Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dee returns home

Today, Dee returned home to her owner. I actually feel far more relieved then upset. She just wasn’t what I was expecting, and I needed to make the decision to re-train her or let her return to her owner. Priced … Continue reading

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Z is doing great at the trainers!

I got time to talk with RH, the trainer who is working Z, and she is doing great! He has taken her out on trails with another horse even! Yeah! Best news is she has shown no inclination to buck … Continue reading

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Irritations as a barn manager

I’ve been on both sides of the equation – a boarder and a barn manager. I’ve also been #1 poop scooper. While boarders can complain (and are often justified to do so), there are also justifiable complaints on the side … Continue reading

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Irritations as a boarder

Here’s a list of common irritates to me that I’ve found at a variety of barns. I’ll be skipping the outright incompetence issues (i.e. feeding a horse moldy hay) and just detail things people can fix. BTW this isn’t particularly … Continue reading

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Barn design: Designing the barn the right way

Andrea had asked me about more tips on designing a horse boarding facility. Here are just some quickies on how to get started: 1.) Visit a lot of barns. The more barns you visit and ask the plus and minuses … Continue reading

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