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post #991 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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.. or you could buy goat milk replacer .. raised plenty of puppies on that!
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post #992 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:15 PM
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Sorry in advance for the length. This has it's own thread but texasgal suggested I post it here too.

So I just interviewed with a company in Dallas TX yesterday. I'm really excited about the opportunity, but there is one drawback: I have NO idea what to do with my horse if I get the job.

The obvious answer is to just take her with me, but there are a couple obstacles.

1. Transportation - I don't own a truck and trailer, and I'm not sure if I can convince my friends who do to make the 12+ hour trip to Dallas from Tennessee even if I offer to pay them. That leaves hiring a professional hauler, but having never used one before I would be nervous about it. I have no idea what the typical rates are and they would have to come highly recommended by several people before I would entrust my horse to them for such a long trip.

2. Boarding - Finding an apartment for myself and a barn for Dublin close enough together that I don't have to use a full tank of gas every time I go to ride is going to be something of a challenge if the research I've done online is any indication. I would need to find a place that is 350 a month or less for board, and I imagine this also limits my selection. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

So I guess it's just the two, but still enough to have me wondering how on earth I'm going to get it done!

My dad thinks I should just sell her and get another horse once I'm settled down there, but that's completely out of the question.

I suppose I could consider leasing her for a while until I get it together enough to send her down there, but even that would make me nervous, being too far away to check on her regularly.

Maybe it's a little soon to be freaking out though. I haven't actually been offered the job yet. I may not even get it, and then I won't have to worry about any of this. Still, I guess it never hurts to be prepared right? If any of you guys have been through a big move with a horse your suggestions and insights will be greatly appreciated. And any of you are familiar with the Dallas/Fortworth area that can give me some idea of places to look and/or stay away from that would be swell too. Sorry for rambling!
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post #993 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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post #994 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:42 PM
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Welcome Ink! Good Luck on the job. What part of Dallas would you be working in if you get the job?
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post #995 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:53 PM
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It's south of downtown in the Red Bird neighborhood. LOL the taxi driver told me I probably don't want to live in south Dallas... where the actual building is is OK, but the apartment complexes we passed on the way there did look pretty sketchy.
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post #996 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 04:56 PM
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Oh my! Yes, you don't want to live near there! You might look at Mesquite or Sunnyvale. I don't know of any boarding stables in that area, but there are probably quite a few since Mesquite is famous for its rodeo. :)
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post #997 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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OK I'll keep those areas in mind. It's hard to judge the good and bad parts of town from google maps

Oh and I have a Quarter horse and ride both english and western if that helps at all.
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It's south of downtown in the Red Bird neighborhood. LOL the taxi driver told me I probably don't want to live in south Dallas... where the actual building is is OK, but the apartment complexes we passed on the way there did look pretty sketchy.

OK so I have to ask.........did you draw the picture in your avatar? It is really cool and I thought I'd ask since your nickname was INK and in your last post you mentioned things looked pretty 'sketchy'....are you an artist?

LOL!! I'm sort of OC on details. I should have been a spy or something like Piper Perabo in Covert Affairs or Jennifer Garner in Alias....LOL!
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post #999 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 05:07 PM
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OK so I have to ask.........did you draw the picture in your avatar? It is really cool and I thought I'd ask since your nickname was INK and in your last post you mentioned things looked pretty 'sketchy'....are you an artist?

LOL!! I'm sort of OC on details. I should have been a spy or something like Piper Perabo in Covert Affairs or Jennifer Garner in Alias....LOL!

LOL yes I did draw my avatar. I'm actually applying for a graphic design job... so I suppose that makes me an artist.
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post #1000 of 10872 Old 08-09-2012, 05:15 PM
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Well it looks GREAT! My oldest brother had the talent to draw caricatures and was really good at it until life got in the way...that is so neat that you are making it a permanent part of yours! I myself like to draw - I picked up my prismacolor pencils for the first time in almost 20 years about a month ago and started up again..........wish me luck...I'm not as good as you or my brother...but I CAN draw a stick man without a ruler (some aren't so blessed) LOL!!!!
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