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  • #41
    Was this written by the girl who wants to keep her horse in her pool area???
    Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are.

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    • #42
      [Quote]An ideal boarder would be someone that is not trying to come over every single day, 1-2x a week is ideal, specifically weekends since I work all week. I've had my horse for 15 years and I broke him bareback and tackless and also liberty style trick trained him (he's up to 15) and I've been a horse caretaker for 4 years, as well as an equine vet tech. I can do antibiotic injections and vaccines if needed so you can trust your horse with me always.[Quote]

      Ah Yes!, but what about my sanity? I doubt very much that I could keep that with you.

      Last edited by merrygoround; Jan. 11, 2020, 11:15 AM.
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      • #43
        Originally posted by RainWeasley View Post
        Lol I found the place and the post. It doesn't LOOK bad, the horses look well cared for, but the post sounds kinda psycho.
        Interesting. It sounds like maybe this person probably shouldn’t be in the business of boarding horses. If she can find someone with this ad, I’ll be shocked.

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        • #44
          I can drive by several of these "ranches" in my general area. No "Cherokee" horse whisperers here, but lots of "natural horsemen" types. I wouldn't board there, but lots of folks would--those who keep horses paycheck to paycheck, one bale at a time style. I read some questions and responses on a FB regional horse page I'm a member of that would turn your stomach and most board/train/think like this ad does.
          Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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          • #45
            I stopped reading at the part where they talk about being Cherokee blood horse whisperers. What? I am willing to bet actual money they are even whiter than I am, and I'm SUPER white.

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              #46
              Originally posted by CPL713 View Post
              I stopped reading at the part where they talk about being Cherokee blood horse whisperers. What? I am willing to bet actual money they are even whiter than I am, and I'm SUPER white.
              They are indeed whiter than white, and are often photographed leaning on a horse while wearing a diaphanous white gown.

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              • #47
                Originally posted by thoroughbred21 View Post

                They are indeed whiter than white, and are often photographed leaning on a horse while wearing a diaphanous white gown.
                Nailed it. This is exactly what I imagined. Glorious.
                I mean, to each their own, and may they be happy, but...I got a good giggle out of this thread. So thank you.

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                • #48
                  I scoffed at the ad at first, but now I’m wondering if any of you would like to come to my house while I’m not home and do some odd jobs for no pay. No detailed ad from me, I plan to dole my crazy and exacting standards out little by little.

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                  • #49
                    Haha I actually know the perfect boarder for this barn

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                    • #50
                      Nope. Wouldn't do it.

                      Very opinionated, my-way-or-the-highway type of place with odd rules and they don't want you around too often. Why?

                      Rustic means what exactly? Toilet in the barn? Port-a-potty? Go in the woods? Or is it no barn or bad road?

                      Why does it matter that they are Cherokee? Why bring it up? Is there a cultural thing that you wouldn't understand if you didn't know their ethnicity?

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by thoroughbred21 View Post
                        Regional horse boarding page on Facebook had the following appear today, and something about it just suggests slow-moving train wreck:

                        "Hello everyone!! (redacted) Ranch is going to be accepting a new boarder sometime this Spring! We are located in (redacted). I'll talk about money at the end because we are willing to work with the candidate/offer trades for boarding.

                        First off, we are a private ranch, not public. Which is why we are very picky about who we board with. Once we trust you can show up unannounced, but until then you simply just have to text me to let me know you're coming. My landlords have several medical issues so I essentially run the entire 29 acre ranch and I'm in charge of all money making ventures.

                        An ideal boarder would be someone that is not trying to come over every single day, 1-2x a week is ideal, specifically weekends since I work all week. I've had my horse for 15 years and I broke him bareback and tackless and also liberty style trick trained him (he's up to 15) and I've been a horse caretaker for 4 years, as well as an equine vet tech. I can do antibiotic injections and vaccines if needed so you can trust your horse with me always.

