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  1. If that house is haunted, it's by angry deceased...

    If that house is haunted, it's by angry deceased interior decorators. I haven't seen that much kitschy stuff since we cleaned out my great aunt's attic after she died.
  2. I really like the "seat looks great" comments. ...

    I really like the "seat looks great" comments.

    Uh huh ... Air time at the canter is always good. :p
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    Good heavens. The things people do to maintain...

    Good heavens. The things people do to maintain the mane. :lol:

    My horse, aka the rock star, has a lot of hair. I brush his mane before I ride. That's it.

    I rarely wash or condition his mane....
  4. Note to self: Tell those mud daubers that stung...

    Note to self: Tell those mud daubers that stung me they are rare. ;)

    If it's not a yellow jacket or hornet nest, I'm with those who say leave it alone. In that location, wasps of any sort aren't...
  5. Thread: Coke or Pepsi?

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    Poll: In 1968, my dad purchased 200 shares of...

    In 1968, my dad purchased 200 shares of Coca-Cola. That stock went up, split, then went up some more. He made other good investments (FedEx in 1979), but his decision to buy Coke paid off...
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    I can assure you that if the horse had been...

    I can assure you that if the horse had been insured, the insurer would have required much more documentation for loss of use than what you described.

    Relax and enjoy your horse.
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    I'd never ridden my horse bareback, so I tried it...

    I'd never ridden my horse bareback, so I tried it about a year ago. Once. It was like sitting on a propane tank -- one with a very slick coat. :lol:

    I'd like to try my other gelding. I think he'd...
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    Me, too.

    Me, too.
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    My horse is decidedly not green, but he's just as...

    My horse is decidedly not green, but he's just as decidedly a work in progress. ;)

    I don't so much structure the breaks as use them as a reward when he does something really well or gives me a...
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    Well put, 2 dogs. At 61, the thought of...

    Well put, 2 dogs.

    At 61, the thought of trying to control a horse with just reins and my voice scares the hell out of me. I'd much rather be astride.

    If I reach a point when I can no longer...
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    Yeeee ... reminds me of a go-round I had with...

    Yeeee ... reminds me of a go-round I had with Citibank a few years ago. The rep wasn't that obnoxious, but very insistent that I had to answer questions about my financial status when I wanted to...
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    There is a trainer at my barn who rides six...

    There is a trainer at my barn who rides six horses a day, rain or shine, cold or hot. He's 91. I don't know if I'll make it that long, but I hope to.
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    I'd ask why is the horse no longer competing and...

    I'd ask why is the horse no longer competing and who was the trainer.

    The Arab circuit is nowhere near as lucrative as the NRHA and I don't think the Arabs do 2 y.o. futurities. But you'll still...
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    While the commute is the immediate issue, ask...

    While the commute is the immediate issue, ask yourself if this position will take you where you want to go professionally -- and personally, since you're talking family, too.

    If it will and you...
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    Well that settles it then. You don't know anyone...

    Well that settles it then. You don't know anyone who's ever done a soil test, so ipso facto it's simply not done. :rolleyes:




    I'm sure you know this, since you're citing "professional...
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    And there's more to it than PNK ratios. pH and...

    And there's more to it than PNK ratios. pH and the amount of organic material in the soil are also factors.

    The test costs ~$10 -- a lot less than buying a lot of stuff that may or may not work.
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    Stop guessing and get your soil tested by your...

    Stop guessing and get your soil tested by your local extension office.
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    And headphones for the OP, Febreeze hang ups in...

    And headphones for the OP, Febreeze hang ups in the potty and at the OP's desk, too.
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    As a dressage basement dweller, I think this can...

    As a dressage basement dweller, I think this can be true for just about any level. What you need to remember is what the "good" or "your trot" feels like, so when you're working on your own, you know...
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    I can see the photos. He's gorgeous. Have fun!

    I can see the photos. He's gorgeous. Have fun!
  21. Some good ideas here. One more thing that I don't...

    Some good ideas here. One more thing that I don't think has been mentioned:

    If your horse is standing square to begin with -- i.e., with weight in all four feet -- he HAS to unweight a foot...
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    No direct experience, but our neighbors have a...

    No direct experience, but our neighbors have a beagle whose left hind leg was amputated 10 years ago, due to a close encounter with a sickle bar mower. :(

    I'm pretty sure he's never competed in...
  23. The one opposite the bend. IOW, if your horse is...

    The one opposite the bend. IOW, if your horse is flexed to the left, your right leg is the outside leg.
  24. This. My instructor gave me a good visual of...

    This.

    My instructor gave me a good visual of using my inside leg to help my horse "fill up the outside rein" just before I ask and that has made a world of difference in our canter departs.
  25. Legs and seat? Connection and suppleness isn't...

    Legs and seat? Connection and suppleness isn't just about the reins. ;)
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