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    I tip the barn workers $100 each per horse. i...

    I tip the barn workers $100 each per horse. i actually don't tip the farrier. I pay $300 for 4 standard shoes. That's twice as much as some of the other farriers who aren't as good. I reserve the...
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    The older two sound like ones you should run...

    The older two sound like ones you should run from. Really fast!

    The green bean sounds like a keeper to me! Of course, I'm assuming you'll get a good PPE and a drug screen. I'm not as experienced,...
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    Oh no! How sad!

    Oh no! How sad!
  4. Thread: Monica Thors

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    Euth might be a welcome end for the 2 that are...

    Euth might be a welcome end for the 2 that are worse off.

    Monica is a sick, twisted individual. I would to dremel her feet. Short of that, a padded cell for life would be appropriate.
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    If you just don't feel as if your position is...

    If you just don't feel as if your position is what it should be, maybe shorten your stirrup leathers? See if that helps? Riding too long can really mess with your position.

    I thought about you...
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    Let's flip things around a bit... You're the...

    Let's flip things around a bit... You're the kid's mother. Would you really feel comfortable asking for this? I cannot imagine anybody in their right mind having such a sense of self-entitlement. She...
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    Wellington is HUGE. Seriously. That's easily...

    Wellington is HUGE. Seriously. That's easily normal jacket size or even larger. That's a solid 16 or larger in US sizes. It will be way too big on you.

    I would say in Wellington, try a size 10 or...
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    I, too, question whether you "fit" this horse...

    I, too, question whether you "fit" this horse physically. I also think your saddle may not be helping. Just a guess, but might be worth looking into. A saddle that works for you and the horse can...
  9. Thread: Need Some Advise

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    I would carefully pick a couple occasions, maybe...

    I would carefully pick a couple occasions, maybe the feed store guy, some other folks... Say how proud you are of this mare, especially since you did it on your own, without help from any trainers....
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    My boy tells me. If I dare select the wrong one,...

    My boy tells me. If I dare select the wrong one, he will push it away. If I don't get the hint, he's been known to softly nuzzle the one he wants. No chance at miscommunication there.

    My mare...
  11. You really don't know if the other livery went...

    You really don't know if the other livery went back into the barn or not, right? Maybe it was a miscommunication and nobody is lying?

    That said, I wouldn't accept being treated like a liar. Just...
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    My gelding got me the first time I rode him by...

    My gelding got me the first time I rode him by looking directly, intently, questioningly into my eyes when he was a lesson horse still. There was something about that look. I knew then that he would...
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    Ouch. I would assume those papers will never...

    Ouch. I would assume those papers will never materialize after the sale. If the horse is nice and priced as grade, that's one thing. If you need those papers, then it doesn't look so great...
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    If I promised to give the mare treats afterwards,...

    If I promised to give the mare treats afterwards, absolutely. Otherwise, probably about the same as now - that is, yes, when she is amenable.

    The old guy? He'd fall all over himself to prove how...
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    RIP. I respect her choice and admire her bravery...

    RIP. I respect her choice and admire her bravery in going public. Hopefully one day everybody coping with a terminal illness will be able to make that same choice, if they so desire. So sad for her...
  16. Thread: controlling BO?

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    I'm really surprised by some of the responses...

    I'm really surprised by some of the responses here. IMHO, I must know about any changes up front, barring an emergency. I think this expectation is quite reasonable. That said, I absolutely trust my...
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    Jealous. Don't get me wrong, my DH comes to...

    Jealous.

    Don't get me wrong, my DH comes to the barn, helps me groom, even looks after a horse that isn't ours. Shoves treats down their throats. But he won't wait forever and he dislikes shows....
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    Good riddance to these jerks!!!! Just... Good...

    Good riddance to these jerks!!!! Just... Good luck. I've had great roommates and very bad ones. Just never again. It's so not worth it.
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    So? Did your BM find your blankets?

    So? Did your BM find your blankets?
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    I am convinced she had her eyelids done. They...

    I am convinced she had her eyelids done. They probably sagged more with age. There's certainly nothing immoral or weird about it. I was disappointed because I suspect she lied about it. I was looking...
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    It is so startling to see a family member post as...

    It is so startling to see a family member post as the deceased person. There's obviously nothing immoral in it, yet it makes me uncomfortable. It almost feels irreverent to me. Clearly it helps this...
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    Sounds like you have a real problem on your...

    Sounds like you have a real problem on your hands. And three weeks really is nothing. Try consistent, firm training for six months and see where you are. I don't have better advice than what many...
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    I find it fascinating. Not panic-inducing, just...

    I find it fascinating. Not panic-inducing, just wildly interesting. In my lifetime I cannot remember another disease like it, with the staggering fatality rate and high contagion rate under very...
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    I was measured at Vogel, as was my friend. They...

    I was measured at Vogel, as was my friend. They cut my boots to make them narrower. They weren't too short until they dropped. So, yes, I do get to blame Vogel.
  25. When somebody has had all control taken away from...

    When somebody has had all control taken away from them and they're likely facing an end full of suffering, why not face it on your own terms? I fully support a person's right to choose how to face...
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