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  1. We hired a teenager who was fabulous as a stall...

    We hired a teenager who was fabulous as a stall cleaner; she worked for us right through to college and still asks for work on holidays, etc. We only had three horse stalls then so we paid her $10...
  2. USDF sells an affordable booklet called...

    USDF sells an affordable booklet called Underfoot: it is in the publications section of their website. Very detailed insightful book on materials and amount needed for arenas, along with sensible...
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    Extension cords to paddock water heaters are a...

    Extension cords to paddock water heaters are a risky combination. My niece's farm nearly burned up with one and I had one meltdown last year. Neither extension cord was undersized. So I strongly...
  4. We did most of our barn renovations/additions as...

    We did most of our barn renovations/additions as I am a carpenter/builder. Two issues with what you are considering: you do not say if either one of you has any building expereience and you are not...
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    Good observations, everyone. Bottom line the...

    Good observations, everyone. Bottom line the boarder has decided to move to another barn, one with an indoor and someone who will exercise the horse (a service we could not provide). I appreciate...
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    Lost interest in riding

    Our boarder has not been to the barn in more than 4 months. We have had correspondence but have not yet specifically called her on this. Any conversation she has indicated that she will be out,...
  7. You really can't go wrong here...it's price,...

    You really can't go wrong here...it's price, noise and needed volume... pick up an AC battery charger too...I find these two items are needed monthly at the farm.
    Figure on spending about $100-250...
  8. A useful resource for arena construction is a...

    A useful resource for arena construction is a little booklet from the USDF called Underfoot. It costs about $15 and can be ordered from the USDF website. They argue for a putty-like sand which means...
  9. I have seen a lot of discussion regarding compost...

    I have seen a lot of discussion regarding compost and herbicide residue remaining in the compost for years. This then makes for a dead garden where used for three years, so I would recommend mowing...
  10. I believe that there is a safety factor here too:...

    I believe that there is a safety factor here too: I know my local vet has 14 foot ceilings in her collection room so the stallions can't hit their heads in any way...it also presumably would be more...
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    Why not grade, pack and level the stall area with...

    Why not grade, pack and level the stall area with a sandy gravel base, topped with 4-6 inches of stonedust 1" below the floor level? Then you will have all vorrect level floors to mats, drainage and...
  12. A lot depends upon what you are doing after you...

    A lot depends upon what you are doing after you load these shaving bags: if you are going to go on the Interstate, I would lash down the top layer(s) and the rest of the load. If you are doing the 5...
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    We have a dog, two cats, 9 chickens, three...

    We have a dog, two cats, 9 chickens, three horses. We have the sitter entertain the dog and do the horse stalls as well as turn in/out, feeding etc. The sitter and her friend are happy with $25 per...
  14. OP: Your mats will be fine. This stone dust need...

    OP: Your mats will be fine. This stone dust need only be about 3-4 inches thick on top of any road type base compacted fill. Understand that stone dust packs tightly into a solid base because it is...
  15. Stone dust (here in northern NE) is the fine...

    Stone dust (here in northern NE) is the fine stuff left over after a quarry filters all the crushed/smashed stone into peastone, gravel, etc. Any quarry* should be able to provide you with this...
  16. I do recall that "Training horses" is a fairly...

    I do recall that "Training horses" is a fairly expensive phrase in insurance speak...make sure you do not get classified in the training new horses category if you are in fact giving riding lessons. ...
  17. Poll: This entire board increase thread seems to be a...

    This entire board increase thread seems to be a marketing/tell a good story for the increase kind of exercise. Apparently the COTHer's think that fixing up the footing in you arena is not grounds...
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    Because one of the required elements in dressage...

    Because one of the required elements in dressage is a 20 meter circle, most indoor arenas will have that as their minimum width...and the clear span width is a huge part of the cost factor in an...
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    Because one of the required elements in dressage...

    Because one of the required elements in dressage is a 20 meter circle, most indoor arenas will have that as their minimum width...and the clear span width is a huge part of the cost factor in an...
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    When I installed my 4 stalls I loaded in road...

    When I installed my 4 stalls I loaded in road gravel as fill. The last 2-3 inches I graded out stone dust. If you have access to a compactor(simple rental type unit) that would be even better for...
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    We have 10x14 stalls, 12:12 turnout, rubber...

    We have 10x14 stalls, 12:12 turnout, rubber matts, three horses(one super neat, one stomper, one so-so): we go through 25 bags of shavings each month. So it appears that everyone is averaging about...
  22. It appears that you need 4-6 inches of compacted...

    It appears that you need 4-6 inches of compacted base composed of some material that will pack and solidify. Then you could put that sand back in top. Great reference book is called Underfoot, sold...
  23. We do pretty much exactly what microbovine is...

    We do pretty much exactly what microbovine is doing: fly predators really help in the summer to keep the flies down to a dull roar. We compost our shavings/manure mix and spread it on the fields. We...
  24. Interesting thread. I think that the OP is...

    Interesting thread. I think that the OP is handling this perfectly, providing all the facts have been presented and her board arrangement is identical to that which is being offered. I believe that...
  25. I had two overhead doors installed back when I...

    I had two overhead doors installed back when I built the garage at the old house. The installation wasn't quite completed, and the wires came off one side. The doors still sort of operate, but I...
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