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    Sorry, that's just an opinion, and one that many...

    Sorry, that's just an opinion, and one that many would disagree with. Many top notch places leave halters on 24/7. There may be some disadvantages to leaving halters on (namely the expense as they do...
  2. I agree with others, unless you are a pro trainer...

    I agree with others, unless you are a pro trainer with trainers' insurance, I don't think you should accept the job. It is a LOT of responsibility. If it were a car trip, sure, that would be like a...
  3. I have one more point to make, which is that...

    I have one more point to make, which is that owning a boarding stable (+/- the extras like flipping horses and teaching lessons) for many people is not a career but a side business.

    For example,...
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    I think it is a little strange to have complete...

    I think it is a little strange to have complete inflexibility about "allowing" clients to use their own veterinarian.

    I admit, as a BO, I do sometimes cringe when clients use other vets. I've had...
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    Before you choose this as your project, I think...

    Before you choose this as your project, I think that it might be wise to check into a couple of things.

    One, check that there actually ARE any published research studies demonstrating the...
  6. Moonstream, how much family financial support do...

    Moonstream, how much family financial support do you have and how long do you expect it to last?

    Realistically, a career in the horse industry with or without a college degree is unlikely to be a...
  7. People are invariably at their best when they...

    People are invariably at their best when they present themselves on their first encounter. I have NEVER had a client turn out to be better than how they presented themselves on the first day. Any...
  8. That's a GREAT point. When we installed our wash...

    That's a GREAT point. When we installed our wash rack I had more than one plumber refuse to do the job because they were worried about somehow getting in trouble for doing something that did not...
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    I think there are a lot of good points and advice...

    I think there are a lot of good points and advice given on this thread, but honestly, the other option for our OP is to not get too involved in giving advice.

    Life lesson here--people often ask...
  10. Your drainage options will be dictated by the lay...

    Your drainage options will be dictated by the lay of the land around your barn. If the ground outside the wash stall slopes away, drainage will be easy, I would shoot for an open air drainage...
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    I've had good luck with Nelsons also. I find them...

    I've had good luck with Nelsons also. I find them reliable and easy to deal with. Unlike gumtree, I did need the manual at first--which is easy to follow. It's particularly important to follow the...
  12. Thread: Blanketing ?

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    Do not blanket your horse to encourage shedding....

    Do not blanket your horse to encourage shedding. In fact, I've never found ANY good way to alter the way a horse sheds.

    Instead, clip. And then, if temperatures warrant, blanket your horse...
  13. Sometimes when I have employees who seem to...

    Sometimes when I have employees who seem to "forget" certain tasks, I simply make up a schedule. For example, we have a "schedule" that the outside waterers get checked daily and scrubbed on...
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    Once a week is a good place to start. If the...

    Once a week is a good place to start. If the horse is fighting a more difficult problem or doesn't respond to the once a week sessions, then a longer period of full training might be a good idea.
  15. Thread: Arghhhhh!

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    The video is posted by shownet, so it is and...

    The video is posted by shownet, so it is and probably has been public since around the time of the show. I also am mystified by the posting. There are many horse welfare issues out there, and I'm not...
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    It's really difficult to police horse sales that...

    It's really difficult to police horse sales that you are not a party to, or where the only party you know is the horse.

    If you know someone who is looking at the horse, then great, I would...
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    I wouldn't over analyze the race record. I would...

    I wouldn't over analyze the race record. I would look at the horse for what it is. definitely check for wind issues, but a jumper has very different demands put upon them than a racehorse.

    By all...
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    An "Ok, I'm interested, but I'll get a vetting...

    An "Ok, I'm interested, but I'll get a vetting and make you an offer" is a far cry from a done deal. I don't know anyone who would hold a horse based on that.

    A stall in a boarding barn is a...
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    Nope. Having other potential buyers out to see...

    Nope.

    Having other potential buyers out to see a horse without intending to sell them the horse (because you are "sort of" holding it for someone else) is jerking those buyers around and wasting...
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    Sorry OP, unless your friend gave a deposit and...

    Sorry OP, unless your friend gave a deposit and signed a sales contract agreeing to buy the horse at $X price pending PPE, I don't think it was unreasonable for the seller to sell the horse to...
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    Grain once a day is completely fine unless the...

    Grain once a day is completely fine unless the horse is eating a large amount of grain. For example, you shouldn't feed more than 5 lbs. of grain at one feeding. Personally, if a horse is getting 5...
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    It sounds to me like you have a nice, reasonably...

    It sounds to me like you have a nice, reasonably well bred young horse who is started under saddle. There is no reason to assume that this horse should be difficult to sell. In fact, with his show...
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    I'm stumped by this one. You have no proof that...

    I'm stumped by this one. You have no proof that an eviction is taking place, and rumors that an eviction is going to take place don't absolve you from your 30 day notice. But, I'd be uncomfortable...
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    Are there people that do unsafe things and get...

    Are there people that do unsafe things and get away with them? Yes. Is that proof that those things are safe? No.

    A shorter wheelbase causes a great loss of stability. Horses are an unstable live...
  25. It's nice and clean when someone tells you at the...

    It's nice and clean when someone tells you at the very beginning of your very first encounter that they are crazy or have a highly irritating personality disorder. Makes it very easy!
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