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    I think I would not trust the kid, and give the...

    I think I would not trust the kid, and give the mom or dad a call and make sure they actually received the letter and have read it. Otherwise, if the daughter got it and didn't show it to them, they...
  2. For a listing of trainers, stables and all...

    For a listing of trainers, stables and all business horse in CT and NY, read Just Horses - its a yearly publication with everyone and their contact info in the horse world categorized 10 different...
  3. I have seen such things in Steed Read - primarily...

    I have seen such things in Steed Read - primarily CT horse classifieds. Its a monthly, and you can pick it up at most tack shops and many, many CT stables. Love that rag. Often have seen properties...
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    You really can't leave the wood chips on the...

    You really can't leave the wood chips on the land. Wood takes many years to decompose exposed, and sucks all the nitrogen out of the groud as it does so. This is why you don't put stall shavings or...
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    [QUOTE=goodhors;8159164]You might spread stall...

    [QUOTE=goodhors;8159164]You might spread stall cleanings thinly on the seeded ground, kind of doing a mulching effect to protect the plants and roots. Adds organic material to the soil, so you get...
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    How much is there on the farm already, going to...

    How much is there on the farm already, going to sell with the property? BUying a farm, there are often, not always, but often, tractors, rakes, wheelbarrows, tool sheds etc that just come along with...
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    Any chance there is scar tissue and/or adhesions...

    Any chance there is scar tissue and/or adhesions from the surgeries? That would be a question answered by the vet. If he says no, I would ask him to explain why there is no chance of something like...
  8. Khall, that's interesting. I got a new trainer,...

    Khall, that's interesting. I got a new trainer, after I moved my horse to the new place, and changed the way I asked him to hold himself - more from his back, less restrained by the hand. I wonder if...
  9. Such an interesting thread. My horse, when new to...

    Such an interesting thread. My horse, when new to me, was headshaking at the first farm we went to. Very difficult to ride during summers. Second winter, we moved 20 miles away. Next summer, nada. It...
  10. Man, had a lovely mare as a teen. I trained her...

    Man, had a lovely mare as a teen. I trained her well, hunted her, did "outside courses" hunters, jumpers. She went on to take her next owner to the Medal Maclays. I met that next owner as a woman at...
  11. Poll: Alot of the early "lower" levels are all about...

    Alot of the early "lower" levels are all about movements designed to get a horse to progress to relaxing, moving into the bit, using their back, not tensing their back, (bend, for example, is a big...
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    Oh! She is a presence! Nice looking horse! I...

    Oh! She is a presence! Nice looking horse! I won't attempt a critique, I'm not really good at that. I'll listen to the many comments, too! Really, though, she looks lovely.
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    I see exactly what you are saying, IPEsq - I...

    I see exactly what you are saying, IPEsq - I understand you putting it this way.As long as this deal constitutes "sold". It may well, I was hesitant that it really was, but I am likely wrong on that...
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    Well, in this case, the agent didn't sell the...

    Well, in this case, the agent didn't sell the horse out from under her. He said he showed it that Saturday, but he did get back to the OP after that, and ask her if she still wanted the horse, so it...
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    Anyway, what percipitates these are verrry clever...

    Anyway, what percipitates these are verrry clever and unpredictable moments, but every single one was when your guard was down and you THOUGHT you were having a lovely, relaxing walk on the buckle...
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    Don't skip, are you riding dungrulla's horse?...

    Don't skip, are you riding dungrulla's horse? That's cool.
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    She wants the horse, gives a deposit to show her...

    She wants the horse, gives a deposit to show her intent, the Agent accepts it, but does no one else but me think that the horse does not belong to her until she has paid the full price? In what world...
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    I agree with this, Macimage - this is what I was...

    I agree with this, Macimage - this is what I was trying to say and said so badly, and you said so well.

    Then when the agent asked her outright if she wanted the horse she said no. I too just...
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    Its more than likely ulcers. Easy fix, treat...

    Its more than likely ulcers. Easy fix, treat them. You owe it to the mare to keep her, no matter what, and do your best for her. There are more options.
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    I agree with this, unfortunately, I think this is...

    I agree with this, unfortunately, I think this is so.
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    Musta bin a great pic!

    Musta bin a great pic!
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    I;ve had stores ask me this. "Zip code?" and I...

    I;ve had stores ask me this. "Zip code?" and I say "None." That gets their attention and they look over at me "No zip code?" and I say "Not for you. I'm sure you don't mind." And they shrug, "Fine"....
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    Ooohh, yessss. Sunlight coming in the end of the...

    Ooohh, yessss. Sunlight coming in the end of the arena, where the door is open, in the spring for some fresh air. That patch of sunlight. Jumping over it seems to keep you safe.
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    The suspicion that there is water running under...

    The suspicion that there is water running under the road he's walking on top of. (Hidden culverts). Even when there aren't, it seems there COULD be, any minute.
  25. Jumpers aren't supposed to 'fly around' a course....

    Jumpers aren't supposed to 'fly around' a course. They have to be rateable, they have to be able to do a 4 foot course at a walk, for example, They have to be steady and get their strides in. Just...
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