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  1. I agree. Plenty of good boarding in central and...

    I agree. Plenty of good boarding in central and northern NY for well under $500. Turnout schedules may vary, but there's usually plenty of field space. Any place asking over $400 would almost...
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    I have to agree with BF. When you send a young...

    I have to agree with BF. When you send a young horse out to be trained and shown this is not “sponsoring” a trainer, it is receiving a service from a skilled person. You shouldn’t expect to get...
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    That's interesting. Do you mean that there are...

    That's interesting. Do you mean that there are places closer to DC that are less expensive than Middleburg or that areas north of the city are less expensive? I think she wants to live in Middleburg...
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    I guess those prices make sense given the...

    I guess those prices make sense given the location. She may have to leave the horse at home and find a barn where she could take lessons. Thanks for the information!
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    Well, she has been keeping her horse in a barn...

    Well, she has been keeping her horse in a barn north of Binghamton, NY and paying $400/mo at a very nice facility with excellent care. That is affordable in central NY. But we get that things are a...
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    Affordable barns near Middleburg VA?

    Hello, can anyone recommend affordable boarding barns near Middleburg? My barnmate’s daughter is moving near there and hoping to bring her horse. She wants a place where she could take lessons from...
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    I work at an elite college and NONE of the...

    I work at an elite college and NONE of the students here have visible tattoos. Probably a meaningful contrast to the prison situation and gets at the negative stereotype tattoos have for many...
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    Interestingly, high level professionals like...

    Interestingly, high level professionals like lawyers, doctors, financial planners, and college professors almost never have visible tattoos. Actually the students at high level colleges--who are on...
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    I think that many of the negative comments are...

    I think that many of the negative comments are overly harsh. It’s true that Nelly isn’t supple/bending and she is rushing to the jumps. BUT this is the case with many horses showing at local...
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    Thanks for the information! Good food for...

    Thanks for the information! Good food for thought.
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    Post-purchase foal boarding?

    If a person were to buy a foal or a weanling, what boarding options are available for rearing the youngster? I’m assuming that the buyer doesn’t own a farm and would need a safe, healthy environment...
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    I'm not sure if she is local enough for you, but...

    I'm not sure if she is local enough for you, but I have recently heard very good things about Susan Cooper. Super patient and insightful.

    http://www.impulsionunlimited.com/index.php/en/
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    Thanks for the comments. By world-beater I meant...

    Thanks for the comments. By world-beater I meant a young horse with potential to be internationally competitive. Probably the question wasn’t phrased very well since breeders may feel it’s too...
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    Have you ever bred a world-beater?

    American breeders, have you ever bred a dressage world-beater? A young horse with such superior conformation, gaits, and temperament that you believe it will compete favorably with the best that...
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    I completely agree that people who don’t want...

    I completely agree that people who don’t want children shouldn’t have them and this is a perfectly reasonable decision. It’s incredibly rude to ask people why they don’t have kids and insist...
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    Yes, OP, please say who the clinician is. ...

    Yes, OP, please say who the clinician is. Otherwise this thread will be completely useless to all future readers who are trying to discover who to clinic with or avoid. If you like, feel free to...
  17. Thank you, Wireweiners! Great post. I too have...

    Thank you, Wireweiners! Great post. I too have no problem whatsoever with people who choose not to have children. Of course it's a perfectly good and reasonable choice for some people. But the...
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    No terrier? Loves people? Ok, then shih tzu X...

    No terrier? Loves people? Ok, then shih tzu X golden retriever.
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    Cute dog! Soft coated wheaten terrier X border...

    Cute dog! Soft coated wheaten terrier X border terrier
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    Very sorry to hear this. Many, many jingles.

    Very sorry to hear this. Many, many jingles.
  21. I recommend Twin Birch Farm in NY. Really nice,...

    I recommend Twin Birch Farm in NY. Really nice, athletic Haflingers. Really nice, very honest people.
    http://www.twinbirch.net/Haflingers.htm
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    This is all perfectly true and reasonable. ...

    This is all perfectly true and reasonable. Still, I’m glad to see so much discussion on this thread, most of it having nothing to do with the Martins per se. The ws posting attracted controversy...
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    Just to be clear, I wasn’t contrasting rich...

    Just to be clear, I wasn’t contrasting rich versus poor riders or whining that some riders have more money than others. My point was more subtle: it’s about the kind of young person who requires...
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    Dear Boyd, Sorry to be coming so late to this...

    Dear Boyd,

    Sorry to be coming so late to this thread, but maybe you’re still reading. The main problem with your position is that it is directed at such a limited pool of applicants, and probably...
  25. What a sad story. Your poor little filly! She...

    What a sad story. Your poor little filly! She was so beautiful and didn't deserve to suffer such a awful injury. Sometimes bad things happen and it's no ones fault, just bad luck. I hope you find...
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