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    Suddenly not eating is very dangerous for cats....

    Suddenly not eating is very dangerous for cats. Glad you called the vet.
  2. For me, in my wizened old age, I'm pretty mellow...

    For me, in my wizened old age, I'm pretty mellow about the cosmetic aspects of a saddle, but most people are not. I got a used Stackhouse jumping saddle with a few rat bite marks on the front rolled...
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    I would check out the Horseguard temporary fence...

    I would check out the Horseguard temporary fence kit. It uses electric tape and fiberglass rods. It's pretty straightforward to install and remove.

    Also check out https://www.premier1supplies.com...
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    If you have to buy cubes because you have to,...

    If you have to buy cubes because you have to, they're available and better than nothing.

    However, real alfalfa is better for the horses, giving them more to munch on, and because it is less...
  5. Remember that empty weight of the trailer doesn't...

    Remember that empty weight of the trailer doesn't include water in the living quarters. Water is heavy, and the empty volume in living quarters can be a big temptation to overload.

    tangledweb's...
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    For neuro issues cropping up in an older horse,...

    For neuro issues cropping up in an older horse, I'd also consider bloodwork to test Vitamin E and selenium levels.
  7. That's fantastic. What a great equalizer for...

    That's fantastic. What a great equalizer for everyone.
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    Great advice telling her how you did it, and less...

    Great advice telling her how you did it, and less what she needs to do.

    Also I'd highlight the other points about it not necessarily be that great a deal financially. Not only is there the cost to...
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    Is it the Flambards series by KM Peyton? KM...

    Is it the Flambards series by KM Peyton?

    KM Peyton is one of my favorite horse authors, prolific and well worth checking out.
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    That's a really nice fence concept. It seems like...

    That's a really nice fence concept. It seems like it's the sort of thing that would ship and install well, and be a very sturdy and safe fence.
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    All of them, I think. And of course, it's...

    All of them, I think.

    And of course, it's still the case that once you *win* the Medal or Maclay finals, you can't ride in the class any longer. I don't think anyone has ever considered it to be a...
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    Yes she did. The best of the American and the...

    Yes she did. The best of the American and the German system turns out to be very good indeed.

    She didn't win the Medal or the Maclay, though she top tenned several years and IMHO was more...
  13. I think it's not "ankle" that threw people, but...

    I think it's not "ankle" that threw people, but "rolled". In a human, to roll your ankle is to do it laterally, a left-to-right failure. That can cause no injury or maybe a sprain. In a horse, that...
  14. I don't think any of them were intended to be...

    I don't think any of them were intended to be unkind but I think many of them were. :)

    Most of us here, if asked in person for advice, would not start out with "what kind of an idiot are you?" or...
  15. There's no need to be unkind to our user, who...

    There's no need to be unkind to our user, who seems to be a novice looking to learn.

    So OP, here are some things that concern me.

    In general, I would not want a novice to be purchasing a...
  16. I would not use the braided rope unelectrified...

    I would not use the braided rope unelectrified precisely because it doesn't break. Horses can get tangled in it and do themselves some damage.

    I also don't like cattle panels (meaning the welded...
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    But saving that cash to get to a $10,000 car...

    But saving that cash to get to a $10,000 car purchase... is the equivalent of a car payment. ;)
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    This is a great line but the east coast must be...

    This is a great line but the east coast must be really really really different from the west coast. :lol:



    So true in any sport. :( It has to be about enjoying the journey.
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    The rule is only for the ASPCA Maclay and the...

    The rule is only for the ASPCA Maclay and the USEF Medal class. It does not apply to any other medal, nor to equitation in general, so the USET and Washington classes are unaffected.
  20. OP, just like with a vet check, sometimes you get...

    OP, just like with a vet check, sometimes you get unhappy results and you are out the inspection money. If the house has standing water under it, the opportunity to walk away is SO WORTH those few...
  21. Standing water under the house is a very very bad...

    Standing water under the house is a very very bad thing.

    I would not close on a house with that issue unless I understood exactly why it would never happen again.
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    Make sure that you're thinking about the weight...

    Make sure that you're thinking about the weight of anything you are adding in, especially if water is involved.
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    In this case, I might charge a lesson fee for...

    In this case, I might charge a lesson fee for each pony/location you go see plus travel expenses. Charge for your travel time if you're being asked to go long distances.

    Other ways to do it:
    -...
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    Although I appreciate the reaction of parents...

    Although I appreciate the reaction of parents here who had kids who had great experiences catch riding, and while I loved catch riding myself, and as much as I think the practice benefits pretty much...
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    I'm all for living with roommates and the like -...

    I'm all for living with roommates and the like - there are many advantages. But as a long term plan, eventually you may want a dog, other people flake out leaving you high and dry, they move away,...
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