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    No need to tell you the exact amount but its Over...

    No need to tell you the exact amount but its Over $600
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    Thanks everyone for the replies! My mare isn't...

    Thanks everyone for the replies! My mare isn't the cleanest but she's not that bad. We recently got a new barn manager and new employees and things just haven't been up to previous standards. I...
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    Stall Cleaning and Shavings

    How often does your barn gut the stalls and put in new shavings? My barn recently started to bed the stalls and only pick them out and not add new shavings for a few days. I have a big problem with...
  4. Frank and Beezie Madden

    Frank and Beezie Madden
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    Good to see I'm not the only one who thinks alot...

    Good to see I'm not the only one who thinks alot of quick turnover in barn staff might be a problem. And yes they have had a couple of people leave within weeks of starting. I think they've gotten to...
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    Barn staff turnover

    I know staff turnover at a barn is usual since there are a lot of people that go off to school etc...but at the place where we board now can't seem to keep staff for longer then a year If lucky....
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    You guys have given me some stuff to think about....

    You guys have given me some stuff to think about. If I do end up taking the horse, maybe I'll ask if she'll do a 30 day lease/free lease situation instead of calling it a trial.

    tinydragon, the...
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    Thanks everyone! As I've said this would be the...

    Thanks everyone! As I've said this would be the first time I took a horse on trial. The only reason I'm leaning towards it, is because the horse has been sitting in a field for a while not being...
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    Taking a horse on trial

    I'm in the market for a new horse and was offered to take a horse on trial. I've never done that before, I've just gone out to try and ended up buying right away, however I’m seriously considering...
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    I really like Smartpak. Never had any problems...

    I really like Smartpak. Never had any problems and the customer service is amazing. If they don't carry something then I'll go to a local tack store.
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    I have both but use my polar fleech cooler much...

    I have both but use my polar fleech cooler much more often. It is much easier to clean and I just find it less heavier and wicks away sweat faster. Yes there is static sometimes but my horse doesn't...
  12. Thread: Osteopathy

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    Osteopathy

    We have an osteopath coming to the barn to work on a few horses. We have the option of getting our horses done as well.

    My problem is...I know next to nothing about Osteopathy for horses! I've...
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    I personally liked Nobles Honor. I think he looks...

    I personally liked Nobles Honor. I think he looks like a great hunter candidate. He has chrome and a lovely expression on him overall. It's hard to tell without seeing them go. Pictures can be...
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    I wasn't asked specifically for a deposit but I...

    I wasn't asked specifically for a deposit but I had to give first and last months board when I moved in. I didn't mind. The barn and owners are amazing
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    I have the Extreme and love it! I had a GR8...

    I have the Extreme and love it! I had a GR8 before that stretched so it was time for a new helmet. I will say the extreme wasn't as ventilated as I thought it would be, other then that it's a really...
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    Ugh...I hate porta potties. So dirty so smelly so...

    Ugh...I hate porta potties. So dirty so smelly so nasty. I try to avoid using one if possible.
    At a horse show once and some poor guy had food poisoning of some sort. horrible.... just...
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    Not too many tack stores in the Miami area. You...

    Not too many tack stores in the Miami area. You can try Griff's in Davie. It's a Western Store but they do have English stuff in the back. http://www.grifswestern.com/

    There used to be Karen's...
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    I went through a ton of bits with my OTTB. I...

    I went through a ton of bits with my OTTB. I tried a snaffle, a snaffle with a port, waterford, slow twist, corkscrew, jointed pelham, 3 ring with a snaffle (which he HATED btw)

    Finally settled on...
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    This. That's the only time I've seen half chaps...

    This. That's the only time I've seen half chaps at shows.
  20. Thread: Favorite Helmets?

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    I LOVE my new GPA Extreme! Vented, looks really...

    I LOVE my new GPA Extreme! Vented, looks really good and cleans up easily :)

    I had the GR8 and I really liked it but overtime it stretched out and it was really hot to ride in during the summer....
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    I don't see what the big deal is. Have her come...

    I don't see what the big deal is. Have her come out and try the horse. Tell her you want to see if the 2 of them "gel" well together. If they don't or you still have issues with her weight etc.. then...
  22. I think it depends on what you want to use him...

    I think it depends on what you want to use him for and what circuit you plan on showing.

    I would go out and take a look at him. The owners wouldn't have kept him around if he was injured and...
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    I'm not sure what my head type is. Maybe a little...

    I'm not sure what my head type is. Maybe a little more round?

    My GR8 fit's alright but I always felt like it was sitting a little higher on my head..if that makes sense.

    The Extreme felt like...
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    I ordered the GPA Extreme! I got 20% off. It was...

    I ordered the GPA Extreme! I got 20% off. It was backordered though. Can't wait! Hopefully I'll like it lol

    Never owned a GPA before. It's replacing my GR8
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    Agree! They are really great to deal with and...

    Agree! They are really great to deal with and very helpful
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