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    The part of your story that is the biggest red...

    The part of your story that is the biggest red flag for me is the stopping and spinning on the flat. My daughter had a QH in training, that would occasionally do that, as well as stop once in a while...
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    We do breed shows, so fake tails are a fact of...

    We do breed shows, so fake tails are a fact of life. I would bet the tape was electrical, not duct. It's used routinely and hair does not stick to it.
  3. 6 horse head to head with a 5' dressing room. Tow...

    6 horse head to head with a 5' dressing room. Tow vehicle is a Freightliner business class. I had been hauling with a 1 ton dually, which pulled it fine, but I was never comfortable with the stopping...
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    Maffitt Lake in West Des Moines would be a place...

    Maffitt Lake in West Des Moines would be a place to try. It's a very active h/j barn that also hosts several AA rated shows per year.
  5. I haven't read all the responses, but my two...

    I haven't read all the responses, but my two cents is that I would not ask her to share the expenses, and if she offered, I would decline. Letting her "invest" in your trailer might make her feel...
  6. loupetty.com She is the best!

    loupetty.com She is the best!
  7. I did that once, when I first started spending...

    I did that once, when I first started spending some of the winter in Florida. Just opened up the yellow pages and called the first place I saw. I explained that I missed my horse and just wanted to...
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    You might try Kris Killam at Dresden Manor Farm...

    You might try Kris Killam at Dresden Manor Farm in Naples. He's a great trainer, and probably a good source of local information. Welcome to Florida!
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    Barb Delf at customtails.com is the best. She can...

    Barb Delf at customtails.com is the best. She can match it from a photo. We just got a new tapered one from her at QH Congress.
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    Check out www.loupetty.com. Lou is wonderful to...

    Check out www.loupetty.com. Lou is wonderful to talk to, and her jewelry is amazing. She has done several pieces for us, and is working on two bracelets now for my two granddaughters.
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    Going to be a rainy week in Sarasota, OP has no...

    Going to be a rainy week in Sarasota, OP has no covered arena( my realtor showed me the place before she bought it ), and her entertainment du jour seems to be poking the bear. So this could easily...
  12. The traffic makes me nuts! I live on Longboat...

    The traffic makes me nuts! I live on Longboat Key, on the map I'm 22 miles from Fox Lea. In season, I'm lucky if it only takes an hour.
  13. They are very accommodating, and I think would...

    They are very accommodating, and I think would work with you on a suitable arrangement. We board there for a couple of winter months.
  14. 20 miles south of Sarasota in Venice--Fox Lea...

    20 miles south of Sarasota in Venice--Fox Lea Farms has a covered arena that is 125 x 250.

    We are looking at building a covered arena in Sarasota County in the future, and the hurricane codes will...
  15. I show mostly breed shows, and there is...

    I show mostly breed shows, and there is definitely a clause on the entry blank that gives the show a release to use any and all photographs taken by the official show photographer. By signing your...
  16. If someone tries to tell you who they are, listen...

    If someone tries to tell you who they are, listen to them. Your fiancee is pretty much saying there will be a farm, horses,rings, footing, jumps, trainers, trucks, trailers,extended stays away from...
  17. I'm a Minnesotan as well. Please,...

    I'm a Minnesotan as well. Please, everyone,--we're not all like this putz. Uff-da.
  18. I would absolutely not be offended if you asked...

    I would absolutely not be offended if you asked to ride my horse, just as you should not be offended when I say no.
  19. I have an electric bike--looks conventional, but...

    I have an electric bike--looks conventional, but has a power assist when I get tired of pedaling. No noise whatsoever. It was a life saver last week at KY horse park, going from the campground to...
  20. Snorkel had a rail --wah! She tries so hard, it...

    Snorkel had a rail --wah! She tries so hard, it surprised us?? We'll be back tomorrow!
  21. Wild Ride is a great read, if you're at all...

    Wild Ride is a great read, if you're at all interested in the TB industry.
  22. I'm here with my daughter who is showing an AQHA...

    I'm here with my daughter who is showing an AQHA mare and hoping to be competitive for the high score quarter horse. There are approximately 170 horses entered in the class
  23. Please don't bring your pony in from the paddock...

    Please don't bring your pony in from the paddock through the lounge, because you're too lazy to open the aisle door.
  24. Mare, 16.3 On a tall day, she was 15.3. But she...

    Mare, 16.3 On a tall day, she was 15.3. But she did everything I asked of her and more.
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    I've been to the PO's farm--looked at it when it...

    I've been to the PO's farm--looked at it when it was still on the market. I probably recognize the place from a photo--can you pm a link to me?
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