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  1. #1
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    Default Boarding in No. Virginia

    I'm looking around for a new barn in the VA side of the world.

    Any suggestions/"Don't go there's!!" for local barns in the Leesburg, Purcelleville, Lovettesville, Middleburg, Hamilton, Upperville areas that aren't a fortune and are nice places with trails available. Sometimes, where not to go is worth a lot.

    PM's would be greatly appreciated since I prefer honesty without spreading "dirty laundry" on the forums.

    Thanks for any recommendations.
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    Sent you a PM.
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    Gee, I wonder why the silence is deafening....



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    I know lots of barns in those areas. Lots.

    Generally, they also have lots of wimmin there too. Like my wife.

    My wife doesn't like any other misogynistic, grumpy, kid-hating men, as she's got me.

    Therefore, I cannot recommend any barns to you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eyetallion stallion View Post
    I know lots of barns in those areas. Lots. Generally, they also have lots of wimmin there too. Like my wife. My wife doesn't like any other misogynistic, grumpy, kid-hating men, as she's got me. Therefore, I cannot recommend any barns to you.
    I appreciate that, I'd prefer to not risk boarding with your wife.
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    Maybe a barn with a big pony club contingent and a riding program for autistic children and adults.



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    Next to a multi ethnic soccer field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trakehner View Post
    I appreciate that, I'd prefer to not risk boarding with your wife.
    Probably because she'd not put up with it from you any more than she does from her hubby!



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    You might want to check out the classifieds on the VADA-NoVA website. Usually have some boarding ads there.

    While you may not seem the easiest person to get along with - that description fits many on this board! Good luck in your search.
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    Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.



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    There is difficult and then there's hateful...



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    How does one find a quality horse-boarding situation where there are no money grubbin' wives, much less breeders and their attendant spawn, lurking in the aisle?

    Good luck with that



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    Sorry - my bad - I forgot the COTH trend of two wrongs make a right.

    Oh, wait, no I didn't. I simply don't allow the behaviors of others to affect my own, which is delightfully sarcastic when I want it to be so.

    Trak may be difficult - but at least he's up front about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by SmartAlex View Post

    Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    How does one find a quality horse-boarding situation where there are no money grubbin' wives, much less breeders and their attendant spawn, lurking in the aisle?

    Good luck with that

    It's called "private barn" and "self care"

    Doesn't work for a lot of people but it's great for us. We share a 5 stall barn backing to trails in Fairfax Station with 1 barnmate who helps with chores.

    We're conveniently close to parks with trails, Frying Pan, several decent local show series and a network of community trails.

    Finding a homeonwer in an equestrian oriented community who has a barn and no horses has become a bit difficult, though. I have noticed in recent years, with the economic down turn, a few popped up available.
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."



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    Please get back to the main query and drop the personal commentary.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by arktos19 View Post
    Maybe a barn with a big pony club contingent and a riding program for autistic children and adults.
    Actually a friend and I started one of the first handicapped riding programs at Rock Creek Park Stables in 1973, Ethel Kennedy brought her handicapped kid by and we got some good press from her visit. Once it got popular, the barn manager claimed it for his own.

    I've also worked with retarded kids and injured veterans with carriage driving when I had my draft horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonzthrow View Post
    There is difficult and then there's hateful...
    Also "helpful" and "useless." What have you added to the discussion?

    Trakehner, give Clifton Saddlery a call also or stop in. I don't know if they still do, but they used to keep a list of private barns in the general area that have a stall or two open, maybe one would fit your needs.
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    Clifton Saddlery does indeed still have the boarding book in addition to a lessons/services book. And alot more.



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    also try http://www.virginiaequestrian.com/ under Classifieds>Ring, Track & Field - Boarding or Green Pages>Boarding



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