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  1. What a nice horse! He just puts his head down and...

    What a nice horse! He just puts his head down and jogs along... how about you trust your horse to do his job and have fun!

    (And see if you can get someone to disc up that arena... all the uneven...
  2. Thanks for the comments! It's most definitely Man...

    Thanks for the comments! It's most definitely Man o' War, he has a very distinctive blaze, and the photo has his sire advertisement on the back.

    I added a premium membership today so I could post...
  3. Suggestions for Equestrian Graphic Designer?

    I am looking for suggestions for freelance graphic designers that 'get' horses, showing, and why we do this.

    Someone who understands that a 14 hour day in the barn is better than a fancy dinner in...
  4. Old Photo of Man o' War- can anyone authenticate?

    Seeking a Man o' War expert!

    I have a neat old photo of Man o' War standing with a groom from the first couple of years he stood at stud, probably 1922 or 1923.

    The photo is of course black...
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    Sadly, what appears to be a pretty accurate...

    Sadly, what appears to be a pretty accurate history of the area in question:

    http://vimeo.com/50531435
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    Personally responsible for (as a horse-crazy...

    Personally responsible for (as a horse-crazy child who knew these were good ideas) :
    Pony in VW van. He rode around in the van for several years, happy as a clam. Hopped in and out just like we did....
  7. I bought a very old Hermes at a yard sale....

    I bought a very old Hermes at a yard sale. (Really!) It's pre-Steinkraus in style, more of an all-purpose... it could tell tall tales, I'm sure. Paid $25, which I thought was worth it just for the...
  8. Interesting thread. From here? (Which is...

    Interesting thread. From here? (Which is Nowheresville) It looks like a very fortunate and talented rider is taking some chances, looking for new tools for her toolbox. Hopefully she finds them.
    ...
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    A light hat is a great trick for adding light and...

    A light hat is a great trick for adding light and color around your face... Coco Channel supposedly said "Black is for the very young and the dead" and when it comes to western hats, she might have...
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    Thanks everyone for your help on this issue. ...

    Thanks everyone for your help on this issue.

    It's sort of in detente state: trainers will be working out their own blanketing scheme, and I haven't heard much else about it. Although I notice...
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    You guys are all great... Thought I'd check back...

    You guys are all great... Thought I'd check back and maybe get one reply, but fifteen? Wow!

    More details: I agree that the blanketing frenzy here is pretty much an owner comfort issue, not a horse...
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    How to handle blanketing in SoCal

    I have a 50 horse boarding stable in Southern California. It's pretty nice and I keep it that way: good footing, good help, clean, and toilet paper in the potty. Box stalls are $475 a month which is...
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    Regarding that post some scrolling ago about the...

    Regarding that post some scrolling ago about the 'real' costs of running a barn:

    I've done it pretty close to 'real' and it's scary. I use a monstrous spreadsheet that I tailored from one I got...
  14. Goodwill, Craigslist, Ebay...

    Goodwill, Craigslist, Ebay...
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    Thanks again for the comments and suggestions. ...

    Thanks again for the comments and suggestions.

    We've managed the move into more tack lockers fairly well; a few are still sulking. On the other hand, several boarders have thanked me for providing...
  16. I had a little creek that needed a horse...

    I had a little creek that needed a horse bridge... bought an old flatbed trailer on Craigslist, had concrete abutments poured, and put the trailer across (having torched off the rear axels and stuff...
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    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and...

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and comments.

    I feel that on a lot of this stuff I bend over backwards to accommodate these people... at least compared to what I have experienced and what...
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    Thanks for the ideas and suggestions. We...

    Thanks for the ideas and suggestions.

    We currently offer both lockers and group tack rooms (the latter only because I initially didn't understand the beauty of the former!)

    We have several...
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    Boarder's tack storage...

    Hi All,

    Please share suggestions and guidelines for boarder's tack storage.

    -How do you police how much stuff people keep at the barn?

    -is it in your boarding contract/how written?

    -How...
  20. Go big, 60'+ is worth the few extra panels it...

    Go big, 60'+ is worth the few extra panels it will take.

    Ours is 65' with modular panel walls that are solid 4' high, then two rails on top of that.

    The entire thing is attached to railroad...
  21. Mat ideas

    Look at the mats from Linear Rubber. We have mats in a 16' x 120' barn as well as some others, made by Linear Rubber to fit.

    Needed some final trimming but they interlock like jigsaws, don't move,...
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    Here's a good one from Hobby Horse that you can...

    Here's a good one from Hobby Horse that you can print out and use:

    http://tinyurl.com/6rekmwl
  23. i called a tow truck with a flat bed one time to...

    i called a tow truck with a flat bed one time to move an 8 x 12' shed. It was well-constructed and sturdy, built on two 4 x 4' skids. Just drilled a hole in the end of each skid, put in an eye-bolt,...
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    Neighbors Chopped Down my Tree!

    After a recent storm, neighbors' help came onto my property and chopped down a large (18" diameter, 25' tall) tree on my property.

    I believe it dropped a branch toward them, but I was never...
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    I too discovered the joys of sleep deprivation...

    I too discovered the joys of sleep deprivation with our son when he was wee and awake.. but one of those bleary nights I found this:

    http://www.drhull.com/

    And for twenty bucks I bought a video...
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