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post #31 of 36 Old 02-07-2012, 12:28 PM
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Oh sorry. Horses are NOT pets.
A lot of people see them as pets. If you don't, that's your opinion.

My horses certainly are part of the family.

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post #32 of 36 Old 02-07-2012, 12:59 PM
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A lot of people see them as pets. If you don't, that's your opinion.

My horses certainly are part of the family.
It's not an opinion - it's a fact. Horses are livestock. Period.

If you want them taxed and treated as pets - feel free to talk to your state representative - and be prepared to pay more out of your pocket and have more restrictions and requirements. In our state we lobbied hard to have the goverment see them as livestock.

I very much love my horses - and my cats. In the end, they are animals and my husband comes first.
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post #33 of 36 Old 02-07-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Three hours after I wrote you the previous letter, guess what? India threw a hormonal temper tantrum and spun me off her. It really hurts but, something in me makes me want to continue. Good luck with your journey.
Sorry to hear that. I am going to start working with a trainer this weekend. I am going to try again.
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post #34 of 36 Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 PM
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It's not an opinion - it's a fact. Horses are livestock. Period.

If you want them taxed and treated as pets - feel free to talk to your state representative - and be prepared to pay more out of your pocket and have more restrictions and requirements. In our state we lobbied hard to have the goverment see them as livestock.

I very much love my horses - and my cats. In the end, they are animals and my husband comes first.
How the government sees them is irrelevant. Horses are often kept as pets and valued as such. That's all I'm saying.

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post #35 of 36 Old 02-17-2012, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Why can't I find a place to do riding lessons at? Contacted a few people but it seems like they're not interested in making any money because no one has called me back. The fancy barns I have looked at teach mostly english or eventing. This is so frustrating. My advise is don't advertise that you teach lessons if you wont call perspective new clients back.


*Sorry for the early morning rant.*
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post #36 of 36 Old 02-17-2012, 08:36 AM
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That stinks Bella. Wish you were closer, I'd gladly welcome you in my barn.

Ask farrier, vet, at the feed/tack store, etc. There may be folks out there who don't advertise. Word of mouth is a good bet in general, as people are usually more than willing to dish good & bad. I get all of my students/clients that way. It's nice because I don't have to advertise to stay more than busy & they have a good idea what I'm about before hand.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
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