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    Checking in after two years... I'm now 54....

    Checking in after two years...

    I'm now 54. Since my last post, my horse is now 7, we have competed a little bit in the past two years. We did 2 events last year. The first was the big E because I...
  2. We just sold our farm within 3+ months of listing...

    We just sold our farm within 3+ months of listing it. We settled last month.

    My .02...

    I agree with curb appeal and staging the house. It makes a huge difference plus it takes a little off the...
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    Why is it when driving,people who pull out in...

    Why is it when driving,people who pull out in front of you at an obnoxious distance (causing you to hit your brakes) always make the next turn?

    Do they think because you aren't following them for...
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    I think the anxiety of not knowing how everything...

    I think the anxiety of not knowing how everything will go feeds on itself. Once you get the horses home and see how they adapt to their new home, you will probably relax.

    When we first moved to...
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    Maybe we should start an active adult community...

    Maybe we should start an active adult community for ex horse farm owners! It seems as if I'm in good company!
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    Tem (a wonderful former boarder) I think I would...

    Tem (a wonderful former boarder) I think I would burst into tears if I drove past the farm so I will purposely avoid doing that for quite some time.

    It is so hard to let go of everything so I keep...
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    Thank you everyone for the kind words and well...

    Thank you everyone for the kind words and well wishes. It is a big change but so far I'm doing ok. I know it will be ups and downs for a while as we adjust but having my daughters so close will...
  8. SMF-you are one of the posters I would like to...

    SMF-you are one of the posters I would like to meet too! Whenever I was working outside I always thought I had a kindred spirit doing the same crap at the same time. I could totally relate to the...
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    We sold the farm

    We sold the farm on Tuesday. After 27 years, I took my last look out the kitchen window at the barn and pastures.

    I remember the first day we moved in, looking out of the kitchen window and being...
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    Watching the videos, I thought that the fence he...

    Watching the videos, I thought that the fence he stopped at at MD did look rather similar to the one he had a fall at Badminton.

    Obviously the questions were different in difficulty, but the log...
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    Zuri-I don't know if this guy is still available...

    Zuri-I don't know if this guy is still available but he has a good sport horse pedigree

    https://www.cantermidatlantic.org/delaware-track-listings/give-me-everything-5yo-161hh-grey-stallion
    ...
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    Just a thought-if you also have depression or...

    Just a thought-if you also have depression or anxiety, those "tapes playing in your head" may be related to that. OCD is characterized by obsessive thoughts. Medication may be able to help alleviate...
  13. It is hard. I have had my horses at home for...

    It is hard.

    I have had my horses at home for 27 years, since we built our farm. The past 7 years I've done exclusively boarding as my job. Frankly, it has totally burned me out. I have had some...
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    Since this has to be one of the longest naming...

    Since this has to be one of the longest naming threads ever you have to tell us which name you decide on!!!
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    Wow it looks awesome!!! It will be so worth it...

    Wow it looks awesome!!!

    It will be so worth it when it's complete. You did lots of research and are doing it correctly the first time. The extra time and energy spent now will reward you in the...
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    Ocala at Dusk

    Ocala at Dusk
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    Larkspur- you could always drill a hole through...

    Larkspur- you could always drill a hole through the rail and the razer and attach with a long carriage bolt. It might last longer than duct tape (unless you decide to use Gorilla Tape, haha).

    It's...
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    I've never tried these, but they look like a...

    I've never tried these, but they look like a great idea!

    http://www.sstack.com/rail-razer-jump-block/rail-razer/

    I have the Burlingham Sports blocks you posted. I used to use the heavy weight...
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    That is so sad. I also remember her responses...

    That is so sad.

    I also remember her responses on this forum as being helpful and thoughtful.

    Godspeed sadlmakr.
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    I was thinking about the bedding being dragged...

    I was thinking about the bedding being dragged out and wondered if your stalls have a "lip" from the stall to the paddock

    My stalls have a 2 X 4 that spans the bottom of the doorway. It is part of...
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    What a joy to come home to that mess! Especially...

    What a joy to come home to that mess! Especially trying to remove cat food/BOSS/oats from the stone dust floor!

    I have mats under my overhangs and I love them!!! It will help with the muck (I also...
  22. Thread: Meet Wally!

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    Congrats Laurie! That is one darn cute puppy!...

    Congrats Laurie!

    That is one darn cute puppy!

    The best dog I ever had was a border collie we purchased from either Amish or Menonites. The mom was tied in a stall in the barn with her pups on a...
  23. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

    Let me know if I can do anything to help.
  24. Not a farmer either but I'm wondering if it could...

    Not a farmer either but I'm wondering if it could be soy beans?

    I'd be angry too but if it's the person I'm thinking of, I'm not totally surprised. I got hay bales from this individual once and it...
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    Here is my layout ...

    Here is my layout

    http://thepitchforkchronicles.com/stable-and-farm
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