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  1. For shots I would try to find out if you have a...

    For shots I would try to find out if you have a Vetco (the come to Petco) or VIP Pet Care mobile clinic nearby.

    They give the same shots using a licensed veterinarian except if your bill would be...
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    Can you muck out, do water buckets, and turn out...

    Can you muck out, do water buckets, and turn out at the same speed as everyone else?

    There is your answer.
    (And 70 year olds do the ironman so I am not assuming it is "no.")
  3. My oldschool wool (not polar fleece knockoff!)...

    My oldschool wool (not polar fleece knockoff!) whitney.


    Over my dead body.


    Also, if i HAD boot cuffs, I would never part with them. I borrowed them once to put on a very snug pair of boots...
  4. Well, an instructor could have a student...

    Well, an instructor could have a student transition from trot to walk and immediately back to trot, and back to walk and immediately up to trot, etc etc, and then do small steps big steps etc etc...
  5. Honestly, -and as much as I myself seek out...

    Honestly, -and as much as I myself seek out boarding barns where I don't have to be "part of a program" myself- it is a pain for the staff when taken to this level.

    19 horses go out on the barn's...
  6. A trail ride.

    A trail ride.
  7. I once had a telephone conversation with a barn...

    I once had a telephone conversation with a barn owner who told me:

    -they feed 2lbs per day of blue seal strider (I said I had rated hunters, btw, not 13.2 welsh ponies)
    -they feed one flake of...
  8. Oh, I've seen plenty of people in the local yokel...

    Oh, I've seen plenty of people in the local yokel English h/j world who evidently had the money to pay entries, trailer over, and buy matching team jackets plus show gear but evidently not enought...
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    You are having paralysis of analysis. Just get...

    You are having paralysis of analysis.

    Just get the horse.

    Train it up as far as you can and see where you get.
    Which, given your stated budget situation is what you would be doing with ANY...
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    My absolute favorite is the people who 1.) can't...

    My absolute favorite is the people who
    1.) can't afford lessons or prorides, or even a decent place to board
    but
    2.) have multiple horses.

    For Christ's sake just sell one of the horses and use...
  11. Seriously, they could not tweak the canter depart...

    Seriously, they could not tweak the canter depart to their specifications in TEN YEARS??! How hard is it really to adjust a canter depart cue?! I
    am so tired of having problems that exist between...
  12. I don't actually care about grooming the horse...

    I don't actually care about grooming the horse when I try it. When I try it I want to know can it do the job I want it to do. Is it the right type, is it a good mover, does it have a nice brain to...
  13. Those are the rules for rated dressage shows, but...

    Those are the rules for rated dressage shows, but schooling shows make their own rules. Some are more formal than others.
  14. People really think that a two horse with an open...

    People really think that a two horse with an open back (butt bar up), the side windows open and the escape doors open is hot like a car with the windows rolled up?
    ...Really?
    (Have they ever...
  15. I am currently at a high level h/j barn where the...

    I am currently at a high level h/j barn where the apparent uniform is pikeurs and EIS shirts. All of the clients wear this. All of the trainers. (When off the horse the shoe of choice is Sperrys.)
    ...
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    The clip is for draw reins, not martingales,...

    The clip is for draw reins, not martingales, although imo it is better to attach drawreins to the girth under the saddle flap if you are going to use them.

    You can also use the girth D for Vienna...
  17. For thothose specific attributes I would have to...

    For thothose specific attributes I would have to say go with a QH.

    I prefer the sporthorse capabilities of warmbloods or tbs, but having owned all three, and as much as my wb and ottb are lovely...
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    Love the spring analogy. I often just tell...

    Love the spring analogy.

    I often just tell student to shorten their horse's step.
    "Shorten the step, almost walk"

    A student who is told to do this will
    1.) pull on the reins
    2.) add leg to...
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    Is your trainer seriously not able to teach you...

    Is your trainer seriously not able to teach you how to get your horse on the bit?

    This should not require a dressage specialist.

    Somebody should be putting you on a circle and teaching you how...
  20. Can we just set a generalized COTH expectation...

    Can we just set a generalized COTH expectation that it should not take longer than one year for a professional who is taking money to teach horse in full training 2'6" courses and a lead change?
    ...
  21. I have lost all faith in the ability of the...

    I have lost all faith in the ability of the paying client to ascertain whether their trainer is any good or not. This is because I have physically watched people continue to train with and throw...
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    I'd like to know who thought a saddle with the...

    I'd like to know who thought a saddle with the narrowest possible twist, the smallest possible panel surface area, zero gussets, no K panel or trpezoid panel options that I am aware of, a pretty...
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    I did this with a rescue dog who was an...

    I did this with a rescue dog who was an intermittent marker in the house. I do this with all dogs that are new to the household. I had him housetrained-under-close-supervision until he went out to an...
  24. Train it up the levels in dressage on flat days.

    Train it up the levels in dressage on flat days.
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    My understanding is that if you deduct expenses...

    My understanding is that if you deduct expenses annually, the gain is taxed as ordinary income at the higher rate.

    For the lower capital gains rate you have to 1.) keep the horse for whatever...
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