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  • Is it a "front" for something more sinister? The saga continues...

    Ok...everyday on my way to the place where I board, I pass this new facility that went in about a year ago.....HUGE barn and indoor....Olympic size outdoor....TONS of pristine little paddocks with gorgeous fencing....it's absolute "perfection" in a horse facility....a *dream* if you will.....but there is only one problem.....

    THERE ARE NEVER ANY HORSES TO BE SEEN....EVER.

    I go through a minimum of 14 times a week....different times of day/evening....and I have never EVER seen a horse...outside....or in the ring...

    And no..it is not vacant...there are advertisements online and by the road promoting it.

    My non-horsey guy friend thinks it's a cover for something much more sinister ....I thought this would be an interesting Friday topic....what do YOU guys think??!

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    LOL - can you say "TAX SHELTER"??
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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    • #3
      Call the # and see what they charge for board and if you can come by
      Corner Stone Farm
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      • #4
        Spec barn?
        Ridge Farm Inc.-full care retirement
        http://www.horseretirementfarm.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AlterEgoManiac View Post
          Ok...everyday on my way to the place where I board, I pass this new facility that went in about a year ago.....HUGE barn and indoor....Olympic size outdoor....TONS of pristine little paddocks with gorgeous fencing....it's absolute "perfection" in a horse facility....a *dream* if you will.....but there is only one problem.....
          ....Hhhhhhmmmmm. If you, oh Alter, reside in the fine state of NJ, I raise my hand cautiously and a venture a guess of the facility of which you speak (er, but not, um, publicly ).

          If we are in fact thinking of the same place, then I can answer your question - Nope, Stephen King has nothing to do with it. I would offer some additional thoughts (I hesitate to call them "insights") - via PM.
          Last edited by Reynard Ridge; Apr. 13, 2007, 08:58 AM.
          Chronicles of the $700 Pony
          The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony
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          • #6
            Nighttime turnout maybe?
            Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
            Bernard M. Baruch

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              Ok...perhaps the Olympic outdoor arena is REALLY a HUGE ant farm! And because it is so far away from the road...I just can't see all the lil anthills!

              One of my FAVORITE things about it are the empty round bale holders in each and every lil paddock....I mean....I feel like emailing them to say..."Btw...ya might wanna throw some tidbits of hay in there to make it look at least SOMEwhat convincing...."

              Perhaps they only board INVISIBLE horses! And perhaps only INVISIBLE RIDERS can own INVISIBLE horses......Ha....my mind is wandering ....tgif

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              • #8
                My curiosity would get the better of me - why not just drive in and see if anyone's there??
                I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AlterEgoManiac View Post
                  Perhaps they only board INVISIBLE horses! And perhaps only INVISIBLE RIDERS can own INVISIBLE horses......Ha....my mind is wandering ....tgif
                  But invisible horses would still leave hoofprints, right?
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                  • #10
                    Maybe it houses the majikal gypsy vanners and you need to BELIEEEEVVVEEE in order to SEEEEEEEE.

                    Oh....and it might help to carry a kohlrabi(sp?) stick with you and chant a few Parelli-isms as you drive by.
                    Honey badger don't give a sh!t.

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                    • #11
                      I would guess that it is probably a show barn and the trainer is just away showing somewhere.

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                      • #12
                        Don't know where you live AlterEgo... but there is a place that (might) fit this bill in Leesburg, VA.

                        Its primarily a dressage training facility... and the horses are usually in during the day. The outdoor is never used, and the barn is connected to the indoor (which is where everyone rides). So, conceivably, someone driving along the road might never see the horses... but they're there.

                        (I have seen horses occasionally in the paddocks though... so maybe you're talking about a different place... or maybe we just drive by at different times)

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                        • #13
                          Several years ago (as in a couple decades) a polo farm was built down the road from where I lived. I was amazing. They had two huge barns, even had one of those walk in pools for horses. The place was top notch, pristine and immaculant. They had a couple games there, and then all of the horses dissapeared (supposedly they were imported from Argentina or Chile, or something like that). Supposedly it was a cover up for something else.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gray17htb View Post
                            Call the # and see what they charge for board and if you can come by
                            There you go being logical.
                            "Things should be as simple as possible,
                            but no simpler." - Einstein

                            “So what’s with the years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”

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                            • #15
                              If your county has an automated tax parcel map, you could look up who owns the property. It IS public information. Then you could Google the owner.

                              Could be some sinister plot, or it could be some "build it and they will come" senario.

                              SCFarm
                              The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

                              www.southern-cross-farm.com

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                              • #16
                                LOL - I think I live in the wrong area. I would see that and immediately start thinking Grow-Op!

                                Of course, that is known to be a popular use of old arenas around here . The RCMP sitting around the corner is always the other giveaway...
                                "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."

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                                • #17
                                  The RCMP sitting around the corner is always the other giveaway...
                                  Yeah, I guess....

                                  I know of two instances where horse businesses were busted, but at least they had real horses there. In the first case I think my mare's sire was living at that farm and he was sold at a sale after the bust.... So just because there aren't horses there (or don't appear to be horses there) doesn't mean anything in my book.... I think the people at the other place were allowed to keep their real estate though (isn't part of the deal that they forfeit their house/barn/land?).... I'm still scratchin' my head over that one....

                                  Ask around, call and go visit--then report back to us, AEM!!!!
                                  "I'm not much into conspiracy theories but if everyone thinks alike you don't need a plot!" ~person from another bulletin board whose name has been long forgotten~

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by justdandy View Post
                                    Maybe it houses the majikal gypsy vanners and you need to BELIEEEEVVVEEE in order to SEEEEEEEE.

                                    Oh....and it might help to carry a kohlrabi(sp?) stick with you and chant a few Parelli-isms as you drive by.
                                    This is MY barn and yes, I am housing the majikal gypsy vanners......

                                    Dang it... I'm so busted now......

                                    Please.... PLEASE don't tell anyone that I have a kohlrabi stick either... Shhh!!
                                    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...

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                                    • #19
                                      It's a barn for the COTH posters that belong to the "invisible clique" or all those kids with virtual horses online.

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                                      • #20
                                        A lot of big show barns are away in flordia right now so techinally all the horses could be in flordia. Also a lot of major show horses don't ever really get turned out....the fields are just for looks or pheraps they have back fields that you can't see from th e road
                                        There comes a point in every rider's life when she wonders if it's all worth it. Then one look at her horse, and she realizes - it is.

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