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  1. Your rule is more than reasonable: it is...

    Your rule is more than reasonable: it is preservation of the good infrastructure provided at your facility. Period.
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    I believe that the OP is venting about the people...

    I believe that the OP is venting about the people who RUN the boarding operations and who claim that certain horses are not able to be managed safely - not over-mounted horse owners.
  3. Amen. Googling that next... My problems have...

    Amen. Googling that next...

    My problems have never been our farmer (who was in this "Rich Princess'" wedding party and was my husband's roomate for years - and is probably his best childhood...
  4. I feel your pain

    I am routinely disappointed at the lack of professional behavior by even the well-regarded contractors that we engage. Excuses, argumentativeness, refusal to make a firm plan or commit to a oint of...
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    Because of the excess land (100+ acres) and the...

    Because of the excess land (100+ acres) and the mixed residential/commercial use of the property, we had to go with a "portfolio loan" (read: NOT underwritten by Fannie or Freddie and actually kept...
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    What a judgmental thing to say. As I edited my...

    What a judgmental thing to say.

    As I edited my post to indicate, our farm is a 100 acre+ 20+ horse training facility. It has been in my husband's family for 67 years and we work our a$$es off to...
  7. Southern Chester County, PA sounds like a very...

    Southern Chester County, PA sounds like a very good fit for you. The land prices are on the high side - you would probably be looking at arounf $500k+ for 5-10 acred with horse facilites. Of course...
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    Whoops - posted 2x

    Whoops - posted 2x
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    We have a running joke that everything for the...

    We have a running joke that everything for the farm costs $10k... each.

    12' John Deere Batwing pasture mower: $10k
    Mule/Gator: $6-10K
    Strong John Deere Tractor: $30K
    Farm Truck: $15-20k
    Arena...
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    CLOPF from Martin Collins...

    CLOPF from Martin Collins does exactly what you are looking for. They were at Rolex - too bad you missed them! Email Glynnie Wolford and speak with her. She is immensely helpful and will do a sand...
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    I am a lawyer and my husband is a consultant. We...

    I am a lawyer and my husband is a consultant. We purchased his grandparents' 100+ acre farm about 9 months ago. His grandfather was a hall of fame steeplechase race horse trainer and they ran his...
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    When "interviewing" boarding farms you should...

    When "interviewing" boarding farms you should feel free to ask about EVERYTHING. Since you have cared for your own horses in the past, you know what is important - and most important - to you. Be...
  13. The expense, functionality and labor involved...

    The expense, functionality and labor involved totally depend on the farm.

    While most people think that a small private farm will save them money, the fact is that it rarely does (given all the...
  14. I believe that the hobby loss rules create a...

    I believe that the hobby loss rules create a rebuttable presumption. Basically, grey area like the thick fog bank that is the IRC...
  15. Interesting... I have heard a few pretty poor...

    Interesting... I have heard a few pretty poor reviews of RingMasters.

    I'm afraid that that can be said for every SEPA ring builder I have heard of. Generally, it appears to be an industry full of...
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    I just installed two of the HS-1215 120V models...

    I just installed two of the HS-1215 120V models in my new wash stall. They are phenomenal and cost $250 ea. Kalglo was great to work with.

    Heaters above stalls scare me given how flamable bedding...
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    I agree that it is ALL in the details. We are...

    I agree that it is ALL in the details. We are renovating a 21 stall facility right now and we have been acting as the general contractors. Be VERY specific and organized. This has been a monumental...
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    This is what we did. I put 75 watt equivalent...

    This is what we did. I put 75 watt equivalent Cree LED bulbs (warm light) in these fixtures in the aisles and stalls.
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    Whether Boyd should or should not have gone to...

    Whether Boyd should or should not have gone to Red Hills is moot at this stage. Only Silva can tell us whether it was the right choice in her circumstance and anything else is speculation.

    Let's...
  20. Delta: Thanks for your thoughtful answer. I found...

    Delta: Thanks for your thoughtful answer. I found your comments on the other thread and that is why I deleted my comment on this thread. I hear what you are saying and I hope we can put some priority...
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    The top show jumping grooms get plenty of...

    The top show jumping grooms get plenty of accolades and press as well.

    Tracey Edge - Grooms for Reed Kessler
    Road to the Olympics: Reed Kessler (see: secret weapon)
    At the Back Gait with Tracey...
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    I don't know my cousin's policies, but it's my...

    I don't know my cousin's policies, but it's my impression that he is doing this as a hobby and that they would be free (which the OP might like to know about). She would have to contact him for info...
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    My cousin has just started photographing events...

    My cousin has just started photographing events in the area. He is just in high school but he is doing a great job! I'm not sure when he will have the FHI pictures up on his FB photography page but I...
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    Clark had a stop - if you click on his name on...

    Clark had a stop - if you click on his name on the results page they break it down.

    Re: Fair Hill, the 2* looks incredible competitive but I think the 3* might be thinning out. For example, KOC is...
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    Caitlin is an extremely kind and hard working...

    Caitlin is an extremely kind and hard working person. This accident is not only horrible in it's own right but comes at a time when things were really coming together for her. After risking her own...
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