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  1. Before you make a final choice, do two things: ...

    Before you make a final choice, do two things:

    First find, and then hang around a bit at the barn you'll be moving the horse to.

    Second, have the vet out to do a complete PPE on both horses. I...
  2. Yard and Groom. Equistaff, which is based in...

    Yard and Groom. Equistaff, which is based in Ocala. An ad on the Floridahorse.com classifieds page.

    You say you are in an isolated location. Can your potential renter get to and from a paying...
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    Tanny, If you are going to sell the horse;...

    Tanny,

    If you are going to sell the horse; right now, when he has just had 60 days with the trainer; this is the time to do it.

    You like the horse. You would not have bought him if you didn't. ...
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    The OP is clearly trying to do the right thing...

    The OP is clearly trying to do the right thing for everybody -but there are competing interests.

    If she has a separate number for the father, would it not be better to call him than the mother? ...
  5. You need to have foaling experience. You need to...

    You need to have foaling experience. You need to be able to do injections. You need to be able to wrap a tail by yourself with the mare jigging around the stall; and, mostly, you need to have enough...
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    The daughter is trying to finish school a year...

    The daughter is trying to finish school a year early. She works a part time job. She lives at home full time with the mother who has what sound like fairly major emotional problems, while the...
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    I think you need to, or at least make the effort...

    I think you need to, or at least make the effort to, talk with the daughter-first. Going over her head to the mother, without first giving her a chance to tell you what's going on, will sour...
  8. Does he spook more from things on one side than...

    Does he spook more from things on one side than the other?

    Did the spoooky/ reactive behavior get worse after he had his teeth done?

    Does he show any over reaction when he's out with the other...
  9. He was "used as a lesson horse and for kids to do...

    He was "used as a lesson horse and for kids to do HUS." Was this immediately prior to your client buying him? The owner/trainer she bought him from had trouble getting the right lead. He spooked...
  10. http://hillarysimpson.com/meet-our-horses/ She...

    http://hillarysimpson.com/meet-our-horses/

    She has a 2005 gelding named Martinson, sire and dam unknown, about halfway down the page.
  11. Thread: Hourly Rate

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    $12-$15 an hr. The turning in/out? If you mean...

    $12-$15 an hr. The turning in/out? If you mean for them to leave after the morning chores and then come back, that doesn't work well, unless:

    You hire a near neighbor. You hire someone who...
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    No. No. No intention to disparage your friends. ...

    No. No. No intention to disparage your friends. They are obviously trying to do the right thing with; and so are you. Figuring out what that is - we can all see how hard that is.

    Going through...
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    Could you go over and take a closer look? That...

    Could you go over and take a closer look?

    That he no longer feels safe enough to come into his stall to eat? That is the scariest part of your post.

    What kind of fences are these? he was...
  14. Thread: Please help

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    Even professionals are a little wary when getting...

    Even professionals are a little wary when getting on a strange horse for the first time. That little jolt of nerves keeps you alert and helps keep you safe. Still, you have to get on the horse. ...
  15. Thread: Please help

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    When you got the mare in Sept. the woman told you...

    When you got the mare in Sept. the woman told you that she hadn't been ridden much in the last two years because. "the owner didn't have time for her."

    You tried the mare, you loved her, you...
  16. Thread: Please help

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    What has happened to Cowgirl?

    What has happened to Cowgirl?
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    Your roll in the operation will determine what...

    Your roll in the operation will determine what the managers roll is. So, are you going to be training and giving lessons and being at the barn most of the time to act as the final authority and sign...
  18. Rock and a hard place. He has already been off...

    Rock and a hard place. He has already been off since the end of summer. Say three months. Another three months, he may work out of the lameness, and you may have more money for diagnostics if he...
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    Who were you originally dealing with? The...

    Who were you originally dealing with? The trainer? The client? On Tuesday you sent the horse on trial "to a local barn." On Sunday the trainer tells you the client wants to buy the horse. The...
  20. At this point it's simple. If the switch goes...

    At this point it's simple. If the switch goes well, you will resent the BO for putting you in that stall every time you go to the barn. If the switch goes badly, you will always blame yourself for...
  21. Wait. Maybe I've missed this part: What other...

    Wait. Maybe I've missed this part: What other horses are already stabled in the indoor? Surely, the BO isn't planning to put your filly in there by herself?
  22. By this time you will have had another talk with...

    By this time you will have had another talk with your tenant. Whatever resolution you reach with her, you and your husband need to think through the boarder issues, again.

    You had originally...
  23. BlueSunMare, the bigger question: what happened...

    BlueSunMare, the bigger question: what happened "several weeks ago" that caused what had been a consistent schedule ,for the months you had been at the barn, to suddenly change? And, are there...
  24. Thread: Barn "help"

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    The current worker likes to come by on her off...

    The current worker likes to come by on her off days with her son.

    You are currently advertising for someone to trade barn work for board.

    Please, reassure us that you have the insurance in...
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    Like vxf111, I'm left wondering what the...

    Like vxf111, I'm left wondering what the arrangement actually was. You refer to it as a free lease; yet, your lessee is young enough that she has to be driven to your farm by her mother and once...
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