WWW.FLAHORS August 2011
The Trail Blazer
SOUTH FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS OF BROWARD COUNTY
U N I T I N G H O R S E P E O P L E I N S O U T H
F L O R I D A S I N C E 1 9 7 9
P r e s i d e n t ’ s
DON MAINES M e s s a g e
A u g u s t 2 0 1 1
Here it is August, which is usually the hottest month, but this year July set all kinds of new records.
Those high temps must have fried my brain because in last month‟s president message I forgot to
say that Leigh Wessel, the Vice President, was asked to run for President but declined. Leigh
wanted to run for a director position so that we could start a process of grooming someone to be
ready to fill the president position. I volunteered to run for President while we found someone to
take on the Vice President‟s position and basically go into training. Tina West came forward and
offered to be that person. I hope this explains why I offered to run for president; the majority of the
board felt that this was the best plan for the future of the South Florida Trail Riders. So now is a
good time for someone to think about moving up and running for Vice President next time.
With August, also brings the increased chances of getting a hurricane. At last month‟s membership meeting, we showed a
movie on how to prepare for a hurricane, and what to expect after the hurricane. The CD‟s were made for the Large Animal
Disaster Team titled „what About My Horse?‟ and „Equine Trailer Rescue‟. If anyone has any questions about how to prepare
your barn or pasture, give me a call and don‟t forget to sign up for the Large Animal Disaster Team. The disaster team is just
that, in the event of a disaster, we are called out to help rescue horses that are in need and take them to a safe location.
I started looking back into the Flamingo/Hiatus Road Trail and found out that the department overseeing this project has been
changed and that the horses have lost ground. I had a meeting with the new director and since I was on the original planning
committee, I was able to re-commit the equestrian presence. He said that he had never heard that horses were going to use
that trail. With that said, we still have a long way to go and just another example about why we have to go to meetings and stay
on top of things.
On July 18th, some members of the South Florida Trail Riders took part in a Wild West show at Green Glades East for the F.B.I.
Thanks to Terri Shure, Debbie McDonald, Sheryl Katz, Brenda Damiani, Eddie Cruz, Tony Lazo, Eddie Walker, Alfredo Cald-
well, myself and Alligator Ron Bergeron, we put on a great show and had a lot of fun doing it. Anyone interested in joining the
Wild West group: you will need period clothing, a good horse that will carry a flag, and we will help desensitize him to get use to
gun fire. The next show will be in October at Tropical Park.
Then on Saturday, October 22nd, N.A.M.I. (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is having a bike tour, starting out of Vista View
Park. There will be a 10 mile, 20 mile, and 50 mile loop. We have been asked to help at intersections for traffic control on
horseback. It‟s a good cause and gets the name of the South Florida Trail Riders out in the community. One loop is in Davie,
one in Southwest Ranches, and one in Weston. You will get to have fun on your horse and get to eat breakfast and lunch. Call
me if you are interested.
I N S I D E T H I S
I S S U E :
President’s Message 1
Event Calendar 4
Ole Trading Post 12 Monthly Meeting: Tuesday August 23 @ 7pm
Davie‟s Women‟s Club, Please Bring Covered Dish to share
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SOUTH FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS C Membership
Debbie McDonald email@example.com
OF BROWARD EXECUTIVE OFFICERS O 954.632.9596
Don Maines firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter/Webpage/Facebook
President 954.309.6957 M Tina West email@example.com
Tina West firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President 954.319.1203 T Business Card Ads Mail payment to Kathy Cox and
T email jpeg to email@example.com
Kathy Cox firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer 954.252.4731 E
E Kathy Cox email@example.com
Candyce Conley firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary 954.476.8056 954.252.4731
C Don Maines email@example.com
LOCAL TRUSTEES 954.309.6957
Judy Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Maines email@example.com A 954.476.2515
Trail Rides & Campouts
Kathy Cox firstname.lastname@example.org R Carol Lazzarino email@example.com
954.252.4731 P 561.784.8459
Hilda Testa firstname.lastname@example.org E Gail Dixon email@example.com
Ben Theisen firstname.lastname@example.org S Website www.flahorse.com/sftrb
954.434.3375 Carol Olson email@example.com
Roland Arugunde firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie McDonald email@example.com
Brenda Damiani firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie McDonald email@example.com
Laura Warren firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddie Cruz Cruz2819@aol.com For more articles and photographs visit our
ONLINE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE@
www.flahorse.com/sftrb or on Facebook.
