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  1. Yeah particularly PG County = or any county that...

    Yeah particularly PG County = or any county that has bigger fish to fry
  2. Its real simple. You cannot enter into a contract...

    Its real simple. You cannot enter into a contract with someone under 18. I had some teens waste my time asking me about going to Ireland to buy horses - which not only wastes my time but my friend in...
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    Here's my only "experience" with the...

    Here's my only "experience" with the aforementioned trainer. a friend of mine was having him work with a young horse - I think about 3, barely broke mare. He was doing a clinic of sorts. I was...
  4. I'm at a barn with a schedule but it's not rigid...

    I'm at a barn with a schedule but it's not rigid - much of it depends on the individual horse and the weather. If the weather is good they'll come in to be fed and turned back out. If the BM knows...
  5. My favorite things have changed over the years....

    My favorite things have changed over the years. My very first riding lesson consisted of day 1 and 2 learning about horses- breeds, colors, conformation, grooming. I.was.in.heaven

    When I became an...
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    So the OP has to be out of the money because "its...

    So the OP has to be out of the money because "its unfortunate that the paperwork didn't clearly state their policy" Without clearly stating their policy how on earth can they justify keeping it? No...
  7. of note, Destination Eventing is just across the...

    of note, Destination Eventing is just across the river from Leesburg VA area so definitely easy to get to from VA.
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    Read what the contract says if it says 30 days...

    Read what the contract says if it says 30 days notice with no reference to "month" then you owe 30 calendar days notice - not 1 month notice. If there is some reference to "month" in the contract...
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    I'm surprised that with several animals being hit...

    I'm surprised that with several animals being hit by motor vehicles that they are even allowed to keep livestock on the property. Having at least one person suffer broken bones - who knows what...
  10. Don't know where the OP is located but for much...

    Don't know where the OP is located but for much of the country it's winter which means there could be waiting lists for boarding. Client is a long term, apparently a good client so I would give them...
  11. I 2nd Maryland Saddlery and is probably one of...

    I 2nd Maryland Saddlery and is probably one of the easiest to get to. The Grey Pony in Highland Maryland would be another option. Please keep in mind that some of these tack stores might not carry...
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    I think there's gossip and then there's...

    I think there's gossip and then there's discussion. One of our vets is quite a talker but it's general information about trends in vet medicine, his new driving horse etc. He is very good about...
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    At 16 you might want to discuss getting mortality...

    At 16 you might want to discuss getting mortality and adding a surgical policy, no major medical. Surgical only would help in case of a serious injury or colic.
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    I don't think anyone expects things are done for...

    I don't think anyone expects things are done for free - there are huge costs associated with doing business - any business whether is being a trainer or running a major corporation or a small shop....
  15. Yeah It's called Obamacare. Go to your state's...

    Yeah It's called Obamacare. Go to your state's healthcare exchange if they have one or healthcare.gov. Depending on your income, there are some very good and affordable plans... or there are some...
  16. Several years ago I was in a similar situation,...

    Several years ago I was in a similar situation, though mine stemmed from post-colic surgery quandary. My current boarding situation was economical, I loved the trainer but the facility had...
  17. The Snowman movie was shown at the Middleburg...

    The Snowman movie was shown at the Middleburg Film Festival a couple of months ago. I hope that DVDs of it will be available soon
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    the shows around here with ticketed schooling...

    the shows around here with ticketed schooling allows X number of riders X time to school - depending on the number of riders wanted to school it might be just one group for 20 or 30 minutes or if...
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    Brilliant post!

    Brilliant post!
  20. it's not the fault of the participant who attends...

    it's not the fault of the participant who attends more shows to be penalized because X person goes to fewer shows. It's not right to punish the competitor for attending more shows so that the rider...
  21. at my old barn, we hung stockings on all our...

    at my old barn, we hung stockings on all our horses stalls and everyone bought stuff to fill each other's stockings. There were about 18 horses boarded + the BO so we'd each buy a couple of stocking...
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    When my parents gave my sister and I a horse-...

    When my parents gave my sister and I a horse- they put the saddle under the tree with a big bow. I was around 9 and was always the first up.. wandered to look under the tree to see what Santa...
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    I think Destination Eventing is also having some...

    I think Destination Eventing is also having some winter shows - bear in mind, these will be pretty low key.
  24. agree w/one of FindEight's earlier posts. I've...

    agree w/one of FindEight's earlier posts. I've seen show results that state that the trainer was the rider in Jr or Children's Hunter - certainly an error on the show secretary's or computer side.
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  25. I have friends that board and train horses on...

    I have friends that board and train horses on their property, as far as I know they don't have any issues with earning income and having insurance. As a matter of fact one place had a rabid fox on...
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