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    I've visited Gettysburg and camped there several...

    I've visited Gettysburg and camped there several times and this is exactly how I feel. It does transport you to another time, and it does feel like a sacred place. I had much the same feelings at the...
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    I was in Austria and Switzerland in April, and...

    I was in Austria and Switzerland in April, and Skecher Go-Walks were my friend, especially on the cobblestone sidewalks and streets. But what really saved me were the compression socks I got at a...
  3. 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?
  5. You might try Jessica Johnson at Sweet Shop...

    You might try Jessica Johnson at Sweet Shop Performance Horses in Pickerington. Jess is an AQHA hunter trainer and has lots of kids, and lots of fun, in her program.
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    My daughter is looking for a horse property in...

    My daughter is looking for a horse property in Florida and the realtor keeps sending information on a too good to be true place that is just what she wants and in immaculate condition judging by the...
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    Mardi, it's a little different in Europe because...

    Mardi, it's a little different in Europe because the horse shows we went to were all jumpers, and small local shows, so we were pretty confidant that wasn't going to happen. Still had blood drawn and...
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    My daughter and I were shopping with a trusted...

    My daughter and I were shopping with a trusted dealer friend in the Netherlands a few years ago. We wanted two young geldings for re sale and found them in the first 3 days. Spent a day pp' ing them,...
  9. "My horse had to go to the bathroom" Really? They...

    "My horse had to go to the bathroom" Really? They pee and they poop, but I've never seen one use a bathroom.
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    Wrong. The saddle was blue.

    Wrong. The saddle was blue.
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    An open trailer to me means an empty one.

    An open trailer to me means an empty one.
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    Please don't get overly enthusiastic and promise...

    Please don't get overly enthusiastic and promise him the Guiness and the balcony before you KNOW you can deliver.
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    I don't, but once again, if the barn owner felt...

    I don't, but once again, if the barn owner felt so inclined, then, yes, of course he could. What part of "It's his place" is so hard to understand? When he finally honks off enough of his boarders,...
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    The point your missing is that the person...

    The point your missing is that the person "watching"( very disingenuous) is getting paid to do so, and the BO feels he needs to be paid something for the trainers privilege. He can charge for...
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    So the barn owner who spends $$$ to pay his...

    So the barn owner who spends $$$ to pay his mortgage and taxes, etc., watches a trainer who has no investment in the place, making money from his boarder, in his facility, and you don't think he...
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    [QUOTE I realize this situation is not...

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    I realize this situation is not abnormal but I think it's ridiculous to charge me, the boarder, to use facilities I already pay to use. Most of the time my trainer is standing there giving...
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    "huh? The vet/farrier charges the owner of the...

    "huh?

    The vet/farrier charges the owner of the horse for the trip to the barn.

    The trainer is paying the owner of the barn for the use of the ring, not seeing the similarities."

    Yes, the...
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    Feliz, you bring up a good point. My vet charges...

    Feliz, you bring up a good point. My vet charges me for a barn call. My farrier does as well. And if I brought in an outside trainer and there was a barn charge for that, the trainer would pass it on...
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    "Allowing boarders to bring in trainers benefits...

    "Allowing boarders to bring in trainers benefits everyone"

    Again, the boarders can bring in trainers, for a fee.
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    So the questions are-- what, if any, fee does a...

    So the questions are-- what, if any, fee does a boarding barn without an in-house trainer charge an outside trainer to come teach/ride there?

    The answer to this is: anything they care to charge....
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    Well, well, this is such a small world. PO is a...

    Well, well, this is such a small world. PO is a neighbor :)
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    A Ranger might pull a gooseneck trailer, but it...

    A Ranger might pull a gooseneck trailer, but it sure is going to have a hard time stopping one.
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    A couple of our horses have "busy" tails, so...

    A couple of our horses have "busy" tails, so we've gotten weighted tails from Barb at Custom Tails.
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    In some states, that's not even legal.

    In some states, that's not even legal.
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    If I am looking at videos of horses for sale,...

    If I am looking at videos of horses for sale, they had better be less than 4 minutes or I will move on. We have been selling horses on fb using 30-45 second videos done with an iPhone, as have most...
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