Bridgette Reket email@example.com
Bob Surgan firstname.lastname@example.org
Leigh Wessel email@example.com
I n s i d e S t o r y H e a d l i n e
The newsletter is published monthly, 12 issues per year. We welcome any suggested articles, stories, or anything of horse
interest to be published in our newsletter. Send all correspondence and advertising by the 15th of the month for it to appear
in the following month‟s issue. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org either as a MS Word attachment/ or in
the text of an email OR mail to SFTR Broward, Attention: Newsletter, P.O. Box 290332, Davie, FL 33329.
WWW.FLAHORSE.COM/SFTRB P a g e 3
JUNE 2011 JULY 2011
Luisa Esiudero James Vigliortti
Join me on an evening ride. Saturday, August 6th. We will meet on the west side of Ka-
pok (Long Key) trail which is accessed off 136th Ave. at 6:00. Please bring you own
drinks and RSVP in case of rain. Candyce Conley 954-547-4049, (cell) and/or 954-476-
Sunday 9/4 WOLF LAKE RIDE,
Be ready to play games, swim and eat.
Salad Bar $5.00 including drink
Please RSVP Tina West 954-319-1203 or Bridgette Reket 954-943-0892
Important Upcoming Fund Raisers:
Rodeo Parking…………………………………………………………………………………………………...September 10th
Our famous Pancake Breakfast…………………………………………..……..………………….….…….November 6th
Something new this year a Desensitizing Clinic…………………………….……………………...…..….March 4th
Our one and only Fun Show…………………………………………………………………..………….……March 18th
We may also have several other Rodeo Parking dates on our calendar this year, not confirmed yet.
These events are very important for the club. The funds raised from these events pay for our insurances, banquet, dona-
tions to selected charities and special projects that the club may do throughout the year. We appreciate everyone in-
volved and would like to invite all our members to participate. Please keep these dates in mind and if you have any ques-
tions or concerns, call one of our Officers and/or Board members and we will be glad to assist you.
For more articles and photographs visit our ONLINE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE@
www.flahorse.com/sftrb or on Facebook.
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Mon 8/1 Board of Director’s Meeting @ Candyce Conley’s home in Oak Hill 7 pm
Sat 8/6 Night Ride out of Kapok TB: Candyce Conley (954) 476-8056
Meet around 6 pm on 136th and we‟ll ride the local trails for a couple hours. Bring your own drink and head home after the ride. Please
RSVP, so Candyce can call you if it gets cancelled due to weather.
Sat 8/20 Bamford Park Night Ride TB: Need a Trail Boss
Meet and park trailers at Bamford Park the street behind Treetops Park around 6 pm. We‟ll ride in Treetops and the local neighborhood
trails, bring your own drink, then head home after the ride. Please RSVP, so the TB can call you in case it gets cancelled due to
Tues 8/23 Monthly Club Meeting @ Davie Women’s Club 7 pm
Sun 9/4 Wolf Lake Ride TB: Tina West (954) 319-1203 & Bridgette Reket (954) 943-0892 Come join us at Wolf Lake for a Labor
Day Weekend Ride, There will be swimming, games, and relays on horseback. We are providing fruit & salad bar, w/ dessert and
drinks all for $5.00 each. Plenty of shady trailer parking inside the park and on the swale just outside the park. Please RSVP so we
know how much food to provide. Any time after 10;00
Tues 9/6 Board of Director’s Meeting 7 pm
Sat 9/10 Rodeo Parking TB: Kathy & Fred Cox (954) 252-4731/(954)593-6478 Meet at the Bergeron Rodeo grounds at 5 pm for a
light dinner supplied by the club, then help park cars (6pm till 9pm) Please RSVP . This is a fund raiser for the club.
Sun 9/11 Dade Commemorative 10th Anniversary 911 Ride
Sun 9/25 Loop #1 Treetops Ride TB: Gail Dixon (954) 464-5426
Meet at Treetops and ride out at 9:30 am for the start of the Davie Loop trail system rides. Bring a covered dish to share. The club will
supply the drinks and paper goods. Please RSVP.
Tues 9/27 Monthly Club Meeting @ Davie Women’s Club 7 pm
Mon 10/3 Board of Director’s Meeting
Fri 10/7 – Sun 10/9 Jonathan Dickinson Campout TB: Tina West (954) 319-1203
Fri, we‟ll ride at Atlantic Ridge, then head over to JD to camp for the weekend. Electric/water campsites, Tie-out posts for the horses.
Call the park to make camp reservation after Aug 7th.
