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  1. Apropos of my last post, I think this "stability"...

    Apropos of my last post, I think this "stability" you praise has to do with the land/barn staying in the boarding business because of reasons other than the profitability of boarding. The place...
  2. This completely misses the point of the whole...

    This completely misses the point of the whole thread. The industry is collapsing because of the phenomenon you point out: For every one wealthy person who pays really well and wants the best for...
  3. The Post-WWII economy was fabulous (and we can't...

    The Post-WWII economy was fabulous (and we can't get any wartime economy back now, way-post Cold War and Mutually Assured Destruction). Who wouldn't want to be back in the rich 1950s, at least as...
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    So hand the next bottle of liniment to the BM and...

    So hand the next bottle of liniment to the BM and let her store it somewhere safe and bring it out to treat your mare.

    I'm sorry you board in a place that is so "tough" rather than collegial.
  5. Well…. think that through. Farriers aren't...

    Well…. think that through. Farriers aren't taking money from vets and have an established area of expertise, including a guild that is older than the profession of veterinary medicine. And vets...
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    A decade ago, I would have said No. Now I...

    A decade ago, I would have said No.

    Now I think horses have more cervical (neck) arthritis than we realize. And really bad neck arthritis causes all kinds of problems. By the time it's bad enough...
  7. And if you went way back to the beginning of the...

    And if you went way back to the beginning of the 20th century, you might find a more thoughtful, responsible Republican party. Given what passes for their platform now, I have been shocked (and a...
  8. How about just Third Rock?

    How about just Third Rock?
  9. Someone is going to read that as "Third Down" as...

    Someone is going to read that as "Third Down" as in football.
  10. I just found one of those wool Whitney things… on...

    I just found one of those wool Whitney things… on sale no less, not my colors, and I snapped that bad boy up right away.

    What are boot cuffs?

    I'll never sell the custom colored and monogrammed...
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    Maybe I assumed too much when the OP wrote that...

    Maybe I assumed too much when the OP wrote that the BM (sorry, not BO) *told her* the part I quoted about "Hey, people steal. You should lock up your stuff."
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    FWIW, my stuff doesn't get stolen, ever (so far...

    FWIW, my stuff doesn't get stolen, ever (so far as I can remember). Not true for a buddy of mine who also goes to middle-of-the-market places. WTF? Karma?

    Or is it a question of Balls, Well...
  13. I try to be happy for them. I worked for a...

    I try to be happy for them. I worked for a little off-brand, home-grown shampoo company right out of college and the possibility that they might get into a big store like Walmart was tantalizing. ...
  14. Remind me, then, why the Constitution is more...

    Remind me, then, why the Constitution is more valuable than the paper it's written on?

    I can't imagine that the Framers thought this way: "Let'd definitely have the right to bear arms trump the...
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    OMG, I can think of a couple sissified horses in...

    OMG, I can think of a couple sissified horses in my world that need to see how the other half lives.
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    As others have said, there are some horses that...

    As others have said, there are some horses that are just too casual about hitting the poles to be good jumpers. And every one of us, sooner or later, will need a horse to "do us a favor" and take it...
  17. IIRC, Ivermectin was developed for deworming...

    IIRC, Ivermectin was developed for deworming people in parts of the world that need that kind of thing.
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    Send 'em a bill. Take a breath and see how much...

    Send 'em a bill. Take a breath and see how much emotional distance you can get from the situation. If you can pursue this without being attached to the outcome, go do it. I don't like teaching...
  19. There was no profit in a mare so injured she had...

    There was no profit in a mare so injured she had been rejected by a slaughter house and sent back to the kill buyer's yard to be fed while she healed…. if that ever happened.
  20. Of course folks would flip out and ask "What...

    Of course folks would flip out and ask "What for?!?" if a BO doubled board rates. But IME, horse board never has that built-in cost-of-living raises that go with rents. I have rented as long as I...
  21. Well, help us out. Why is keeping personal- and...

    Well, help us out. Why is keeping personal- and business expenses/losses obviously wrong for small horse business owners?

    I'm one of those who knows that boarding isn't like manufacturing...
  22. The short answer to your question is to slow down...

    The short answer to your question is to slow down the conversation between you, on your side.

    So training a horse is

    "I ask for X"

    He gives me "X1" (not quite what I asked for).

    "I ask...
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    You have so many reasons to sell this one. He's...

    You have so many reasons to sell this one. He's valuable, you have help, you have another one coming along, you want something different.

    So long as you and pro have been honest about the extent...
  24. Well…. the personal and business sides of the...

    Well…. the personal and business sides of the farm should be kept separate. So the portion of the mortgage related to the OP's home is profit. After all, were she working off-site and for an...
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    OP, how did you think the seller didn't tell you...

    OP, how did you think the seller didn't tell you about the bone-n-nail snafu if it was in the ad? Wasn't that your first point of contact and info about the horse? I'm confused.
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