                        Also an ideal person would be a good trainer/rider. (I would need to see some kind of photo/video proof that I can trust you alone and I would need you to sign a non-liability agreement of course) Anyone willing to exercise/train our horses can work out trades like discounted boarding. I'm also willing to trade labor for boarding, I have several projects around the barn and mucking is always appreciated. We are also very rustic, non-professional, Cherokee blood horse whisperer kind of equestrians. I literally never use bridles. And my quarab has been barefoot his entire life and his hooves are flawmess. We aren't fancy fancy so another good quality would be someone down like us thats down to earth, drama free and here for the love of the horses.

                        4/6 of our horses are broke and used for trail rides, 3 of those are AQHA ex-cutting winners..., 1 is my grade Quarab (who is the fastest horse on the property) and there are two that I have started and have rode both of them, but they need more and more hours. One has one eye, and I adore working with him but it's difficult with out a second hand because he is so skiddish. The other is a beautiful black mare that was a grade broodmare that my landlords decided to keep, she looks like some kind of draft cross.

                        Anywayyy cost to board would be anywhere from $100, to $250. $100 being if we work out a good trade schedule or something of that nature. Weather - if there's a drought or the pasture freezers we will need extra money to put hay in the pasture. And then obviously, pay depends on if you buy your own feed/square bales or whatever you feed, or if you're unable to the horse could share what ours get but that would of course be extra. Lastly pay is loosely affected by where you want your horse to stay at night after quarantine - we have stalls, we have paddocks with shelter, and during the day they have the entire ranch which they have full reign of. I have conditioned them to a cowbell so even if they aren't already waiting for food at the barn I can ring and watch them gallop home 💞 Also, not being sexist but if you are a girl with a boyfriend that is mechanically savy (or if you're a guy that's a good farm help) we can do super cheap boarding in exchange for fixing some things around the ranch.

                        ANYWAY sorry for the long tedious ramble, you can PM me for an estimate. I would also love a riding partner
                        I could even use lessons, and would trade for lessons! For anyone who wants a glimpse of the ranch, you can check my "horse" instagram: (redacted)
                        Remembering this isn't happening until Spring! (unless the perfect case was to arrive"
                        post #1 - posterity and all that - a gem we wouldn't want to lose

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                        • #52
                          I would do this for exactly 50 shades of no way.

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                          • #53
                            People who write ads like these are why at least two of the barns I looked at around here say more than once they are a "DRAMA FREE BARN." Because this place...clearly isn't. Not even if they were walking distance of my house.
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                            • #54
                              No way in hell.

                              This place screams HOT MESS.

                              I'm sure there is a budding photography business with lots of wild looking horse photos somewhere in there. With an instagram account, of course.

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                              • #55
                                Originally posted by thoroughbred21 View Post
                                An ideal boarder would be someone that is not trying to come over every single day, 1-2x a week is ideal, specifically weekends since I work all week. I've had my horse for 15 years and I broke him bareback and tackless and also liberty style trick trained him (he's up to 15) and I've been a horse caretaker for 4 years, as well as an equine vet tech. I can do antibiotic injections and vaccines if needed so you can trust your horse with me always.

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                                Offering to illegally practice veterinary medicine without a license---which she should damn well know is illegal as a tech would be enough to make me run far, far, away. Then the rest only gets worse

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                                • #56
                                  Nooooo way. I would never consider it for any horse. I've been in a couple of toxic boarding situations in the past decade. Feeling like you're always being watched or that you're unwelcome on the property makes it very hard to enjoy your horse. It's also incredibly stressful - no matter how irrational my fears may be, I never want to leave my horse in the care of someone that resents me.

                                  I always feel like people tend to minimize the craziness at first so this must only be the tip of the iceberg.

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                                  • #57
                                    I want to believe this is a troll but I feel like I’ve seen to much that I know this is real.

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                                    • #58
                                      Nope. Nope. Nope. At least she laid her crazy out on the table first....

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                                      • #59
                                        The post was halarious. Does anyone have an update or know of any details of who boards there?

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                                        • #60
                                          There was a guy at my last boarding facility that would tie his horse to a post and start a fire in the burn pit. He said it helped clear negative energy in his horse. He might be an ideal candidate!

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