Sun 10/16 Loop #6 Robbins Ride TB: Candyce Conley (954) 476-8056 & Cindy Lane (954) Meet and park trailers at Robbins
Park, ride out at 9:30 am for a couple hours. Covered dish lunch back at the trailers.
Tues 10/25 Monthly Club Meeting @ Davie Women’s Club 7 pm
Sat 10/29 – Sun 10/30 Treetops Campout TB: Don Maines (954) 309-6957& Debbie MacDonald (954) 632-9596 Primitive camp-
ing, water for the horses, and tie-out posts, or bring your electric pen. Covered dish dinner
Sat 10/29 Loop #2 Treetops to Robbins Ride TB: Don Maines (954) 309-6957 & Debbie MacDonald (954) 632-9596 Ride out from
Treetops to Robbins Park & back
Sun 10/30 Halloween Costume Contest TB: Laura Warren (954) 680-3436 & Kathy Cox (954) 593-6478 Ride out from Treetops in
costume to Bamford park for the contest. Drinks provided.
Due to the heat and humidity, the summer riding schedule is a lot lighter, though many members do meet and ride at Treetops Park on
Sunday mornings. We are looking for suggestions for summer get togethers without the horses, so please call Gail Dixon @ (954) 464
-5426 with your ideas and suggestions.
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Surgeons General Warning; Horses are expensive, addictive,
and may impair the ability to use common sense.
My husband says if I spend one more weekend camping with
my horse, he’ll leave me. Darn I’ll miss him!
They told me that when I bought a horse I would meet lots of
new people. I did, and everyone of them is holding out their
hands for money The farrier, the vet…..
Your idea of a great vacation… is going to an out-of-town Horse Show!.
I whisper but my horse doesn’t listen.
Who ever said; “I wouldn’t know what to do with a million dol-
lars” Never owned a horse.
Submit your favorite horse joke or story and I will include it in the next
issue of the news letter.
Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. Especially when you‟re a
I‟m sure everyone has one to share.
JULY 4TH at VISTA VIEW Leigh & Rick Wessel TB
For the past few years now, the SFTR members have enjoyed going "to the hill" to view fireworks from all the
surrounding towns & neighborhoods. The weather was as near perfect as could be with not a hint of rain
throughout the night! (In past years, we were not so lucky!) This year Rick & I, along with our Westies,
Matilda and Sonja, arrived at Vista View at 6 pm and Sandy & Tom Dunn were already there with their chairs
in place on the hill! We set up our tables and chairs and waited for the crowds to arrive. Within the hour
Kathy and Fred, and Kathy's Mom, Ruth arrived with some wonderful salads. John & Sherrie Campbell also
shared venison cheeseburgers with everyone....they always bring something special for this event. Then Ro-
land Aragunde arrived with his new fiancé’, Debbie Whitaker and her new dog who wasn't too happy to meet
my girls!!! As I looked down the rows of chairs placed on the hill, I noticed Debbie McDonald who also
brought her little Dachshund, Carol Olson, Jeff & Candyce Conley and Don Maines. A real surprise was Andy
& Robin Cardenas who have moved back to Jupiter from Kentucky! They are back in the camping mode so
we will be seeing a lot of them in the near future!!! (Welcome back!!!!) The night was very clear so you
could really view all the surrounding awesome fireworks. Just when we thought they were all done, a nearby
neighbor just across the street from Vista View put on his own show that rivaled all the rest!! We all really
enjoyed that as the thousands of people at Vista View all applauded when they were finished! (To that un-
known person.....thanks for a great show!) I know I missed some people who attended and I apolo-
gize! Thanks to everyone who "came to the hill' on this 4TH of JULY!!!!!!!!
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WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION
I would just like to give a special thanks to Leigh Wessel, our past vice president for being such an asset to the board
and officers while I was president. It is true that she never ended up stepping up to the plate to be the president, but
she thought about it every year! She was a great moral support, always giving me pep talks, saying that she supported
me. That was valuable in itself. Leigh never missed a board meeting and has spent many loyal years ( I think at least
18) as a member and officer, and has Trail Bossed many a ride. She was always outspoken about the direction we
should take on all the issues. Her ideas were about being fair and the right thing to do. If her ideas weren‟t accepted
she took it in stride. Leigh is always a generous person, and when there is Leigh, there is always Rick right there with
her. The Wessel’s hosted many a campout and even if they weren‟t the trail boss they would extend their elaborate
campsite to all the campers, saving us from the rain, hosting a spontaneous dinner or a breakfast and providing us
with entertainment of some kind, and the ability to remember, and tell the funny stories afterwards.
