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An owner's bill of rights: Letter in this weeks COTH

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  • An owner's bill of rights: Letter in this weeks COTH

    All I have to say is BRAVO to the writer, Leslie Kagen.

    Very well done. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H
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  • Original Poster

    All I have to say is BRAVO to the writer, Leslie Kagen.

    Very well done. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H
    Visit my farm at www.hiddenrockfarm.com


    • #3
      I say Amen, and thank-you!!

      GWV [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]


      • #4
        The letters page only goes through July!!!

        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


        • Original Poster

          Page 179, the VERY last page.

          "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." quote from the tv series M*A*S*H
          Visit my farm at www.hiddenrockfarm.com


          • #6
            I just finished reading it and I'm ready to join the owner's revolution.
            It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....


            • #7
              I remember the Kagen's from growing up in Milwaukee with them...Small world and WONDERFUL letter!!!!

              Aqha Clique
              Can you stress-fracture your brain?


              • #8
                If it doesn't get posted, could someone send me a copy?


                Found the view, but too expensive
                co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!


                • #9
                  My Chronicle hasn't come yet. Does someone want to post the letter?


                  • #10
                    just FYI, erin or whoever's administering the site, I went to check the letters section from the COTH home page, and the link on the side goes to the site map, not the letters page...


                    • #11
                      I can scan it in if folks wish - I am sure (or hope) that wouldn't be against COTH rules. It is a marvelous letter, and her list probably should be etched into wood and hung in every barn.


                      • #12
                        would be great, 2Dogs!

                        Unfortunately, living out here in California, I will not be getting the August 30th issue until approximately 9/13. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
                        In Honor of dublin aka Dee Dee 07/24/53-02/07/03
                        \"Of course, that\'s just my opinion. I could be wrong.\" - Dennis Miller
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                        • #13
                          I, too, enjoyed that letter and have been waiting for someone to bring it up. However, I don't think this was the recognition Denny Emerson had in mind in the column to which she replied.


                          • #14
                            I tried!!...I can't get the *&^%$# letter small enough. Oh well.


                            • #15
                              I especially liked "helpful hint #7."

                              Though I am more of a pleasure rider type (can only afford the occasional lesson, sorry) I have seen situations such as those she very eloquently describes and all I could think of at the time was, "Why doesn't someone DO something about this?"

                              It's about time someone pointed out that the emperor indeed has no clothes. Let's just see if the masses will listen.

                              "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship."
                              -Louisa May Alcott
                              "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton


                              • #16
                                The website is NOT me! I have my hands full just managing you people. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                                If you run into problems, broken links, outdated pages, etc. on the main COTH site, please email Melinda at webmaster@chronofhorse.com. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


                                • #17
                                  That was an excellent letter, very well written.


                                  • #18


                                    • #19
                                      Me, too! *pout*

                                      ~<>~ Remember, the Ark was built by a rank amateur; the Titanic was built by a team of experts~<>~


                                      • #20
                                        How do we write a letter of thanks to this woman? I tried to call her on the phone but couldn't find a listing to personally thank her. This was so on point I was yelling YES, YES, YES when I read it.

                                        And as far as selling horses - well we NEVER sell a horse to anyone without a contract and it is directly with the BUYER - no one else. If someone is being paid a commission relative to the sale - it's stated in the sale and we issue a 1099 to them - so to get their money they have to provide us with a Tax ID #!!!

                                        If I have to pay taxes on my horses business then the commissions are an expense and the trainers/agents/etc. can pay taxes on their income.

                                        THANK YOU LESLEY KAGEN!!!!!