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  1. Recently I 'sort of' switched disciplines... I...

    Recently I 'sort of' switched disciplines... I was an eventer for years, then needed to improve my dressage with my current guy... and now I'm riding dressage only and getting my USDF Bronze Medal. I...
  2. My 16yr old cat just went to the vet after...

    My 16yr old cat just went to the vet after vomiting some blood, and he had lost a little weight, been meowing, not eating all his canned food anymore, etc. They did all kinds of bloodwork which was...
  3. What about doing a trial basis- say 90 days?-...

    What about doing a trial basis- say 90 days?- where you don't pay her expenses (maybe give her a deal on leasing a block of stalls at first) and she shows you what she can turn your barn into in a...
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    I deal with property losses so fires scare the...

    I deal with property losses so fires scare the crap out of me! :eek:

    I have NO TOLERANCE for smoking anywhere NEAR a barn! One ash can burn everything down.

    My new barn is VERY strict on...
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    I was in the same situation not too long ago; the...

    I was in the same situation not too long ago; the barn where my retired alpha mare was boarded was being sold. The place that made sure she was never stressed and never chased, and she ruled over her...
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    I find my current horse doesn't really work well...

    I find my current horse doesn't really work well when it's below the low 20s. I haven't been riding in the teens this week... it's 10* right now.

    I have been apologizing he didn't get a rich owner...
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    The desperate sales on CL won't be able to pay...

    The desperate sales on CL won't be able to pay until the horse is sold... and good luck trying to collect. Many people can see through mud, unclipped hair and out of condition CL horses to know if...
  8. Tom Drainer does TBs, did my TBs for many years...

    Tom Drainer does TBs, did my TBs for many years until I moved outside the area (did my crappy footed TB, my barefoot arthritic mare, glue ons, etc): (330) 927-2727

    Matt Britton is his apprentice....
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    Clean tack Wash saddle pads, boots Groom Bathe...

    Clean tack
    Wash saddle pads, boots
    Groom
    Bathe
    Clip
    Pull manes
    Handwalk, hack or lunge
    Wrap legs (if you know how)
    Clean/sort tack room/lockers
    Pull weeds
  10. My boarding barn has a locked drop box.

    My boarding barn has a locked drop box.
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    I love my Ariat Barnyard Twin Gore H20. I never...

    I love my Ariat Barnyard Twin Gore H20. I never clean them, go out in the mud and wash horses (they're waterproof) and they're still in great shape 2yrs later! Super-comfy to wear hours on end. They...
  12. Does anyone happen to know what color "KDG/KDGR"...

    Does anyone happen to know what color "KDG/KDGR" is on the Horze Avalanche back rug? It seems to show the same picture as the Dark Blue quarter sheet.
    ...
  13. There's a draft rescue* in OH- Frog Pond Draft...

    There's a draft rescue* in OH- Frog Pond Draft Rescue (http://www.frogpondfarmdrafts.com/) that may be able to help you network her if you can't find her a home here. Good Luck. She looks cool.
    ...
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    :yes: This is the best option for the horse.

    :yes: This is the best option for the horse.
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    I follow the rules and don't have my amateur...

    I follow the rules and don't have my amateur card, even though I am in no way any comparison to some pros around here. I only give a few regular lessons/wk and do some training rides.

    I know a...
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    Poll: Chestnut lover here! (Brown & white pintos too...

    Chestnut lover here!
    (Brown & white pintos too purely b/c that was my first horse :D)

    Granted, I would own any color if the horse was right for the job, but I find I'm drawn to chestnuts and...
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    I am a night owl. Always have been. I used to...

    I am a night owl. Always have been. I used to feel like I was a slacker because I didn't want to get up at 5 or 6, but now I embrace it.

    I still get everything done, just not on the early birds...
  18. 5 saddles. (not counting my first saddle from...

    5 saddles. (not counting my first saddle from when I was 5 sitting in my basement :))

    I own 2 horses (use others for students).

    I use my event and dressage saddles regularly, 2 are lesson...
  19. If you plan to go back to Coach within the year,...

    If you plan to go back to Coach within the year, I wouldn't say anything. If she asks, be honest, but make it no big deal.

    Sounds like you've tried to talk to her and nothing changed, so taking...
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    Do you have any local barns that give lessons or...

    Do you have any local barns that give lessons or clinics where you can go watch?

    I watched my event and dressage trainers ride in the last few days, and watching them ride so correctly and...
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    Is it wrong that JERSEY SHORE is the one show I...

    Is it wrong that JERSEY SHORE is the one show I will make sure I'm home for?? :o:D

    I also like:
    Psych
    TMZ
    Grey's Anatomy
    How I Met Your Mother
    Desperate Housewives
    The Real Housewives...
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    Reading this makes me rethink my recent thoughts...

    Reading this makes me rethink my recent thoughts on trying the other barn farriers.
    My TB can toss shoes easily and it is sometimes so frustrating, but farrier tries to do the lightest shoe and...
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    I wouldn't be in a hurry to fix her mistake. ...

    I wouldn't be in a hurry to fix her mistake.

    Personally, I'd just keep "forgetting" to get the new check... maybe in the meantime she'll find that first check.

    I'd also see what she says to-...
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    I bailed off my horse a couple weeks ago because...

    I bailed off my horse a couple weeks ago because of one. My gelding hates bugs in general, but started spazzing as soon as we took a walk break. I got the sucker off his belly/sheath area... if it...
  25. I agree that private lessons on a lunge line are...

    I agree that private lessons on a lunge line are the way to go. And then when she's off the line, she circles around you or you stay close to her.

    That's how I start all my young students, well...
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