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    Adcurtiss, it would be impossible to remove a...

    Adcurtiss, it would be impossible to remove a microchip without damaging a horse and leaving a significant scar. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted into the ligaments in...
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    Ynl063w, my suspicion is that many of these...

    Ynl063w, my suspicion is that many of these imported horses of "unknown" breeding actually may already have microchips that were implanted before they left Europe. Before a vet would microchip a...
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    Actually, I don't think that is the case....

    Actually, I don't think that is the case. Microchipping is reasonably inexpensive and is a cost that would be borne by owners/competitors. I've heard people complain that it is "just one more fee"...
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    I also will be at work during the hours of the...

    I also will be at work during the hours of the live chat.

    I'm a sport horse breeder/adult amateur and compete in 10-15 rated shows per year in the hunters and jumpers on multiple horses. I do not...
  5. Well, it depends on the kid riding him. If the...

    Well, it depends on the kid riding him. If the kid has good hands, a ported kimberwicke is a good bit. Other options could be a Dr. Bristol or a twisted wire snaffle, or some kind of a ported...
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    I think you should ask the BO. I think every barn...

    I think you should ask the BO. I think every barn has had a disgruntled boarder at some point or another, no matter how good the care. Also, some owners are out touch with what constitutes good care...
  7. There are so many excellent comments on this...

    There are so many excellent comments on this thread.

    Financially, I think that it is pretty clear that your plan as you have stated it will not be successful from a money standpoint. However, if...
  8. As a hobby, it can be enjoyable to raise...

    As a hobby, it can be enjoyable to raise foals--if you have enough help. It's consuming and I think physically difficult work if you do it yourself. I only mention that because you mention some...
  9. I'm with others, I'm a practical person and I use...

    I'm with others, I'm a practical person and I use what comes along and try to bargain hunt for spare useful items and a championship logo on a decent cooler wouldn't stop me. There are so many...
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    I would urge you to try to reconsider your...

    I would urge you to try to reconsider your thinking.

    Yes, a backhoe can dig through frozen ground, but burying a 1200 lb. animal with long legs and arranging an awkwardly shaped body in a grave...
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    Airhorse is correct, hiring an individual as an...

    Airhorse is correct, hiring an individual as an "independent contractor" does not protect you from lawsuits brought by that individual. In addition, if you are found to have incorrectly hired a...
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    This very well may be a one time (though serious)...

    This very well may be a one time (though serious) lapse for this horse. I don't think you should sell him or put him down based on the information given. I DO think he needs a lot of discipline and...
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    I think in general it is a bad idea to expect to...

    I think in general it is a bad idea to expect to pay your barn help as independent contractors. I think there are very few situations where barn workers meet the criteria to be classified as...
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    You will want a commercial policy as well as...

    You will want a commercial policy as well as care, custody and control. In addition, if you have significant assets, you may find that an umbrella policy is a good idea.

    If you are hiring...
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    I'm glad for you that you that things worked out!...

    I'm glad for you that you that things worked out! For a horse in this situation, I completely agree that leasing is often a better choice than selling if you want to retain any control over what...
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    Obviously get the details directly from the...

    Obviously get the details directly from the insurance company in question, but if you work for the BO as an employee, you should be covered under his insurance policy. I hire trainers/riders that...
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    As a BO who allows outside instructors, I have to...

    As a BO who allows outside instructors, I have to ask for these certificates all the time. I have never heard of an insurance company charging a fee to the instructor for this. The certificate does...
  18. I agree, you could buy it, but that could be...

    I agree, you could buy it, but that could be awkward too. What if the quality is low or inconsistent? What if there are some bad bales? As a BO, I tend to only buy hay from trusted sources because I...
  19. Personally I would not offer any discount. It is...

    Personally I would not offer any discount. It is extra work for me to have to deal with storing extra hay (or feed), providing extra space for it and making sure it is labelled correctly and not...
  20. Findeight, you are correct, but I will add to...

    Findeight, you are correct, but I will add to that there isn't always a good customer base for mid-level barns. Most people who have enough money to pay for mid-quality boarding are willing to pay a...
  21. Speaking as someone who runs a successful...

    Speaking as someone who runs a successful boarding operation, I don't think that your current plan is a recipe for a financially successful boarding business. But, if you have the money to do it for...
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    I think that dogs and horses think somewhat...

    I think that dogs and horses think somewhat differently, but that a person who is a good trainer can figure it out without too much trouble. Dogs are more attached to and dependent on their people....
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    PNW, thanks for sharing, I am dealing with a...

    PNW, thanks for sharing, I am dealing with a similarly built TB.
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    The situation seems very odd to me. The girl is...

    The situation seems very odd to me. The girl is neither a client nor an employee, just comes to hang out at your barn every day and spends her time creating social drama? Personally I think it is...
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    I think you should be fine. Definitely take a...

    I think you should be fine. Definitely take a look at show programs and make sure that the types of classes you want to do are out there. Even teaching a few up-downers makes you 100% a pro, so you...
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