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  1. Moving near Winchester, VA need instructor

    Looking for dressage instructor in this area. Willing to travel a little. Don't mind using an advanced eventer.
  2. Try Bright Moon Farm In Winchester

    Try Bright Moon Farm In Winchester
  3. I have a Shire/Th X now retired and he was the...

    I have a Shire/Th X now retired and he was the best thing for me. I love him dearly. I was able to earn good scores in the lower levels and my daughter did mid 60's at 2nd level at schooling...
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    Put up with drama for years as a boarder. Have...

    Put up with drama for years as a boarder. Have own facility now. We don't allow drama. I'd post a sign if I thought I could get away with it.
  5. Transitions and lots of them. Train with a pro...

    Transitions and lots of them. Train with a pro who truly understands connection and self carriage.
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    As a BO, we run our facility like a business...

    As a BO, we run our facility like a business should be run: we care for our customers like we would like to be treated. I have the advantage of having boarded for 20 years. If I don't provide...
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    This is not just a man thing but a European...

    This is not just a man thing but a European thing. Some years ago my sister found and adopted a puppy. It was a large lab type dog. She had lived in Switzerland for many years and is more European...
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    Don't just join, volunteer. That's how you meet...

    Don't just join, volunteer. That's how you meet people.
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    Ditto, ditto, ditto!!! Get out of the ring. Do...

    Ditto, ditto, ditto!!! Get out of the ring. Do a good hand gallop. Learn to jump a little. Do something different by Not wearing bling on your bridle. I don't. I have a saddle pad fetish. ...
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    We also love our boarders! Contrary to popular...

    We also love our boarders! Contrary to popular belief, boarding is a business that requires the BO to provide--are you sitting down--customer service and to treat their boarders with respect. This...
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    It's funny this thread came up as my instructor...

    It's funny this thread came up as my instructor and I just talked about this.

    She come to my place and teaches 6-12 lessons. She travels and hour and 45 minutes to get here sometimes starting at...
  12. You're talking to the wrong people. It's their...

    You're talking to the wrong people. It's their parents who pay. Have a meeting with moms and daughters. Be Very clear about the cost of a plumber and if it happens again, divide the cost between...
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    Would suggest a session with a personal...

    Would suggest a session with a personal trainer--preferably one who is certified in Pilates. They can work with you to keep those shoulder blades where they belong. Hunching shortens the muscles in...
  14. I would recommend a real estate agent or broker...

    I would recommend a real estate agent or broker to protect you. The seller pays their commission. A professional may be familiar with the "flippers" and know who to stay away from. Chose a...
  15. You mentioned Winchester. We bought a great farm...

    You mentioned Winchester. We bought a great farm here. The prices are so reasonable. We're minutes from the hot equine areas of Leesburg, Middleburg, etc, without the prices.

    As for snow? I've...
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    Oh, for crying out loud. Dog owners! Do...

    Oh, for crying out loud. Dog owners! Do everyone a favor and leave your dogs at home. Then we wouldn't have these problems. Why would anyone for any reason impose their animal (yes, I know...
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    I did it two years ago. Either it's long where I...

    I did it two years ago. Either it's long where I can braid or bun it into a helmet or it's very short under a helmet.

    Mine is somewhat of a pixie. My hairdresser cuts it with a razor. Mine is...
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    Driver, knowing your now not so perfect dog was a...

    Driver, knowing your now not so perfect dog was a cat killer, you took it unleashed to someone's property where it now killed it's second cat--a cat belonging to someone else? And you're now ringing...
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    It was funny alright, until you have a boarder...

    It was funny alright, until you have a boarder like that. I paid her to leave!
  20. A liability policy is good. Also, insist on...

    A liability policy is good. Also, insist on basic safety rules like a certified helmet at all times when mounted or where the horse is ridden: In a ring and not galloping through the woods. Make...
  21. Poll: People mount from the left because cavalry...

    People mount from the left because cavalry officer wore swords on their left hip and mounting from the left was the way to keep the sword out of the way. So, if you leave your sword at home, you...
  22. The trick with his trot is making him carry...

    The trick with his trot is making him carry himself. If his back is lifted it's not too bad. Good for the core. Believe me, if I can sit it anyone can. My daughter was totally cool with this...
  23. I confess. The black horse doing the 1st level 3...

    I confess. The black horse doing the 1st level 3 test is my boy and the rider is my daughter. I'm one proud mom! That was his best test ever! And with an O judge!
  24. I was there. I loved listening to her mostly...

    I was there. I loved listening to her mostly talk to all the judges who were there. She told them to judge to the training scale (not to the idea that every rider should have a 100,000 dollar...
  25. In Winchester 30 minutes from Berryville. Bright...

    In Winchester 30 minutes from Berryville. Bright Moon Farm has reasonable fees, good turn out, real nice indoor. Young resident trainer. Brings in FEI clinician monthly. Brightmooneventing.com
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