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        05-23-2013, 08:33 AM
      #9361
    Green Broke
    The old Google image doesn't do very well for what grass is there now. I got word yesterday that the owner of the property is supposedly issuing an eviction notice to the current guy running a boarding business there. We are suppose to meet her(owner) tomorrow after work. I'm not sure of the total acreage of the property, but the water and sewage are provided by the city.


    I have a co-worker who's GF is getting ready to go back to college and will be moving down here with her 5 yr old daughter to do so. She just got her horse back from her ex who just left him out to pasture. I offered her two options and think she is taking the second. First was to give him to me and I would get him fully healthy and ride him then when she was in a place where she could get him back then we work out an amount to help reimburse me for my time and resources. Second was I board him and work with him while she provides feed and hay as well as all health needs including farrier, vaccines and vet visits then when she gets where she can home him again then come get him at no further cost.

    He is an 8 yr old, in your pocket and is around 14.2 h and his name is so original at Red. Lol

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        05-23-2013, 09:52 AM
      #9362
    Green Broke
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    Because that will be better, right!
    Ooh I LOVE my mac!
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        05-23-2013, 09:54 AM
      #9363
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Hmmm!!! I don't believe you.


    Agreed Koolio, I run firefox, and wouldn't want to live without it.
    I use Firefox too and very few problems
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        05-23-2013, 10:06 AM
      #9364
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    The old Google image doesn't do very well for what grass is there now. I got word yesterday that the owner of the property is supposedly issuing an eviction notice to the current guy running a boarding business there. We are suppose to meet her(owner) tomorrow after work. I'm not sure of the total acreage of the property, but the water and sewage are provided by the city.


    I have a co-worker who's GF is getting ready to go back to college and will be moving down here with her 5 yr old daughter to do so. She just got her horse back from her ex who just left him out to pasture. I offered her two options and think she is taking the second. First was to give him to me and I would get him fully healthy and ride him then when she was in a place where she could get him back then we work out an amount to help reimburse me for my time and resources. Second was I board him and work with him while she provides feed and hay as well as all health needs including farrier, vaccines and vet visits then when she gets where she can home him again then come get him at no further cost.

    He is an 8 yr old, in your pocket and is around 14.2 h and his name is so original at Red. Lol

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    That horse looks like it has lots of potential.

    For our main home we are about 95% solar, 2% diesel generator and 3% street power and we could do without the street power none available, that is around 8 hours a day. We have two water pumps that I can change valves so that either one can pump from the 2 cisterns or even the pools. So we are very much self sufficient.

    The roof also catches rain water that fills our main cistern.




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    The problem I have with the pastures is that we rely on city water only. I CAN put in a cistern on the pasture property but then I need to have elec. And a whole water system installed. I could even truck in water for a cistern if needed. The problem becomes one of no security and any/all electrical and water systems would be gone in a few days.

    The stable property has a spring few stream with a well sunk into the steam bed. I'd change some of the water systems with a small pond and figure out how to reduce any flooding. Install a solar system with small generator back-up. Rotate pastures so hey need is reduced and still have some that I can cut myself. Also can make deals with other "farmers" around so I buy direct.

    Geeee. I didn't even post the photos that I took yesterday?

    Later.
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        05-23-2013, 10:40 AM
      #9365
    Green Broke
    You mentioned 100k for the property, I assume that is USD? We may have to talk more later.

    I was talking to one my trainer friends who was helping me work with Boo on lifting his feet before he got hurt. We were talking about this boarding facility and it's history since she has been around the horse community here longer than me. Apparently the woman who ran it before as a quarter horse farm also left a bad taste in the people's mouth. She moved her business into the next township and is still irritating people with her business ethics and treatment of clients. It leads me to some serious debates on being able to build a decent business in an amiable time period to be profitable. I know there will be a lot of work to get the property up to my standards, but wonder if my contacts will be able to provide enough positive word of mouth advertising to get business drummed up. Shannon, my trainer friend, just signed the papers on 25 acres to start her training and boarding business and reamed me for not telling her about this before she signed the papers a month ago. Of course I just heard about it on Monday, but she said if it fell through then we might talk about working a deal on hers.