FIRST ORGANIZED NIGHT RIDE OF THE SUMMER!
By Carol Olson
Yes, June 25th there was a night ride scheduled, and as usual
there were thunder clouds building in the west. After checking
the radar, calls were made to riders who lived out that way that
could give an up dated report. An all clear sign was given and Sue Ross and I headed out to 136th St. west of Long
Key Park to see who else was going to show. I can‟t believe we got there so early! So we let the horses graze. To our
surprise riders actually showed up early and we were able to start out our ride AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. This shall be a
memorable day for me, and it just goes to show you IT CAN BE DONE, Gail. We had a nice dry ride with a cool breeze
and over cast skies. Of course it started to rain a little before we returned, but we were all happy to get out, shoot the
breeze and participate in our favorite activity, RIDING! Thanks to those that rode, Sue Ross, Hilda Testa, Nancy
Burch, Kathy Cox, Leigh and Rick Wessel. A fun group for riding and socializing!
Riders responsible for Negative Coggins on every ride (keep in your trailer) you never know when a Park Ranger or Official may
stop and ask you for one.
Please be sure your membership is current before coming on a ride. (applications are in the news letter or online)
Remember to clean up your area and/or after yourself
Be sure to contact Trail Boss 2-3 days before a ride to tell them you intend to go!!! (this helps the trail boss know the number of
attendees, how much food or drinks to buy, & who to call if any ride changes occur)
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Memories are so very precious
Dear Skip when I first got you I thought it would never work. But I was wrong. Then we won eve-
rything!! to the time events and finishing off the team events . Through the long fun 3 months we
worked together and won a saddle! I was the all around cowgirl and you were the all around
horse!!! Then we ran some poles at Davie Pro Rodeo. We were kinda slow but I was always
happy with your run, and what do you know we won the pole bending buckle! You carried me
through those big shows with pride and joy. We worked hard to win our prizes. Then I decided to
give you a break. I washed you down and we put you in George Williams big pasture. I was al-
ways devastated when we left you out there because I would miss you a lot. But I knew we
would pick you back up. When we picked you up you ran up to me and gave out a loud joyful
whinny as I called out your name. After that we ended up at Davie rodeo once again doing poles
for the summer series. Then we left you back in Georges pasture because you did not look well
and looked at me with dreadful eyes. A couple days later, George found you lying peacefully un-
der a hollow tree. You were gone! My mom and I cried for three days straight. We were so dev-
astated. RIP Skip. You were the best horse that I have ever had. You are now protected in horse
heaven were you gallop peacefully through fields of flowers, where you can eat what you want
and of course Rest in Peace. You will always be in my heart forever and always. I loved you to
death and I still do. Love Jade.
Written by Jade Shure Ortiz ten years old :-(
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WHERE DID “PISS POOR” COME FROM?
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery... if you had to do this to survive you
were "Piss Poor."
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot ....they "didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts
about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell .....
brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and
finally the children. Last of all came the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice,
bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean
bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when
wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slip-
ping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegeta-
bles and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had
food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old." Sometimes they could
obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring
home the bacon.." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened
most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take
them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and
see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse
the grave. When reopening these coffins,1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they
would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night - "the graveyard shift" - to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead
And that's the truth... Now, whoever said History was boring!!! So... get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Share these facts with a friend.
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Please take the time to read and fill out this petition as this will affect all of the trail riders .
Board of Governors
Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34604
It has come to my attention that the Board of Governors is in the process of a Hunting Evaluation to determine tracts of prop-
erty to be evaluated for hunting and the expansion of hunting. I respectfully request the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve,
Green Swamp East, Hampton Tract, Green Swamp West, Cypress Creek Preserve Halapata Tastanaki Preserve and Lake Panasof-
fkee be removed from consideration for the following reasons.
The threshold of acreage established by Florida Statute 379.3001 requiring “no net loss of hunting lands” is currently being
satisfied. There is an abundance of land open to hunting in this area – in excess of 170,000 acres. Therefore, there is no justification
for arbitrarily increasing the hunting land. To do so would, in my opinion, exceed the authority granted in the Florida Statute. Histori-
cally, once a tract is designated for hunting it never reverts to its original status.
Public safety: Hunting is not compatible with co-utilization of other user groups – hikers, bicyclists, campers, birders, eques-
trians, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H groups etc. Just because an area is not closed during hunting season does not mean that area is
safe for uses other than hunting.
