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  1. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Hello fellow equestrians, I am currently in the market for some acreage to build my dream barn. I am ecstatic to finally take care of my own horses and eliminate board costs. I compete in both jumpers and dressage and have just begun looking into the process and costs of building an outdoor...
  2. General Riding queries
    I have a green thoroughbred that is absolutely fantastic by himself. Hes definitely got more go than whoa, but the work ethic is ten fold between riding alone or with others in the ring. When there are other horses his attention is on them. He bucks, bolts, spooks, and gets himself very...
  3. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Hello, I am looking for some input on my new arena. I have reached out to several companies to have someone come and design my arena base/ footing but no one is in my area so I am on my own. I am building a 100 by 150 area. It will be used for flatwork and some jumping. Nothing extensive and I...
  4. Farm Forum
    Hello All. We have bought some acreage and most of it is on a hill. While the property came with a pasture, run in shed, and old barn (and our house) but no other horse specific setup. I have a nice sized flatish grass spot down near the old barn and a creek that I have been trying to ride...
  5. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I am looking to build an arena around 80'-90' x 100'. Wish it could be larger but can't due to property restrictions... I've read that most people who jump like minimum of 80' x 120'. If anyone has any insight on this size or similar sizes in terms of how suitable it would be for flat work and...
  6. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I understand you need to water an arena, then apply calcium chloride. So, I didn't have time to apply the cc before winter. My arena is getting too dusty now but I live in Michigan so my common sense tells me not to water the arena unless I want an ice skating ring. Can I just apply the cc...
  7. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Wondering if anyone could make some recommendations about using arena panels for an outdoor arena - specifically if they should be reinforced with posts (wood or t-posts)? I'm planning a 120' x 200' outdoor riding arena using primarily 16' Powder Mountain/Creek panels. I'm not sure if the...
  8. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Hi all! I'm moving soon to land in North Carolina. My dad has given the OK for me to build my own barn and arena so that I can keep my horses at my house also so that I can take in a few rescue horses here and there. I have planned out an "all in one" structure where my stalls will be inside...
  9. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    How to have a dust free arena during the winter? i cant use water ill just get ice!
  10. Farm Land For Sale or Lease
    I'm a real estate broker and this is the property of a friend. Its not on the market, and not intending to list it that way. Has a 1500+ sq ft (3 bed, 2 bath and an office) manufactured home on it, built in 1999. Big trailer turn around, two shops, small apt built into one of them, indoor 60x48...
  11. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I'm new to the world of forums :wave: , so bear with me if I ramble. I trust someone will let me know if my post should be in another forum. Needless to say, I'll also need time to learn all the abbreviations....:D. I'm planning to build a small (60×120) arena to be used for warm-ups and...
  12. Horse Talk
    I am making a outdoor arena, it is located where a lot of water will go to, especially in winter. However, my horse needs a softer surface to work on because he cannot work well on harder surfaces (he is getting old) I will be using it to Jump and do Dressage. It can be windy here, I don't...
  13. Horse Talk
    So....I have an issue that could fall into many categories so I figured this would be the best place to post it. I myself own one horse, a 10 year old STB, and lease another, a 15 year old TWH. I also care for and ride an 18 year old TWH/Morgan cross because his owner is too busy with work to...
  14. Horse Talk
    Okay here's the issue, I've always wanted to show hunter jumper but I do not have any trainers nearby. So far I've been able to teach my greenie the basics of collection and self carriage. We went to our first two shows this past summer, we didn't do too bad. But I'm looking to enrich our...
  15. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Hola all! My best friend and I want to have our own farm one day, and whilst trying to make a sort of barn plan I've run into a huge problem... Sizes confuse me. I'm lost when it comes down to trying to figure out sizes. Currently, we have stalls sizes at, Typical horses - 12x14 Drafts - 16x16...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 16 year old tennessee walker/draft cross that I've had for 8 months now! When I first got her she hadn't been worked or ridden for about 3 years and came from a Montana ranch where she had been a broodmare and strictly trail horse. It has taken me up until the last couple months to get...
  17. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I'm looking to build a home arena behind my house this summer. The only issue is, I plan to use it as often as possible, but only for the next 2-4 years, depending on what I decide to do. I recently graduated from high school and plan on being here for the next 2-3 years attending community...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello there, I have a horse I want to Join Up, and explore other Natural Horsemanship techniques with. But the arena my yard has it huge, I'm finding it hard to maintain the technique of Join Up whilst he's a good distance away from me. Looking at the other side of things, perhaps I'm faulting...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 6yr old gelding that is ready for Advanced/beginners training, he knows walking and trotting and some jumping, he has cantered. But we have two problems.:-( 1- He stops at the curves of our "arena" (a flat piece of land). I think the piece is a 50ftx60ft, and I think its too small for...
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