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  1. Ditto katarine. I travel about a week a...

    Ditto katarine.

    I travel about a week a month. I had to ship off my GP gelding to my sister, because it's not fair to ask him to be performing at GP with such an intermittent work schedule. I...
  2. I'd eat this so fast your head would spin:...

    I'd eat this so fast your head would spin:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/peach-and-raspberry-crisp-recipe.html
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    Not all college degrees pay out the same....

    Not all college degrees pay out the same. Breaking news, I know. But I think some of those studies (e.g. "People with college degrees earn >$1 million more than HS diplomas!") can be misleading and...
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    Sadly, coolers are handed out after the awards...

    Sadly, coolers are handed out after the awards ceremonies in regional championships. It's not a bad idea to pin a ribbon on your horse's bridle ahead of time. I recommend it, actually, especially if...
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    One just showed up at my barn....

    One just showed up at my barn. Friesian/Appaloosa/TB/Dutch (Art Deco). Breeding for color for sure. The woman bought it as a jumper prospect. We'll see.

    I've also seen a couple Friesian/Andalusian...
  6. Look up.

    Look up.
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    For me, it's traveling for work. Which usually...

    For me, it's traveling for work. Which usually means being stuck in meetings for 10 hours (with catered lunch, which usually isn't diet-friendly) followed by "networking dinners" with alcohol....
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    Or in a different place.... like down the...

    Or in a different place.... like down the centerline at a show.
  9. I didn't use a reader at last weekend's show,...

    I didn't use a reader at last weekend's show, mostly due to pride. I'm an FEI rider, I told myself. I'm showing Training and First levels. How hard can it be?

    Well, I forgot the 15m circle at C...
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    Agreed. I found my reliable counter canter came...

    Agreed. I found my reliable counter canter came back around 4th/PSG when the flying changes are less... exciting.

    I found that 2nd is to dressage much like trig is to math-- you need to do it in...
  11. It looks to me like you're pushing with your...

    It looks to me like you're pushing with your thighs/seat every stride in the video. I'd like to see you quieter through the hips and lower back to let him push through from behind. A saddle may help...
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    Unfortunately in North America, the...

    Unfortunately in North America, the fresh-off-the-breeder's-farm market faces stiff competition from the fancy-but-needs-work market. A significant number of quality horses go to homes that aren't...
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    Up until (relatively) recently, I was an AA....

    Up until (relatively) recently, I was an AA. Trained and showed my gelding from 2nd through GP. And to corroborate meupatdoes' point, in my dressage career I've had maybe 5-10 longe lessons.

    It...
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    Submission in dressage context doesn't mean...

    Submission in dressage context doesn't mean complete and total subordination. It's demonstrated by the horse's acceptance of the aids without resistance.

    I don't have a saddlebred, but I do have...
  15. There might be an ideal world where longeing is a...

    There might be an ideal world where longeing is a crucial and consistent part of a training regimen, but it's not the world I live in. The world I live in has me too busy to ride at least 2 days a...
  16. Probably I shouldn't read this thread while...

    Probably I shouldn't read this thread while eating cookie dough, huh?
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    Engineering is stereotyped as chock-full of...

    Engineering is stereotyped as chock-full of introverts, and I'm no exception (although I work with plenty). The problem I have is that managers in my company tend towards extroversion, and the...
  18. My pony can get all Rip van Winkle after a long...

    My pony can get all Rip van Winkle after a long winter. It's not a pretty sight. So come spring, I take out the clippers and carve out that lower jawline so my pretty little mare no longer looks like...
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    I clipped a wine bottle (I free-handed it, so it...

    I clipped a wine bottle (I free-handed it, so it doubles as a beer bottle) on my GP horse's butt this winter. And then, due to work circumstances, sent him to live with my sister so she can get her...
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    If he's got 3 clean gaits (i.e. no pacing in the...

    If he's got 3 clean gaits (i.e. no pacing in the walk or lateral tendencies in the canter, etc), vets clean, and feels like a good fit, go for it! Gaits don't have to be huge to be pure, which is...
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    To be fair, that's what I've been doing the past...

    To be fair, that's what I've been doing the past couple months. Add in some excel, powerpoint, and free lunches, and you've pretty much got my job description.

    All kidding aside, I liked "take...
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    And just when we were having so much in common......

    And just when we were having so much in common... I kid, I kid.
  23. I'd love to sit on a beach part-time, and school...

    I'd love to sit on a beach part-time, and school and show a string of (my own) wonderful dressage horses as a second "job".

    Instead, I sit in a cube and plot things in excel.
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    Yet another Petroleum Engineer here. Aggie4Bar,...

    Yet another Petroleum Engineer here. Aggie4Bar, I'm even pursuing my MS from your alma mater (I assume).

    If we keep this up, we might even outnumber the lawyers here :D
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    We can't have it both ways. We can't say that...

    We can't have it both ways. We can't say that showing should be all about the training, and then turn around and complain that the judges are scoring the higher trained horses higher.

    Meeting the...
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