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    Dec. 23, 2014, 09:03 PM
    But it would probably be a much safer alternative than pvc+reins, so there you go! I mean, it could still freak a horse out, but many things can...
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    Dec. 22, 2014, 04:24 PM
    I can see value in the methodology, as what Ambitious Kate described (limited use to create a visual, sort of like when they put white tape on the...
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    Dec. 17, 2014, 09:56 AM
    DMK replied to a thread USHJF convention in Hunter/Jumper
    We could hire 2 MIT students and spend a lot of money trying to enforce something that would ultimately not be very enforceable, or somebody could...
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    Dec. 15, 2014, 04:15 PM
    yes, I'm not sure biothane is at greater risk for tearing or breaking - remember, this is what most driving harnesses are made of these days, because...
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    Dec. 15, 2014, 11:50 AM
    DMK replied to a thread Another GABA Suspension in Hunter/Jumper
    But in all likelihood, judges are not going to change the way they pin until they see a very clear reward/punishment when it comes to the way they...
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    Dec. 15, 2014, 11:19 AM
    smooth leather chaps in the wash? Absolutely, just be sure to put them on and wear them when they come out to make sure they "fit" you. After that, I...
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    Dec. 11, 2014, 04:01 PM
    son of a... (I hate it when I pay more than I have to!) although those are only in black so if that matters,...
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    Dec. 11, 2014, 02:46 PM
    yb, don't go back to old fashioned rubber reins, try the new biothane version. Sooooo much more comfortable! (and they don't melt) ...
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    Dec. 11, 2014, 11:19 AM
    DMK replied to a thread Another GABA Suspension in Hunter/Jumper
    Also, it's not like the USEF didn't give plenty of advance warning on this one. Next time I plan on speeding, it would be super helpful if the police...
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    Dec. 11, 2014, 10:49 AM
    DMK replied to a thread Another GABA Suspension in Hunter/Jumper
    I'm fairly cynical as well, but rings get moved, classes change time, horses metabolize things differently, ponies are notoriously different from...
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    Dec. 10, 2014, 02:39 PM
    DMK replied to a thread Another GABA Suspension in Hunter/Jumper
    DTW -totally understand! I thought the same thing. I might give a person a pass on banamine since it is permitted, so it's probably a timing thing....
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    Dec. 10, 2014, 02:29 PM
    DMK replied to a thread Another GABA Suspension in Hunter/Jumper
    Just to clarify, the ace and banamine infractions were for 2 other individuals unrelated to the GABA suspension. Your post could be inferred to mean...
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    Dec. 9, 2014, 04:43 PM
    Rugbug (who probably already knows this ;) ) will appreciate the fact that the hospital-based physicians who are notorious for not signing a contract...
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    Dec. 9, 2014, 01:45 PM
    Assurant is primarily a financial player. They probably rent Aetna's PPO network (that is the negotiated rates with those providers), they may even...
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    Dec. 9, 2014, 10:12 AM
    Assurant is not and has never been Aetna.
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 08:00 PM
    Assurant =/= Aetna Aetna is on the exchange in FL, but only in a few counties and is identified as "Aetna". Coventry is now owned by Aetna and is...
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 01:18 PM
    for my "repeat offender", I start with banamine and tucoprim/uniprim. But banamine is primarily for IV and speed/ease of administration. Bute is just...
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 12:35 PM
    DMK replied to a thread Best Brown Helmets? in Hunter/Jumper
    here is the elite ultra in action, albeit a rear view (2nd link is head on, but in shade, so it doesn't portray the real color)
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 11:01 AM
    "what is an ER" is a bit more well defined under ACA (this part goes back to 2010) - the "prudent layperson standard: How are emergency services...
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    Dec. 5, 2014, 05:27 PM
    The state of insurance in NY is precisely the cautionary tale for this very issue. Also, what you are talking about - credible coverage - is not the...
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    Dec. 5, 2014, 04:25 PM
    There is no more pre-existing condition in your health insurance, so follow up care should not be an issue. But it is your PHI and your do have to...
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 02:52 PM
    On a similar note, people who sell you trucks will often tell you that you can pull a horse trailer with a super light SUV. Turns out not all sales...
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 12:00 PM
    that is not medical coverage, that is P&C
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 10:34 AM
    I wouldn't fault the broker -this stuff is so incredibly complex and each situation varies due to past circumstances and phase of ACA implementation....
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 10:23 AM
    actually rugbug, grandfathering has officially expired (that was 2010-2013). We have now moved on to a new phase of confusion! Small groups have Keep...
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 10:16 AM
    No, no and emphatically NO. Let's review some basics. (well OK, they are basics for people well versed in this subject) 1. approximately 4...
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    Dec. 4, 2014, 09:28 AM
    DMK replied to a thread Best leather halters? in Hunter/Jumper
    Hah, Robbie used to run to the corner and stick his face in it when he saw the "fuzzy halter of doom"!
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    Dec. 3, 2014, 03:29 PM
    bolded is mine. This is emphatically NOT TRUE and not how HMOs (or other closed network products) work. Voluntary or non-emergent...
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    Dec. 3, 2014, 11:42 AM
    DMK replied to a thread Best leather halters? in Hunter/Jumper
    fousocks, he needs an OS halter with a horse crown! When you order the track halters, it's like bridles, you can mix and match Lido needs two year...
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    Dec. 2, 2014, 10:19 AM
    I was going to say I didn't over-oil it (because I am pretty religious about proper leather care)... but upon further reflection... It's more...
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Definition of "Horse": a 4 legged mammal looking for an inconvenient place and expensive way to die. Any day they choose not to execute the Master Plan is just more time to perfect it. Be Very Afraid.

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