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    I'm not sure I would consider Venice (Fox Lea)...

    I'm not sure I would consider Venice (Fox Lea) central florida...it's pretty far south and close to naples. Tampa does have a local circuit that I've never been to so can't tell you much about how...
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    YES, exactly.

    YES, exactly.
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    Sounds like there's been progress made, thanks to...

    Sounds like there's been progress made, thanks to you keeping your cool after the jumps :] Congratulations and good luck in the future!
  4. I agree with what everyone has posted here, but I...

    I agree with what everyone has posted here, but I will add this: technically when you set a normal course, one horse stride is 4 steps (12 feet), with two steps before and after each jump for...
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    Agreed with findeight. Top priority is to build...

    Agreed with findeight. Top priority is to build confidence over the fence, then you can address little details. As long as your safety isn't at risk (aka he's not taking off and bucking...
  6. Check yardandgroom.com and proequinegrooms.com. ...

    Check yardandgroom.com and proequinegrooms.com. Both have working student positions listed, and you should be able to narrow your searches by state.
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    You sound like a wonderful owner who has been...

    You sound like a wonderful owner who has been very understanding through a not-ideal half-lease situation. It also sounds like this is a dramatic/immature individual who needs to be dealt with in a...
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    Agreed. I would rather err on the side of shoes...

    Agreed. I would rather err on the side of shoes than risking stinging or bruising your horses feet. If you have a good farrier, why not prevent any potential injuries and just add shoes? I'm sure...
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    Ughhh I HATE it when people leave the saddle pad...

    Ughhh I HATE it when people leave the saddle pad attached to the saddle! It's mostly just because I am extremely particular about how I tack up...every little details has to be just right, however...
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    Next year definitely try the beer! Even though...

    Next year definitely try the beer! Even though it sounds like an old wives tale, it's worked on multiple horses, multiple times for me. Can't hurt! :] Good luck this winter.
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    OP, this doesn't really apply now that it's...

    OP, this doesn't really apply now that it's getting cooler, but have you tried giving your horse beer along with the 1AC? We have a little TB at our barn who barely sweats, even with 1AC twice a...
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    Are miniature horses considered ponies?

    And if not, why are they NOT ponies? Technically they ARE under 14 hands (I'm rounding, get off my back :])...I don't have any opinion one way or another, but several of my friends were discussing...
  13. Thread: Trying Polo

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    Oh my gosh, you are going to have the best time! ...

    Oh my gosh, you are going to have the best time! I worked/played at a polo barn in Tallahassee, Fl for a while, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The game is so much fun to...
  14. OP, I know of a barn to lease in the Clermont...

    OP, I know of a barn to lease in the Clermont area outside of Orlando. I'll PM you with some details :]
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    Also check his leg very thoroughly and make sure...

    Also check his leg very thoroughly and make sure he doesn't have any rain rot/fungus on his leg or scratches on his pastern; those can cause stocking up as well.
  16. Barn help spinoff - My stall mucker is learning!

    Although I quite enjoyed the "useless barn help rant" thread from a few weeks ago, I thought I'd share a more upbeat story of my own from the other day!

    The barn I work at has 2 guys who are in...
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    I really like this idea. Maybe take how much...

    I really like this idea. Maybe take how much board he works off, divide it by how many days he works and then create dollar amounts for each chore (that, if he completes every required chore, would...
  18. Thread: Clipping 101

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    Yes, all of this! :]

    Yes, all of this! :]
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    Thanks everyone for the input. I tried the...

    Thanks everyone for the input. I tried the vinegar solution over the weekend and it seemed to be working well until yesterday when we had a huge rainstorm (this following a week of rain every single...
  20. Do you have two pastures? Why would it be a huge...

    Do you have two pastures? Why would it be a huge deal to separate the gelding from the two mares just to see if it solves his studdy behavior?
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    What?! Clipping wet? What kind of sacrilege is...

    What?! Clipping wet? What kind of sacrilege is this?

    Seriously though, I don't get it, how is clipping better the same or better than clipping dry? :confused: I'm wondering if there is a...
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    Thanks guys! Today I sprayed down everything...

    Thanks guys! Today I sprayed down everything with a water and vinegar (apple cider vinegar, it was all we had) mixture, so I'll let you know if it seems to work better than the Belvoir Step 1...
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    Yes yes yes, all of this.

    Yes yes yes, all of this.
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    I manage a barn that has anywhere from 18-21...

    I manage a barn that has anywhere from 18-21 horses at any given time. I am in charge of horse care, checking horses for shoes/injuries/illnesses, tack cleanliness and safety, client...
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    I don't see why you would need to pay anyone more...

    I don't see why you would need to pay anyone more than $10-$15/hour for this job. Unless they're going to have a lot more responsibility than you're saying, that wage seems on par with the skill set...
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