    I am also hearing less than positive comments about the co-worker's trustworthiness. He is the one who first approached me about the business and it's his trailer/float I have been rebuilding. I know he drinks a lot on his time and expressed to him I will have no part in this with drinking on that property. That is not the persona I want to have about a business my name is involved with.

    Still a lot to think about.


    Oh an I'm a Chrome user.
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        05-23-2013, 10:53 AM
      #9366
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    On this thread you won't get away with that. What a great time to take the advantage. Unless you have a physical reason one is never to old to learn.
    I'd like to learn. The problem is that I travel a lot for work and I'm going to be gone for most of the next month. :(
         
        05-23-2013, 11:04 AM
      #9367
    Banned
    It IS a lot to think about!

    We have only 2 stables anywhere near us and we boarded at both. One has 20 horses on a little over two acres so NO grazing and horses are rotated in the dry lots. The owners are very self important and have no problem ripping people off. Their reputation is garbage with very few paying clients and they owe everyone. Plus they really don't know what they are doing. LOTS of weird first hand experiences with them.

    The other is in a very HIGH end gated community and the problem their was the clients. Very bratty kids that are just plain obnoxious and the parents would do nothing about them and some of them as bad as the kids. Management was not allowed to "step on toes".

    Everything is done with cash here. NO mortgage or loans. I've learned to be self sufficient and get things done. Our farrier, that I mentioned above has a good reputation and knows people with horses. The word would get out very fast for a FEW boarders. I'm not talking big or fancy. Just a nice place where people can board and ride and know that we can take care of their horses. I'm more interested in a place for my 3 plus donkey and maybe another "Serena?" where we have more room, better conditions and hours of riding for us.

    A river runs through it? Dry season.


    Hay mower? What ever works.


    Someone is working the land and cutting hay.


    But as I'm getting older, I need people like our Amado and farrier Juan to tend to getting things done. Plus being a Gringo has lots of disadvantages.

    OH.... main house lots in pretty good shape.
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        05-23-2013, 11:39 AM
      #9368
    Green Broke
    Wow! Sounds like lots of new adventures could be starting up.
    Welcome to our new posters.
    A tooth broke night before last, so now have a problem on the lower right in addition to the upper right when a filling fell out a few months ago. Will have to get something done soon-why do things have to fall apart around a holiday?!? Just heard that my sister has some blood clots in her lungs & now has to use oxygen when she leaves the house. Scary times.
         
        05-23-2013, 12:00 PM
      #9369
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Hello everyone! I have done absolutely nothing the last two days. I almost couldn't stand it!! Was nice to hang out with DH but I love to be outdoors and riding and well, rain, rain, go AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess it is ok because I realized that my mare needs a trim and reset BAD!!! I don't dare ride her until she gets one. Have a call into the farrier and NOTHIN! He does this and then I call another one to have it done then he calls, gah!

    @ Lori, you need to come out west and visit. Something tells me we would have a wonderful time!!!
    Actually I would host and and all of you! Even at one time,
    We could have a slumber party.
    I love that idea Melinda. I should run away .. I wonder if they would miss me ..... I know the Animals would.
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        05-23-2013, 12:19 PM
      #9370
    Started
    I am feeling Lost BOO. My family is leaving today for camping and JEEPING. I should be enjoying my alone time but I am feeling Bummed and left out:(

    Rick they are going to Tuttle Creek Kansas Google Image Result for http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/Mudinyeri/2006/TrailKrawlers/PhotoMapObstacleNames.jpg
    It is pretty neat Place they have the ORV park but also have a Horse area and trails that I have yet to go on.. I am planning a trip for me and my daughter this summer to the Horse camp.
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