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  1. Oh gosh, there are so many variables it is hard...

    Oh gosh, there are so many variables it is hard to even ballpark this.

    How big? What surface? What's your drainage like? What soil type? Does the area receive runoff from nearby slopes? Are...
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    Great size of farm IMO - enough for several...

    Great size of farm IMO - enough for several horses and space to ride, but not a vast area to mow/harrow/fertilise/maintain. Would you leave your barn as-is, or convert it back to stalls/tie ups so...
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    The rule is the same, but it seems the judge...

    The rule is the same, but it seems the judge either did not notice or did not care. The "caller" was not standing at E/B like an 'official' caller would, and also didn't seem to be speaking as loud...
  4. Thread: Fencing

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    Fencing is expensive! That does seem kind of high...

    Fencing is expensive! That does seem kind of high for a tiny area, though. Did he provide a breakdown? What about just getting him to do the posts and string the hotcote yourself?
  5. So... how DO you teach them? :)

    So... how DO you teach them? :)
  6. Realistically, scraping/removing the mud is a...

    Realistically, scraping/removing the mud is a huge and costly effort, especially at this time of year (getting machinery in over soft soil??), and well above OP's stated budget. Even to do one...
  7. Wow - thank you. That is PERFECT for what I need....

    Wow - thank you. That is PERFECT for what I need. It doesn't matter that they are out of business (I'm in a different country anyway), but I can get my husband to make me two of those. What a clever...
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    Instead of electric tape above the Horse Rail,...

    Instead of electric tape above the Horse Rail, why not use Hot Top or Hot Top Plus? That's the electrified version of Horse Rail (HT+ is electrified top and bottom; HT just at the top). Costs...
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    I know! Also see the cover photo of the USHJA FB...

    I know! Also see the cover photo of the USHJA FB group. Also here:
    https://www.facebook.com/USHJA/photos/pcb.911330278901484/911329222234923/?type=1&theater...
  10. Hmm, I was envisaging those being for small...

    Hmm, I was envisaging those being for small groups of 5-7 year olds. Most don't have the attention span to get through an hour lesson. Does that make it any more feasible (were you imagining it being...
  11. Also just wanted to add that I'm working in NZD,...

    Also just wanted to add that I'm working in NZD, so "$45" is really $32 and and "$30" is really $22 for those of you in the USA.

    I did do a cost/profit calculation before I started to help decide...
  12. I'd claim to wish I lived somewhere that I could...

    I'd claim to wish I lived somewhere that I could charge more but your cost of living (aka horsekeeping) reflects the higher cost I imagime ;).


    I have definitely thought about this aspect, and...
  13. Spin-off: Introducing group lessons to lesson structure

    I have a similar problem to Sswor - I'm struggling to find times to slot new clients in to, and am hoping to receive some straight-forward COTH advice.

    Riding school has been running for 6 months,...
  14. I think if anyone can, you can. I've followed...

    I think if anyone can, you can. I've followed your previous riding school threads with interest as I now have a similar (just younger) setup. I am currently teaching out of a facility I transport the...
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    High calories, so good for horses needing to gain...

    High calories, so good for horses needing to gain weight (esp. if they are already struggling to get through the amount of feed the are getting).

    Produce little heat while digesting, so good for...
  16. We stop every 3-4 hours and let them out (if...

    We stop every 3-4 hours and let them out (if possible) for a pee break, wander around, drink and graze. Up to 8-10 hours/day, a couple of days in a row if needed, with quiet overnight turnout in...
  17. wildlifer, this:...

    wildlifer, this: http://www.rammfence.com/fence/coated-wire-fence (I assume :)).

    I'm looking at fencing options too currently, and will probably do a rail of horserail at the top and several...
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    I mow it. Are you already doing that?

    I mow it. Are you already doing that?
  19. I wear completely waterproof pants like dairy...

    I wear completely waterproof pants like dairy farmers wear to milk in. You can get overall style, but mine are just pants with an elasticated waist. I wear an old raincoat on the top half. Even in...
  20. Nothing new to add but just wanted to say thank...

    Nothing new to add but just wanted to say thank you for this thread! Perfect timing. Had a new horse come in today, middle-aged trekking horse, who just couldn't/wouldn't (and never has, as far as...
  21. Isn't the ringing of the bell a visual signal??...

    Isn't the ringing of the bell a visual signal?? When I'm riding, and am not sure if it was my bell, I just glance at my judge to see if their hand is waggling a bell. Whistles and horns don't have...
  22. What does a haul-in fee cover?

    What does a haul-in fee cover?
  23. Yes photos please from all! Before, during, after...

    Yes photos please from all! Before, during, after ... :)
  24. Wow, some great answers! Thank you for sharing...

    Wow, some great answers! Thank you for sharing the personal experiences, very useful.
  25. Anyone? :)

    Anyone? :)
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