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  1. #1
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    Default Fixing blankets

    If you board and you see blankets in trouble--like leg straps hanging or whatever--do you fix them or leave them for the barn staff?
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



  2. #2
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    I fix them?
    Takes like 1 minute...less time than it would take me to go tell someone...
    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.



  3. #3
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    I fix them...unless the horse could be dangerous.
    I have also been known to give unsolicited advice about too long leg straps to people.



  4. #4
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    I will always fix them



  5. #5
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    I'm having an issue because the BO doesn't seem to notice at all. So I've left them and then emailed hoping she'll clue in. No dice.

    Of course, I emailed today also about the fence down, my stuff missing and other items so maybe it's just how it works here.

    I was afraid to fix because I wanted her to SEE it but she seems to see it and not care. So I guess I'll fix.
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



  6. #6
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    Depends on how well I know the horse and/or owner, and how much trouble I think the horse might be in. But most of the time I'll fix them myself.
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
    -Edward Hoagland



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