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  • #21
    I wonder how long the BM is going to last with the landlords. Perhaps they are related if she is in charge of all money making activities. I wonder what else she to offer in that category. Thanks for making me laugh today!
    Last edited by IronwoodFarm; Jan. 10, 2020, 05:35 PM.
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    • #22
      Unfortunately I'm at a place right now where I believe the BO would be happiest if no one ever came out. She also doesn't want anyone out before 8 am or after dark.

      Yeah, I'm on the lookout for a new place.

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      • #23
        My favorite part was the brag that her beloved Quarab is the 'fastest horse on the property' - The first thing I always ask about when I visit a potential boarding place is a ranking of each horse, fastest to slowest. geez louise.

        I suppose its a good thing she is open to lessons, but I doubt that this particular BM would be open to actually learning anything other than woo-woo bridle-less NH.

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        • #24
          She runs "the entire 29 acre ranch." Sorry, in my part of the world, 29 acres is exurban "acreage" not a ranch. It's nice chunk of land for a boarding stable plus a couple of fields. Of course you can call anything a ranch even your vacation cottage.

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          • #25
            I love this ad. It has completely changed my previously bad mood, for the better. I cannot stop giggling. Awesome ad!!


            Though, once I settle down, I think this is probably a young adult (says she's a vet tech) who has family property or came across an underused property and asked the owners, "If I make this a boarding facility, can I keep the money from the business?" and they said, "Sure." And now the ad-writer is jumping in to the boarding business, presumably with alot of optimism and without much guidance from knowledgeable, cynical, bitter mentors. I expect she'll realize she needs some guidance at some point, and also she will learn from experience and maybe will become a great BM. Or, she will become cynical and bitter. :-)
            Last edited by SharonA; Jan. 10, 2020, 06:39 AM.

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            • #26
              For my Pet Rock? Sure.

              Horse? Um, no. Hard pass.
              Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth

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              • #27
                non-professional, Cherokee blood horse whisperer kind of equestrians.

                my favorite part

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by thoroughbred21 View Post
                  It appears to be very real. I was amused by how many times the potential boarder was invited to offer repairs and other services including training and lessons, while also invited to generally stay the heck off the property,
                  Lol I liked that they were supposed to be a good trainer but also only come out 1-2x a week

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                    No way!

                    I did learn a great new word from reading it however:
                    "And my quarab has been barefoot his entire life and his hooves are flawmess."
                    I noted that too!!! I see a lot of flawmess feet when owners insist it is better for horses to be barefoot!!

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                    • #30
                      And whenever anyone says that a horse is "skiddish," my mind immediately goes to skid marks on a sheet.

                      Eeeewww.

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by Salty View Post
                        And whenever anyone says that a horse is "skiddish," my mind immediately goes to skid marks on a sheet.

                        Eeeewww.

                        That would definitely be a flawmess
                        "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                        "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                        • #32
                          Someone please turn this into a drinking game.

                          Also?
                          That's a no from me.

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                          • #33
                            KBC and Salty y'all owe me a kindle screen cleaning 😂
                            "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                            carolprudm

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by KBC View Post
                              Not if I was desperate!
                              I think I would tie mine up in the garage for a bit before I would board there.

                              Susan

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                              • #35
                                At least she explained very clearly and at length that it's all about her, and no one else. That it's her world and and any prospective boarder should take up as little space as possible in it.

                                And that the only thing she really wants is the $100 - $250 per month. And some favors re fixing things, since it doesn't sound like she intends to pay to fix anything. Sounds like there is a lot that needs fixing, too.

                                Best of all would be the boarder who will pay the board, fix things, and not ever come out, or even bring their horse to live there at all. Except they can come out on the days that they fix the many things that need fixing.

                                But if they bring their horse they will only be constantly demonstrating that they didn't train their horse right, they don't do things right and their horse doesn't do things right, either. Doubt anyone has that Cherokee horse whispering thing down the way she does.

                                Assuming it's a she.

                                My horse is the only ex-racehorse at the small farm where he lives, and he definitely believes that he is way the fastest. When he first arrived, he conned the other horses into running with him (exactly one time they fell for that). Then he told them that since he was fastest, he gets first choice at grass and hay and everything. They re-educated him that it doesn't work that way. He ended up somewhere mid-rank in the herd.

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                                • #36
                                  For me? Hard no.

                                  i do think she will likely end up with exactly the person she wants with such a clear demonstration of who she is and the situation she wants. Props to her for being crystal clear. How many times have we read “but they seemed so normal at first”. That won’t be the case here.

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                                  • #37
                                    Barely a word about the facilities or amenities...if any. When I'm looking for a barn, my concerns include what type of fencing, auto-waterers or buckets, turn-out, etc.

                                    I'd drive many a mile to avoid this place.
                                    Proofreading is your friend.

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                                    • #38
                                      Sounds like a teenager wrote it
                                      "People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"

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                                      • #39
                                        Nope. So many issues. In addition to everything already mentioned, even for a retired horse, I’d like to see them at least 3-4 times a week.

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Alex and Bodie's Mom View Post
                                          Either the person who wrote this is 14, or they are a 48-year old man with a panel van and a kidnap kit in the backseat. I'm not sure which.
                                          omg this made me laugh VERY loudly in my very quiet office

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