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  1. check out your neighbors as well - friendly,...

    check out your neighbors as well - friendly, other horse people? Farm folks that might do some of the work (e.g. overseeing pasture) if they have equipment?

    Are you going to live on the property? ...
  2. I have seen many horses be kind of picky about...

    I have seen many horses be kind of picky about which stalls they like best. We have one in the barn that needs to be able to hang his head out of the stall or he stall walks and is miserable. (I...
  3. walk away. If it wasn't meant to be, this will...

    walk away. If it wasn't meant to be, this will tell you. If it was meant to be, the seller will come back. Any other buyer would have the same concerns, even a cash buyer would be informed of the...
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    Thanks Simkie, I will check out some of the...

    Thanks Simkie, I will check out some of the listings there.... neighbors are all on Verizon. Mixed reviews.
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    rural Internet/Wifi

    Although I am in SE PA Comcast does not serve my rural and sparsely populated area. Verizon FIOS starts at $99 a month.

    Any suggestions out there for Internet/Wifi in the $50 per month range? I...
  6. If your location of 'WaWa territory' is SE PA my...

    If your location of 'WaWa territory' is SE PA my experience is that buying and rebuilding is the way to go.

    Even if you end up completely replacing house & barn, you may be able to go about it...
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    Sherwin Williams has their 40% off sale now until...

    Sherwin Williams has their 40% off sale now until tuesday the 20th
  8. your horse doesn't understand your aids. (one...

    your horse doesn't understand your aids. (one leg = sideways) moving over in front of a jump doesn't usually require crossing their legs, which is what you want for a leg yield, or turn on the...
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    I have a mare with (now) Cushings and (for along...

    I have a mare with (now) Cushings and (for along time) Insulin Resistance. She has many allergies, especially to certain bug bites (summer bugs) that result in hives and, if not treated, itchy eyes...
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    When you get ready to ride, Lessons with Lendon...

    When you get ready to ride, Lessons with Lendon is a great reference for the very beginning to first show
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    The verband has even less use for Brown a/k/a...

    The verband has even less use for Brown a/k/a chestnut.
  12. Dear B&B: On the other side of the country (PA)...

    Dear B&B: On the other side of the country (PA) I recently had reason to try this (excavation on new property for indoor/outdoor ring driveway, etc.). We got all our summer rain in June (10") while...
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    Just a suggestion to try a mullen mouth bit -...

    Just a suggestion to try a mullen mouth bit - they come in Baucher if that is what you want. Some trainers like them for young horses as they are solid. That would help you know if the single...
  14. Horses vary in their growth, mental and physical....

    Horses vary in their growth, mental and physical. My mare did well started and ridden 3 days a week as a late 3 year old. Her cousin was backed at four and lightly trail ridden as a 5 year old. The...
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    Agree with the others who said clean out the old...

    Agree with the others who said clean out the old dirt, level, put in gravel and screenings then mats.

    Just to mention - you might check the electric box if that was not already inspected. ...
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    OP, I did not see in the posts the age of your...

    OP, I did not see in the posts the age of your horse. My willing mare became more 'sticky' when she got in her later teens, we had hocks injected and that improved, but later kind of wore off - the...
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    I used to try to do a test every ride, (when in...

    I used to try to do a test every ride, (when in the ring) I would vary them from the ones at the level I was riding (e.g. Training 1 or 2 or 3), as others have said, the discipline of trying to...
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    Hello OP, just a quick note to say all is not...

    Hello OP, just a quick note to say all is not lost, as many other posters have said. Getting instruction and eyes on the ground I hope will help put you on the right road.

    One thing about...
  19. building new is really expensive

    In my area no one makes a profit from boarding - they all need lessons or shows to make the profit. And in the cases of well run farms with reasonable, competitive board rates they owned the farm...
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    the lovely mare Andromache's name is pronounced...

    the lovely mare Andromache's name is pronounced

    ann DROM a ki

    She has such a bright future it would be worth the announcers getting her name right
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    OP, I agree with Suzy Q. An exercise you...

    OP, I agree with Suzy Q.

    An exercise you might try is to release one rein and then the other, so you are riding first on the outside rein only, then both, then the inside rein only, then both...
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    The rein back should be taught in a gentle...

    The rein back should be taught in a gentle progression, not as a sudden movement. Start walk-halt. Then trot-halt. Then trot-halt-reinback-trot. The idea is for the horse to anticipates they keep...
  23. It is not just cold it is unusually windy (30-50...

    It is not just cold it is unusually windy (30-50 mph gusts) some days and that has limited turnout at the barn for my horses.

    This thread is making me feel better that I have company - I am SO...
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    Suzie, just to clarify, the horse can compete at...

    Suzie, just to clarify, the horse can compete at different levels with different riders in the same competition year. So my trainer can show at 2nd and I can show at 1st on the same day (1 class...
  25. OP, I have known of 2 horses with wobblers. ...

    OP, I have known of 2 horses with wobblers. (neither were mine). One, owned by the woman who bred him, had to be put down within the year of diagnosis due to deterioration.

    Both were young, 4-5...
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