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    First, take a deep breath :). Yes, it sounds to...

    First, take a deep breath :). Yes, it sounds to me like you might benefit from medication. Medication might help break the cycle of stress and anxiety that has built up in your life and allow you to...
  2. Agreed. No set rules. If a person leasing a horse...

    Agreed. No set rules. If a person leasing a horse provides training and show experience that increases the horse's value, they would typically not be compensated--unless previously agreed upon by...
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    I think it is really difficult to answer this...

    I think it is really difficult to answer this question. A lot has to do with the number of horses you plan to keep, the specifics of the property, and how handy you and your partner are. For example,...
  4. It's very unwise to tamper with a sound, normal...

    It's very unwise to tamper with a sound, normal horse's hoof angles if you have any interest in their long term soundness. Your instincts were right.
  5. Well, no one has mentioned this yet, but you...

    Well, no one has mentioned this yet, but you definitely need some better drugs for this horse.

    There are a LOT of options. Fluphenazine would be an excellent choice--it really seems to zap the...
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    Another POV--I think that there isn't that great...

    Another POV--I think that there isn't that great of a market for TB broodmares for breeding sport horses unless they have a good competition record. Professional breeders are looking for particular...
  7. The market for young prospects in the US isn't...

    The market for young prospects in the US isn't that great, and as such breeders often put effort into marketing weanlings, and then later into marketing three-four year olds.

    Selling young horses...
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    I'm not crazy about the clause in the OP's...

    I'm not crazy about the clause in the OP's contract, but she signed it and all she had to do to avoid paying for the extra time was to follow the contract--wait until the first to give notice and...
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    It's easy to teach a galloping horse changes....

    It's easy to teach a galloping horse changes. Much harder to teach it in a ring, at a slower canter. Even racehorses that know how to change leads at the track can struggle with changes in an arena...
  10. I think a catch pen is a good idea, though it...

    I think a catch pen is a good idea, though it might not work if said pony figures out that going in the catch pen means he will be caught. Set up a few gate panels against the fence in a field to...
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    I know it's horrible to see a terrible fence...

    I know it's horrible to see a terrible fence injury, but IME appropriately installed/well maintained electric fencing is generally safe and also gives horses a healthy respect for fences. Safety tips...
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    Alterholic, take a deep breath. I think vxf111 is...

    Alterholic, take a deep breath. I think vxf111 is right, you could have forced the lease family to pay for the horse's vet care and rehab if you wanted to (assuming it was in the contract), but for...
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    Sorry, but there is no moral issue with requiring...

    Sorry, but there is no moral issue with requiring a 30 day notice period and if someone leaves early, filling that stall with another horse or otherwise using that stall. Board is NOT rent. Board is...
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    I would read your contract and review the notice...

    I would read your contract and review the notice provision. I do think you need to follow what the contract says. Unfortunately, a downhill slide of service at the barn probably does not constitute...
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    I can't imagine leaving any kind of a hay net...

    I can't imagine leaving any kind of a hay net near a foal. The idea of putting it "up high" makes no sense whatsoever. First of all, foals routinely rear up and even put their legs over their dams'...
  16. If the cost is the same, I don't know why you...

    If the cost is the same, I don't know why you would send her to the clinic. The vet isn't sitting around at the clinic all day, and for a routine cooled semen breeding he's not going to be palpating...
  17. Definitely go with fresh.

    Definitely go with fresh.
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    No problems. Love the Evo. But I would...

    No problems. Love the Evo.

    But I would recommend riding in various demo saddles to find what is most comfortable for YOU, re: the tall vs. short rider question.
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    Duct tape and sharpie is fine. It won't be the...

    Duct tape and sharpie is fine. It won't be the first time they have seen it either. I'm sure you hoped to send your mare off wearing a more presentable halter for her "date," but your mare wearing a...
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    Seriously? You think none of us have ever made...

    Seriously? You think none of us have ever made painful choices because no one was there to save us or foot our bills? We are just pointing out the obvious, which is that no one, INCLUDING YOU, is...
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    If I were the BO, I would definitely be wanting...

    If I were the BO, I would definitely be wanting this client off of my property. That is a completely reasonable way to handle a client that is not paying their bills. I don't care how excellent...
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    Yes, you definitely could be held liable. The...

    Yes, you definitely could be held liable. The variables you cite (parents being present, who owns the horse, who owns the stable) do not protect you from liability, although it is true you might face...
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    Well, add me to the group that says you are...

    Well, add me to the group that says you are totally fine. I'm not saying a 300 lb guy should be riding ponies, but ponies are pretty tough to squash.
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    Running a farm is incredibly expensive. Even on a...

    Running a farm is incredibly expensive. Even on a successful farm, the bottom line is VERY tight. I'm not interested to spend money trying out new products that may or may not live up to marketing...
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    One point I would make is that fee structures at...

    One point I would make is that fee structures at boarding barns vary widely. One barn might charge for X but not for Y, the barn next door might charge for Y but not for X. Some barns include a lot...
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