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    Nov. 25, 2014, 09:44 PM
    You have a point: You can't grab hold of an olive branch…. and then light it on fire and wave it around cussing everyone out, yanno? You...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 09:39 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Custom boots question! in Hunter/Jumper
    A rant first (sorry to use you as an example, Gorgonzola. I assure you, the rant is for all who do this (and it's a cotton picking' sizable group of...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 09:25 PM
    OMG. Please have this horse ready to go now in Connecticut. And don't make it cost $25K. If you have that, I have a helluva buyer and home for...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 09:20 PM
    You interpreted the "black market economy of barn labor in Oregon" about right. I thought you meant me because you talked about "the poster." I...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 03:38 PM
    Also a "FWIW" comment, that part bugged me. Don't offer a job and then do anything to let you know you won't pay well or that you "can't" (while...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 03:35 PM
    You think I'm trying to get the CL ad's author in trouble? I hadn't thought of that. I don't know that person at all. It is very common here...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 12:14 PM
    Interpret this for me, if you will: A CL add in my area asks for someone to help with stalls at a private barn. Writer makes it clear that she...
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM
    mvp replied to a thread I have a theory, in Off Topic
    Did she light anything on fire?
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    Nov. 25, 2014, 11:49 AM
    mvp replied to a thread leasing horse to trainer in Hunter/Jumper
    You'd really send the OP to the "general public" where she'll have to still negotiate an agreement, this time with someone she doesn't know rather...
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    Nov. 24, 2014, 03:38 PM
    I thought the purpose/benefit of treating-to-diagnose as the OP is doing is that you can kinda/sorta discover hind gut ulcers as well. Can't scope...
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    Nov. 23, 2014, 10:18 AM
    Yes. Remember that you want to leave the duct tape on as long as possible. It's a very hillbilly look. So you don't need to worry about...
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    Nov. 23, 2014, 09:48 AM
    "Always alive"-- that's a good way to put it. The same can be said of L. A. freeways. Those roads are like sleeping venomous snakes. There's never...
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    Nov. 23, 2014, 09:41 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Cat Trees in The Menagerie
    Do you guys vacuum the bark of your cat trees? I love them, but it seems like the kind of masochism involved in the folks in Central NY who would...
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    Nov. 23, 2014, 01:54 AM
    And another thought, OP (written by someone older than you): 1. If you have not boarded horses at many, many places in your short, young life,...
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    Nov. 21, 2014, 12:34 AM
    Me, too. I understood their logic. It was a show barn and my horse (who was hurt at the time) didn't need most of what they did. I had been a...
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    Nov. 20, 2014, 05:45 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Full Chaps? in Hunter/Jumper
    That's what I'm talkin' about. If you really wanted to see "fancy" at an AA show in the 1990s, you went to the schooling ring the day before the...
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    Nov. 20, 2014, 12:11 PM
    Thank God you think a small farm is 8-12 acres, not 2! Depending on your part of the country, I think 10-15 acres and 5-6 horses is the amount one...
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    Nov. 20, 2014, 12:01 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Would it be tactless...? in Off Course
    Yeah, you do have to leave after an instructor says something like that. Either he/she is being neutral and telling you that you know so much that...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 06:32 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Welfare reform in Off Topic
    It's "supposed to work that way (to support mothers with children to the point that motherhood pays pretty well)" because 1. Asking people to...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 05:56 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Would it be tactless...? in Off Course
    Yabbut, that implies that if you aren't paying, rudeness is ok. It's not. I don't think one should have to have money in order to be treated well.
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 03:06 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Would it be tactless...? in Off Course
    I hear you, but I think you should leave these sentiments out of your logic: Don't say bad things because 1. I'm paying you. 2. I have a...
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    Nov. 19, 2014, 12:00 AM
    And furthermore: If someone were to paint a skeleton and muscles on a naked person riding (as has been done for horses) it would be a cross between...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 11:22 PM
    When I was at Cornell, my horse got a few experimental sets of these Sound Horse Technologies glue-on shoes. He had the Morrison roller shoes with...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 11:14 PM
    That's my experience, too. And in general, I'm the Meistress of Bed Sore Knowledge and Control. On bedding (and arthritis) first. I have seen...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 06:03 PM
    And since the OP was talking about buying a little farm of just two acres, I'll pipe in with the fact that managing horses without enough land is as...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 03:28 PM
    Try before you buy is a great idea. But the tough part is that you'll need stuff like tools and a tractor even to try. It's mighty hard to just dip...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 01:29 PM
    I don't think women who were victimized this way had the same credibility that they are given now. C'mon, know darn well that times change and...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 01:16 PM
    I'd still be this discouraging, and I'm older than you plus would like to buy a property in the near future. (Recall that I'm the person writing the...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 12:39 PM
    OP, you have two different problems here: Preventing those bad boys from getting too cold in the first place and warming them up, pronto, when you...
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    Nov. 18, 2014, 12:31 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Would you tell? in Off Topic
    I'd add "or illegal." If the company sees fit to have someone in a leadership position who can't influence those she supervises…. and the whole...
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