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    Jan. 16, 2017, 11:21 PM
    Agree with enjoytheride. Can anyone point to any studies proving sheets make horses cold due to flattening their coats? I don't think they are out...
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    Jan. 13, 2017, 01:09 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Feeling oh so defeated. in Off Course
    Other random ideas -- offer a discount for Pony Clubbers; sponsor a prize for Pony Clubbers; have a grand opening party that benefits a local rescue...
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    Jan. 13, 2017, 10:27 AM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Boarding Sux in Off Course
    Sharon, did you see where OP is self care? The need for communication is greater in those circumstances I'd imagine. Not nearly enough details...
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    Jan. 12, 2017, 06:04 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Feeling oh so defeated. in Off Course
    So first of all, I happened to run into the professional huntsman for the Millbrook Hunt in the grocery store just an hour ago and I told him about...
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    Jan. 12, 2017, 02:44 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Feeling oh so defeated. in Off Course
    Pologirl27's instagram advice is spot on. So is BeeHoney's. Millbrook's style IS equestrian style! The hunt is huge and those who are not riders...
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    Jan. 11, 2017, 08:59 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Feeling oh so defeated. in Off Course
    I vote no to later hours. OP is in a very rural area and there won't be many -- or probably any -- customers shopping at 8.
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    Jan. 11, 2017, 01:50 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Feeling oh so defeated. in Off Course
    OP good luck, I'm in Millerton. I have to say I didn't know you opened (and I'm in Millbrook almost every day). Have you done a press release and...
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    Jan. 10, 2017, 01:24 PM
    Csaper, you are argumentative when you really don't have to be. (And with several lawyers on the board). Your other posts on COTH are generally...
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    Jan. 9, 2017, 02:52 PM
    Bluey, Adams had a sizing chart. You measure around your knuckles. I probably take a women's medium, and I ordered a size 8. I definitely couldn't...
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    Jan. 9, 2017, 02:19 PM
    I can't quote or edit, but Amazon has them at 4 stars with 67 reviews and Adams has them at 5 stars with 7 reviews, so I'd say my view is shared by...
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    Jan. 9, 2017, 02:13 PM
    That's interesting, Showbizz. I haven't read any reviews, every year I buy another pair of gloves hoping they will be good. From the past couple of...
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    Jan. 9, 2017, 01:54 PM
    I'm posting this as a public service announcement. :D I just got SSG 10 below WATERPROOF gloves that are SO INCREDIBLY WARM I had to share. It...
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    Jan. 8, 2017, 08:21 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Winter questions! in Off Course
    EquestrianRunner -- the key in really cold temps was to start with warm water, which isn't feasible with a water truck, I imagine. I think in the...
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    Jan. 8, 2017, 05:09 PM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Winter questions! in Off Course
    I don't know if this will work for you, but the winter I had to have a pony and donkey inside much of the time in extremely cold (5 degrees...
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    Jan. 4, 2017, 12:27 AM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Recurring Abcess in Horse Care
    Test for Cushings?
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    Jan. 2, 2017, 06:06 PM
    The OP seems to be knowledgeable and on the ball, csaper58. I think she can handle sending the letter. And good for you, OP, for setting such a...
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    Jan. 2, 2017, 02:38 PM
    Re: insurance -- you are exposed in a couple of ways. One, if a horse gets injured under your care and the owner sues you. The other way is if, for...
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    Jan. 2, 2017, 01:42 PM
    Where are you?????!!!!!! I pay my farm sitter $100/day for less (no stalls, no turnout). She lives 10 miles from me. And I think I'm getting a...
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    Jan. 2, 2017, 08:26 AM
    SMF11 replied to a thread Grazing on Frosty Grass in Horse Care
    Many horses live out 24/7 year round and do just fine. If you horses are IR or otherwise at risk it might be a concern, otherwise horses out on grass...
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    Jan. 1, 2017, 06:43 PM
    Got it. Sounds like you know that southern California market.
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    Jan. 1, 2017, 03:52 PM
    Snow rider, not sure I agree with your 1st paragraph. You'd be surprised how many wealthy people want cheap retirement board. No need to have staff...
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    Jan. 1, 2017, 03:49 PM
    SnicklefritzG -- certainly you need good horsemanship behind the strong personality, or it is a disaster!
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    Jan. 1, 2017, 02:00 PM
    I have noticed that the horses here almost never use their run-ins in the winter, and are in them every day in the summer. Just another piece of...
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    Jan. 1, 2017, 01:17 PM
    J-Lu, in 10 years of doing retirement boarding, I've been lucky enough never to have met an owner that wants to "park" their horse and not provide...
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    Dec. 31, 2016, 04:42 PM
    Nothing wrong with taking a break. Would allow you to save some money. I found that instead of regressing when I stopped riding for 6 months I...
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