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    Although not exactly New England, one of the...

    Although not exactly New England, one of the loveliest towns I've been to is Cherry Valley, New York, near Cooperstown. It's small, with a couple of restaurants, and surrounded by rolling hills and...
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    I laughed when Irish Rhythm gave a little paw at...

    I laughed when Irish Rhythm gave a little paw at the first halt. Raring to get through the dressage phase and get on to cross country.
  3. Drugstore brand personal lubricant for sheath...

    Drugstore brand personal lubricant for sheath cleaning. And as I typed this I realized that there are a few men (not to mention children) that might be going through my tack locker and/or grooming...
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    Always wanted to name a mare Fanciulla (from the...

    Always wanted to name a mare Fanciulla (from the opera Fanciulla del West), which means young girl in Italian. Minnie, the main character and whom the title of the opera refers to (could also be the...
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    Saw a couple of Barn Swallows in Montreal this...

    Saw a couple of Barn Swallows in Montreal this morning. The Tree Swallows have been back since Sunday.

    Although migration has of course been late this year, it seems like it is speeded...
  6. https://www.equitector-usa.com/ridingboots.cfm ...

    https://www.equitector-usa.com/ridingboots.cfm

    One of my calves is 17.5" and the other maybe 18.25". I just ordered my third pair to use as my show pair. My last pair is 5 years old and still...
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    Bensmom, probably because I was a Lit major back...

    Bensmom, probably because I was a Lit major back in the dark ages. The writing is stunning, particularly in Bring Up the Bodies. I'll try to find my copy and give you a sample.
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    I loved the books. I find Damien Lewis as...

    I loved the books.

    I find Damien Lewis as Henry quite odd. We'll see.
  9. For my gelding, it's been letting him go barefoot...

    For my gelding, it's been letting him go barefoot (took a long time for his feet to toughen up) and isoxsuprine. I know the latter is not supposed to work but it does on mine and he is noticeably...
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    When I have both horses to get ready (either for...

    When I have both horses to get ready (either for me or someone else to ride) and I don't have much time, I'll put the two on adjoining cross ties, use curry comb on one, then the other, etc., etc. I...
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    I always do some kind of eggs, usually mixed with...

    I always do some kind of eggs, usually mixed with a carb but sometimes alone.

    Usually two fried eggs in a small, easy to clean non-stick skillet sprayed with olive oil. On top of a whole-wheat...
  12. The Life Aquatic

    The Life Aquatic
  13. I was aware that some of our prisons are old and...

    I was aware that some of our prisons are old and provide inhumane conditions for prisoners, not to mention guards, and need to be rebuilt. However, Harper has introduced a number of measures (life...
  14. Re the niqab and citizenship ceremony situation,...

    Re the niqab and citizenship ceremony situation, apparently the woman's identify was established before the ceremony began without a niqab. Apparently, the niqab and burkha are only worn by a couple...
  15. I had an epiphany today when I heard about...

    I had an epiphany today when I heard about Harper's speech in which he said that rural dwellers had a right to own guns to defend themselves (I believe most of them already do); soon to follow, based...
  16. Those two Jack Russells that barked every time...

    Those two Jack Russells that barked every time people clapped. Snort. The camera finally got a shot of them.
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    Fresh ginger Cheap air fresheners (it seems so...

    Fresh ginger

    Cheap air fresheners (it seems so many people hate the smell, why don't they make one that smells nice?)

    The other day, there was someone in the supermarket who had just washed her...
  18. As other people have said, take him out with...

    As other people have said, take him out with another horse (a steady eddy) or better yet have your trainer or someone else who is very confident riding out take him, either mounted or ponied off...
  19. My first horse came equipped with a Rolex cooler,...

    My first horse came equipped with a Rolex cooler, I'm sure it wasn't hers, but I was too novice at the time to realize what it was. Don't know what happened to it, it probably fell apart and I threw...
  20. For really cold days I like the SSG riding...

    For really cold days I like the SSG riding mittens (leather, with warm lining) but my hands don't tend to get very cold. Down to around 0F in the indoor, I'm fine with thin fleece gloves. I have the...
  21. I'm 60 and a timid rider. For me, resoundingly,...

    I'm 60 and a timid rider. For me, resoundingly, the right TB, particularly if you can find one with good feet. I love the TB brain. I've had three and the current two are pretty average doers (the...
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    Good atmosphere in the barn (the one bad egg left...

    Good atmosphere in the barn (the one bad egg left and a couple of really good ones came in). It makes the -15oC days in the indoor bearable. Seriously.

    I've noticed that it's much less cold in the...
  23. My 9 year old grey TB gelding: Machiavelli's The...

    My 9 year old grey TB gelding: Machiavelli's The Prince. Since he reached the age of majority, he has always been intent on conquering the (his) world. A bit of a pipsqueak physically (he's just 16...
  24. I'm an older, timid rider. My chestnut TB mare...

    I'm an older, timid rider. My chestnut TB mare was an angel for a couple of years and then figured out how to intimidate me under saddle (she has always been good on the ground). She would balk, kick...
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    I was told to not put the weight in my stirrups...

    I was told to not put the weight in my stirrups but just to rest my foot in the stirrup, which helps considerably. I also think the balance of the saddle and position of the stirrup bars also makes a...
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