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    Life is all about choices. I made my choice back...

    Life is all about choices. I made my choice back in my twenties and I married the guy and gave up horses for married life and children. Yes, I missed the horses but honestly I did not have time to...
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    Yes, I've known a few barns where the barn staff...

    Yes, I've known a few barns where the barn staff were less than friendly and i tend to just keep out of their way but as I've gotten older I also realise that the way some people behave has probably...
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    You sold him! You lose the right to decide what...

    You sold him! You lose the right to decide what happens to him. If you had any concerns about the horse's future welfare you should have kept him period.
  4. I'm of the opinion that every horse has something...

    I'm of the opinion that every horse has something that has to be worked on. There is no such thing as the 'perfect' horse. I've ridden many horses on trails and this guy reminds me of one of the...
  5. Yeah, winter certainly thins out the die hard...

    Yeah, winter certainly thins out the die hard horse people from the rest :)
    I have a heated waterer that works just fine. This one has been supplying two paddocks with water for at least 5 years...
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    I agree with you. I had exactly that scenario...

    I agree with you. I had exactly that scenario once. Had a lovely paint mare that I allowed out on 30 day trial and had her returned for no other reason than "she wanted to keep her options open".
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    Did anyone mention Cheval Canadien or Canadian...

    Did anyone mention Cheval Canadien or Canadian Horse? Wonderful breed, ticks all your boxes. Sturdy, sensible and low maintenance. Known for having incredible feet and easy keepers. ...
  8. I am now in my mid-sixties so I think I'm more...

    I am now in my mid-sixties so I think I'm more than qualified to answer the OP lol. I have ridden most of my life. Just to give you some background. When I was younger the more "dangerous" the horse...
  9. What matters in the end is that you make the...

    What matters in the end is that you make the decision that you can live with. You will have regrets either way and nobody is going to blame you whatever you choose to do but you are the one that is...
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    I have a leather Bates Isabel and I'm happy with...

    I have a leather Bates Isabel and I'm happy with it. I bought it for the same reason that you are considering buying one. I rode in a Wintec Isabel for something like 10 years and loved it and I...
  11. The key to making a profit in the...

    The key to making a profit in the boarding/training business is not having too many of your own horses in relation to paying boarders.
  12. I think it is reasonable for him to charge you a...

    I think it is reasonable for him to charge you a bit more for electricity as the water heaters can draw a lot of electricity. I can't tell where you are located but the chances are you will...
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    I think you are making mountains out of...

    I think you are making mountains out of molehills. I have been a BO for the past 15 years and every new horse that comes in has a period of adjustment. Depending on personality it can take anywhere...
  14. I live in Ontario and my horses prefer to stand...

    I live in Ontario and my horses prefer to stand out in -30C weather in spite of having a perfectly good shelter. My barn dog, a border collie has free access to a heated tack room and her big fluffy...
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    The barn I was at before allowed dogs and in my...

    The barn I was at before allowed dogs and in my opinion it was annoying at best and downright dangerous at worst. I am a dog owner and lover but when I am riding I do not want to hear any dog...
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    So do mules whinny or bray?

    So do mules whinny or bray?
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    I find that the personalities of horses do not...

    I find that the personalities of horses do not change with age. They will mellow a bit as they get older but if you do not like this guy as a yearling you will probably really dislike him as a four...
  18. 44 years, this year. I met him when I was 17 and...

    44 years, this year. I met him when I was 17 and we married two years later. It hasn't all been sweetness and light by all means but you've gotta love a man who buys you the horse of your dreams at...
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    My mare is also very oral so maybe this is a...

    My mare is also very oral so maybe this is a certain type of personality type. The first time I rode her I dropped my whip as I got on and she bent down and picked it up and held it in her mouth, I...
  20. She does use nibble nets for their night hay. ...

    She does use nibble nets for their night hay. She prepares them and I hang them when I do night check, however I often find that she has thrown extra hay into their stalls on the ground if she has...
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    I used to board for many years at a hunter jumper...

    I used to board for many years at a hunter jumper barn on a dead end road and just up the road was a large trail riding operation. My friend and I would spend hours on the trails which were...
  22. What to do about the boarder of thinks her horses need lots of hay 24 hours a day

    So, I have a new boarder and she has three horses. All are semi retired, all of them have soundness issues, all are overweight which adds to their soundness problems IMO. One of them has to wear...
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    Who has a horse that just does strange things

    I've owned horses for most of my life and had all personality types but the mare I bought last year is the most comical and social horse I've ever owned. For a start she doesn't seem to be scared by...
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    Yes, I agree with BeeHoney. I am a BO and my...

    Yes, I agree with BeeHoney. I am a BO and my clients pay me directly, anyone that pays for care of a horse to anyone other than myself is a guest and does not have the same standing. Having said...
  25. Boarders dogs are my biggest peeves..... those...

    Boarders dogs are my biggest peeves..... those that attack my elderly (somewhat grumpy) border collie, those that poop everywhere (owner does not pick it up because it's a farm!) and finally the...
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