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  1. I absolutely think the jumping style saddle is...

    I absolutely think the jumping style saddle is more secure - especially if one is not so used to a dressage saddle. Seen it many times and felt it myself.
    That is why the stirrups are shortened...
  2. Us horse people are so w.e.a.l.t.h.y., you know,...

    Us horse people are so w.e.a.l.t.h.y., you know, so they advertise here.
    Well, some are, I guess.
  3. I know of an A.P.Indy by Jump Start who sounds...

    I know of an A.P.Indy by Jump Start who sounds like that, but is a good mover, with a nice large step....more huntery in movement, but currently a jumper.
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    Hoof Hearted was a real BC racehorse. I know...

    Hoof Hearted was a real BC racehorse.

    I know one that did not get approved - Sex on the Slopes - foal born to Sexy Mexy (by Mexican General) by Ski Resort.
  5. That IS guest awesomeness! And those kids are...

    That IS guest awesomeness! And those kids are getting a good lesson, too.
    Still - admire you for hosting that crowd!
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    Isn't it a shame when the time has come that...

    Isn't it a shame when the time has come that proper handwritten thank-you's are NOT the norm.

    While we are at it, not just weddings, any time, be it sponsorship for a show, University scholarship,...
  7. Thread: Train Trips

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    Oh boy - some of the topics on Off Topic are so...

    Oh boy - some of the topics on Off Topic are so interesting - give me the wanderlust again.

    Like Lilitiger I did the cross Canada trip (twice) Once on a seat the whole way, and once in a...
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    A personal pet peeve - can't count the amount of...

    A personal pet peeve - can't count the amount of times I've wondered if the gift certificate has got lost in the wrapping paper, etc. It is the same for baby showers, birthdays, baby announcements,...
  9. Even when visiting family, I treat them the same...

    Even when visiting family, I treat them the same as if it is not...take gifts, and I often pay the grocery bill, take them out to dinner and go to my room to read at night...just to give them some...
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    I use wool - often just a queen sized blanket...

    I use wool - often just a queen sized blanket from the thrift shop with a carpenter's clamp at the chest.
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    You can still buy Irish knit coolers? - I just...

    You can still buy Irish knit coolers? - I just threw one out when it got too many holes to repair - years old.
  12. If you have had your engagement ring for 38 years...

    If you have had your engagement ring for 38 years and still love it and the memories, diamonds are worth it. :)
  13. Dunhams - had mine for years and years and still...

    Dunhams - had mine for years and years and still good.
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    It is the price we pay for convenience and the...

    It is the price we pay for convenience and the charities do get some benefit.
    It must be quite the business considering ow many funerals or fundraising activities we attend. Better some money,...
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    Thanks, Romany, that link had passed me by. But...

    Thanks, Romany, that link had passed me by. But I do notice that they charge an extra 2.2% for credit card so only 96% goes to the housing shelter for battered women. It is a busy time of the...
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    We always try to understand the reasons of this...

    We always try to understand the reasons of this resistance believing horses do not lie. I find one can get through to a horse with kindness and sympathy, along with firmness more successfully than...
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    Fees taken from donoations

    I just made a donation to a womans' shelter through an organization called Canada Helps.org and received a tax receipt.

    It occurred to me, do these on line donation sites take a cut of our...
  18. ...but not on Christmas Day!

    ...but not on Christmas Day!
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    My friend said the watershed year was 50 so at 40...

    My friend said the watershed year was 50 so at 40 you are still a spring chicken. Then 60 didn't seem old.

    It is about learning acceptance - of that belly fat that won't go away, etc.

    I...
  20. We had JH neighbours for a long while - wonderful...

    We had JH neighbours for a long while - wonderful people. I cannot imagine them taking offence at a plain wrapped gift, given not as a Christmas present, but one that did not leave her out....as a...
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    I've got similar - worst at night and not so bad...

    I've got similar - worst at night and not so bad in the daytime when I'm limber.
    When I had a frozen shoulder they told me it would take two years to heal, and it did, but this is different. Took...
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    Your what? A Hulu Plus queue? Maybe like my...

    Your what? A Hulu Plus queue?

    Maybe like my grandson who asked what a pistoff was after he heard someone say it. :)
  23. The winter Olympics has had to move with the...

    The winter Olympics has had to move with the times, too. To keep audiences they have had to include more Xtreme sports. At the end of the day it is about tv audiences, money and pull. Millions...
  24. My daughter is serious about her cooking and...

    My daughter is serious about her cooking and hates her induction stove everytime you move the pan it turns itself off.

    I have a Wolf and love the dual fuel. Gas on top, electric oven. Never...
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    I remember the story well, and there is a lot on...

    I remember the story well, and there is a lot on a Google search with newsclippings, etc.

    The movie was, well based on truth, but movie like.

    A wonderful story of snowmobilers who got everybody...
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