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    If you start hearing that she's bad-mouthing you...

    If you start hearing that she's bad-mouthing you around the local horse community ... don't think you need to worry about that. The fact that ex-trainer went from the chatter above, to you moving out...
  2. Standing in line is a particularly big way to...

    Standing in line is a particularly big way to overshare because you don't know everyone else in line with you. :winkgrin:




    Who's "we", as in "why do we care if they are known?" You are...
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    I didn't mean to imply any criticism, at all. I...

    I didn't mean to imply any criticism, at all. I was just recounting my own experience as it was both startling and amusing to me then, and now. :lol:

    Eventing is very friendly to newbies. Thrilled...
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    Aside from the very upsetting revelations ... ...

    Aside from the very upsetting revelations ...

    The bottom line is that it's OP's horse and she wants to ride it. What's most important is HER experience - and if she had been happy with the way...
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    I am so, so sorry you had to go through this. ...

    I am so, so sorry you had to go through this.

    Just throw out everything she said to you about your riding and your horse. It's worthless. Based on what she's been doing behind your back and...
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    As someone who did h/j long ago, took a loooong...

    As someone who did h/j long ago, took a loooong hiatus for career, and came back to riding to do eventing ... yep, jumping is jumping, but that actually didn't help much on cross-country. :lol: I am...
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    Why does no one who asks this question ever ask...

    Why does no one who asks this question ever ask "What would things be like if no one vaccinated any more?"

    Anyway. Dr. Louis Pasteur wants to talk to you about your question. Read his biography...
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    Your feelings are valid. Your trainer wants to...

    Your feelings are valid.

    Your trainer wants to make your world of horses all about HER. But in fact she has little to do with what you want in your own riding experience.

    There are plenty of...
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    You need a new trainer. It's your ride, your...

    You need a new trainer.

    It's your ride, your horse, your life. You have abundant riding experience, you are 'expert' compared with most of the people sitting on horses in this country, and you...
  10. This.

    This.
  11. Take this chance to let him go triumphant. On a...

    Take this chance to let him go triumphant. On a good day, not a bad one.

    Don't ask him to go through the winter. Part of aging is losing the ability to adjust internal body temperature to be more...
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    Another thing to keep in mind - every barn has a...

    Another thing to keep in mind - every barn has a 'barn culture', a way of doing things and a set of expectations of boarders for everything from interactions with other boarders, to boarder's...
  13. I have had your experience with BO/BM's more than...

    I have had your experience with BO/BM's more than once, as the owner of a TB. The general knowledge of how much hay (and water) a TB or part-TB will consume is not widespread. The quantity of both...
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    Well said - another vote for Barn #2. And...

    Well said - another vote for Barn #2.



    And yet ... the BO is putting up with the skinny horses. As well as the dirt and clutter. Why not enforce a higher standard of care? Indifference, or lack...
  15. I suggest posting those comments in one of the...

    I suggest posting those comments in one of the software threads. They are not relevant here.

    This thread is about a marketing manipulation that is taking place right now on COTH. Not horse...
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    A partial clip is a great idea for a horse in...

    A partial clip is a great idea for a horse in work with a winter coat. Especially where it is cold as a heavy coat makes it difficult for them to dry out thoroughly before nighttime.

    The downside...
  17. COTH forum is being blitzed by software promotion

    At this moment, user "romias" has replied in almost every one of 10 threads about horse/farm management software showing up as having been started since 2009, with the same post promoting a...
  18. :) :) :) :) :) You may already know this -...

    :) :) :) :) :)


    You may already know this - appraisers commonly do not due scientific property evaluations, they just try to assess finding comparables (acres, size of house, # BR's BA's etc.)...
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    I once overheard some of my non-horsey friends...

    I once overheard some of my non-horsey friends murmuring that they did not know why they had to hear about poop when all they asked - out of friendly politeness - was "how is your horse?" :winkgrin:...
  20. Just curious, OP, unless I missed it ... have you...

    Just curious, OP, unless I missed it ... have you charged the boarder, and did they pay up? with gratitude for your attention to the welfare of their horse? ;)


    As said, I am at present paying a...
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    I admit that I tend to slip into the attitude...

    I admit that I tend to slip into the attitude that "just one more" will be the icing on the cake, the repetition that seals perfection - and yep, as OP says, more often than not it is a mess.

    Some...
  22. Absolutely untrue. And in this instance, HO...

    Absolutely untrue.

    And in this instance, HO failed at competency. That was easily documented with cell phone pics that would go a long way in court.

    It is the absence of objective...
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    ... and never ends ... Delighted to scoop...

    ... and never ends ...

    Delighted to scoop poop, any time, anywhere. :winkgrin:
  24. Flat-out totally-out-of-control runaway when a...

    Flat-out totally-out-of-control runaway when a teen, on lesson horse in a lesson barn, with every kind of fence, tree, branch, human and horse available to run into. I survived a couple of those and...
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    So, so sorry about your dog. At least she is at...

    So, so sorry about your dog. At least she is at peace.

    Sounds like progress with your horse! As the others are saying, not every new medical thing means an important setback, sometimes it's just...
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