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  1. Definitely Clouds Harbor - Pat Dodson & Keith...

    Definitely Clouds Harbor - Pat Dodson & Keith Hastings are the best!
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    This pony is NOT a green pony. These people are...

    This pony is NOT a green pony. These people are cheating. It should be that simple, but it's not.

    VHSA does not always back up there own rules - sorry, but it's true. It's up to the show...
  3. There are a couple in the Lorton area (just North...

    There are a couple in the Lorton area (just North of the Occoquan). Try Tamarack Farm in Lorton. Hazelwild has a good program, but are further - the big plus is the indoor arena.
  4. Mushroom growers who will pick up manure in NoVA

    Northern VA Peeps - I want to switch back to straw and need to find a mushroom grower who will pick up in the Middleburg area. I know some will come down from PA, but need some contact numbers.
    ...
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    I'm a bit disturbed by this post as an older...

    I'm a bit disturbed by this post as an older trainer who does not jump any more either. Judge the record and if her other riders are competent. Do they win regularly? Do they ride well? Does she...
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    I have this policy as well. If there is a true...

    I have this policy as well. If there is a true emergency, I am flexible and will reschedule. But, I finally put a paragraph in a box at the bottom of my liability release forms clearly stating the...
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    PO Box 2168 Middleburg, VA 20118 Please do...

    PO Box 2168
    Middleburg, VA 20118

    Please do NOT send flowers to the hospital as he is in intensive care & not allowed to receive them.
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    Four words: Sit up and wait. I guarantee your...

    Four words: Sit up and wait. I guarantee your horse sees a distance that is safe and comfortable for it to jump - particularly a made one. On a loop the reins & kick horse, he's got it - you just...
  9. Thread: RIP Gary Baker

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    Very sad news indeed. Another good friend of the...

    Very sad news indeed. Another good friend of the horse show world, and a great horseman. Such a loss.
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    insurance for farm employees

    Does anyone here -
    1) offer full health insurance benefits for their farm workers; or
    2) have gotten them signed up for Obamacare? And, are you paying for it for them?
    3) Aided any in filing...
  11. I agree on grabbing the mane. It will ease the...

    I agree on grabbing the mane. It will ease the tension she is passing through her body to the horse as well & help her allow the horse to jump. Less for her to worry about.
    Canter poles and...
  12. I agree on grabbing the mane. It will ease the...

    I agree on grabbing the mane. It will ease the tension she is passing through her body to the horse as well & help her allow the horse to jump. Less for her to worry about.
    Canter poles and...
  13. Did you ever find a home for this horse? If not,...

    Did you ever find a home for this horse? If not, please see my PM & get in touch.
  14. Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
  15. If he doesn't work out, please send me a PM. I...

    If he doesn't work out, please send me a PM. I have a working student who is looking for a horse. She's been riding one of my OTTB's - also a former hurdler & has done quite well with him. Great...
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    Update - WS offered to pay half of the fees

    Update: Boy, this forum sure is a primer on how to use social media effectively. I sent the WS an invoice. She came back agreeing to pay the original 1/2 she promised to prior to the show (and one...
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    It is, but the question becomes how seriously the...

    It is, but the question becomes how seriously the police are going to take a theft complaint involving a small amount and whether, I would end up looking petty as a result. Sometimes people don't...
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    Good grief! I hope not - means I missed...

    Good grief! I hope not - means I missed something that could have kept me out of this miserable situation...
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    She signed as the rider. I signed as the owner...

    She signed as the rider. I signed as the owner and the trainer, which makes me - in the eyes of show management - the person responsible for the fees. Since many riders are juniors, the rider is...
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    [QUOTE=doublesstable;6956339] Do you really...

    [QUOTE=doublesstable;6956339]

    Do you really have time to spend going after a kooky teen that has no money?

    Not a kooky teen - she's 32... makes it even worse, doesn't it?
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    I've paid fees for some other working students...

    I've paid fees for some other working students I've had in the past. Kind of as a reward... particularly if they have some talent. Our system doesn't reward talent like it used to - I don't think...
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    I've read and re-read your responses and thank...

    I've read and re-read your responses and thank you for your thoughts. Couple of clarifications:
    - This is not a kid. This hot mess is 32.
    - She came to me in tears after being chucked out of...
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    Test your ethics

    Here's one for you - trainers & riders may all chime in:

    Last weekend, one of my working students was scheduled to go to Culpeper on one of my horses. She had asked to go & promised she would pay...
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    Thanks! This worked! Found the horse & what I...

    Thanks! This worked! Found the horse & what I needed to know. You're the best!
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    Steeplechase or Point-to-Point results

    Can anyone on this forum tell me where I can find out results for unsanctioned meets? Either Steeplechasing or Point-to-Points.

    Thanks!
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