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  1. Number 7! I am never offended if people need to...

    Number 7! I am never offended if people need to move (we can't be everything to everyone) ie. we are not a barn on the road 27 weeks a year so its usually a exciting thing when people move to that...
  2. Arena Sprinkler Systems (what do you love/hate)

    I am ready to start construction on my second riding arena, I have a good idea of what footing I'm using however I have FANTASTIC drainage which is great in the summer in South Florida but its almost...
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    Thank you so much! We really love them and...

    Thank you so much! We really love them and according to a calculator app I tried they cost about $300 a year to run (2hrs a time 5x a week) The lights are about 20ft up there give or take a few...
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    Here is a photo of my arena for reference ...

    Here is a photo of my arena for reference

    https://www.facebook.com/sporthorsestable/photos/pcb.937143169705979/937142726372690/?type=3&theater
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    If your looking for a completely unique...

    If your looking for a completely unique experience my vote is for Spotted Horse Ranch! Its small, very personalized and has fantastic scenery there are plenty of trails, fishing, hunting (if thats...
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    I recently installed these lights (link below) in...

    I recently installed these lights (link below) in my 100x220 arena, they work great and cost approximately $300 a year to run thats considering I only use them about 10-12hrs a week. There is plenty...
  7. Thanks so much for the information this is all...

    Thanks so much for the information this is all very new to me, I really don't have any thick stuff to go through aside from manure in the paddocks (which are picked weekly) so I'm leaning toward a...
  8. Pull Behind (Tractor) Finishing Mowers.... What works best with minimum maintenance??

    Not the most exciting topic however I'm stumped! Im looking for a finishing mower to put on the back of my New Holland Boomer 50 and am debating between the Bush Hog SQ87-T($3500) and the Generic...
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    I am in the midst of lighting an arena of similar...

    I am in the midst of lighting an arena of similar size, 100x220 with LED's which model did you end up using for the actual lighting I have 6 existing posts at 40ft high and my contractor says it...
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    I have installed the stall savers in a few of my...

    I have installed the stall savers in a few of my stalls for a few months to test them out and I love them they look great and do the job well (I can't speak for longevity yet) but I am very happy...
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    Thanks for the info unfortunately i have to use...

    Thanks for the info unfortunately i have to use white as my main investor thinks it looks better. I am using a contractor that has done plenty of wood/PVC horse related fencing but never used this...
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    Horserail fencing Pros and Cons???

    I am looking at using Horserail or a Horserail type of fencing for my paddocks. 5 of them are fairly small for horses to go out for a few hours and 4 are for Overnight turnout 1-2 horses max per...
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    I am also in the process of re-doing my entire...

    I am also in the process of re-doing my entire barn and with 33 stalls this $35 per stall quote has me very interested in Geotextile instead of rubber I don't like the idea of mats and I have good...
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    This is such a timely thread as I am renovating...

    This is such a timely thread as I am renovating my facility and putting in a 160x220 ring with Geotex. We are using the silica even though its more expensive since that seemed to have the best...
  15. Cost Effective Outdoor Arena Footing?!?!?!?!

    I have an outdoor arena that is composed of concrete screening sand on a 7'inch (give or take) base, I only took a few samples so assuming it's fairly even. I am currently leasing the property out so...
  16. I was a filler many moons ago, my horse had just...

    I was a filler many moons ago, my horse had just moved up to the 3'6 Junior hunters a few shows before and I agreed to enter just to get the miles at the new height horse was a saint and done...
  17. Heard back from the USEF and they clarified it...

    Heard back from the USEF and they clarified it for me. Since the chain of payments go as such in my situation I am still an amateur. The owner of the horse(s) pays the main trainer (my...
  18. Thanks everyone for your replies, I feel...

    Thanks everyone for your replies, I feel vindicated knowing that it is as complicated as I thought because everyone I had spoken with kept saying that there was NO WAY I was in violation of anything....
  19. Well I only have one stall for my horse which I...

    Well I only have one stall for my horse which I pay full board on, his employees feed and care for my horse just as they would any other boarded animal. Under our previous lease agreement (he was in...
  20. Amatuer Status w/ a new twist...??? UPDATE POST #36

    Ok, so saw the other thread regarding Amateur Status and it got me thinking, and here is the usual situation with a small twist in that I am the Barn Owner of the farm where I keep my horse but the...
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    We used to be in the permanent barn right next to...

    We used to be in the permanent barn right next to Ian Miller at HITS, loved watching him school he had one jumper that used to size up the paddock fence (thinking about jumping out). One of us kids...
  22. Thanks everyone, I did email Gary about making...

    Thanks everyone, I did email Gary about making leathers since I thought it would be very chic to have my initials on them, but alas he doesn't do calfskin something about killing baby animals.

    I...
  23. Quality Mid-priced stirrup leathers Delfina???

    I was browsing for some new stirrup leathers the past few nights of endless insomnia for a second saddle I just bought (so my horse doesn't have to share his butet when I ride other horses) and came...
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    My horse had this same problem when I bought him,...

    My horse had this same problem when I bought him, I taught him to ground tie first so that he learned manners (I am sure there are threads on different ways to do this). Usually we groom outside of...
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    You know I read this board and rarely post as I...

    You know I read this board and rarely post as I don't really have enough insight and/or experience on most of the topics featured here... HOWEVER being a breeches connoisseur I can weigh in on all of...
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