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    my boyfriend got me the overnight II for my...

    my boyfriend got me the overnight II for my birthday 3 years ago and I love it. It's held up to daily use as a barn / gym bag and I've also taken it as my carryon for many business flights-- the...
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    bingo...

    bingo
    http://www.sstack.com/stable_racksorganizers_saddle-racks/easy-up-show-cart-with-saddle-rack/

    I have had this for 3 years now....keep it in my tack closet at the boarding barn, lug it...
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    I've shown in Ariat Volant half chaps (the ones...

    I've shown in Ariat Volant half chaps (the ones that look like black tall boots) at recognized USDF competitions and never felt penalized and nobody ever said anything to me.
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    This is VERY good advice. Ten years ago I...

    This is VERY good advice.

    Ten years ago I started out designing and building websites for barns, nonprofits, and churches. Now I work for a software company and manage $1m+ projects.

    Client...
  5. If you need something in the meantime, take a...

    If you need something in the meantime, take a look at the shimmable Mattes half pads...you may be able to use one to pad up one of your trainer's wider saddles and get by for awhile while you decide....
  6. My trainer graduated from business school before...

    My trainer graduated from business school before eventually transitioning over to an equine career, and her barn is one of the best-run equine boarding/lesson/training businesses I've ever seen.
    ...
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    Software designer here -- in addition to Adobe...

    Software designer here -- in addition to Adobe Creative suite and the usual design tools I'm capable of things like HTML/CSS/PHP/Javascript/Ruby and other frontend web development. I'm pretty good at...
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    So sorry for your loss. That reminds me of...

    So sorry for your loss.

    That reminds me of another thing I learned from some COTH barn owner: put another horse in the deceased horse's stall so that the emptiness doesn't eat you alive.

    That...
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    I use the mesh approach described by 2dogsfarm,...

    I use the mesh approach described by 2dogsfarm, and there are shelters in the yard as well.
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    Thank you everyone, EVERYONE, for your kind...

    Thank you everyone, EVERYONE, for your kind words.
    Your compassion means much to me.



    It's a club that nobody wants to be a part of, but here I am!
    It is comforting to know that others have...
  11. I echo this!! I am so sorry you had such a...

    I echo this!!

    I am so sorry you had such a crazy morning!!
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    Thank You, COTH

    Three weeks ago today, I had to put down my 21-year-old mare (one of my 3 horses) due to a torsion colic. It happened very suddenly. At night check, she was fine--happily munching hay. In the AM, she...
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    Thank you sid, and others, for your kind words. ...

    Thank you sid, and others, for your kind words.
    They really help my grief.



    Thank you for sharing this illustration of just how fast it can happen. Very informative. Sounds a lot like my mare...
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    Thank you for both of these posts. I lost a...

    Thank you for both of these posts.
    I lost a mare 3 weeks ago to a torsion.

    I keep beating myself up over things I could have done to prevent it. At least I can cross this one off the list (i.e....
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    How 'exact same' was the saddle? With certain...

    How 'exact same' was the saddle? With certain makers, I've noticed changes from year to year -- i.e. my barnmate has 'exact same' saddle, with same options, even same tree width, but slightly newer,...
  16. About the time her husband cornered me in the...

    About the time her husband cornered me in the empty barn and tried to force himself on me.
  17. Thanks for the pics, Bluey! That's more or less...

    Thanks for the pics, Bluey!
    That's more or less what I'm looking to do. Great point about needing to be flush to the ground.




    yep. I may put one door on the end, and one on the side, but...
  18. Question about removable stall partitions and (Exterior) Dutch doors on stalls

    I have a 3 stall pole barn. 2 of the stalls (12x12) are next to each other. I have 2 horses that live in the barn.

    I need to replace the wall between the stalls.

    I was thinking that, while I’m...
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    Designed and built these totally myself, no kit....

    Designed and built these totally myself, no kit.
    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1199/1369575538_ae42e85faf_b.jpg

    Total cost per front was under $150. (not counting the posts; those were already...
  20. Thread: Adult on pony

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    Do it! you guys look great. I'm 5'5 and my...

    Do it! you guys look great.

    I'm 5'5 and my primary show horse is 14.1 on a tall day. the shorties are fun!
  21. This is helpful. So far, she seems to be...

    This is helpful. So far, she seems to be adjusting OK.





    Thank you all for the kind words. It means so much.

    I've already had a couple of offers from people in my life -- my trainer has...
  22. Thank you all for the advice and kind words. ...

    Thank you all for the advice and kind words.

    Going to take it one day at a time and see where we land.

    I do kind of hope a new horse finds me to take her place. Maybe full-size, maybe a mini. ...
  23. Single horse at home after her buddy crossed the rainbow bridge today...WWYD

    Had to put my 22 YO mare down today after a very sudden and pretty violent bout of colic. Needless to say I'm dazed and heartbroken.

    Now my other horse is home alone. Her pasture abuts the...
  24. Was in my mid-twenties, starting very...

    Was in my mid-twenties, starting very rough/intense new job, dealing with symptoms of depression, panic attacks, and seasonal affective disorder.

    Doc prescribed me 20mg of Prozac, which I...
  25. what a SWEETHEART! thanks for sharing.

    what a SWEETHEART! thanks for sharing.
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