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  1. One of the best things I did was visit, ride, and...

    One of the best things I did was visit, ride, and volunteer for chores in other barns, which gave me a good idea of what layouts worked for me and which ones did not. As a result, I've got a really...
  2. Someday the world will catch on and we'll have to...

    Someday the world will catch on and we'll have to hire armed guards to protect our compost piles. :D
  3. OP, If you really like this person and would like...

    OP, If you really like this person and would like to help her, I'd recommend the following:

    1.) Set a departure time and advise her to have a list of what she needs with everything packed the day...
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    Good on your OP for seeing father and son for...

    Good on your OP for seeing father and son for what they are and not tolerating that type of treatment!

    Agree on the self care thing. I tried it once. It lasted 2 weeks before I kicked them out. ...
  5. With the way this has been handled, I would be...

    With the way this has been handled, I would be looking at both the severance packages and the final destination of the outgoing board members. Something here stinks.
  6. NE Florida, outside Jacksonville. Duval, Clay,...

    NE Florida, outside Jacksonville. Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau counties. Plenty of places within an hour of the coast, 3 seasons with the occasional cold spell that only lasts a day or 2, growing...
  7. Owee! I've had my gloves stick to the stall door...

    Owee! I've had my gloves stick to the stall door latches more than a few times this winter. Reading this thread has reminded me that its probably just dumb luck that I'm not missing a chunk of...
  8. ditto this. I am lucky enough to have one of...

    ditto this. I am lucky enough to have one of these and know several others. They're smart, athletic, good work ethic, and sound!
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    I also think you should give "Dr. Green" a...

    I also think you should give "Dr. Green" a thought if you can find a suitable facility, and take lessons or 1/2 lease to keep your own skills going. If he comes sound, bring him back as if he were...
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    Just having the horses there. Rico was gone last...

    Just having the horses there. Rico was gone last winter and I was miserable. Remembering that has made this winter bearable.
  11. Congratulations! You'll be doing a wonderful...

    Congratulations! You'll be doing a wonderful thing, as an ambassador for both law enforcement and equines!

    I regularly see the mounted US park police on the mall in Washington DC on my way into...
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    My horse now comes to me in the turnout pasture...

    My horse now comes to me in the turnout pasture and calmly lets me bring him into the barn instead of running away and rearing after he's caught.'

    The secret is he doesn't seem to like his new...
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    I have a tiny oval pinhead and face, and the best...

    I have a tiny oval pinhead and face, and the best looking helmet and most comfortable hemet on me is the he IRH Air 10. Its also the lightest I've ever worn but they are hard to find. I think...
  14. I'd order mine as #1, #3, and #2. #1. ...

    I'd order mine as #1, #3, and #2.

    #1. 'Trainer thinks pony would do better with shoes' would be a non-issue, and met with an open mind. If trainer nagged about it after a few lessons, we'd...
  15. Love Dover, they've always been great for me to...

    Love Dover, they've always been great for me to work with. They replaced 2 brand new blankets that Rico destroyed in 1 week. CS rep went into the warehouse and measured the difference between the...
  16. Rico - "Embracing Wasted Potential - The equine...

    Rico - "Embracing Wasted Potential - The equine guide to a stress free life."

    Inky - "Mind Games and Hunting Squirrels- Using ADD to your advantage."
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    I'm a little backyard barn, but I test annually...

    I'm a little backyard barn, but I test annually and require it for any horse new coming on the property. Most of the shows that I'm familiar with in MD require one when you register for the class. ...
  18. OP, Glad you were able to help out your BO. ...

    OP, Glad you were able to help out your BO.

    I usually make sure stalls are bedded extra deeply when severe weather is in the forecast, and also make sure all water troughs are full. A whole...
  19. ^^^^^ I have a 14 year old who's insecurity...

    ^^^^^

    I have a 14 year old who's insecurity complex makes me look like Braveheart, and I'm a wuss, yet he's always the top dog in his herd. The best advice I can give for a horse like that is to...
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    As much as I hate to say it - don't go there. ...

    As much as I hate to say it - don't go there.

    The mare I let down was a flipper. Hers was all about head restraint. Put any pressure on her head at all, and she'd go up and over. Loading,...
  21. My honest confession here is that even schooling...

    My honest confession here is that even schooling at home alone, I wear breeches, tall boots or paddocks with matching color 1/2 chaps, collared shirt tucked in with a belt, and a hairnet if my hair...
  22. Every day you wake up is a gift and an...

    Every day you wake up is a gift and an opportunity. You can enjoy the good things in your life, offload what drags you down, make decisions to solve your problems, or just walk away and start over. ...
  23. Have always had great service from Dover and am a...

    Have always had great service from Dover and am a loyal customer, and I order a lot - usually at least once a month. I have their CC to get the $4.95 shipping and usually get my order within a...
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    I've been growing frustrated with the constant...

    I've been growing frustrated with the constant website updates that make it harder and harder to change the contents and shipping dates of my SmartPaks. I did send an email to them to that effect. ...
  25. Thread: "Fury"

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    Absolutely. Fury, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin were my...

    Absolutely. Fury, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin were my lifeblood as a child.
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