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    Anne, it possibly says more about history...

    Anne, it possibly says more about history graduate students than anything else....we're not the most literary or creative bunch, I guess! :lol:
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    That's definitely not the book I would use to...

    That's definitely not the book I would use to introduce someone to the series! I will admit there are some of his I like more than others; and a few are a bit convoluted (especially the latest ones,...
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    I'm a huge, HUGE fan of Terry Pratchett...

    I'm a huge, HUGE fan of Terry Pratchett but I very rarely recommend his books to people. One of my graduate school professors made the mistake of assigning one of his novels (not in a lit class) and...
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    A friend of mine lived in Wicker Park, so...

    A friend of mine lived in Wicker Park, so definitely in the city, but she rode out in Wauconda, about 45 miles away. That's an hour plus between home and barn, at the absolute minimum.

    To live in...
  5. I don't have anything crazy but in the "I wonder...

    I don't have anything crazy but in the "I wonder what she was thinking?" category...

    My trainer was selling a client's YR dressage horse. He was a big warmblood, confirmed to Int. I, had a long...
  6. In this specific case, I would be more inclined...

    In this specific case, I would be more inclined to chalk that up to poor writing skills and attempting to fluff out the article rather than some inherent gender bias.

    Although you're completely...
  7. http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=27346...

    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=27346
    http://www.psdressage.com/viewarticle.php?id=1476

    More changes to the U.S. lineup at Aachen. Steffen Peters has pneumonia and is apparently hospitalized.
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    In showjumping only. As if that's the only sport...

    In showjumping only. As if that's the only sport anyone in the world cares about. :rolleyes: Personally, I couldn't care less about the rankings for Holstein, because I'm interested mostly in...
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    St. Louis has a pretty vibrant h/j scene;...

    St. Louis has a pretty vibrant h/j scene; dressage, not so much. There are dressage shows and good instruction to be found around StL, but not the quantity that you'd find around Chicago. As above,...
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    Is this a USEF recognized dressage show? If so,...

    Is this a USEF recognized dressage show? If so, rule DR 119 (Section 2) applies:

    "Horses...are limited to a maximum of three Dressage rides per day at Fourth Level and below..."
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    I think winning the Big Eq is probably a goal in...

    I think winning the Big Eq is probably a goal in and of itself these days, even for the kids who have proven themselves at the bigger stuff.
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    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=27236 ...

    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=27236

    dressage-news.com posted what I think is a good analysis of the current state of our team after Fritzens. It's not terribly well-written (holy run-on...
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    I think we all realize the true test of where the...

    I think we all realize the true test of where the US stands in prep for the WEG will be at Aachen, where all the big guns are set to show. We all know Matthias Rath, Charlotte Dujardin, Edward Gal,...
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    Agreed. Corollary to this, I've often wondered...

    Agreed. Corollary to this, I've often wondered what the point is to having registries in every country where a breed of horse is bred. Is it some expression of nationalism? Is it some kind of...
  15. I'm not an eventer, but I am loving this thread...

    I'm not an eventer, but I am loving this thread and I'm going to add my own.

    My longtime trainer was becoming frustrated with my horse while riding him and wanted to use an auxiliary device that...
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    Exactly. I also find it hard to believe that...

    Exactly.

    I also find it hard to believe that the OP doesn't know this. It's plain as day; just look at Dreamhorse.com!
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    Pennywell Bay, It should be noted that Noms...

    Pennywell Bay,

    It should be noted that Noms did NOT say "Good mares are only in Europe" or "All mares in the US suck."

    She said they have "better mares." And taken on the whole, it's...
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    OP, I realize you're a big proponent of the US...

    OP, I realize you're a big proponent of the US registries and I don't want to offend you because this doesn't apply to your program. But I think that your program is superior to most of those...
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    Well, because I'm a total dressage nerd, I follow...

    Well, because I'm a total dressage nerd, I follow Laura Graves, Steffen Peters, Adrienne Lyle, and Caroline Roffman's Facebook pages. My guess is that is where I will get most of my info about...
  20. Thanks guys! I've popped open the key and it...

    Thanks guys! I've popped open the key and it looks like a watch battery inside so that's an easy enough fix!





    :lol: Oh that IS fantastic! I may not be able to top it, but I can equal it. ...
  21. Possibly dumbest question ever re: remote entry on my car

    I have apparently never outlasted the remote entry key fob for any car I've ever owned until now, and the dealership isn't answering their phones right now, so as always I'm turning to the collective...
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    :lol: OMG I am actually, literally crying with...

    :lol: OMG I am actually, literally crying with laughter at my desk. That was epic. In fact, it was COTH-worthy!

    "I enjoy this motorcade and will recommend it to my niece." :lol:

    It just keeps...
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    I've read my share of tests (and had them read...

    I've read my share of tests (and had them read for me too) and so far the advice given is good. Read the tests ahead of time, and think about how much time you will need to read each directive....
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    OMG I did it. It was much, much worse than what I...

    OMG I did it. It was much, much worse than what I was expecting. :eek: :disgust:
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    My thoughts exactly! I almost can't believe it....

    My thoughts exactly! I almost can't believe it. It's a great team, and I'm super excited for the WEG now.
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