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    Sep. 30, 2014, 12:07 PM
    Fo sho. That's because you'll sweep/mop in the long direction of the hall. So you want to be moving with the planks, not across them.
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    Sep. 29, 2014, 11:30 AM
    Oh, no! A hungry thin snake! I have always been pro-snake, just to even out the more common anti-snake sentiment floating around. But your...
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    Sep. 29, 2014, 08:36 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Armchair Saddle Fitter in Dressage
    Irony of ironies! 1. I was the armchair saddle fitter. That was back in the day when I was on my last saddle search for my hunter. 2. Now...
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    Sep. 28, 2014, 11:42 AM
    I think you have the wrong trainer… and maybe the wrong horse. Don't decide about the latter until you decide about the former. A good trainer...
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    Sep. 28, 2014, 09:45 AM
    What do your parents plan to do with their lame horse, exactly? Are they going to sell him or euthanize him. You make is sound as though they...
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    Sep. 28, 2014, 09:40 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Dressage Saddle help in Dressage
    Pictures show that the tree is a 32. That's wide by Stubben's standards, but not super wide. I don't find Stubbens terribly wide by modern...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 05:17 PM
    That's a good lookin' cat, of the "rolling stone"/ramblin' man variety. I do think you have to cut his balls off so that he will stop touring. ...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 02:00 PM
    You see? Can't even be trusted to manage COTH PM. I will fix that. I can do that much. I never thought ZuZu would join me in one of my rants. ...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 01:44 PM
    I agree. No God worth having would insist you not be married in His eyes and make all the commitment that a marriage spiritually entails because...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 01:41 PM
    Yabbut, they are around watching the camper door. You have engagement. Look, feed them and call them when it's convenient for you. Believe me,...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 01:37 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Slow trot on loose rein in Western
    I also think that getting them to drop down a gait every time they get too fast might bite you in the butt in the end, OP. That's because the...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 01:34 PM
    Congratulations! I think you and this mare can find your way. Don't waste too much time on any nay-sayers, rather, get as much good help as you...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 12:21 PM
    dressagetraks is right: You have to go out there and hang out until they get used to you. Also, I do ilke the Kitten Fishing technique. I...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 11:13 AM
    Another decision: Not going to work for Ariat right out of college. This was when the company was still owned by the Stanford biz school pair of...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 11:07 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Slow trot on loose rein in Western
    IMO, this is right. You teach a horse to rate (and really, to squat, pushing from behind) by using your body, legs and your hand last. You have...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 10:57 AM
    That was awesome. We should have a whole thread devoted to Cat Vocabulary. You're right. I have heard all of those. Still, I like to screw with a...
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    Sep. 27, 2014, 10:55 AM
    See, you have a cat who *listens* because you use your words to mean things. You don't waste them on expression random, effusive love as I do. ...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 10:32 AM
    See, I don't wanna keep up with friends this way. I have had the experience of a friend complain that I hadn't kept up with events in her life...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 10:29 AM
    Are you sure you are comparing apples to apples? So your range of mortgage payments goes from $550 to $1,400 and rents for the equivalent places...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 10:22 AM
    Yes, but so is eating. Really, when you grew up hungry and you are watching your kids do that, how does the decision to produce more kids seem at all...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 09:03 AM
    Best-- not having children. Financially, we whippersnappers are absolute money pits. Looking at the cost of college alone was enough to make this...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 12:17 AM
    Can my cat have a personal page and my business have its own page… so that I can just stay out of it? Or does that make it look like a big, fat,...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 12:15 AM
    A) I'm not a sociopath, nor am I not empathetic. Reread my post about myself. I saw the math written on the wall, knew I couldn't afford to have...
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    Sep. 26, 2014, 12:09 AM
    What? Did you just mean to argue that really good sex is justification for producing a child you can't afford to feed? Or did I misunderstand? ...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 06:56 PM
    Of course one doesn't "just get over" growing up in poverty or any family system that's dysfunctional…for want of money or anything else. To be...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 06:24 PM
    I heard what you did. Again, I'm not as interested in sorting out praise/blame for taking welfare. After all, it's rational to let go of your pride...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 05:30 PM
    mvp replied to a thread PNWers-- Sell me a horse! in Off Course
    If you don't object to my not pledging to keep this horse fo-evah, will you hook me up with contact information for the backed-not-broke one? I'm...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 04:57 PM
    Good question about the mosquitos. Thank you for raising it! Flood insurance guy confirms what I thought: Buying this property does involve a...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 04:52 PM
    Yabbut, she (and really the previous generation that produced 22 children) had a part in creating/continuing their poverty. If you can't afford...
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    Sep. 25, 2014, 01:48 PM
    The time has come for me to be "deflowered" by the Interwebz Vortex and join Facebook. I only want to do a business page and keep my descent into...
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