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#5289 Announcements

Posted by George Geist on 12 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

Ok folks, here's the deal.

This place is about the free and open exchange of ideas and opinions. I think we have enough categories and subjects to cover just about anything and everything you all could be interested in.


Since the beginning there have been only 2 real hard and fast rules around here.

First is don't annoy me.

Second is don't show any disrespect to the moderator as I stand behind her on any decision she makes and on anything she does.

I've not suspended or banned anybody yet although certain individuals might rightly have earned it.


Having said that there is lately some growing discontent around here by certain individuals at how I run things. I too was not comfortable with how other people ran their sites, thought I could do better so I started this one. 


For all those malcontents around here if you'll scroll to the bottom of the page you can click on the invisionzone site and see about doing your own. It's much easier than you think. This one costs me $20 a month. You can get it cheaper or more expensive depending upon what you want. You can also get set up by other companies as well.


For those with some constructive suggestions as to how things can be made better I'm always open to any good ideas. For those who are just childish enough to get undies in a wad because you don't like somebody else who's here or the way we moderate or whatever I'd hope that you'll go ahead and try running your own site. Who knows maybe you'll do better.


For those who visit and participate on the site I thank you all for your support.


That's all for now.


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Posted by smitty888 on 23 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

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Posted by Gaitinfool on 08 November 2013 - 04:20 PM

Need to go ride today, spent yesterday compounding my car

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Posted by smitty888 on 01 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

It is sad to think that you can go to a 5 day stint
bring home a cert, then hand out cards and away you go.

makes a mockery of our profession
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Posted by smitty888 on 19 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Linda a bit of 7/8 x 3/8 concave, have a go at making apair

regarding the nails sticking up thats a no no for me

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#17282 In the fire

Posted by smitty888 on 28 February 2017 - 06:29 PM

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#17277 Butning on

Posted by smitty888 on 27 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

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#17164 Do we know any of these good folks?

Posted by George Geist on 12 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

How about it Smitty???????????

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#17021 Advanced Study at the RVC

Posted by George Geist on 08 August 2016 - 05:56 AM

Thanks to Fran:


Anybody planning on participating in this great opportunity?

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#15645 shoes that will be made someday by Linda :-)

Posted by Linda on 02 December 2014 - 03:13 AM

The new thread as requested by western hill forge. !!!
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#14474 Laminitis

Posted by brian robertson on 22 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

it's the diagnosis du jour.

If the Vet says "I think your horse might be IR", that is taken better by the owner and hopefully changes in the situation will occur. If the Vet says, "I think your horse is morbidly obese, how could you let that happen", well that will not be taken well and nothing will change.
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Posted by Gaitinfool on 18 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

I moved my horse to another barn a few months ago.  There was nothing wrong with the care, but my horse was kept way way out in a field, I couldn't see her unless I walked out there.  She seemed to lose some *spark*, and I felt disconnected from her.


New place, big paddocks surrounding the barn.  But being a mare, I guess I got more than I asked for, LOL.  Yesterday, I got the manic mood, like a time bomb waiting to go off.  She hadn't done that in 2 years.  Took about an hour of patient riding until she was back to herself.  Thank God I have a barrel saddle with a roughout seat.  Now finding the courage today to go out and do it again.  :o

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Posted by Jack Mac on 22 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

Gezz Linda dont get her started with the natural horsesmanshit. If I hear one more ten gallon hat tin plated  buckle horse whisper preaching speech, containing the word savvy & carrot stick . I will have to  pull the pin on my mental  grenade & go right off !!!. I'm well & truly over fat devoiced menopausal woman who cant ride. Roaming the country side with rope halters & 12ft  leather tanged lead ropes, turning quite horses in to nervous head shy dog meat.    

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#2105 Price and Cost

Posted by ScottChaney on 18 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

For the last 15 years or so, if, when they call, the first thing they ask about is price, I politely tell them I'm not interested in their work. When they ask why, I explain their priority problem.
I took that stance because not once...not once...prior to that, when someone would call and ask for a price, did I ever get a call back.

A few years back, a doctor pulled me aside and explained they would have to make some cuts so they were going to try and find someone cheaper.
The dumbass did it in front of his open garage.
I said, I don't blame ya doc. If I had a Jag, Beamer and a Caddy I'd probably be looking for ways to make some cuts too.
His wife made him call me back about a year later after they went through 4 guys and a stack of vet bills.
He was perfectly amicable about my explanation of how fees had increased over that last year.
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#17374 Hey!

Posted by Gaitinfool on 31 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hi .  I see some are still hanging in there and are still farriers, LOL.


I broke my arm in December and since then I have had a "real" farrier do my horse.  I actually found someone who is on time, and best of all does a good job and is EDUCATED like all of you.  He actually gets no input from me and my horse "sounds" right .  What I mean is I can "hear" when she is properly balanced.  He charges almost twice the pitiful rate the rest charge but I don't care what they charge, just what they know and how good they are.  Unless there's an emergency, I am not trimming any feet anymore.  My stamina is pitiful.


I'm back at my old barn since last June.  The owner at the other one had been real sick on and off and the woman who was running the place for her was a psychopath.  She was moving my horse to different pastures every week with BS excuses, and one day moved her into the only pasture with no trees (in Florida)  .  So I had her stalled during the day.  The barn had six beautiful stalls, one used for major storage. She was the only horse in the barn and psycho cleaned out the storage stall at the end and put my horse in there with twine across the door way because it had no door.


I come one day and her water bucket had dust in it and she tried to tell me that my horse drank a bucket of water before noon.  I told her that's not true.  Anyhow I went back to the place I left in 2012, and I don't have to worry about her.  So I'm back to having access to a beautiful grass 6 mile run of a canal with 30 feet of grass on each side.  And the whole barn area is shaded.


In the interim I bought a boat.  A little Hurricane deck boat (shallow and wide) and go fishing when I can.  My husband won't go on it so I go alone.  No big deal.  The bay area (gulf of Mexico) is pretty shallow until about 3 miles out , about 6-7 feet and I can see the bottom, the water is pretty clear.  The water is usually calm.  In Florida, most people keep their boats in dry storage which is like rows that are 3 boats high.  Then you call and they have the boat out waiting for you.  They use this huge lift/crane that picks up the boat and takes it across the street to the dock.  When you're done they take the lift and carry your boat back, wash it down and put it away. 


Hope everyone is doing well.





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#17274 Around the anvil

Posted by smitty888 on 26 February 2017 - 09:54 PM

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#17057 Trimming Goats

Posted by George Geist on 12 August 2016 - 09:59 PM

Like it or not most of us want to or not are occasionally called upon to trim goats. Oftentimes we have to do it if we hope to keep the horse account.

Here's a little bit about goat trimming:

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#16964 cleaning nails

Posted by chris on 07 June 2016 - 02:51 PM

has anybody had any experience refurbishing nails with either electroylisis or stone polishers 

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Posted by smitty888 on 11 January 2015 - 10:24 AM

Pics are not very clear mikel
it gets to me when I cant see a clear pic of a foot job
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#12056 Hilarious or Assinine Requests

Posted by Western Hill Forge on 13 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

Potential client:  Do you work Sundays?


Me: Yes, but I charge extra.


PT:  How much extra?


Me:  Double.


PT:  Do you think that's fair?


Me:  No, that's why I charge double. :P



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