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    There are a lot of small, private, 3-5 acre...

    There are a lot of small, private, 3-5 acre farmettes in oakton, Vienna, and Fairfax Station, and many people take a boarder or 2. There are a number of nice public county parks with rings, hacking...
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    I grew up in the area and my father worked at...

    I grew up in the area and my father worked at DOJ. There are many small farmettes (2-5 acres) in Fairfax County; my parents' place is in Vienna, 10 min from the metro station with access to community...
  3. Thread: field lease

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    field lease

    Hi all, looking for some advice on pricing (NOT an ad). I have a 1.5+ acre pasture (flat, good grass, no trees) adjoining a 1/2 acre bluestone sacrifice lot with an auto waterer and barn with large...
  4. Stick with the club you're in until you can't go...

    Stick with the club you're in until you can't go any farther. Sounds like you don't have your C-1 yet, so you have a while yet before you have to worry about finding a more capable horse to rate up...
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    Arena footing?

    Looking to improve my bluestone/rubber footing with some sand. I don't have a huge budget, but figure adding about 1" of sand would help soften the footing up and reduce concussion. My research has...
  6. I think it comes down to this: are you the type...

    I think it comes down to this: are you the type of person who enjoys the actual work? I actually love being at the barn working, even the dirty jobs. It isn't a chore for me - its a mental release....
  7. No, not uncommon at novice.

    No, not uncommon at novice.
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    Yes, we had one in our club rate to C1 initially....

    Yes, we had one in our club rate to C1 initially. He had to meet the standards of all previous levels too, though.
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    There was some slop, but it was between the jumps...

    There was some slop, but it was between the jumps - the takeoffs and landings were fine. DRPC did a lot of work Friday afternoon and Saturday am to make the course safe. I didn't hear of anyone...
  10. Where are you located? Turner farm is 15 min from...

    Where are you located? Turner farm is 15 min from me and so I use it a lot - but wouldn't travel much farther than that so routinely just to trot and canter in the field. It is nice, but the 3 small...
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    Don't lose hope. I have a horse with what might...

    Don't lose hope. I have a horse with what might be a similar issue. 4 years ago at age 9, horse became acutely lame on the right front for no apparent reason while I was lunging (on a large 20+ m...
  12. My saddle does this too! It is The. Most....

    My saddle does this too! It is The. Most. Annoying. Thing. Horse has a lot of movement and a back-cracking jump, and saddle will do this on the flat and over fences. It has now been adjusted twice,...
  13. No regrets! I have show horses at home. When I...

    No regrets! I have show horses at home. When I did board, I spent 30 min - 1 hr driving to the barn, and also often would work off board, so I definitely spend more time with my horses now, and can...
  14. Just built a barn from scratch this past summer. ...

    Just built a barn from scratch this past summer.

    Things I like:
    1. Heated nelson waterer
    2. Concrete slab for wash stall and tack/feed room
    3. Loft (I can easily store 200 bales plus...
  15. I've also spent a lot of time riding in that...

    I've also spent a lot of time riding in that neighborhood. The areas where most of the lessons (for SJ and dressage) are held are rings or areas that get frequent use, so the sand is packed and not...
  16. Sounds just like my mare. Not fun. 7 years...

    Sounds just like my mare.

    Not fun. 7 years later, she is finally coming into a consistent, nice contact and giving me some really, really nice dressage work at 2nd/3rd level. Wouldn't have taken...
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    Sacrifice paddock footing

    I know there have been several threads about this recently, but my situation is a little different.

    I have a large sacrifice around around my barn, divided into three paddocks. The two smaller...
  18. Sounds like you are on the right track. the 12' x...

    Sounds like you are on the right track. the 12' x 15' shelter should be adequate, especially in springtime, for two horses as long as they get along. Since you will be riding one horse, a small barn...
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    I once had my manure pile picked up without my...

    I once had my manure pile picked up without my knowledge or authorization... it was the guy I've used in the past, but a) my manure area was not full and I would have preferred to wait another month...
  20. I was in a similar situation a while ago - I...

    I was in a similar situation a while ago - I leased a barn, kept 1-2 of my own horses there and had 1-2 friends horses their at any given time. Friends did not pay me for board or care, just their...
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    We have a few here in the Washington, DC suburbs...

    We have a few here in the Washington, DC suburbs that are still hanging on. They are older (1950's-60's), and are a little different than most of the ones described above. Lots are of varying sizes...
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    Small mares are just my type! Too bad I just...

    Small mares are just my type! Too bad I just bought small mare #2.

    I've known several people who bought horses through this auction and all were very nice and worked out well for their intended...
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    Thanks jse - the horses I'm concerned about are...

    Thanks jse - the horses I'm concerned about are not and never were at HITS (driving horses), just shipped down for one competition. I read what your vet said, just would be nice to have something...
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    Can anyone confirm that horses are not being...

    Can anyone confirm that horses are not being allowed out of the state - would there be press release or government statement? Thanks.
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    When I house sit, most clients say help yourself...

    When I house sit, most clients say help yourself to anything (if they are going out of town for more than a few days, perishable goods will just go to waste anyway). One client gives me cash for food...
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