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    If the jeep has 4 wheel drive, go with the jeep....

    If the jeep has 4 wheel drive, go with the jeep.

    If not, go with the ATV.

    Second, third and fourth what other posters have said re: tractors. The Kubotas are nice tractors, particularly for...
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    And the minor child in the lawsuit is prominently...

    And the minor child in the lawsuit is prominently featured on the website as well.
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    I liked charging a flat hourly fee, door to door,...

    I liked charging a flat hourly fee, door to door, plus travel expenses.

    The problem with the 10% is that with a pony under 5K you will quickly be loosing money as soon as you have 12 - 15 hours...
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    Glad someone cleared that up re: loss of use. A...

    Glad someone cleared that up re: loss of use. A local barn got a really fabulous A rated pony because of a loss of use policy - insurance agency took possession of the pony after it was injured,...
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    I used to be offended and resentful when new...

    I used to be offended and resentful when new clients were suspicious of me and asked the kind of questions these people should have.

    I guess I need to read stories like this to remind me WHY...
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    Wow, what a depressing read.

    Wow, what a depressing read.
  7. I have known barns to require that owners carry...

    I have known barns to require that owners carry *mortality* on their horses, but have never heard of requiring liability - that's a new one.

    And not an attorney and I don't play one on TV (but I...
  8. Thread: xxxxxxxxxxx

    by McGurk
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    Another vote for the vet and a break from...

    Another vote for the vet and a break from jumping. Horses don't go from careful to careless for no reason. After the vet, consider a chiro or massage.

    Is is possible that you've been...
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    I usually DON'T call the vet for abscesses, I...

    I usually DON'T call the vet for abscesses, I tend to treat myself and/or call the farrier. However, that may or may not be an abscess; so with the horse's history and your lack of experience, I...
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    The later the cutting/more mature the hay is, the...

    The later the cutting/more mature the hay is, the more manure you will see.

    The higher the percentage of digestible nutrients, the lower the manure and vice versa.

    In the spring when my...
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    Two other things - hydration has a much bigger...

    Two other things - hydration has a much bigger effect on joint pain than you can imagine.

    Also have your doctor check your Vitamin D level when he/she does your blood work - most people who work...
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    I am 57, have a similar history, and have not...

    I am 57, have a similar history, and have not been kind to my body either.

    Supplements no longer offer much help, as I have bone on bone arthritis in several places. The medicine that works for...
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    A big, big factor in profitability in lesson...

    A big, big factor in profitability in lesson programs is the cost to usability ratio for your potential school horses. Older horses with maintenence needs that most people THINK are ideal school...
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    I will have to go back and watch the movie to see...

    I will have to go back and watch the movie to see how Cricket died, but the website

    http://unbrandedthefilm.com/pages/ben-thamer

    Says that he died "of natural causes."
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    Bless you, BeeHoney.

    Bless you, BeeHoney.
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    GG, I am going to preface everything I am...

    GG,

    I am going to preface everything I am going to say with - IT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S RIGHT.

    But I am not surprised you got a hostile reception to your notice. If this place isn't financially...
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and for the most...

    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and for the most part, thought they were excellent horsemen who were fond of the horses.

    I can't blame them for the horse that died, though that was horrifying. The...
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    FYI, The OP seems to be grinding an axe from...

    FYI,

    The OP seems to be grinding an axe from this thread -

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?482523-SIGH-LEGAL-BEAGLES-PLEASE-STEER-ME-RIGHT!
  19. Thanks for pointing out the age of the post,...

    Thanks for pointing out the age of the post, Calamber. I missed that when I replied.

    But the 2 1/2 month figure is highly variable by region; hunting seasons in other parts of the world can be...
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    30 days notice is standard, whether the stalls...

    30 days notice is standard, whether the stalls are occupied or not, because the fixed costs of operating a barn stay the same regardless of the occupancy level. Variable costs like hay, feed,...
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    Want pony. That is all

    Want pony. That is all
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    GG - I get it, I really do. I have a stubborn...

    GG -

    I get it, I really do. I have a stubborn streak in me a mile wide, and I think people who are attempting to run a business should be held accountable to what they've promised.

    However,...
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    There are hundreds and hundreds of threads...

    There are hundreds and hundreds of threads similar to this one on the forum, all with the same key elements -

    1.) Poor or inappropriate care, or less than promised care
    2.) Horses possibly in...
  24. My .02 - I think the OP handled it just...

    My .02 -

    I think the OP handled it just right, and I would do the follow up fruit basket as well. You can't be too nice to a landowner who allows you to ride. The landowners that allow me to...
  25. Thread: Christmas pony

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    The *one* time I was involved in a Christmas pony...

    The *one* time I was involved in a Christmas pony scheme was for a nice lesson kid who had been leasing a school pony and showing, in other words, she was ready for her own pony.

    I am a curmudgeon...
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