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  1. Oooh' long list. In the next couple weeks,...

    Oooh' long list.

    In the next couple weeks, replace the short fence (about 80') between my arena and the neighbor's fence, which is the front of my stallions paddock. It was originally built 18...
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    My Intermediate horse has been leased out for the...

    My Intermediate horse has been leased out for the past year; 30% of asking price, plus insurance. Although at your horse's age, I would go a bit higher than what you could reasonably sell him for,...
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    Always liked this guy we used to shoe..... ...

    Always liked this guy we used to shoe.....

    http://youtu.be/lU4K4s4JG0Q

    Jennifer
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    Says suitable for dressage, Hunter on flat and...

    Says suitable for dressage, Hunter on flat and dressage, which suggests they do not believe he will be sound for jumping. Hence the cheap price though he is very cute. Too bad.

    I agree prices on...
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    Hard to say. I am a 3-day eventing trainer and I...

    Hard to say. I am a 3-day eventing trainer and I am a manners Nazi. I'm also a farrier and I can't really say that I see much better manners in the Western horses than the English. The biggest...
  6. Running into something or tripping in the dark...

    Running into something or tripping in the dark and clonking his head on the concrete floor would be as likely to cause bruising as a blunt object, wouldn't it?

    The only thing that would...
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    I have dealt personally with only three...

    I have dealt personally with only three Trakehners, all black mares by a well-known (or at least prolific?) black Trak stallion (a Hunter, not Windfall) , and although they were all raving fruitbats...
  8. I am torn between beating my head against a brick...

    I am torn between beating my head against a brick wall, or cracking open a cardboard box of wine....

    Jennifer
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    I have Teknas and Wintecs, definitely a Wintec...

    I have Teknas and Wintecs, definitely a Wintec for a flat backed horse NOT a Tekna. my flat backed stallion goes in a Wintec dressage and Bates jump, curvy mare wore the Tekna.

    Jennifer
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    "Hey, neighbor, just wanted to let you know that...

    "Hey, neighbor, just wanted to let you know that I'm planting some decorative shrubs by the fence line in my garden/patio area, and since your horse chews on the fence I was a little concerned he...
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    I shoe WBs, TBs, and QHs mostly, and trim a few...

    I shoe WBs, TBs, and QHs mostly, and trim a few miles and donkeys, and have NEVER seen a WB with anything resembling a mule foot. Most of them have nice big round feet, just more heel than most TBs....
  12. My own experience based on small number of mares...

    My own experience based on small number of mares I bred multiple times....
    Mare #1, age 7 filly, age 8 colt, age 10 filly, age 11 colt, age 12 filly, age 13 colt.

    Mare #2, age 8 filly, age 14...
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    I agree pedigree only tells so much, especially...

    I agree pedigree only tells so much, especially when no one in said pedigree has done what one wishes to do with the foal! My fave mares have all been out of the same XC machine mare and boy howdy...
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    Sticky: ISO TB or WB mare with lots of TB blood for...

    ISO TB or WB mare with lots of TB blood for producing event horses. My old Intermediate mare has an ovarian tumor and will probably not be producing any more..... :-(. Prefer a mare who has a sport...
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    You want the angle of the hoof to match the angle...

    You want the angle of the hoof to match the angle of the pastern. If the foot is naturally more upright, tends to grow a good heel, you can always trim/rasp heel to adjust. If no heel growth, like...
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    What is the breeding on your mare? Jennifer

    What is the breeding on your mare?

    Jennifer
  17. It is much harder to lease an eventer (for $$) ...

    It is much harder to lease an eventer (for $$) than a jumper. I have my Intermediate horse on a paid lease to an eventer, but it took six months to find the right situation. Mostly I had people...
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    As a trainer, barn owner, and trainer,...

    As a trainer, barn owner, and trainer, maintenance is waaaay cheaper than a new horse. I can think of one particular horse..... Dead safe, just required a somewhat assertive ride when the jumps...
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    Yeah, I can't believe they don't realize most...

    Yeah, I can't believe they don't realize most people can't take two days off from work for a HALTER CLASS. It's not like US breeders make any actual money! So either it's a sideline from the job...
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    FEH Championship on THURSDAY?

    Seriously? Why???? I got my yearling qualified and was really looking forward to it.....

    Jennifer
  21. Thread: Shoes

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    OP, 90% of my farrier clients are barefoot, but...

    OP, 90% of my farrier clients are barefoot, but whenever anyone asks me if I suggest shoes for their barefoot horse.... I tell them I have very rarely seen a horse that was barefoot that did not...
  22. Write up a COMPREHENSIVE contract stating what...

    Write up a COMPREHENSIVE contract stating what you expect from your boarders and what you will provide in exchange. Be thorough. Present to existing boarders, and anyone who is not 'on board' has...
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    Also age is a HUGE determining factor since it...

    Also age is a HUGE determining factor since it contributes to how much ROI (number of foals) the buyer will get....

    But yeah, lots of successful show mares on free leases, pedigree and approvals...
  24. Considering one of his first foals just won the...

    Considering one of his first foals just won the 3* at Fair Hill, I would not consider him a sire only for Prelim and under.

    My F1 filly is 5 now and is absolutely awesome. Very sensible, great...
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    Does tend to slow the proceedings down when the...

    Does tend to slow the proceedings down when the defendant goes on the lam and has to be hunted down like a dog..... ??

    Jennifer
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