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    Life is too short to regularly deal with the kind...

    Life is too short to regularly deal with the kind of stress you report regarding travel if you can avoid it. The extra income is enticing but if you're going to be miserable traveling and if...
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    If you can aim for a bachelor's degree in...

    If you can aim for a bachelor's degree in accounting, qualify and sit for the CPA exam and then get the experience to get your license. With a CPA license you can always find a good job.
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    It helps to remember that the tests are generally...

    It helps to remember that the tests are generally designed as a series of symmetrical movements -- so what you do going in one direction you do again going the other way. So its really important to...
  4. Littleredmare, where did you order the Pikeur...

    Littleredmare, where did you order the Pikeur soft shell from?
  5. Like Paddy's Mom I bought one. Never have used...

    Like Paddy's Mom I bought one.
    Never have used it -- seems like it would be very difficult to get on (I have a 2 horse GN) and now that I'm on my own (DH passed away) I figure it's impossible. So...
  6. You may be gripping with you knees or upper...

    You may be gripping with you knees or upper thighs. That can lead to having feet loose in the stirrups.
  7. Another important consideration is the heat...

    Another important consideration is the heat factor. It's hot in Central Florida these days. My vet always cautions that overheating tendons can be very bad for them. So consider when you will be...
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    If you're thinking about New England consider...

    If you're thinking about New England consider Nantucket. Great dining, fun shops, lots of bike paths, and good walking. A bit pricey and out of the way but a great summer get-away.

    Vermont is...
  9. Never have used boots when shipping commercially....

    Never have used boots when shipping commercially. Drivers/handlers prefer that you not put boots or wraps on the horses. And as others have said, heat buildup is a factor, especially with a full...
  10. I found the program very nicely done and used it...

    I found the program very nicely done and used it while watching at the show. But the last thing I need to is to keep more stuff so pitched it after returning from the show. I think many spectators...
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    As cutter99 has said -- winters in that part of...

    As cutter99 has said -- winters in that part of NY State are long, cold, icy and snowy. A lot of those old converted dairy barns have very low ceilings and are DARK DARK DARK inside. I'd also be...
  12. I had a front leg splint bone removed probably...

    I had a front leg splint bone removed probably about 6 or 7 years ago on a Friesian gelding I owned at the time. He had reinjured an old cold splint and it wasn't healing and starting to impinge in...
  13. I've used Brookledge to transport my horses from...

    I've used Brookledge to transport my horses from Western NY to the Orlando area. They are professional and good -- but can be difficult to deal with, especially if any of your destinations are "off...
  14. I recently used Dr. Suzan Oakley of Oakley Equine...

    I recently used Dr. Suzan Oakley of Oakley Equine Sports for a PPE and she was very thorough. She specializes in lameness issues and sport horses and is a particular expert in ultrasound --...
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    Since it doesn't sound like you have much real...

    Since it doesn't sound like you have much real estate or renovation experience you need to pay for expertise that is on your side. Get a good inspector, a contractor to give you ballpark estimates of...
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    I've found -- as a short rider on a wide horse --...

    I've found -- as a short rider on a wide horse -- that it can be useful to ride with a somewhat shorter stirrup in order to keep my hips loose and moving with the horse while still keeping my leg on....
  17. A big part of the problem is the "pass/fail"...

    A big part of the problem is the "pass/fail" mentality. Almost all horses -- especially is they're not youngsters anymore -- will have some issues. The vets feel its their responsibility to...
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    I would think it has more to do with how much...

    I would think it has more to do with how much "disposable" income you have after paying for the "necessities" of life .... housing, utilities, food, clothing, commuting/auto, insurance, kids'...
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    Ok moderators ....time to close this thread!!

    Ok moderators ....time to close this thread!!
  20. I have a gelding that had a bad reaction -- high...

    I have a gelding that had a bad reaction -- high fever -- after a rhino shot. We knew this would be an issue for him so gave him IV bute with the injetction. He was Ok the next morning but spiked a...
  21. I had to feed yogurt for a while after one of my...

    I had to feed yogurt for a while after one of my horses had a bout with anterior enteritis and then bad gastrointestinal reaction to all the antibiotics. I used fruit flavored yogurt and put it in a...
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    I've had good luck with SmartGut Ultra. And they...

    I've had good luck with SmartGut Ultra. And they have done some research that indicates that it does have a preventative effect post treatment for ulcers. I"m sure the Smartpak people will give you...
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    Ontario County is more Western than Central NY...

    Ontario County is more Western than Central NY I'd say. Check the website for Western NY Dressage Association.
  24. Insurers make money on mortality policies --...

    Insurers make money on mortality policies -- major medical not so much. Hence the requirement to carry mortality if you want major medical. Any pre-existing conditions are excluded from the...
  25. AWG and 2tempe -- -There's money, and there's...

    AWG and 2tempe -- -There's money, and there's serious money, and then there's the kind of money that builds places like Roseview. It's beautiful but clearly another world ....
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