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post #7651 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 09:13 PM
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Yes BM is barn manager. BO is barn owner. Thanks for the well wishes I'm begging the hubby to buy me a little land so I don't have to board. T
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Trying to con your husband into buying some land for the horse from a male point of view is not the way to go.

Try this. You have to find a reason why HE wants to live on some land. It has to be his idea and all of the advantages he will have by owning and living on a small spread. Don't mention the fencing and the water issues and the fact the horses need a barn to be housed in and all that expensive stuff. But he will have his own man cave, and space to swing the cat around without hitting an object.

The art of a relationship, and getting what you want, is to get the other person to do what you want them to do, while, they think they are doing what they want to do. Men do this to women all the time. :)

So go to it critter sitter.

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post #7652 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 09:28 PM
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A few photos of the new float, its an Ifor Williams design and built in Wales. It is hitched on to a Quad that was built in Canada.

I was asked further back in the thread for some photos of green grass. Sorry no grass as you can see it is all burnt off. This drought is getting longer and longer. Worst in 70 years now. Bugs has started to lose condition Stella is holding O/K.
And of course no photo shoot is complete without a horse. Stella, she has just had a bucket of water thrown over her. We can't spare it, but now and again I do dumb things.
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post #7653 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 10:01 PM
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Stan, what a clever float design. I like it! Your advice to critter sitter was right on. Mr. Trails says happy Ladytrails means happy Mr. Trails.... so the ladies can always use the angle that a lady worried about horse safety and daughter safety is not a happy lady.
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post #7654 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 10:09 PM
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Trying to con your husband into buying some land for the horse from a male point of view is not the way to go.

Try this. You have to find a reason why HE wants to live on some land. It has to be his idea and all of the advantages he will have by owning and living on a small spread. Don't mention the fencing and the water issues and the fact the horses need a barn to be housed in and all that expensive stuff. But he will have his own man cave, and space to swing the cat around without hitting an object.

The art of a relationship, and getting what you want, is to get the other person to do what you want them to do, while, they think they are doing what they want to do. Men do this to women all the time. :)

So go to it critter sitter.
This made me chuckle as just this evening I was telling DH about the plans I have for our (my) new barn. While I was describing in detail, the wonderful tack room I am expecting him to help me build, he asked if he could have the wall space in the garage where my current horse blankets and saddles are hung to hang his extra motorcycle tires. My reply was, "Of course dear. We are building the barn for you so that I can get all my stinky horse stuff out your heated garage and you will have more work and storage space for your motorcycles". He nodded and smiled.

It's all in the presentation.
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Nice float (trailer) Stan! What make is it? I think we can get something similar made by Brenderup trailers here, but they are uncommon. What do you do for tack storage?
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post #7656 of 29437 Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 AM
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Nice float (trailer) Stan! What make is it? I think we can get something similar made by Brenderup trailers here, but they are uncommon. What do you do for tack storage?
Float make is, Ifor Williams. Made in Wales. (No chinese parts)
There are extra parts that bolt onto the grooms door for tack and saddles. I have not bothered with at this time untill I settle on what extras I need.

The center stall panels come out for an open space and if a horse falls in the float the chest bars can be dropped from the outside which saves placing one self in danger by having to climb in with a downed panicking horse.

Construction is a mixture of Galvinised steel, fibre glass roof and aluminium covered sides. It has brakes on all four wheels. All quality parts. It was easy to tow and the wheels are ballanced so no vibration. If the horses only knew how much money we spend on them just to make sure they arrive at our destination rested and relaxed.

Google, Ifor Williams trailers.

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post #7657 of 29437 Old 03-26-2013, 06:47 AM
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I agree Stan and actually we both want land we can live in. But... We have to sell this place first. It needs so much done to it. Right now I am just think a smaller 3 or 4 Acres just for the horses. I'm not sure he will go for that
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Trying to con your husband into buying some land for the horse from a male point of view is not the way to go.

Try this. You have to find a reason why HE wants to live on some land. It has to be his idea and all of the advantages he will have by owning and living on a small spread. Don't mention the fencing and the water issues and the fact the horses need a barn to be housed in and all that expensive stuff. But he will have his own man cave, and space to swing the cat around without hitting an object.

The art of a relationship, and getting what you want, is to get the other person to do what you want them to do, while, they think they are doing what they want to do. Men do this to women all the time. :)

So go to it critter sitter.
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post #7658 of 29437 Old 03-26-2013, 06:54 AM
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I agree Stan and actually we both want land we can live in. But... We have to sell this place first. It needs so much done to it. Right now I am just think a smaller 3 or 4 Acres just for the horses. I'm not sure he will go for that
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Have you checked into leasing property for the horses?

I have 12 acres adjacent to my property that I'm trying to work out a deal to lease which will give me 17 acres and 15 of that will be for the horses. It is split into 3 pastures and 3 ponds with a 2 stall barn, nice enclosed tack/feed room, weather cover leanto, power and water. Most times you can lease a lot cheaper all around than to have them at a barn.

Just another option for you to look at if you haven't already.
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post #7659 of 29437 Old 03-26-2013, 10:22 AM
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Hey Stan Awesome Trailer It looks comfy and Very safe.


Great Idea Roadyy I will have to look into that. Although that would still mean that I have a Land Lord not a BO but Close.

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post #7660 of 29437 Old 03-26-2013, 10:57 AM
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Believe it or not there is a huge difference in the dealing with a land owner and a Barn owner...I have dealt with both and the difference is night and day. The land lord is thankful to have someone take the burden of property up-keep off their plate and make a profit at the same time. The few I have dealt with have been excited when I call them and ask permission to improve or add to their property value with added structure, not throw ups, but actual structures or fencing.

The few BO's I've had any affiliation with were through friends who boarded and only one was the type of person I cared to be around a second time.

Good luck with your search and I hope you find something that will work out great for you and the owner if it is not you.

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