Reference: FWC Uniform Hunting Incident Report case #FWSW09OFF0781
The expansion of hunting is effectively a denial of access to areas where equestrians and other users have had open ac-
cess and quiet enjoyment of their activities.
Please note my strenuous opposition to expanding hunting lands at the expense of access to others.
Thank you for your very careful consideration in this matter.
City: __________________________________________ Zip ____________
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years). He loads well and doesn‟t kick. large with ceiling fans, auto waterers FLEXIBLE BOARDING now being
No health problems! Super hardy and rubber mats. Barn is also large, new, offered at the Redland Riding
horse! Can go barefoot. Needs an cool, airy and made of CBS block. No Academy! Call for availability and
experienced owner who really under- hurricane worries. Caretaker on prem- pricing. Lots of turnout, clean
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horse pasture, etc. Call: C: 540-921-
barns, 12x12 stalls, auto waterers, exer- Triple Crown, hay from Idaho. Rubber
mats in all stalls. All this for $525.00 a 0564. 8/10
ciser, sand arena, round pen, air condi-
tioned tack room, free Wi-Fi, and month, best deal in town. Kathy 954-434
more! 305-323-4038, 12/10 -2746. 7/11 MISCELLANEOUS
STALLS FOR RENT Private barn, east PARTIAL BOARD, Country Acres in
Davie location. 30 acres for riding. 12x12 Parkland 12 x 12 stall w/large paddock, CALVES FOR SALE, raised naturally ,
stalls, city water with paddocks & small grassy turnout , wash rack, large tack & no hormones or chemicals. Call Bob
turnout. Partial Board $175. Full board feed room, riding trails available & am Munson 954-475-1651. 6/10
with your feed $300, with our feed $575. feeding provided. You provide own feed,
Call 786.326.8801 or 954.321.1936. 6/10 hay & stall cleaning. Call Gail @ (954)
NEED A HELPING HAND to care for
your horses? Call Kelly Webster at
STALLS FOR RENT: New CBS barn (786) 879-2262. Trained and experi-
built to withstand Cat 5 hurricanes near LAND FOR SALE/LEASE enced
Griffin Road & I-75. 12x12 stalls with Currently working at barns in local area.
attached 14x30 runs assures your horse 10 ACRES FOR SALE IN BROOKS- References provided morning and/or
ample exercise. Pasture turnout also VILLE, FL– PERFECT for your paradise evening services ,feed & muck stalls
available. Partial board. Call Kathy or home & stables – only 10 minute ride to Flexible schedule : will tailor services to
Fred 954-252-4731 , 12/10 Croom Forest trail head! Filled with beau- meet your request. If you need help
tiful huge oak hammocks, fenced and daily, a couple days a week or for spe-
STALLS FOR RENT Full board avail- gated, partially cleared, high & dry, north cial dates and
able on gated facility. Grass turnout daily property line looks out over 100+ acres vacations.
12x12 stalls with rubber mats and shav- of pasture land. Just north of hwy 50 (exit
ings. Riding ring and large lunge 301 on I-75) and 2.3 miles west of the
ring. Quality feed, owner on prem- WANTED used 4 wheeler to drag my
highway. Check it out on ring. Kathy 954-434-2746. 7/11
ises. Near the west Broward trail sys-
tem. Please call 954-472-7351 for more www.tommiedawson.com. Click on
information. 6/10 “Vacant Land”. Scroll down to property
named “Carpenters Way” –
STALLS/PASTURE FOR RENT: Have 2 MLS#2118593. Call Ben Theisen - 954-
stalls with paddocks, auto waterers, 1 850-8896. 8/10
stall without, small pasture. No services.
Call Carol @ 540-921-0564.
FOR SALE: CUSTOM BUILT HOME in
BARN FOR RENT-Rent an 8 stall barn West Davie on lake, 1 acre, zoned agri-
for 1000.0 month or partial board for cultural, has 2 stalls with paddocks ,
200.00 per horse. This barn has Grass automatic waterers and a small pasture.
Turn-out w/ lighted arena, on the Davie 3rd stall available. House is 4/2, currently
Trail system. Call Ken at 954-472-5186 set up as 2/1 and 1/1, which is a large
or Melanie 954-557-5885. 4/11 MIL suite, can be easily returned to origi-
nal 4/2. Enjoy country living for yourself,
If you are looking for a GREAT BARN along with potential income from the
for your horse, check out Cameo Farms.
We offer 30 acres of grass for grazing all
night long, an awesome riding ring with
stadium lighting and 4 acre grass field
with jumps. All our grain is Seminole &
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