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  1. I've worked all kinds of flex schedules in the...

    I've worked all kinds of flex schedules in the past. I've done 4/10, Flex start time, WFH, 9.5 hour days with Friday afternoons off, etc, etc. Your best bet is either the WFH or the 4/10, as that...
  2. Could have take the Marc Maron route and just...

    Could have take the Marc Maron route and just waited it out. I still laugh when I think about that bit, as my father had taken the same solution in the past.
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    My mare has on two occasions, forgotten that I...

    My mare has on two occasions, forgotten that I had hands. Took me a bit to realize what was bugging her, but as long as I did not use an opening hand on the reins, no problem. Open them a little bit...
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    I've had older horseman tell me that a horse who...

    I've had older horseman tell me that a horse who submerges his head in water is a good one (I have a mare that does this, and yes, she's a keeper).
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    Can I also be added? I like the feeling of...

    Can I also be added? I like the feeling of sanity I get when I hear or see the true nutters.
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    Take a look at the Landrum/Campobello area of SC....

    Take a look at the Landrum/Campobello area of SC. Very close to Tryon and a good horse scene.
  7. Glad your dad is ok. DH had a chainsaw kick back...

    Glad your dad is ok. DH had a chainsaw kick back into his face when he hit a nail, caught him diagonally across his nose and his brow. I could see the cartilage in his nose and there was a big flap...
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    I have used both in the past and have always had...

    I have used both in the past and have always had a good experience with Spaulding. I have had a rotten experience with Arbico, they overcharged me and took lots of effort and time to get a refund. ...
  9. Thread: Tack rooms

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    If you are anywhere near a harness track, check...

    If you are anywhere near a harness track, check to see if anyone wants to find a new home for the saddle racks that came with a trailer purchase. Harness people tend to take them out of the trailer...
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    I've used both Spaulding and Arbico in the past,...

    I've used both Spaulding and Arbico in the past, and had a very bad experience with Arbico and them overcharging me and taking a lot of effort to get it straightened out. Never had a problem with...
  11. Has anyone ever used National Horse Stalls out of Buena Vista, VA?

    So I really like the look of these dutch doors:

    http://www.nationalhorsestalls.com/doors.htm

    I can't find any feedback on the company or owner (mike Moyers) other than 1 bad BBB review, so am...
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    Dutch Door recommendations?

    I'm looking for a dutch doors, prefer a metal frame with wood inserts. Does anyone have recommendations, either positive or negative? Barn is located in NC, so east coast manufacturers would have a...
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    You are a class act scrbear, I hope you get your...

    You are a class act scrbear, I hope you get your peaceful barn back soon.
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    A friend of mine did this for years on harness...

    A friend of mine did this for years on harness tracks. It's not for the light hearted to go after a loose horse with broken bikes and flapping harness attached. Here is a video of her and her...
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    I have wide feet (woman's E), but I have been...

    I have wide feet (woman's E), but I have been using the third pair you linked to and they are wide enough. Ariats don't work for me as they are too narrow. These won't be great for hiking though,...
  16. Reining is pretty tough on a horse's hocks, and I...

    Reining is pretty tough on a horse's hocks, and I personally would avoid anything that did well in the futurities. To compete at that level at that age does not bode well for long term soundness.
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    I saw this exact same set up in NJ. I would have...

    I saw this exact same set up in NJ. I would have traded that puppy in for a extended cab diesel in a heart beat
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    I'm in NJ, Middlesex County. There are very few...

    I'm in NJ, Middlesex County. There are very few barns anymore, even fewer when you start to restrict to certain disciplines. As other posters have suggested, I would look in Hunterdon, Monmouth or...
  19. I highly recommend Kurts trailers center in Old...

    I highly recommend Kurts trailers center in Old Bridge NJ. He wont take you for a ride and he knows his stuff.
  20. The bug just started coming out in earnest, so we...

    The bug just started coming out in earnest, so we broke out the fly whisks. My mare forgot what it was over the winter and spooked every time it moved for the first 10 minutes. I adore this mare,...
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    His blog is, at best, disturbing. Did anyone...

    His blog is, at best, disturbing. Did anyone else see the rant about Ruby Tuesdays where he lumps Mexicans in with convicted rapists and drug dealers? What a tool.
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    No personal experience as I don't mind snakes,...

    No personal experience as I don't mind snakes, but wondering if this actually works :
    http://www.stop-snakes.com/
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    I concur. That's one fine looking mule.

    I concur. That's one fine looking mule.
  24. First off, I'm going to call troll. On the...

    First off, I'm going to call troll. On the small probability that you're for real, pain is the most likely cause, and for her sake, get her some turn out time.
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    My pet peeve are the ones for the 20+ year old...

    My pet peeve are the ones for the 20+ year old that they used for lessons the past 15 years and is now too lame for use in lessons and they are looking for someone to buy. Seems to me that the horse...
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