I see the OP's...

    I agree.

    I always cringe when I see the OP's posts, filled as they are with such an aggressive agenda. I appreciate that everyone, including the OP, is entitled to their own opinions, of course. ...
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    My perhaps not-so-PC answer is that it depends on...

    My perhaps not-so-PC answer is that it depends on what your alternatives are.

    If this barn is, on balance, still better than the others you could board at (even if that means you have to pick up...
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    Dr. Mitchell or Dr. Edwards at Fairfield Equine...

    Dr. Mitchell or Dr. Edwards at Fairfield Equine would get my vote.
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    Haha. When Mr. L proposed to me, I asked him how...

    Haha. When Mr. L proposed to me, I asked him how he would feel about a very small wedding. "How small?" he asked. "Just the two of us," I replied. His response was, "That would be perfect." So I...
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    I agree with the first part of Trakener's list: ...

    I agree with the first part of Trakener's list:

    1) "Do not spend money you do not have"
    2) "Don't ask others to pay for your life."
    3) "Pay for necessities before you consider luxuries"

    to...
  6. What sort of poles are you using? The trainers...

    What sort of poles are you using? The trainers of old used to advocate schooling horses like this over natural obstacles; in other words, tree trunks and such that wouldn't fall over when struck by...
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    The "fit" of a horse and rider has a lot more to...

    The "fit" of a horse and rider has a lot more to do with their conformation than simply with height. A horse with a big barrel that takes up a lot of leg will often suit a tall rider better than a...
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    I did in fact have a very bad experience with...

    I did in fact have a very bad experience with Tenney's "custom" half chaps... which were several INCHES off what the great people at Beval's had submitted for measurements... and still "needed'...
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    I think plenty of trainers *do* offer...

    I think plenty of trainers *do* offer opportunities to riders who otherwise would not be able to train at that level. However, I don't think they have any obligation to do so.

    At the end of the...
  10. I agree that the Arm&Hammer litter works well. ...

    I agree that the Arm&Hammer litter works well. Interestingly enough we also used stuff called "Yesterday's News," when we got our new kitten recently which is made from recycled paper. It's a...
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    I am a huge fan of Keratex and have had great...

    I am a huge fan of Keratex and have had great results with it. I followed roughly the same protocol as RedMare01, daily for a week or so and then every 2-3 days. It works really well.
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    Almost all race horses get a change on the track....

    Almost all race horses get a change on the track. Watch the race videos and you will see them.

    I agree that a year under saddle with no change is a red flag, but if he has one at liberty, you...
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    Pirate beat me to it. Equiline is a great...

    Pirate beat me to it. Equiline is a great option.

    I happen to love my Goode Rider breeches based on their cut and design, but they're not particularly durable. My Pikeurs have worn like iron,...
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    You might consider adding a note to your ad,...

    You might consider adding a note to your ad, saying something to the effect of, "if you have requested information on (sale horse) please add seller @ your domain to your safe sender's list. ...
  15. That's a pretty broad brush you're painting with...

    That's a pretty broad brush you're painting with there.

    There are lots and lots of people who are not able to ride much during the week. Because they are, you know, working... to afford that horse...
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    One of the advantages of a watch like that is...

    One of the advantages of a watch like that is that you *can* wear them while riding, swimming, etc.
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    V is correct that the lease was a chunk of...

    V is correct that the lease was a chunk of change. The WS got board and training at home in exchange for her work. She had to pay out of pocket for the lease and for her showing expenses, which...
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    When I priced out a program at that level of barn...

    When I priced out a program at that level of barn a few years ago, on a practical level it worked out to be around $7-8K/month minimum; I think you'd have to budget close to $10K to be safe (not...
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    This is the thread that linked to the Heritage...

    This is the thread that linked to the Heritage invoices. They are a bit dated now but will still give you a general idea.
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  20. Add me to those who will NEVER spend another...

    Add me to those who will NEVER spend another penny with Devoucoux. I had a horrible experience (chronicled here a few years ago and probably still available via search.) Suffice to say I had to get...
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    I take pretty much the same approach, and find it...

    I take pretty much the same approach, and find it works well.

    I confess that I cannot really understand telling a spouse/SO that a hobby is more important than they are. I personally could not...
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    I am kinda sorta in that mode right now! I...

    I am kinda sorta in that mode right now!

    I have not (and won't) give up my horse - I've had him since he was a youngster and he's my heart horse. But I do have him in full training and am mostly...
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    http://www.sperrytopsider.com/en/womens-shoes-wet-...

    http://www.sperrytopsider.com/en/womens-shoes-wet-weather/
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    My older horse has some relatively mild arthritic...

    My older horse has some relatively mild arthritic changes and so far, Pentosan (monthly) and topical Surpass keep him very comfortable. If you haven't tried something like Surpass, it may be worth...
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    Just because you HAVE a stall does not mean you...

    Just because you HAVE a stall does not mean you have to put a horse in it. So if you are not in a position to pay vet, farrier etc at a particular time, you aren't obligated. However, HAVING the...
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