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  1. Boarding & Lessons near Fredericksburg, VA

    I'm currently wrapping up grad school in Williamsburg and am relocating to Fredericksburg in May for a new job (hallelujah!). I have a 6-year-old mare who has been essentially out of work for 6+...
  2. Sticky: Middleburg to Williamsburg

    X-Posted from Off Course:

    I need to find a trailer ride for my 4-year-old mare some day during the week of August 1st (am a little flexible with this). She's currently at the trainer's in the...
  3. Trailering from Middleburg to Williamsburg (VA)

    I need a trailer ride for my 4-year-old mare some day during the week of August 1st. She's currently at the trainer's in the Middleburg area and will be going to a barn in Toano. She loads well and...
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    It sounds like your conversation was brief but...

    It sounds like your conversation was brief but somewhat productive. However, it still doesn't seem like you have a very "deep" relationship with the trainer. I think you would really benefit from a...
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    Agreed with the posters stating perhaps it's just...

    Agreed with the posters stating perhaps it's just that you need a trainer instilling more self-confidence and pushing you to move up. From the pictures, there are the typical "green rider" jumping...
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    Definitely good to hear! I briefly checked out...

    Definitely good to hear! I briefly checked out the Integrity Farms link and liked what I saw. Here in VA, I'm most comfortable with the small, local hunter show barns but would also be open to a...
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    Trainers anywhere near Newark DE?

    I've been accepted to a master's program and nominated for funding at University of Delaware, and I will accept the offer if I secure the $$. I have a 4-year-old mare I will be putting into...
  8. Sticky: Horseless Rider in Charlottesville, VA area

    Although I'm not completely "horseless," I have a 3-year-old mare who lives 3 hours away and lack the funds to start her professionally (she's also still hitting some major growth spurts). Basically...
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    Horseless Rider in Charlottesville, VA area

    Although I'm not completely "horseless," I have a 3-year-old mare who lives 3 hours away and lack the funds to start her professionally (she's also still hitting some major growth spurts). Basically...
  10. Unfortunately I don't have any great recent shots...

    Unfortunately I don't have any great recent shots of her - But this is my 2007 filly by Silvio (Oldenburg) out of a 3/4TB 1/4 App mare. I plan to show her in the hunter ring under the name "Avant...
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    Trainer in VA to Start Horse U/S

    I have a 3-year-old mare who needs 30-45 days professional training just to get backed and started quietly. I'm getting back into "riding shape" but don't feel 100% confident in my abilities to...
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    For field board, I pay $275 for one horse and my...

    For field board, I pay $275 for one horse and my wonderful mother pays $250-300 (I can't remember exactly) for the other horse who is kept at another barn. Grain and wormer is included.

    Neither...
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    She's been recently vetted and checked for...

    She's been recently vetted and checked for ovarian cysts/tumors - all clean. jherold - I'm very intrigued by the possibility of ulcers which I've suspected with her in the past but shrug it off...
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    Disrespectful Horse - WWYD

    So let's discuss my mare because I had a very frustrating and upsetting experience yesterday, and I need advice. The mare is 10 years old (I've had her since she was 3 - can only blame myself for...
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    I just use a basic saddle soap (typically...

    I just use a basic saddle soap (typically Fiebing's) and a little water for daily cleanings. About once a month I'll finish with Passier Lederbalsam which I have been recommending to everyone. The...
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    I'll chime in with some marginally better news. ...

    I'll chime in with some marginally better news. My horse didn't actually tear her meniscus but there was significant damage done to the area. She was on stall rest for a few weeks and then outside...
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    I would suggest leasing her out your first...

    I would suggest leasing her out your first semester for several reasons:

    1. You don't yet have a clear idea of how much spare time you will have to dedicate to your young horse. I mistakenly...
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    I (or more accurately, my mom) purchased my...

    I (or more accurately, my mom) purchased my weanling filly about 2.5 years ago in hopes of having a fancy young hunter. She's now a lovely 3-year-old and, though still in an awkward growing stage,...
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    I'm an administrative manager for an engineering...

    I'm an administrative manager for an engineering consulting firm focused on green building projects and energy efficiency. I just graduated college in 2009 (English and rhetoric/communications...
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    Sounds like a great opportunity! I would have...

    Sounds like a great opportunity!

    I would have said before it depends on your definition of the term used. If they are in fact the Barn Manager, then likely at a public boarding/lesson facility...
  21. Sticky: Need an open spot from Richmond to Charlottesville

    Is anyone traveling to Charlottesville by way of Richmond within the next few weeks? I have a shortie TBx mare who needs to find a ride - the day is flexible. Thanks :D
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    As a hunter rider, I can't provide much...

    As a hunter rider, I can't provide much assistance on dressage trainers in the Richmond area, but I am a recent UR graduate. I LOVED IT! Though I don't know your major/interests, I can say the...
  23. Thanks for the all the suggestions so far! I'm...

    Thanks for the all the suggestions so far!

    I'm mainly looking for a fairly small hunter barn with field board not exceeding $300-ish. I've heard of The Barracks and it seems gorgeous and very...
  24. I've been browsing Virginia Equestrian, but I'd...

    I've been browsing Virginia Equestrian, but I'd also like to see if anyone has any first-hand knowledge with some of these farms.


    Anyone know anything about Four Oaks Farm?
  25. Boarding Options Outside Charlottesville VA?

    I just signed a lease on a house 20 minutes south of Charlottesville and will be looking to board somewhere in the area in May.

    I'd prefer to find a hunter barn with a field board option but am...
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