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  1. Grace67

    Question for pros in the equine industry

    Jean thanks so much for your response! Very relevant business practices to have in place no matter what type of business a person might be in. A written contract is a must and good to have a legal representative give it a review too. Also some sort of payment policy in place is crucial too...
  2. Grace67

    Question for pros in the equine industry

    Hope this is okay to post here, if not please delete. I’m doing some research for a piece I’m writing for my bookkeeping blog, hope it's okay to reach out to horse pros here. My background and interest is with driving horses and showing and I’m a bookkeeping/payroll professional by trade so I...
  3. Grace67

    Anyone here a self employed bookkeeper?

    Charley thanks so much for sharing your experience with me and also your kind thoughts. I'm continuing to research further and there is a whole other world out there "virtually" that I think I might be able to tap into, perhaps not even in the field of bookkeeping. I'm at the research and...
  4. Grace67

    Anyone here a self employed bookkeeper?

    Debby thanks so much for your kind thoughts! The "no driving" has been an adjustment but thankfully I have family close by and several good friends who have generously offered to drive me when needed. Having worked most of my adult life I'm nervous but also excited about the idea of starting...
  5. Grace67

    Anyone here a self employed bookkeeper?

    Thanks Paintponylvr for your kind thoughts. I've had severe nearsightedness corrected with eyeglasses for nearly all my life so at least I'm accustomed to the less than stellar vision and have made do for most of my life pretty well. The inability to drive now coupled with living in a rural...
  6. Grace67

    Anyone here a self employed bookkeeper?

    I recently learned that I have retinitis pigmentosa and have been declared legally blind, I can no longer drive. I'm considering a home based bookkeeping business for myself as I have 20 years of experience as a payroll specialist for a local community college and getting back and forth to work...
  7. Grace67

    Halters

    Looking for recommendations on good quality, well fitting leather stable halters for minis sized 32" to 34" one has a very fine head and the other has more of a blocky head, having a very hard time finding any type of halter that fits each of them well. Feel free to email me if its against the...
  8. Grace67

    Trailer for mini and driving cart

    Last year I bought a new 2 horse Hawk and ordered it the way I wanted it. Standard horse height and width and open front to back with a center gate type divider than two mini sized stalls in the back. I haul my cart in the front "tack room" section with my shafts facing towards the back across...
  9. Grace67

    Easy entry carts and harnesses

    What's your favorite brand/type of easy entry for every day, pleasure type use? Also favorite work harness? I currently have a Jerald easy entry and an Ozark pleasure harness, my minis are sized 32 to 34 inches and now that my son is starting to drive I need to buy a second cart and am looking...
  10. Grace67

    Dressage help, on the bit

    I'm following this thread with great interest as I originally got involved with minis after reading an article in Dressage Today about a gal who was using her mini for driven dressage. I was recuperating from a total knee replacement and chose to pursue driving instead of returning to riding...
  11. Grace67

    Pleasure driving turnout for a county fair show?

    What would be considered appropriate driver turnout for a pleasure driving class at a local county fair driving show? My gelding is a bay tobiano and I drive a Jerald easy entry with black seat and light oak wood accents, wire wheels. My harness is a leather pleasure harness in black with...
  12. Grace67

    Pleasure driving turnout for a county fair show?

    What would be considered appropriate driver turnout for a pleasure driving class at a local county fair driving show? My gelding is a bay tobiano and I drive a Jerald easy entry with black seat and light oak wood accents, wire wheels. My harness is a leather pleasure harness in black with...
  13. Grace67

    Over in the knee

    Thanks Reignmaker yes I always work closely with my vet and have a solid relationship with him with regards to my horses well being. Just was curious if others had similar issues and how their horses may have fared with it. Should have been more detailed in my opening post, thanks for your...
  14. Grace67

    Over in the knee

    I have a B gelding who was shown in hand and driviNG extensively before I purchased him a little over a year ago. He is slightly over in one knee but has never shown any signs of soreness or lameness. My vet has palpated it but can't find any sensitivity with it. Any issues with this type of...
  15. Grace67

    Feed Through Fly Control

    Thanks Sunrise Valley sounds like it might work well for my fly issues, we don't seem to have many gnats this year thankfully. Do you use the Simplifly year round or just during fly season and just mix in with their pelleted feed? Is it a smaller dose than for a full sized horse? Can you use...
  16. Grace67

    Feed Through Fly Control

    Anyone use the feed through fly controls for their minis? Does it work well and is it safe? I have a gelding who battles summer sores each year for the past few years and am fastidious in my fly control, manure management and worming protocols but I've read some articles that suggest products...
  17. Grace67

    Tips from those with experience with Disabilities for showing

    Performancemini thanks so much for starting this thread. I had a total knee replacement two years ago and gave up riding and showing my QHs to switch over to minis and driving but the show "bug" is still in me, hard to lose that competitive spirit! I so want to show in some of the in hand...
  18. Grace67

    **Flys**

    I use a combination of fly predators, various fly traps placed around my barn and turnouts and daily cleaning up of all manure in an attempt to keep the fly breeding areas down to a minimum. Fly masks and fly spray daily along with SWAT around the sensitive areas. I have one gelding who is...
  19. Grace67

    Different "types" of minis

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  20. Grace67

    Platinum Performance supplement

    Thanks disneyhorse yes its pricey but I only have two and figure by the time I mix and match other supplements I'd probably end up paying about the same amount, I always appreciate your feedback!
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