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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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    I'm also at a barn in central Florida, and we...

    I'm also at a barn in central Florida, and we don't charge extra for stall rest or medical turn out. There might be an extra charge for labor costs if the owner needs me to medicate the horse once...
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    Mold problem - cleaner suggestions?

    So I manage a barn in central Florida that seems to have a mold problem. We don't get mold on the walls or wood or really anything else except the tack, and it grows FAST. We have three tack rooms...
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    This commercial is great! Aside from the lack of...

    This commercial is great! Aside from the lack of helmets on children, lol.
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    Trainers get into the habit (and rightly so) of...

    Trainers get into the habit (and rightly so) of saying "sit back! sit back!" to all of their beginner students because the students' legs aren't steady enough yet to support their body being out of...
  15. I am so obsessed with his horse's tail...it looks...

    I am so obsessed with his horse's tail...it looks like human hair! So silky and shiny!!
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    I know several people who mix horsey fly spray...

    I know several people who mix horsey fly spray with SSSoft to create a little more potent, better smelling fly spray :]
  17. I worked at a barn a while back that had a...

    I worked at a barn a while back that had a concrete floor that was stained black. I don't know exactly how/what the owner had put on it (polyurethane?) but it looked SHARP when it was freshly mopped...
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    Lol I'm about 5'4" and 120 pounds, so this video...

    Lol I'm about 5'4" and 120 pounds, so this video reminded me A LOT of early horse show mornings, getting the bucks out of the huge warmblood hunters! Just hang on for the "ride" :P
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    So interesting that you posted this today,...

    So interesting that you posted this today, because we had almost exactly the same issue today with one of our horses. He had some swelling in his throat latch area, an even amount on both sides, and...
  20. What a horrible, horrible situation :[ Jingles...

    What a horrible, horrible situation :[ Jingles for your horse's full recovery. I guess it depends what your boarding contract explicitly says (aka what they're liable for), and if you do or don't...
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    Correction - Oakmore is in South...

    Correction - Oakmore is in South Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden area....I should know, I work there :] Snow Kissed is also in Winter Garden.
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    Barrett Farm is a pretty reputable farm in...

    Barrett Farm is a pretty reputable farm in Oviedo, as is Brookmore Farms. Those are really the only two major ones that I know of...I'm based more out of the Winter Garden/Apopka area :]
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    Using my Sunday night (aka my Friday night for...

    Using my Sunday night (aka my Friday night for those of you who are also in the horse industry and have Mondays off :] ) to read up on the Lattanzios. I did NOT expect such entertaining material! ...
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    A horse at my barn just had his eye removed due...

    A horse at my barn just had his eye removed due to an ulcer that wouldn't heal. When the owner was going over options with the UF vet team, they recommended the implant for the reason that the...
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    Caring for waterproof paddock boots?

    I just got a pair of the Ariat Heritage H2O boots, and am wondering what's the best way to care for them. In the past I used mink oil paste on my regular leather paddock boots and it worked great at...
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