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  1. Clearly the trainer was working to find a home...

    Clearly the trainer was working to find a home for the horse. He appears to hae used the FLF listing service before. I'm happy that the horse is safe and hope he finds a great home.

    Track trainers...
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    My Dublins are about 6 years old. They have held...

    My Dublins are about 6 years old. They have held up well for 3 season use. The only issue I have is that the lining on one has torn and as a result when I put my foot in, the boot sags. I can get it...
  3. The horse doesn't appear to be in peril. Has...

    The horse doesn't appear to be in peril. Has anyone ever heard of giving a horse some Bute and turnout the day after a show because he's a bit "muscle sore" from the work? Anyone's horses ever get...
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    He didn't break the rules of the class but a WS...

    He didn't break the rules of the class but a WS riding barn owned and/or client owned horses IS breaking the amny rules if they have an amateur card.
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    The CoTH article says "... who is putting off...

    The CoTH article says "... who is putting off college while spending the rest of his gap year as a working student at Heritage Farm."

    When I read the article, knowing that pro's were permitted in...
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    Even if he only rode THIS horse as a Jr, if he...

    Even if he only rode THIS horse as a Jr, if he has ridden any of Andre's horses or any of his clients' horses this year, he is not an amateur.

    Ponytrnr, it gets fuzzy at big show barns because in...
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    My guess is that the OP may have thought that you...

    My guess is that the OP may have thought that you had to be ammy to do the USET Finals.

    I don't know the person the article is about and thought his story was compelling. However, he's noted as a...
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    For purposes of clarification why not just link...

    For purposes of clarification why not just link the article and ask how the ammy rule and this person's position are not in conflict?
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    IMO, any barn that manages a horse owner's...

    IMO, any barn that manages a horse owner's property (blankets, tack) is responsible for that gear while it in in their hands or that of contractors. This means that when they unblanket your horse,...
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    The problem wih the pony proposal is that my 14.1...

    The problem wih the pony proposal is that my 14.1 Children's pony who jumps well but not as well as division ponies will probably pin over those smalls and mediums because of his size advantage when...
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    Be sure your insurance covers outside trainers. ...

    Be sure your insurance covers outside trainers.
    Clinicians will set their prices, be sure to charge enough markup to cover your expenses.
    Ask around in advance to gauge if you will get enough...
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    A 15hh "hony" will generally be up against it in...

    A 15hh "hony" will generally be up against it in the hunter rings against a bigger animal because the long, slow step that gets the lines without rushing will place about the one that has to scurry...
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    While many smaller ponies can be demons (they are...

    While many smaller ponies can be demons (they are short and therefore closer to Hell) the fact remains that suitability is, and should remain, a standard for the divisions. A very small child on a...
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    Simply put, many of those in the elite pony ranks...

    Simply put, many of those in the elite pony ranks know that if measured at a show, their "permanent carded" ponies would not measure.
    No one wants to go from just under to just over any height line.
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    OP, glad you worked it out. To anyone in...

    OP, glad you worked it out.

    To anyone in "A's" situation, who feel like it is too much responsibility to have a "full" time horse for 1/2 (or less expense) try this. Take a deep breath and...
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    For most hunter barns it would be considered a no...

    For most hunter barns it would be considered a no no, unless the trainer approved the decision and usually with some cause. If horse is boarded and in full training but rider lived hour + away...
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    Seems like once you have qualified for a 3'6...

    Seems like once you have qualified for a 3'6 medal final that you should no longer be eligible to compete in a Childrens level medal final. to be able to do so, seems to fly in the face of the spirit...
  18. Agree on the phone. GM has called auditors out on...

    Agree on the phone. GM has called auditors out on it. In at least one case the person was taking notes by typing them into the phone and GM call her out for texting! Stick with pen and paper!

    One...
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    Agreed! The problem is that far too many trainers...

    Agreed! The problem is that far too many trainers really seem to loathe the process and want to either get it over with by suggesting that the only horse in the price range and geographic area is...
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    Yes, I pay for my house while I'm away but...

    Yes, I pay for my house while I'm away but "board" is more than the stall space. The empty stall (and my empty house) isn't consuming food, requiring cleaning or replacement bedding etc. Yes, your...
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    JSalem appears to have a top class operation and...

    JSalem appears to have a top class operation and I appreciate her billing method. It seems to me that a pro rated credit for unused "lessons/rides" could be applied to the show billing.

    I'd like...
  22. SEPowell, I asked and was told that they will get...

    SEPowell, I asked and was told that they will get it archived to the site. I missed all of Sunday and part of Saturday.
    I saw your horse, though. He is lovely. Reminds me of the TB's I rode as a...
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    If I were in A's position, I would be sending a...

    If I were in A's position, I would be sending a chauffeur for you, buying you dinner (with wine) and treating you like the Queen when you come to town. I would also encourage you to ride and spend...
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    I don't have a horse and I have a halter! OP,...

    I don't have a horse and I have a halter!

    OP, you did the right thing. Sadly, the adage "There is none so blind as he who will not see" rings true. I am not sure if she thinks Bob is a bloodhound...
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    I too don't understand the assumption that every...

    I too don't understand the assumption that every OTTB is a rescue? What's up with that?

    I paid quite a bit for each for the two TBs I bought right off the track. These are and were in great...
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