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    Refurbishing rusty stall fronts?

    Hi, all--
    Bought a new-to-me farm this fall, and I'm having such fun primping the barn and grounds. :) Too cold to do much right now, so I'm researching: anyone have a method for 'fixing' rusty...
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    I'm in Jarrettsville and I use Liz Klebe--she's...

    I'm in Jarrettsville and I use Liz Klebe--she's part of Cooper Williams's practice, but works out of Monkton. Good luck!!
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    My husband is a 13 with a wide calf (and tall)--I...

    My husband is a 13 with a wide calf (and tall)--I ordered him Ariat field boots in that size from Bit of Britain. Was a special order (they don't stock that size, but I had seen it on the Ariat...
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    I don't love it. And, I'm in Maryland. ;)

    I don't love it. And, I'm in Maryland. ;)
  5. x-post: QH's purpose-bred for jump/event/dressage?

    Do you all know of anyone who is purpose-breeding QHs (or appendix, or any other crosses) specifically for one of the Olympic disciplines?

    (not talking about world-class horses necessarily, just...
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    Curious: QH's and Crosses

    Do you all know of anyone who is purpose-breeding QHs (or appendix, or any other crosses) specifically for one of the Olympic disciplines?

    (not talking about world-class horses necessarily, just...
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    Thank you for these responses! This is exactly...

    Thank you for these responses! This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I'd love more examples if they're out there--of it going right, and even times when it's gone very, very wrong...
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    Hej--super helpful. Do you charge the...

    Hej--super helpful.

    Do you charge the trainer for ability to use your facilities for lessons?
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    Thanks for the replies so far. To clarify: I...

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    To clarify: I suspect there are people out there like WSS2012 who don't work in the horse industry, and aren't beholden to it for income. But, they have their own...
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    Question for Barn Owners:

    Are any of you amateurs (rely primarily on non-farm income) but have professional instructors or trainers based out of your farm?

    Why do you do it? Fun? Extra money? Other?

    How (without...
  11. Agree with above. I just started a business...

    Agree with above.

    I just started a business consulting company for horse people and agricultural businesses, and this is a question I anticipate hearing over and over again...

    Your boarding...
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    Me! Me! We got our first hens (Golden Comets)...

    Me! Me! We got our first hens (Golden Comets) last spring, and are geared up for a pair of Barred Rocks and a pair of Speckled Sussex that should be in at the end of the month. I love my girls!
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    There are tons of places, really, but important...

    There are tons of places, really, but important to know generally where in the area you'll be--in the city? If so, closer to 83 or 95? If 95, west side (so closer to Howard Co) or East side (makes...
  14. Well--when I was done crunching the data, I...

    Well--when I was done crunching the data, I remember kicking myself for not capturing gelding vs mare info. When I saw the long ear thing, I thought it must actually be a MARE thing--don't they tend...
  15. I haven't yet read all of the responses, but...

    I haven't yet read all of the responses, but here's something you can tell her:
    in college, I was a double major--biology and psychology. I did a big research paper my senior year that attempted to...
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    Psyched for 2015!

    This year, I will...

    Find an instructor I totally click with (I mean, really--I live in the heart of horse country--it shouldn't be this hard!!).

    Join a hunt.

    Start The Waffle over fences...
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    When he keeps you topside despite being attacked...

    When he keeps you topside despite being attacked by a swarm of ground bees during his second-ever foxhunt! :eek:
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    Definitely play around with a bunch of bits--if...

    Definitely play around with a bunch of bits--if he's anything like my guy, he'll be clear about what he will and will not accept. ;)

    I have a <way too big for me> draft cross who also will get...
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    She was a total delight, and made me feel so...

    She was a total delight, and made me feel so welcome when I moved to California from the East Coast several years ago. One of the most compassionate people I've met. The world lost a good one.
  20. Anyone's farm contain non-contiguous parcels?

    Hi, all--

    Considering leasing/acquiring a 7 ac parcel that's one lot away from my farm. (so, my farm, a 6 ac alpaca farm, and then the parcel in question)

    I would be able to access the parcel...
  21. All of the adult rotties I've known (I used to do...

    All of the adult rotties I've known (I used to do rescue) have been extremely mellow in the house, terrifying to strangers (even when they're wearing their goofy puppy faces) and really good company....
  22. This is terrific--thank you. I'm trying hard to...

    This is terrific--thank you. I'm trying hard to define the space between being a weenie (there's always an excuse to sit on the couch instead) and being a yahoo (participate in an extreme sport with...
  23. How do you keep your horse(s) fit to hunt?

    Also, what is <enough> for 2nd field?

    So psyched that I finally found somewhere to hunt where I could see myself going back again and again. Also psyched that on our last time out, everything...
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    I'm coming late to the party, too, but would echo...

    I'm coming late to the party, too, but would echo Bonnie/chicamux and Flash 44--as it warms up, I'd love to meet anyone out there who wants to go for a ride (too bad of a sense of direction to try it...
  25. Depending on where you are (Hampstead and Monkton...

    Depending on where you are (Hampstead and Monkton still seem pretty far apart to me), Madonna Auto could be an option (in White Hall at the top of Jarrettsville Pike)--they've done my trailer for...
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