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    May. 23, 2015, 11:37 AM
    Yes, how do you know that? I had forgotten about those ads, they are hilarious. Fairy tale, indeed.
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    May. 23, 2015, 11:29 AM
    He has his methods, honed over the years. That's his deal, and it's how he trains, and that is what the people go to the clinics for. I could very...
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    May. 23, 2015, 11:19 AM
    Kwill replied to a thread O in Off Course
    I don't know any of the parties involved. Just another bystander on the internet. I doubt much on this board is gospel. :D
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:57 PM
    You are not responsible for how she feels. I am sorry she's depressed, but she is going to have to learn to deal with life as it happens. If it...
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:55 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Sigh... Discouraged in Off Course
    I hope you can work this out ... being scared of a horse is no fun. I think the best thing is to work on you being relaxed, she will certainly...
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:49 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Clarkson on horses. in Off Course
    Yes, and the little clip posted here where he manages to get up on a 16hh horse, expertly tacked up and booted, who "runs away" with him across the...
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    May. 22, 2015, 04:51 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread O in Off Course
    I read the original now ... very sad, indeed. Except the owner said the OP was taking better care of the mare than owner did. So I am not sure...
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    May. 22, 2015, 12:30 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Clarkson on horses. in Off Course
    I saw that episode -- poor James May really got hurt (he broke ribs I think!). Also saw the one in Burma with Hammond, he can ride but it was a...
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    May. 22, 2015, 12:01 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread O in Off Course
    I missed that... well hopefully the owner takes care of her, then. It was already mostly erased when I got here.
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    May. 22, 2015, 11:30 AM
    Kwill replied to a thread O in Off Course
    I think breeding is such a gamble that putting all your eggs in that basket, as an amateur horse owner, is a real risk. I did it, didn't get what I...
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    May. 22, 2015, 11:10 AM
    These people just sound really scattered, honestly. The parents probably are well-meaning. The horse is just a hobby for the kid, obviously, and...
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    May. 22, 2015, 11:07 AM
    Seems to me you barn owners should have a plan for when a boarder brings in a "rescue" with all the strings attached. Considering all the weirdness...
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    May. 21, 2015, 10:55 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Clarkson on horses. in Off Course
    Is he moving on from cars to horses? :lol:
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    May. 21, 2015, 10:04 AM
    As everyone else said -- if she wants to stay at your barn, no pictures on Facebook, horse must belong to her (no provisions in the contract that...
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    May. 20, 2015, 04:48 PM
    She wants to sell, not buy. :D
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    May. 20, 2015, 04:45 PM
    You had a written contract, of sorts, signed by this person. It said deposit. It also said you were picking up the horse. I think a judge would...
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    May. 20, 2015, 04:40 PM
    I actually don't know of any of those people, I am happy to say -- but then I don't show or anything, and the people I board with have modest...
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    May. 20, 2015, 02:24 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Update: I did it! in Off Course
    Poor guy ... might be all the weather changes.
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    May. 20, 2015, 02:22 PM
    I like happy endings! Thanks for the update. I do not like the ones that have gone on 12 pages and end up with, "all the problems are solved...
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    May. 20, 2015, 02:15 PM
    I might go the other direction, and just make sure she has a bill of sale from the horse dealer. Original owner had to have sold the horse to the...
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    May. 20, 2015, 02:04 PM
    This seems like a good opportunity for a trade -- there might be someone out there who is over-horsed with too much talent that wants a pretty well...
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    May. 20, 2015, 02:00 PM
    Kwill replied to a thread Most ridiculous spook? in Off Course
    Gunshots -- wayy away (on another property). He rears and bucks and gets completely hysterical. Hunting season (we are by a state forest) is not...
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    May. 20, 2015, 01:48 PM
    You and she are both unhappy together, and if she will get a good price as a broodmare or pleasure mount, why keep her? There's a lot of guilt...
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    May. 20, 2015, 12:09 PM
    Interestingly, many of the more formal aspects of riding take care of a lot of these things... wearing appropriate riding gear while at the barn...
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    May. 20, 2015, 11:56 AM
    Good for the dealer for being a kind-hearted person. I think it shows an amazing lack of courage and grace from the original owner to expect someone...
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    May. 20, 2015, 10:47 AM
    I did add that frankly, the horse would be better off gelded for all the reasons Bluey mentioned. There are a lot of QH stallions in this world. ...
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    May. 20, 2015, 10:41 AM
    After re-reading, yes, the deposit was put down on the 13th. Somehow between the 13th and the 15th the agent decided the OP wasn't going to pay...
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    May. 20, 2015, 10:19 AM
    I think Ambitious Kate was correct, the 13th was the pickup date, when reading what OP says is the exact wording on the paper. If people are...
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    May. 20, 2015, 10:11 AM
    "owner is mad the horse isn't dead" -- wow the things you encounter on this board. Also, might want to check it is actually the horse it is...
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