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    Mardi, it's a little different in Europe because...

    Mardi, it's a little different in Europe because the horse shows we went to were all jumpers, and small local shows, so we were pretty confidant that wasn't going to happen. Still had blood drawn and...
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    My daughter and I were shopping with a trusted...

    My daughter and I were shopping with a trusted dealer friend in the Netherlands a few years ago. We wanted two young geldings for re sale and found them in the first 3 days. Spent a day pp' ing them,...
  3. "My horse had to go to the bathroom" Really? They...

    "My horse had to go to the bathroom" Really? They pee and they poop, but I've never seen one use a bathroom.
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    Wrong. The saddle was blue.

    Wrong. The saddle was blue.
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    An open trailer to me means an empty one.

    An open trailer to me means an empty one.
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    Please don't get overly enthusiastic and promise...

    Please don't get overly enthusiastic and promise him the Guiness and the balcony before you KNOW you can deliver.
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    I don't, but once again, if the barn owner felt...

    I don't, but once again, if the barn owner felt so inclined, then, yes, of course he could. What part of "It's his place" is so hard to understand? When he finally honks off enough of his boarders,...
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    The point your missing is that the person...

    The point your missing is that the person "watching"( very disingenuous) is getting paid to do so, and the BO feels he needs to be paid something for the trainers privilege. He can charge for...
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    So the barn owner who spends $$$ to pay his...

    So the barn owner who spends $$$ to pay his mortgage and taxes, etc., watches a trainer who has no investment in the place, making money from his boarder, in his facility, and you don't think he...
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    [QUOTE I realize this situation is not...

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    I realize this situation is not abnormal but I think it's ridiculous to charge me, the boarder, to use facilities I already pay to use. Most of the time my trainer is standing there giving...
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    "huh? The vet/farrier charges the owner of the...

    "huh?

    The vet/farrier charges the owner of the horse for the trip to the barn.

    The trainer is paying the owner of the barn for the use of the ring, not seeing the similarities."

    Yes, the...
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    Feliz, you bring up a good point. My vet charges...

    Feliz, you bring up a good point. My vet charges me for a barn call. My farrier does as well. And if I brought in an outside trainer and there was a barn charge for that, the trainer would pass it on...
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    "Allowing boarders to bring in trainers benefits...

    "Allowing boarders to bring in trainers benefits everyone"

    Again, the boarders can bring in trainers, for a fee.
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    So the questions are-- what, if any, fee does a...

    So the questions are-- what, if any, fee does a boarding barn without an in-house trainer charge an outside trainer to come teach/ride there?

    The answer to this is: anything they care to charge....
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    Well, well, this is such a small world. PO is a...

    Well, well, this is such a small world. PO is a neighbor :)
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    A Ranger might pull a gooseneck trailer, but it...

    A Ranger might pull a gooseneck trailer, but it sure is going to have a hard time stopping one.
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    A couple of our horses have "busy" tails, so...

    A couple of our horses have "busy" tails, so we've gotten weighted tails from Barb at Custom Tails.
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    In some states, that's not even legal.

    In some states, that's not even legal.
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    If I am looking at videos of horses for sale,...

    If I am looking at videos of horses for sale, they had better be less than 4 minutes or I will move on. We have been selling horses on fb using 30-45 second videos done with an iPhone, as have most...
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    You would hate it here in Sarasota. Last year, a...

    You would hate it here in Sarasota. Last year, a couple paid 4.5 million for a 10 year old house on the bay, and tore it down. When, apparently, that did not give them enough room for the new digs,...
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    One thing to check thoroughly are the zoning...

    One thing to check thoroughly are the zoning regulations. It's possible that what you would like to have isn't even allowed.
  22. I too thought TS had a lock on it. Would love to...

    I too thought TS had a lock on it. Would love to know what transpired!
  23. If you're smoking at my barn, it had better be ...

    If you're smoking at my barn, it had better be because you are on fire. Otherwise, nope.
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    That's an unbeatable deal from the community...

    That's an unbeatable deal from the community college. I would take advantage of it, take the business classes, fit a part time job in and give myself the two years to a. gain some perspective on a...
  25. I use googlemaps of the area near the show...

    I use googlemaps of the area near the show grounds in Wellington. A lot of these are 2-4 acre properties, and it's amazing how efficiently they are laid out.
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