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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Tips on Getting Started

Hello,

I am new here and hoping to get some land in Maryland. Anybody have any good places that might do well, reccomendations on how to be sucssful, or for any boarders, what are some things you would like to see in a equestrian center and what kinds of things you like?

Also, what is a good option to fix muddy paddocks. I would like to fill in a small area so its not muddy. I was thinking sand but wasnt going to go till I knew for sure it was good.

Thank You Very Much
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-09-2009, 12:09 AM
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Hey, Firstly welcome to the forum!!
Hope you have fun here.
Also the main problem with sand is I can get real mushy. You might aswell just leave the mud if your going to use sand.
I actually used some kind of gravel/brick a while ago and it worked wonders. It was crushed small enough so that it didnt mess with the horses hooves or health but it didnt mush or let it flood. It worked really well keeping the mud away. It was also cheap to get aswell.

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-11-2009, 05:38 PM
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I would say it depends on why you have small muddy areas. Is there no drainage there? And that is where the water pools? Low spots can be built up so they drain away
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-11-2009, 05:41 PM
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sorry for the quick post earlier,
But get in this and do it because you love it. The money is nothing compared to the satisfaction you can have helping others with their horses or the raising and training of your own! Good Luck and may God Bless
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-12-2009, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Many places go out of business here and there only is one place with a lot of boarders: Rosebud River Ranch* in Snoqualmie: Gaited Horses.

I do plan on moving but I want to have a lot of boarders so I can expand.

I attached a picture of a farm I like near me. Its too small and you can see the paddock in front is muddy too. I believe theres 10 horses on 5 acres plus a smaller pasture nearby.

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-16-2009, 06:50 AM
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Alot of paddocks get muddy but it looks like a really nice place.
I love all the trees

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Why do the other places go out of business? Is there no demand for boarding in your area or is it just too expensive?
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-26-2009, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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There is a lot of competition in the area we live in, and around us. You HAVE to have nice things or else your not going to have business.

Rose Bud River Ranch (Link Above) Charges 650 I think and its not supper nice but works. A lot of horses.

Patterson Creek Farm is one I like but don't know how much they charge. They flood though a lot in the barns.

Fox Hollow is $500 per month and they are small but really nice, that front pasture is muddy but the others are not.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-26-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Alot of paddocks get muddy but it looks like a really nice place.
I love all the trees
Yes, a lot of trees in Washington!
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