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    if you're still considering the boxer -- a couple...

    if you're still considering the boxer -- a couple thoughts from someone who "rescued" two adult dogs. (the owner was moving and couldn't take them to the next home - so, not endangered, but I don't...
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    20 acres, 6 horses, 4 dogs, 2 donkeys, 9...

    20 acres, 6 horses, 4 dogs, 2 donkeys, 9 chickens.

    And, one single woman, working 60+ hours/week with a 1.5 hour commute each way.

    Totally doable. Get organized, don't sweat the small stuff...
  3. a gift i received from a trainer that I thought...

    a gift i received from a trainer that I thought was particularly thoughtful -- a 4X6 silver frame engraved with the results of a series of shows I did that year -- I had just gotten a ribbon from the...
  4. easy solution

    so, this isn't a permanent or fancy solution, but works pretty well for me. I have a gooseneck with a grate separating the peak from the rest of the truck. I bungee a box fan to the grate and run...
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    oh thank you so much! I think I have a project...

    oh thank you so much! I think I have a project for this evening!
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    I think I"m pleased, but not sure. I've never...

    I think I"m pleased, but not sure. I've never gotten a brand spanking new saddle before, so I've always had them broken in and soft by the time I got them. The flaps on this seem stiff to me. What...
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    good to know

    Interesting. The tack shop was in Middleburg, and I hunt in Maryland, but she never asked which hunt. and, here I thought I was saved from humiliation! Opening hunt is this Sunday -- I'll check...
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    I drop to my knees on the ground before him after...

    I drop to my knees on the ground before him after every hunt and beg forgiveness and offer thanks -- plus present offerings of many many Mrs. Pastures cookies.
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    I feel so much better! I found a lovely black...

    I feel so much better! I found a lovely black formal coat for my first season and was chattering on about it to the cashier. She gleaned very quickly that I was a newbie, and actually quite kindly,...
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    bingo!

    thank you thank you thank you -- I was reading this thread looking for just this type of machine -- just enough to power the fans in the trailer, so I can tailgate without boiling the horses!
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    just got one!

    A week ago, I brought home a 16 y.o. ISH to serve as a confidence builder as I venture into foxhunting (3rd field, hopefully eventually 2nd). He is sane, solid, talented, kind -- this horse has...
  12. So Anne Arundel -- rec's for arena contractor?

    Looking for someone to do grading and, perhaps, footing for a regulation size dressage arena -- would love to hear your good recommendations.
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    grass ring

    this may be a good "for now" option, that allows me to decide if I want to put in fancy footing later -- minimal grading, I can plant the grass, and all it requires is shifting the end fence down...
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    interesting comments!

    I'm still laughing at the beach comments -- when I originally bought the propety I told the realtor I wanted acreage on the water. She had to stop choking from laughing at me and told me that I...
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    Thanks to both of you -- and MistyBlue, a...

    Thanks to both of you -- and MistyBlue, a realtor's opinion is great to have! I think you've confirmed what I was feeling. I don't have any plans to sell, but am trying to make the best long term...
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    Value to adding a ring

    I'm considering (read that as "want desperately to") put a regulation size dressage ring on my farm. There are two options:
    - Very close to the house, requiring minimal grading/clearing. Downside...
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    had same problem and it became critical when they...

    had same problem and it became critical when they pulled down the fence and escaped at 2:30 in the morning. Hotwired the top rail the next day. That night,they worked on the 2nd rail and, again,...
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    Hi, Elizabeth -- I was waiting with you outside...

    Hi, Elizabeth -- I was waiting with you outside the arena forever (it seemed) I had the 2 Cleveland Bay crosses. thanks for the insight on the comments, I'm going to go out and look at her withers...
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    Did anyone show at the august 14 FEH at Waredaca...

    Did anyone show at the august 14 FEH at Waredaca (yesterday)? This was our first FEH show, so we were learning as we went along. Good constructive comments by the judge, but one has me and my...
  20. Carry that phone even in the barn

    Hoping you have a speedy recovery. You certainly seem to be in good spirits, which is half the battle to healing.

    I learned my lesson last year when, I decided to move a horse from a paddock...
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    there used to be an equestrian section in Harrods...

    there used to be an equestrian section in Harrods -- fun to buy brushes with the Harrod's logo on it if the rest is too pricey. I got one of their waxed cotton bags that also has the logo and is...
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    as another area II-er, I feel your pain. Add to...

    as another area II-er, I feel your pain. Add to that not having the heavy equipment for plowing (my john deere gator screamed in terror and went to hide in the shed), in the December storm, I hand...
  23. [QUOTE=Chardavej;4662432]This. Here is a pic...

    [QUOTE=Chardavej;4662432]This.

    Here is a pic of the feedstalls:



    I LOVE your feedstalls! Looks so much easier than bringing each horse into the barn to feed (even if they only get a...
  24. Round bales..... I tell people this is the year I...

    Round bales..... I tell people this is the year I became a true farmer -- I bought Carhartts and put round bales in the field. I went to round bales because I have a gelding who is part termite --...
  25. I always avoid weighing in (pun not intended) on...

    I always avoid weighing in (pun not intended) on nutrition discussions -- there are so many wide and varied opinions. But a couple things to consider as you're looking at this problem.

    To give...
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