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    Thanks you so much, Tab! You are so sweet! He...

    Thanks you so much, Tab! You are so sweet! He is the light of my life, so I really appreciate that.

    Also, welcome aboard! I have been so busy with life and riding I don't believe I've been able...
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    I think you also make a great point, Paradox. I...

    I think you also make a great point, Paradox. I have not done any dedicated groundwork sessions with her since she came back home. I thought about that a few days ago, actually, but I have been so...
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    You have hit the nail on the head. That is our...

    You have hit the nail on the head. That is our situation to a "T". It is nothing dangerous (at this point), but more that she get distracted and I am apparently not firm enough to make her more...
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    Thanks so much for the quick response, Dewey! ...

    Thanks so much for the quick response, Dewey!

    It always starts as I’m grooming/tacking her. I feel like I’m at a disadvantage because I was told by the trainer who had her that she does not like...
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    Hey guys! Darn, I still haven’t gotten a chance...

    Hey guys! Darn, I still haven’t gotten a chance to sit down and catch up. Sorry! Quick update and a question for you guys…

    The update: Things have been up and down with riding stuff. ...
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    Just wanted to post really quick so you guys...

    Just wanted to post really quick so you guys don't think I've fallen off the face of the planet.

    Little Rose came home from the trainer a couple of weeks ago (did I say that already?) and she is...
  7. Thank you SO MUCH everyone for all of your...

    Thank you SO MUCH everyone for all of your suggestions! I had a very successful lesson yesterday, and went there confident I would know what to do thanks to you all. In spite of a bit of a busy...
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    Ok! My first reply back to everyone in a long,...

    Ok! My first reply back to everyone in a long, long time. I’m so happy to see everyone seems to be having fun and making progress!

    Fin – I could not be happier that you are riding your boy...
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    I have so little time these days that this post...

    I have so little time these days that this post took me 3 days to compose. I know it’s long, but how terrible is that? So, please know I am reading your posts, but simply don’t have enough time to...
  10. Lesson Etiquette - Entering ring and warming up while previous lesson is finishing

    I have my fantastic little 4 year old mare in training with a great Eventing trainer. I'm starting to take some lessons on her, but I recently realized I think I'm lacking some experience in lesson...
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    Well, did I ever get busy and fall off the face...

    Well, did I ever get busy and fall off the face of the planet. I’m so sorry I disappeared for a while, ladies. I am hoping to get back to posting regularly soon, but at this point I’m still dealing...
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    Computer Programmer. More specifically, I...

    Computer Programmer. More specifically, I create, manage, maintain, and upgrade our databases and data querying tools.
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    I've also been trying to keep up with reading,...

    I've also been trying to keep up with reading, but have been so busy (work is crazy and outside of work is crazy, too!) I haven't had time to respond or update.

    A few quick responses:

    Fin -...
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    Quite right. :winkgrin:

    Quite right. :winkgrin:
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    Like one of the other posters, I have a...

    Like one of the other posters, I have a "sensitivity" to nuts. But for me, it's *all* nuts (tree nuts, peanuts, otherwise). I detest that they've become a staple in many foods that would otherwise...
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    Another vote for "listen to your body" and "get...

    Another vote for "listen to your body" and "get it diagnosed". Depends on the type of injury just how much (and what) you should be doing.

    Take as much as time you need, and then a little bit...
  17. Poor, sweet old boy. I'm jingling for him,...

    Poor, sweet old boy. I'm jingling for him, whatever it might be.

    The one and only experience I've had with anything like this was when my friend's TB mare became very spooky and reactive almost...
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    Just a quickie update because I’m going to be a...

    Just a quickie update because I’m going to be a busy little bee all weekend. I haven’t gotten to ride since I got on Gabriel a couple of weeks ago, and I’m itching to get on again, but it won’t...
  19. ROFL - I'm with you, Gorgonzola! Health problems...

    ROFL - I'm with you, Gorgonzola! Health problems derailed all of my wedding planning, but we've decided to keep our original date (next month) by doing a tiny little ceremony at my parents' house. ...
  20. Thanks to the power of the COTH community, this...

    Thanks to the power of the COTH community, this beautiful girl will be heading to her new home in a couple of weeks.
  21. IMHO, it's more about your leg than anything...

    IMHO, it's more about your leg than anything else.

    I'm 5'7". I have two narrow 16h horses, and one young 15h horse. I never second-guessed the way I looked on the 16 handers, but was worried I'd...
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    I’m having trouble keeping up with all of the...

    I’m having trouble keeping up with all of the goings on in this thread! Lol Such an active group!

    I at least wanted to give a shout out to SoLoud – Chester is *positively adorable*!!!! I wish I...
  23. One of the things I love about the IT field, in...

    One of the things I love about the IT field, in general, is that degrees take a back-seat to hands-on experience and certifications. Focus on the certifications for now. You can revisit whether you...
  24. I'd like to give a big congrats and an equally as...

    I'd like to give a big congrats and an equally as big thank you to SuperShorty for her fantastic blog post! You are truly an inspiration to me on many levels!

    I went through a pretty big surgery...
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    I got it back when I was 15. I'm 32 now, so...

    I got it back when I was 15. I'm 32 now, so that's over half my life ago and I don't remember exact details. However, I do remember being bed-ridden for a while, having some cramping and such with...
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