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  1. I just want to add a caution that brushed...

    I just want to add a caution that brushed concrete is STILL very slippery for horses. Less so than smooth concrete, but it still does not offer a lot of purchase. One of the first things we did when...
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    It is Sunday, Sept. 28th, at Salem Farm (jumper...

    It is Sunday, Sept. 28th, at Salem Farm (jumper side of Upperville show grounds).
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    The prizelist specifies informal hunt attire...

    The prizelist specifies informal hunt attire (which would mean no braiding) or show-ring attire... but on the event FB website someone said braiding was optional, and the hunter derby was a derby -...
  4. Did you try Luck Stone? There is also...

    Did you try Luck Stone? There is also http://www.loudounsandandgravel.com/
  5. Patent tops should only be worn when wearing...

    Patent tops should only be worn when wearing colors.

    However, I would clarify that you are not allowed to wear your colors; the reason I say that, is that we were invited to another NoVA's...
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    People usually will go off to "have a private...

    People usually will go off to "have a private moment" at a check, if needs be. Hey, nature calls when nature calls!

    However, one needs to keep in mind a few things:
    1. Pick your moment...
  7. I agree with what jawa said. I also look for...

    I agree with what jawa said.

    I also look for conformationally correct, 16.1-17.1 hh (although I have hunted/owned plenty of 15.2-16 hh horses, I just have really long legs so I don't intentionally...
  8. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :D

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :D
  9. You need to share that pattern! I adore proper...

    You need to share that pattern! I adore proper flared breeches. I have a bunch of vintage pairs, but if they fit in the waist and hips, they rarely ever fit in the calf, and vice versa. I would...
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    I clip 2-3x during the winter. The first is...

    I clip 2-3x during the winter. The first is mid-October, with a full clip. Then, I do a hunter clip (leaving legs and front of head) the second and third time. If I have to clip a 4th time at the end...
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    ^^^ I agree with Bent Hickory. Unfortunately,...

    ^^^ I agree with Bent Hickory.

    Unfortunately, if it has been years since the horse has (very lightly) done rated shows, with m'eh ribbons, then right now, it is a local horse, IMO, and if priced...
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    As others said, if older than 12 you are in a...

    As others said, if older than 12 you are in a difficult category to get the big money unless it has a great record and is easy, easy to ride.

    When you say hack winner and wins at 3'... Well,...
  13. I also recommend Patricia. I have had several...

    I also recommend Patricia. I have had several horses with her.
  14. Farrier: John Pemberton, Middleburg; Forging...

    Farrier: John Pemberton, Middleburg; Forging Ahead is good, but $$$
    Dentist: Hubert Davey or Graham Alcock, Middleburg - all hand done, no power tools
    Vet: Dr. Harrison, Berryville; Dr. Allen's...
  15. I personally just school in half chaps and...

    I personally just school in half chaps and paddock boots, and only wear my boots for showing and hunting. Any kind half chap (leather or suede) would work perfectly well until you get a pair of...
  16. Any dress boots that fit you and are not too tall...

    Any dress boots that fit you and are not too tall on the right leg are correct for side saddle - you do not need special boots. Since you are wearing an apron most of the time, any benefit of a suede...
  17. Lol, Horse Country does have lovely - and $$ -...

    Lol, Horse Country does have lovely - and $$ - stuff!

    I have gotten brown boots off of eBay, at the Middleburg Tack Exchange, and a pair custom-made in Argentina. Also, of course, Dehner, Der...
  18. I love rust. However, what people seem to forget...

    I love rust. However, what people seem to forget (for many, many years) was that rust was always an INFORMAL color, and was to be paired with a tweed or brown/green coat and brown field boots.

    In...
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    That is outrageously high. Have them go through a...

    That is outrageously high. Have them go through a low-cost spay/neuter program like http://www.spayusa.org/ or their county shelter to get a better price. Chequer's recent neuter was less under $175...
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    I am in Middleburg. Lou Steinfort is in...

    I am in Middleburg. Lou Steinfort is in Montgomery Co, MD.
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    LOL, except for the monogrammed panty liners,...

    LOL, except for the monogrammed panty liners, VPLs, and Perfect Prep, the Charles Owen-description is so me! Hehe...
  22. I am from PA, so I use a weed whacker to whack...

    I am from PA, so I use a weed whacker to whack the weeds. In VA, where I live, I tell people that I was "weed eating" the fences lines.

    In PA, I never heard the term "weed eat". In VA, because we...
  23. I love how the gray horse goes from shaggy maned...

    I love how the gray horse goes from shaggy maned to perfectly braided in mid-course. ;)
  24. Well, we are in a very horsey-area, so that might...

    Well, we are in a very horsey-area, so that might be different from other locations, but from personal experience, I would pay more for a property that is horse-ready, i.e. with a decent-sized ring...
  25. Thank goodness, it has been a long off-season....

    Thank goodness, it has been a long off-season. Showing is fun, but I <3 hunting.

    I am ordering a new tweed cubbing habit this week, so looking forward to it arriving!
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