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    It's a nasty little habit. Yes, there are things...

    It's a nasty little habit. Yes, there are things you can try...but is it worth the risk? Personally I'm with others earlier in this thread, "Life is too short." Spooking and spooking/bolting are IME...
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    Keep your ring work interesting--maybe warm up...

    Keep your ring work interesting--maybe warm up outside of the ring, then do a few minutes of focused flatwork and get him jumping. And don't put up with any sour moments--ponies are smart and will...
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    It's a pretty reasonable thing to do. If I were...

    It's a pretty reasonable thing to do. If I were in your shoes I'd want it to be well specified what that deposit was for and also I'd want some kind of a receipt/record that I had paid it, something...
  4. It is extremely expensive to run a decent...

    It is extremely expensive to run a decent boarding facility. First of all, it requires a huge capital outlay for facilities and equipment--barns, sheds, arenas, fencing, waterers, driveways/parking...
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    One other thing--when you jump a course at a show...

    One other thing--when you jump a course at a show the experience is over in two minutes. BUT, there's no limit on how much time you can spend riding the course in your mind! Go and look at your...
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    Definitely try some of the suggestions above (um,...

    Definitely try some of the suggestions above (um, maybe not the xanax, though perhaps that works for some?), but how much experience do you have in the show ring? "Show ring cool" is a practiced art....
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    I don't know too many trainers who wouldn't go...

    I don't know too many trainers who wouldn't go out of their way to help a dedicated young person learn to be a better horse person. Most people who are looking for help, though, either aren't...
  8. With five acres, an arena isn't going to add...

    With five acres, an arena isn't going to add value to your property. In fact, it may even limit the number of interested buyers since an arena makes it more specifically a "horse property."

    A...
  9. I agree, don't communicate with your boarders via...

    I agree, don't communicate with your boarders via group emails/notes. Call up offenders when there is an incident. You don't need to be rude or confrontational, just direct. I guarantee it will save...
  10. You don't mention what your self/partial care...

    You don't mention what your self/partial care board charge is, but I can pretty much guarantee it isn't worth what you are getting paid to have to be sending texts/reminding people about when their...
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    Tipping is not expected or required. Should you...

    Tipping is not expected or required. Should you choose to do so, I'm sure any amount would be welcomed.
  12. I agree that the course was disappointing. It was...

    I agree that the course was disappointing. It was lacking in variety and not particularly interesting. It was not appropriate for the level of the competition. I agree with others that it was like a...
  13. Yes, with medication and extra care it is...

    Yes, with medication and extra care it is possible to get Cushings horses to look pretty good. However, what's the cost of prascend these days? I'd ballpark it at about $60 per month. Plenty of...
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    Brown boots coordinate BEST with a subtly...

    Brown boots coordinate BEST with a subtly patterned tweed jacket. Unfortunately no one wears these any more in the hunter ring because everyone is wearing jackets made out of technical fabric which...
  15. A retirement home doing slow trail rides sounds...

    A retirement home doing slow trail rides sounds perfect for an elderly cushings horse provided it is sound (not laminitic). There is nothing to take issue with here.
  16. Overall it's a pretty difficult thing to do....

    Overall it's a pretty difficult thing to do. There is a lot of risk. I have taken many horses off the track, retrained and sold them, and sometimes it works out really well and sometimes it doesn't....
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    As others have said, the saddle isn't really...

    As others have said, the saddle isn't really worth selling. The price you get won't pay you for the hassle. Personally I'd recommend keeping the saddle as a backup saddle.
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    There's no easy answer. It's easy to understand...

    There's no easy answer. It's easy to understand why a spouse not interested in horses would resent and possibly even dislike the sport--the cost, the time, and the fact that it is such an insular...
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    I think it is really hard to price a horse like...

    I think it is really hard to price a horse like this. There are so many variables. How fancy is her jump? How consistent is she in a show setting? How fancy is her look? Stride length? Pretty face...
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    I feel like I still don't understand exactly what...

    I feel like I still don't understand exactly what the vet did wrong other than have a poor "bedside manner" and speak rudely to you. What exactly did the vet do to get your pony worked up? Was he...
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    Oh, definitely rain jackets! But no underwear,...

    Oh, definitely rain jackets! But no underwear, definitely not.
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    Also--sun shirts, sun hats, show ring grooming...

    Also--sun shirts, sun hats, show ring grooming products. Saddle pads, hairnets, crops, gloves. Bridles, girths, martingales.
  23. Ok, sorry, but I disagree with part of what you...

    Ok, sorry, but I disagree with part of what you are saying. Do you really think it's ok to interrupt a jumping session to give an injection of a sedative to fix problems? I just can't think of...
  24. I think that is a pretty sad situation that...

    I think that is a pretty sad situation that people who are uncomfortable with drugging horses are being advised that they shouldn't bother training at a hunter barn or aspire to show in the hunter...
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    I dunno. IME the skinniest, rattiest looking hens...

    I dunno. IME the skinniest, rattiest looking hens are the ones doing 90% of the laying. The plump girls with the lovely plumage are putting their feed to use otherwise.
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