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  1. Poll: I have but won't be doing it again. I can't...

    I have but won't be doing it again. I can't afford to take on someone else's problem and be able to take care of and retire my own when they need it. They have earned that spot with me.

    So no...
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    If a young horse misbehaving hurts your feelings...

    If a young horse misbehaving hurts your feelings then you have no business being around young horses without the help of an experienced trainer. Young horses sometimes test their limits - it's just...
  3. I would have gladly thanked her for checking him...

    I would have gladly thanked her for checking him but told her gently to be careful as he can sometimes jump up quickly so sitting next to him may not be a good idea.

    If she's an experienced horse...
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    That is not normal behavior. As an OTTB she is...

    That is not normal behavior. As an OTTB she is used to having horses moving at speed around her.

    At five she is also not an uncoordinated baby not used to weight in the saddle.

    Simply...
  5. Are you sure he doesn't just have to pee? I had...

    Are you sure he doesn't just have to pee?
    I had a horse that would act sort of like this at the end of a session when he really really had to pee.

    He refused to pee under saddle (or with a saddle...
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    Difficult can get you hurt if you are careless or...

    Difficult can get you hurt if you are careless or do something stupid but is not out to get you intentionally. Dangerous will intentionally go out if their way to hurt you intentionally or will hurt...
  7. Snort , I look them in the eye and express my...

    Snort ,
    I look them in the eye and express my sincere pity for them since the closest thing they have experienced to a real life sexual relationship was obviously low quality internet porn.

    I may...
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    i'm still stuck on the tying a horse to the road...

    i'm still stuck on the tying a horse to the road thing...
  9. Here's the thing... I think it is impolite...

    Here's the thing...

    I think it is impolite because it puts me in the position of basically having to insult their riding abilities.

    Most people don't take a simple 'no' as an answer. They want...
  10. The window has long since closed. Dairy (or well...

    The window has long since closed.
    Dairy (or well milk of any kind) is not a natural or usable food source for most adult mammals including many humans.

    Those that do have the mutation that allow...
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    Good idea - thanks everyone :)

    Good idea - thanks everyone :)
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    Great idea! Thanks

    Great idea!
    Thanks
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    Choosing a new helmet advice?

    Ok so I need to buy a new helmet - mine is definitely past it's shelf life and needs to be retired.

    The helmet I have had that fits my head the absolute best is the old original GPA. Basically...
  14. I have been at several boarding/training barns...

    I have been at several boarding/training barns that have kept stallions (usually belonging to the owner or a resident trainer). I didn't realize that it was that unusual.

    They have been housed...
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    Nope, Never invite in crazy - that's just asking...

    Nope,
    Never invite in crazy - that's just asking for trouble.
    Put up a sign at the local feed store or take a look on Craigslist.
    Tons of cats out there that need homes that don't come attached to...
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    I used to have a horse that did that pretty much...

    I used to have a horse that did that pretty much every time you lead him to the cross ties, particularly if he had been dozing when you went to fetch him. He'd cross his front legs as he did it too....
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    My mare has always been a bit of a strange one. ...

    My mare has always been a bit of a strange one. She can spook at her own manure pile left just moments before, she's horrified by lines on the road or drawn in the dirt and she's been known to melt...
  18. Ha - good point, I didn't think of that.

    Ha - good point, I didn't think of that.
  19. Agreed. I hope he heals up quickly and that...

    Agreed.

    I hope he heals up quickly and that the horse is ok too, however...

    He had a moment of miscommunication (or a spook) with his horse and crashed. This is always a risk when working at...
  20. Thread: Diagonals...

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    Ha - as a kid I was told this but then sat there...

    Ha - as a kid I was told this but then sat there wondering which one was the correct "L".
  21. Poll: My experience is the same... Over many years,...

    My experience is the same...

    Over many years, different horses, barns and locations, and on both sides of the lease.

    I have had issues when someone has just asked me to ride their horse (for...
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    A trainer I used to ride with had a horse in a...

    A trainer I used to ride with had a horse in a similar situation. He was also tied so he couldn't lie down for 6 weeks or so.
    Anyhow I don't remember the details but I can say that he healed up...
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    The first buyer might have been an old owner with...

    The first buyer might have been an old owner with a first right of refusal, someone they had made a prior agreement with, a friend or someone at the same barn etc...

    Whatever reason they were...
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    15.3 isn't really that small. The problem with...

    15.3 isn't really that small. The problem with selling a 15.3 hand horse is that when many people see 15.3 on an ad they expect to see a horse that is really 15/15.1.

    I have a mare who is just...
  25. Swapping off behind only in front of a jump is...

    Swapping off behind only in front of a jump is almost always a pain issue. The horse is trying to take the pressure off one of his hind legs (or both). Time for a more through evaluation I think. ...
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