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Patience Farm

Patience Farm 50 acre horse farm Located in Opal Virginia. Beautifully maintained. We provide full and field board for horses. Seven stall barn, ring & trails.

Operating as usual

08/07/2022
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08/02/2022

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Sylvester was a movie star in another life 🤣
08/02/2022

Sylvester was a movie star in another life 🤣

Rainbow then a beautiful sunset we all enjoyed
07/19/2022

Rainbow then a beautiful sunset we all enjoyed

Rainbow then beautiful sunset we all enjoyed
07/19/2022

Rainbow then beautiful sunset we all enjoyed

07/14/2022
06/03/2022
When you have too many horses to ride 😬🧲🐎 thanks Carlie Puccini Morris for the photo 🤣
05/09/2022

When you have too many horses to ride 😬🧲🐎 thanks Carlie Puccini Morris for the photo 🤣

03/31/2022

He's "JUST" a Trail Horse

I can't count the number of times that I have heard the words "Oh you just trail ride" or "It's just a trail horse", especially from other riders who focus on only one discipline. And each time I have to smirk a little. To be JUST a Trail Rider you need a very special talented kind of steed for which many folks don't realize the expertise required:

- He needs to be as maneuverable as a Dressage Horse...to be able to place each foot exactly where and when you need because there is a steep cliff drop-off on one side and a wall of solid mountainside on the other. A sure-footed horse is a must to be a good Trail horse.

-He needs to be as bold as a Foxhunter....to go willingly where he is pointed, whether that is over a log, up a steep hill, down a gully, through rushing water, boot-sucking mud or bushwhacking through thick scrub.

-He needs to be as agile as a Show Jumper....able to easily twist and turn around trees and bushes, boulders and hop over fallen logs.

-He needs to have the stamina of an Endurance Horse....because a 7 mile ride can easily turn into a 20 mile ride if his "on-board GPS" (aka rider) takes a wrong turn.

-He needs to have the calm mind of a Rodeo Pick-Up Horse....because many horses can not hold it together under stress. But a good Trail Horse must be able to cope with the high emotional energy often coming from other horses in front, behind and either side of him. He needs to always be level-headed and sensible.

-He needs to manage being squashed against others like a Polo Pony....because on some trails his nose might be pushed against a tail in front, or flanks pressed side-by-side with rider's knees banging against other rider's knees, or another horse breathing down his back. He needs to have patience and get along well with others.

-He needs to cope with bursts of speed like a Racehorse.....because if that "on-board GPS" (aka rider), stated above, turns the short ride into 20 miles you won't get home till dark if walking that whole distance.

-He needs to be a clever problem-solver with his mind and feet like a Cutting horse....sometimes his rider is gonna get him stuck in places that seem impossible to get out of!

-He needs to be brave like a Cow Horse because not only will he have to deal with protective mama cows and bulls out on the trails, but he'll also be faced with mountain bikes, ATVs, motorcycles, strollers, tractors, logging equipment, chainsaws, horse-drawn carts, bullet-riddled appliances, floating plastic bags and balloons, booming thunder and pouring rain with flapping slickers, loose wild horses and burros, and all forms of wildlife.

-And he needs to be cuddly and sweet like a Child's Pony....because he will spend countless hours exploring trails with his rider.

But hey.... He's "JUST" a Trail Horse!

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03/01/2022
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01/05/2022

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01/03/2022

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Never a dull moment with Duggan Raiter.  No one was hurt including the snapper 😊
01/02/2022

Never a dull moment with Duggan Raiter. No one was hurt including the snapper 😊

12/31/2021
12/27/2021
12/25/2021
11/07/2021
10/09/2021

My morning 💕

10/09/2021

My morning 💕

The adventures of Sylvester continue…
10/05/2021

The adventures of Sylvester continue…

Summer’s last push
09/18/2021

Summer’s last push

09/15/2021
This is the same horse, he was rescued several years ago and given to me. His transformation was so slow I didn’t realiz...
09/14/2021

This is the same horse, he was rescued several years ago and given to me. His transformation was so slow I didn’t realize how much he had changed. What gives me the most joy is the look on his face.

09/09/2021
Nuff said….
08/30/2021

Nuff said….

07/29/2021
Never gets old
06/29/2021

Never gets old

06/09/2021
Beautiful spring blooms and sunset
05/12/2021

Beautiful spring blooms and sunset

05/06/2021
04/30/2021
We had a visitor this morning
04/27/2021

We had a visitor this morning

04/19/2021
04/15/2021
04/14/2021
Photos from Patience Farm's post
03/27/2021

Photos from Patience Farm's post

03/15/2021
03/03/2021
01/18/2021
Duggan had a little lamb...
01/17/2021

Duggan had a little lamb...

12/17/2020
11/18/2020

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10031 Lees Mill Rd
Warrenton, VA
20186

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(540) 454-8726

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Lars Hvid Malmquist
Anyone want to trail ride with me and Rundi tomorrow (thursday) afternoon? Going to be a beautiful day