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  1. I don't think the ex-trainer was being...

    I don't think the ex-trainer was being insensitive. Unfortunately if this person makes their living off of training and showing horses it wouldn't be practical to allow the horse to take up a...
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    Maybe you could find out if any of the other...

    Maybe you could find out if any of the other boarders are there in the morning, and pay one of them to add a layer to your horse?
  3. I'm from CT and we often order hay out of upstate...

    I'm from CT and we often order hay out of upstate Ny. You can get really good quality hay for far cheaper than you are quoting. Just do a google search, or check Craigslist. There's no reason these...
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    I think it would be reasonable to have a rule...

    I think it would be reasonable to have a rule stating that the trainers within your barn cannot approach other trainers clients and solicit them to leave their current trainer. But a client can on...
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    Personally I would just feel too guilty...

    Personally I would just feel too guilty euthanizing an older horse out of convienance rather than actual medical need. If I was in that situation I would try to sell/rehome one of the younger horses....
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    What is her reasoning behind taking it back? Was...

    What is her reasoning behind taking it back? Was she unhappy about the work that you did? How long was the colt in your possession before she took it back? Did she sign the registration papers over...
  7. We use the pelleted bedding in our stalls. I've...

    We use the pelleted bedding in our stalls. I've never had any problem with dust whatsoever. It does take a little practice to figure out how much water to add. I know some people in my barn who add...
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    I sometimes feed corn oil, I like how shiny it...

    I sometimes feed corn oil, I like how shiny it makes my horses coats. I too dislike using oil though, its so messy. I like the idea of using the laundry detergent dispenser.
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    Power floating is okay if you have a very good...

    Power floating is okay if you have a very good dentist, however it is very easy to make mistakes with the power float, so if you have a sub-par dentist, they can do a lot of damage.
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    I do not leave halters on any of my horses when I...

    I do not leave halters on any of my horses when I turn them out. However we do give our boarders the option to leave a halter on if they need to. We just require that the halter be a break-a-way type...
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    There is a guy at my barn that uses windex to...

    There is a guy at my barn that uses windex to clean tack. Has anyone ever heard of this? I don't plan on trying it, I'm just curious if anyone else has seen that?
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    You don't have to buy a pricy horse vac, I've...

    You don't have to buy a pricy horse vac, I've used a regular vacume on my horses before, itll get the job done.
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    I have a horse that is missing a tip of his ear,...

    I have a horse that is missing a tip of his ear, I was told when I bought him it was from frostbite. I've seen a few others like that as well. I don't knownif it happened as a baby or as a adult...
  14. Poll: I have 10 horses, most of which do not get any...

    I have 10 horses, most of which do not get any type of supplements at all. I have two that are on a joint supplement, one is an ottb who had joint issues in the past and one is my most used lesson...
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    Weird, my horses love cat food too. They like to...

    Weird, my horses love cat food too. They like to steal the dry cat food from my cats dish in the aisle way of my barn. I don't understand why though, horses are herbavors and cat food is made with...
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