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    OP, you handled the situation very gracefully and...

    OP, you handled the situation very gracefully and I wish you and your boy well...:)
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    Just one question: What possible reason could...

    Just one question: What possible reason could she have for wanting her money back for May? It's the 26th already...
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    This exactly. You said you are fully prepared...

    This exactly. You said you are fully prepared for her to not pay for June...if I were you, I'd move him at the end of May since he is 2 hours away from you and this is not going to end well with...
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    He is your horse. In this situation you have two...

    He is your horse. In this situation you have two choices - sell her the horse or move him closer so that you can enjoy him again. You have done right by him for years, as has the leasee.
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    Finally someone said what I was thinking! One...

    Finally someone said what I was thinking! One hour is nothing when looking at potential horses (I've flown cross country and to Canada in the past when looking). And don't be in a hurry. Every...
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    Am I the only one hoping (for the OP's sake) that...

    Am I the only one hoping (for the OP's sake) that NHM's silence means that she is at this moment trying to find another barn for her pony? Because based on the past level of crazy, I can't foresee...
  7. Couldn't agree more. Been there, done that, got...

    Couldn't agree more. Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt after my husband's newly-purchased "dead quiet trail horse" took to bolting with me because I was asking him to walk and trot on cue,...
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    I agree with the other posters - yes. Same...

    I agree with the other posters - yes. Same observations...hearing/vision still good, but episodes of senility (usually when it is extremely windy or something has changed on the farm, like the...
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    Reading threads like these makes every 10 degree...

    Reading threads like these makes every 10 degree night I spend taking care of horses on my OWN farm well worth it...however, I do enjoy a good crazy tale when viewed from afar (sorry OP ;))

    I...
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    You said it! I do my own to both save money and...

    You said it! I do my own to both save money and also to space them out. However, if I only had one horse, I wouldn't bother-by the time you get done paying the extra shipping for such a small...
  11. I ride dressage and a little H/J and take no crap...

    I ride dressage and a little H/J and take no crap from my horses. Years ago, I also was lucky enough to find a NH trainer (of the Ray Hunt philosophy) who apprenticed under a USDF gold-medalist...
  12. Well, I guess the reps wouldn't be very good at...

    Well, I guess the reps wouldn't be very good at their jobs if they weren't convinced that they their feeds are great ;), but I respectfully disagree. TC Senior is a much better feed than anything in...
  13. This. While I'm glad to see that this HO is not...

    This. While I'm glad to see that this HO is not going to misrepresent this horse in order to sell him as a riding horse, he could try to either find him a companion home or euthanize. Trying to...
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    BeeHoney is correct that a simple conversation...

    BeeHoney is correct that a simple conversation with the BO is in order...is he/she aware that the goat has caused damage?

    Also be careful about assuming that your BO is liable for your tack just...
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    Since its only 2.5 weeks and he'll be outside...

    Since its only 2.5 weeks and he'll be outside after that, I also recommend just offering to pay for more shavings - it will make the conversation easier as you appear to be happy with the facility...
  16. Really? One of my boarders just left yesterday...

    Really? One of my boarders just left yesterday morning for a vacation in FL to escape the cold-she was so apologetic when she told me she was going because its been so MISERABLE up here in upstate...
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    She offered to take more pics...email her and say...

    She offered to take more pics...email her and say that the pics she sent were adequate and the mare is not quite what you are looking for so that she doesn't waste any time on more pics. Because if...
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    First of all, if the care is indeed so poor, why...

    First of all, if the care is indeed so poor, why would any boarder be afraid of being thrown out? Wouldn't unhappy boarders be leaving on their own to seek out better care?

    And, horses being...
  19. I also don't think the trainer is necessarily...

    I also don't think the trainer is necessarily trying to pull one over on anyone...but, I still think the OP has a lot of thinking to do and I don't envy her...try this: If both horses were for sale...
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    Yup. And its verrrry expensive.

    Yup. And its verrrry expensive.
  21. Lesson barn had a pony in the string that was...

    Lesson barn had a pony in the string that was kinda unpredictable...known to buck and bolt during lessons sometimes. Knowing this, not too many of the regular students wanted to ride him anymore...
  22. Do I feel sorry for the original owner? Heck...

    Do I feel sorry for the original owner? Heck yes...sounds like a terrible year. However, she doesn't sound like she's in any position to resume the responsibility of horse ownership just yet...and...
  23. Well, I guess she figured she had nothing to lose...

    Well, I guess she figured she had nothing to lose by asking. But, she shouldn't be surprised when you tell her "no" because it has been a significant amount of time. I'd say "Gee, you caught me...
  24. I would think that most reputable retirement...

    I would think that most reputable retirement facilities would be used to dealing with horses with metabolic issues, given their prevalence in the aging equine population...IMHO most senior horses...
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    My favorite was the time my "riding buddy" was...

    My favorite was the time my "riding buddy" was texting on horseback for a good ten minutes...I, on the other hand was trying to do some lateral work with my guy and he almost took my leg off on a...
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